Pilates Mat Instructor Education

2018 Balance Body Mat Pilates Teacher Training Programmes

Mat I (16 hours)

Friday January 26th 6:00pm-9:00pm Pre Pilates Principles of Movement 

Friday February 9th and Saturday February 10th 9:00am-5:00pm

Introduction to Pilates & Beginning/Intermediate Exercises

Prerequisites: 1 year experience teaching movement, anatomy, 20 Pilates Mat class sessions

Mat I includes an introduction to the history and principles of Pilates, beginning and most intermediate level exercises with modifications, lectures on class order and programming in a group setting, and guidelines for teaching seniors, pre and post-natal classes.

Mat II (16 hours)

Friday MARCH 9th and Saturday MARCH 10th 9:00am-5:00pm

Intermediate/Advanced Exercises

Prerequisite: Mat I

Mat II includes the remaining intermediate and advanced level exercises, as well as essential movement principles, and training tips for advancing clients to the higher levels. Pilates for sports specific activities are also covered.

BB Pilates Mat Program Requirements
To become a fully qualified Balanced Body® Mat Instructor, students must complete the following:

• Balanced Body Mat I and II Instructor training modules

Total hours of BB course work = 32

• Anatomy (pre-requisite not required but highly recommended, BB anatomy or outside equivalent)

Successful completion of each module includes course work, and written and practical examinations. The written is a take-home examination given on the first day of the course; the practical is a successful demonstration of a teaching segment on the second day of the course.

Practical Hours

Practical experiential hours are in integral part of the learning process. The coursework is designed to introduce movement concepts, exercises and exercise adaptations, but it is equally as important that students practice on themselves (personal sessions), watch other instructors (observation hours) and begin the process of teaching potential clients (teaching hours) in order to embody the materials that are presented in the courses. Courses alone give you the tools; experiencing the work makes you an instructor.

Personal Sessions
Students can count any classes or Pilates personal training session they have already taken. Online class resources such as Pilates Anytime may count toward personal sessions. Developing and committing to a personal Pilates practice is an essential part of becoming an effective and inspiring teacher.

Observation Hours
Observation hours include watching experienced instructors teach group classes or private sessions. Online resources such as BB Podcasts and Pilates Anytime count toward observation hours. Observation is a great way to understand verbal and manual cueing, program sequencing and to hone your teaching skills.

Student Teaching Hours
Teaching hours include any Pilates teaching either as an employee at a fitness center of Pilates Studio or for family and friends.

Mat Practical Hours = 70
25 personal sessions; 45 student teaching hours -or- 20 personal sessions; 15 observation hours; 35 student teaching hours

Total hours: Course work + practical = 102

Course Includes:

  • The Full Repertoire of Pilates Mat Exercises with modifications and variations
  • The History of Pilates
  • The Pilates Principles
  • Pilates Movement Principles to include Posture and Postural Analysis and an introduction to anatomy
  • Release work and stretching
  • Pilates and Osteoporosis
  • Pilates and Pregnancy
  • Suggested mat Sequences
  • On going feedback and support for theory and practical through to the final exam

Course Fees:

  • £475.00.00 per module by posted deadline (£600.00 thereafter)
  • £40.00 Per course Manual
  • £50.00 non refundable admin fee
  • Total Fee Paid for each Mat Module £565.00

Testing Fees:

  • £150.00

Service Fee: A one-time service fee of 100.00 for use of the mat work studio during your training period for practicing with friends and family. This can be divided into 5 monthly payments. Valid for 6 months from first module. By appointment only up to 10 hours a month.

StudentTeacher/Instructor Insurance: You are responsible for supplying a current copy of your public liability and professional indemnity insurance document to the studio.


30% Discounts are offered for most mat classes taken at MI Studio (Teachers Discretion) during training. However, it is encouraged to experience as many different instructors as possible to widen experience.

All observations at MI Studio are FREE of charge.

All students are offered 3 Private sessions at a discounted rate between £15.00 and £30.00 per hour.

Cancellation Policy/ Terms and Conditions:

30-day Cancellation Period-a Full Refund for Module Fee less £50.00 Administration Fee and Manual Fee if cancellation is submitted in writing and received a minimum of 30 days or more prior to course start date.

Less than 30 days-Fifty Per cent Refund, less the £50.00 Administration Fee and Manual Fee if cancellation is submitted in writing and received less than 30 days before the start date.

MI STUDIO reserves the right to cancel to cancel any course. In the event of an unforeseen cancellation, we will endeavour to provide adequate notice and issue a full refund. MI STUDIO is not responsible for the administration of or refunds for transportation or accommodation services or reservations.

Please feel free to contact MI Studio for any questions or concerns.