PILATES TEACHER TRAINING

Join us for Level 1 and Level 2 Matwork Pilates Teacher Training courses!

The Zama Institute Level 1 Matwork Pilates Teacher Training course is for those wishing to start a career as a Pilates Instructor or for those currently in the yoga, fitness or health industry wanting to add Pilates instruction to their repertoire. Upon completion, Level 1 Matwork Pilates Teacher Training graduates will be able to obtain insurance to teach Pilates and confidently plan and teach Matwork Pilates classes to groups and individuals.

The Level 2 course is an extension from Level 1 Pilates and is a comprehensive course detailing how to introduce the use of props for Pilates exercises. The props included in the Level 2 course are a Pilates ball, Pilates Circle and Resistance band. This course will ensure students have a clear understanding of the fundamentals of each mat exercise, with the inclusion of a prop, and to safely guide students through their classes. Students who enrol in Level 2 Pilates need to have completed Level 1 Matwork Pilates or equivalent (this does not have to have been with the Zama Institute).

Pilates is an accessible way to improve flexibility, build strength, and develop control and endurance in the whole body. It puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, and developing a strong Powerhouse, and improving coordination, balance and posture. The Pilates' system allows for repetitive strength exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginning to advanced to suit any level of student.

The Zama Institute offers Pilates Teacher Training courses online.

Join us for Level 1 and Level 2 Matwork Pilates Teacher Training course!

ABOUT THE ZAMA INSTITUTE

The Zama Institute was founded by Zama Yoga Owner, Senior Yoga Teacher, Pilates Instructor and Yoga Therapist, Nicole Gorry. Zama has been delivering teacher training with the Yoga & Integrative Medicine Institute (YIMI), where Nicole was a co-founder, since 2013. Today the Zama Institute is delivering world-class, internationally recognised training backed by years of experience in the field. The Zama Institute brings you experienced teachers with a wealth of knowledge and an excellent support team to help you through your study. Our goal is to see you succeed.

Find out more about our Pilates teacher training programs below and begin your teaching journey today.

Level 1 Matwork Pilates

what you will learn

  • History and development of the Pilates Method
  • Philosophy of the Pilates Method
  • Concepts of the Pilates Method
  • Principles of the Pilates Method
  • Postural assessment, identification of faulty postures and postural correction
  • In depth analysis of mat repertoire
  • Teaching methodology
  • Pre-exercise clearance of clients and the initial consultation process
  • Programming
  • Understanding of scope of practice
  • Large repertoire of exercises

what's included

  • Pilates Teacher Training Course Manual (36 pages)
  • Pilates Level 1 Matwork Exercise Manual (61 pages)
  • 59 Exercises + Variations
  • 7 Video Demonstrations covering all 59 exercises + variations
  • 2 Written Class Sequences
  • One-on-one mentoring sessions are available for an additional cost

book list

Required books

  • Pilates Anatomy by Karen Clippinger and Rael Isacowitz
  • Pilates Evolution: The 21st Century by Joseph Pilates, Judd Robbins, and Lin Van Heuit-Robbins

prop list

The following props are recommended for home practice, and required for online study students:
  • Mat
  • Pilates Ball – 19 cm rubber, inflatable Pilates ball, can be used hard or soft
  • Pilates Circle
  • Resistance Band – different strengths of bands are separated by different colours

Level 2 Matwork Pilates

what you will learn

  • Understanding the scope of practice
  • Principles of the Pilates Method
  • Philosophy of the Pilates Method
  • Concepts of the Pilates Method
  • Pre-exercise clearance of clients and the initial consultation process
  • Postural assessment, identification of faulty postures and postural correction
  • In depth analysis of mat repertoire
  • Teaching methodology
  • Programming
  • Matwork Pilates exercises with Pilates Ball
  • Matwork Pilates exercises with Resistance Band
  • Matwork Pilates exercises with Pilates Circle

what’s included

  • Level 2 Pilates Teacher Training Course Manual (54 pages)
  • 30 Exercises + Variations
  • 30 Video Demonstrations covering all 30 exercises + variations
  • One-on-one mentoring sessions are available for an additional cost

prop list

  • Mat, Pilates Ball, Resistance Band, Pilates Circle
  • Pilates Ball – 19 cm rubber, inflatable Pilates ball, can be used hard or soft
  • Pilates Circle
  • Resistance Band – different strengths of bands are separated by different colours

upcoming intakes pricing & enrolment

Click on each intake below for more details. 

course registration

The Level 1 Pilates course is accredited with Physical Activity Australia and attracts 3 PDP points (KAP1994).

You can also gain CE points with Yoga Alliance, CPD with Yoga Australia and other similar associations. The combined yoga and Pilates courses are registered with Yoga Australia and graduates are eligible for varying levels of membership. It is not a requirement as a Pilates Instructor to complete training that is registered with a Pilates association or to join a Pilates association to be able to teach Pilates. Pilates associations set standards, not requirements, for training programs. They do not provide government certification or accreditation.

Graduates of the Zama Institute program are eligible to obtain insurance with Insurance House to teach Pilates. Other insurers will also insure graduates.

faqs

We have lots of further information on our Teacher Training FAQ’s page such as:

  • how to obtain insurance to teach
  • teaching overseas

And much more. Check out the FAQ’s page here or contact us for a chat.

skills checkpoint

Are you aged 45 – 70, employed or recently unemployed (less than 9 months) and not receiving Australian Government employment assistance? You may be eligible for a Skills Check co-contribution towards you studies.

Find out more here: www.skillscheck.com.au.