Comprehensive Pilates Program

Fundamentals thru Advanced Level Pilates


850 hours


This is our most comprehensive teacher training program that covers the Mat, Universal Reformer, Cadillac, Low Chair, Barrels and miscellaneous Pilates equipment from Basic to Advanced levels. We meet for 4 lecture weekends in the fall and again for 4 more lecture weekends in the winter/spring. The year also involves a guided apprenticeship, anatomy course, 2 case studies, teaching evaluations throughout the year, and tests that include History and Philosophy, Anatomy, Final Written Test, 2 Teaching Practicals and 2 Performance Practicals.



1. Accomplished at Intermediate Pilates
2. Audition or submission of performance DVD
3. Submission of Application

Course Description:

This comprehensive program is based upon the classical Pilates repertoire with the addition of our unique blend of functional and contemporary exercises where emphasis will be placed upon learning to teach Pilates at a very sophisticated level to individual bodies. In addition to the full repertoire of Pilates exercises, we’ll cover fundamental skills, basic anatomy and kinesiology, assessment skills, teaching techniques and pertinent reading material. Our small class size and one-on-one coaching supports the high standard we intend to achieve as fully trained teachers. At year’s end, graduates proficiently teach well-designed private lessons, mat classes and small group equipment classes of all levels, and the candidate will perform Intro through Advanced Pilates on all of the equipment. Successful completion of comprehensive written, teaching and performance exams will be required for completion. Additionally, students are prepared to take the certification exam given by The Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) should they choose.

The required 850 Hours for Apprenticeship are as follows:

132 Lecture/Lab
175 Observation
250 Teaching
125 Personal Workouts
100 Lessons
40 Miscellaneous
20 Testing
8 Case Study/ Evaluations/Advisor Meetings

Trainees should anticipate dedicating an average of 12-15 hours a week for 50 weeks in order to complete their training in one year’s time. Optimally, all hours are fulfilled at Streamline or at another pre-approved Pilates studio.


Program Cost:

Application: $150 (non-refundable)
Deposit: $500 (non-refundable, applicable to tuition)
Tuition: $7500
Testing: $900
Books (approx.): $100
Lessons and classes (approx.): $3,000

Total Cost (approx.): $11,650
Payments detailed on application.

Audit Cost: 

Full Weekend (lecture only): $500*
Saturday or Sunday: $275*
Friday (lecture only): $150*
Friday Lab: $50*
*50% discount on this pricing available to STTP graduates.


2020 Calendar for Comprehensive Pilates Training:

Please note: Weekends 1-4 will be held in Birmingham, Alabama at Aero Joe Pilates. Adjusted course costs can be found here.

Weekend 1: How Pilates All Began January 10-12

Weekend 2: Laying a Sound Foundation January 7-9

Weekend 3: Teaching Tools and Techniques April 3-5

Weekend 4: The Art of Teaching April 17-19

Weekend 5: Honoring Mr. Pilates TBD

Weekend 6: Levels and Layering TBD

Weekend 7: Communication Styles TBD

Weekend 8: Coming Full Circle TBD 

Weekends are organized as follows:

Fridays 2:30-4pm Orientation/Labs
Fridays 4-7pm Lecture
Saturdays 11:30-6:30pm Lecture
Sundays 9-4pm Lecture