Upcoming dates

Friday, January 10: 4-7pm 
Saturday, January 11: 10am-4pm
Sunday, January 12: 10-4pm

Friday, January 24: 4-7pm
Saturday, January 25: 10am-4pm
Sunday, January 26: 10am-4pm

Friday, September 6: 4-7pm 
Saturday, September 7: 12-6pm
Sunday, September 8: 12-6pm

Friday, September 20: 4-7pm
Saturday, September 21: 12-6pm
Sunday, September 22: 12-6pm

FALL 2024
The Mat work is the foundation of the Pilates Method, and the first step in your Pilates teaching journey. Over two weekends, you will learn how to effectively teach 30 beginner and intermediate classical mat exercises. Each movement has a purpose as to why it has been created and where it is within the order. 

During the training you will learn how to sequence a class with variations and modifications, establish your teaching voice, learn how to command a room and share your passion and knowledge with others. Upon successful completion and assessment of your ability and understanding of the work, you will receive a certificate to teach.

  • Learn the classical exercises and sequencing exactly as Joseph Pilates created it
  • Study the Pilates Principles and Speir Teaching Principles to deepen your understanding of the exercise beyond the technique
  • Develop teaching skills, establish your teaching voice, learn how to command a room
  • Establish effective and efficient cueing skills
  • Basics of functional anatomy
  • Group fitness skills
  • Understand the “why” of the exercise and its purpose in the order

*Sign up by August 1st for a 20% discount

  • One photographic beginner and intermediate Mat training manual
  • 30 in-studio hours that includes lectures, practice teaching, and mentoring
  • Access to videos for apprentice hours
  • Certificate of completion once all required test-outs have been successfully completed
  • Testing and administrative fees

Being present for every part of the weekend training is essential to learn all material. Any missed hours must be made up in the form of purchased private sessions at Speir Pilates with an established Speir Pilates Teacher Trainer to cover the time lost and learn the missed material. For example, if one hour is missed, one private session will be required. This will continue until all missed time is made up to complete the program and obtain a certificate of completion. Private sessions can be in the form of a virtual session. For the mat program, this is upon pre-approval only as the program is based on consecutive learning. You cannot make up a whole weekend with hours.

We have scheduled the Reformer program to be completed within a certain amount of time so that apprentices are together for practice teaching, observation, and effectively retain the material in a timely manner. Due to these reasons, we do require the final test-outs to be completed within the established time. If you cannot finish on time, there will be a $50/week additional fee to continue apprentice hours at the studio. Mat test-outs must be completed within 14 days to obtain a certificate of completion. 

Payment must be made in full to complete registration for the program, and/or workshops to hold and secure one's spot. Students are entitled to full tuition refund upon withdrawal/termination up to 14 calendar days before the start of the program. If withdrawal of the program happens within 14 calendar days of the start date of the program, there is no refund of tuition. The official date of termination/cancellation of a student will be determined in the following manner: The date on which the school receives written notice of the students intention to discontinue the training program. Tuition fees are non-transferable. Previous credit on account at Speir Pilates cannot be redeemed toward payment for tuition on Speir Pilates Teacher Training Program. If any training time is missed within the program without prior approval, the apprentice will not be certified due to incompletion of the work and no refund will be issued.