Pilates Instructor Training

By choosing our Pilates Teacher Training and Certification Program, we believe that your choice will be well rewarded. At a time when the Pilates community is being flooded with options this course has found and established a unique niche. We represent uncompromised quality, integrity and excellent education. This is an individualized comprehensive and extensive study in the Pilates Method.

Our teacher training course is intense, and in-depth, and covers the full range of Pilates equipment. Students receive full training in practical and theory, and have the chance to develop their teaching skills in regular supervised sessions with clients. Many of our students have gone on to teach internationally using their qualifications.

Upcoming Events

Aero Pilates Teachers Course

Presented by: Mari-Louise Basson Angelier
Date: August 25th – 30th
Host: The Pilates Centre – Johannesburg
Contact Us for further Information

The Pilates Barre class and workshop

The Pilates Barre class and workshop will give you an introduction to new repertoire and allow you to add it into your group and private classes. You can adjust your class to challenge bodies of any age, gender or fitness background.

The Pilates Barre system sculpts the body proportionally so that all body parts are equally challenged. This total body workout serves to strengthen, lengthen and stretch the body from top to bottom, from inside out. The end result is a long and lean physique. The Pilates Barre workout combines the amazing results of dance with the principals of strength and safety in Pilates.

Contact Stacey Smith info@pilatescentre.co.za to find out more.


Course schedule

  • Pilates Certification

    Level 1, 2, 9, 16 and 23 ~ August 2014
    Level 2 ~ 5 October and 1, 8 and 15 November 2014
    Level 3 ~ 7 February 2015
    Exams ~ 21 February 2015
    For course information in Cape Town, Durban and Namibia please contact Stacey Smith

Topics covered in the Course include:

  • The complete repertoire of Pilates exercises on the Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Spine Corrector, High Barrel, Magic Circle and Ped-o-Pull
  • The principles of correct alignment, posture and posture assessment
  • Movement analysis and muscle recruitment patterns
  • Applied anatomy, physiology, muscle testing and function
  • Teaching methodology and pedagogy unique to this form of training
  • Working with specialised populations: athletes, dancers, gymnasts, etc.
  • Pre and post natal work utilizing this method
  • Therapeutic applications, rehabilitation and special needs
  • The use of related accessories: foam rollers, physio-balls, rotating discs, etc.
  • Administering a studio: charting, scheduling and staff management


In the final exam, students must take a written theory exam, accurately demonstrate and explain exercises from the Pilates repertoire, and teach a one-hour class to a client.  They are also assessed on a written case study and presentation.

The course is divided into 3 levels. Each level consists of 4 Modules, making 12 Modules in total.

Level 1: Modules 1 – 4

Level 2: Modules 5 – 8

Level 3: modules 9 – 12

The total cost of the program is R24 000.

Full Course:  10% discount if full course is paid upfront

Per Level:  R8000 per level, payable two weeks prior to commencement of the course

Per  Module:  R1400 per module, only available up to module 8.

This option is only for certified instructors.  Available for those not registered in the course.

The foundation of the Pilates repertoire, matwork can be utilized in many different environments. It fully encompasses the important principles of Pilates and offers a huge variety of workout options. This comprehensive course teaches students the full range of classical mat exercises, as well as integrating small apparatus to add variety and challenge. It can be used as a ‘springboard’ to the full Pilates teacher training course, and is a perfect option for those with limited time and resources.

The Mat certification course takes place in March and again in June.

The cost is R9000.

Application and Registration Process (by appointment)

Potential students are interviewed to assess their aptitude for teaching and suitability for the program.



Once you are Qualified

After completing our teacher training course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate and explain the wide range of exercises in the Pilates repertoire
  • Assess your client’s posture and physical strengths and weaknesses
  • Utilise the Pilates repertoire to correct postural deviations and muscle imbalances, and to alleviate many physical conditions.
  • Design exercise programmes for your clients that are effective and specific to their personal goals and needs.
  • Teach varied and challenging classes, using the full range of Pilates equipment.
  • Understand the principles of Pilates and convey their importance to clients
  • Understand the anatomy and biomechanics of the exercises
  • Modify and enhance exercises according to the ability and requirements of each client
  • Direct a studio to the highest professional standard



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