Pilates Certification Course - Houston, Texas

@pure body studio taught by Kristin Schley

Our program, the first of its kind, is excited to bring our comprehensive certification back to Houston! We know that choosing your education partner is an important process and we think you should know who you are about to be in a career building relationship with. The course you are about to register for is comprehensive, spanning nine weekends together, we leave absolutely nothing out. We cover ethics, professionalism, pathologies, anatomy, alignment protocols, all of the exercises, safety, tactile cueing, common mistakes, regressions, progressions, modifications, beginner, intermediate, advanced, program development, client retention, interview protocol, studio protocol, equipment maintenance… it’s all there.

Our Houston studio is equipped with both classical and contemporary equipment. We are the only training center in the world that we know of that can teach you how exercises feel on both types of equipment, how they differ and what to do about it. Why does that matter? Because as a career development course, you want to be ready to be hired anywhere. Very few studios in Houston or the surrounding areas have classical equipment, so while we need you to learn on classical equipment we also want you to be ready to work in any Pilates studio, which is more than likely going to be on contemporary equipment because they have more market share (period).

We don’t pick sides (clearly!) except for yours - and we want you to hirable anywhere.

Kristin Schley, founding faculty for Pure Body Teacher Training lives in Michigan, teaches Pilates, and also teaches Anatomy & Physiology. Kristin holds three Pilates certifications as well as having been through a year of our faculty training. In addition, Kristin holds her Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Eastern Michigan University and a BA in Kinesiology from the University of Colorado. Kristin has been handpicked to teach in the Houston studio, we are excited to share her with our community here in Houston.



COMPREHENSIVE COURSE, Observation & practice space $6300

PBTT is a very comprehensive teacher training program. As such, our students and graduates are prepared for nearly any situation that might arise in a Pilates studio. It takes about one year to complete a course. That said, often our students have full-time jobs or other time constraints, in which case they are welcome to take longer to finish their program. Many of our students are working as apprentice teachers while completing their hours.

Required: 600 hours of combined observation, student teaching and practice. Anatomy & Physiology 1 & 2 at a college level or equivalent before the practicum. We have a course that meets this requirement - see our registration page for information on The Lab | Anatomy or see our FAQ page for a way to do the anatomy requirement for free. You may begin your hours as soon as you register.

Comprehensive Course $6300 includes course audits for life.

After you register you’ll receive a welcome email explaining what the next steps are. Your manuals will be waiting for you when you arrive on the first day. Once a student with us, you are always a student with us. As such, audits of any module are included in your registration for life - any where, any time. We look forward to meeting you and going along this journey with you! Feel free to reach out to us at any time and be sure to enroll in our digital network right away! (details will be in that welcome email.)

Learning how to understand and recognize postural alignment in a body really helped me understand Pilates as a uniform system, as well as how to organize a flow and have intentional cueing. PBTT taught me that!
— Happy Student Whitney S., obtaining her 2nd certification with PBTT

Course Dates


Foundations: Sept 7-8
Mat I: Oct 11-13
Mat II: Nov 15-17


Reformer I: Jan 10-12
Apparatus I: Feb 7-9
Reformer II: Mar 13-15
Apparatus II: Apr 17-19
Apparatus III: May 15-17
Reformer III: June 26-28

practicum: summer


  • Study groups

  • Observation hours (200)

  • Student teaching hours (200)

  • Personal Pilates practice hours (200)

  • Ethics and professionalism

  • Digital community

  • Audit any module, any time, for life

  • Classical Repetoire

  • Variations & Movement Science

  • Nine modules

    • Foundations

    • Mat I and Mat II

    • Reformer I, II & III

    • Apparatus I, II & III

  • Anatomy & Pathologies

  • History of Pilates

  • Community

  • Critical Thinking Skills

  • Other FAQs


If you’d like more information, please complete this form and we will reach out to you.



Additional Info:

Pre-requisites  Include a working knowledge of anatomy, a minimum of 75 personal Pilates practice hours, an understanding of Joseph Pilates and a passion to learn the full Pilates program.  

Reading list Return to Life and Your Health by Joseph Pilates are required.  Titles written by Blandine Calais-Germain, especially Anatomy of Movement.  The Anatomy Trail Guide is a valuable anatomy text and can assist a beginner teacher in recognizing and recruiting particular muscles and muscle groups.  The Pilates Method Alliance study guide is helpful as you get closer to taking your PMA CPT exam.  

Anatomy   If students have not completed Anatomy and Physiology I & II at a college level or the equivalent, completion of this education is required.  We have our own Anatomy course that will fulfill this requirement.

Practicum  Each student takes a practical exam upon completing their modules, hours and anatomy requirements. Exams are three hours long, include two long form essays and two hours of teaching.

PMA CPT  Our program more than qualifies our graduates to take the Pilates Method Alliance exam should they choose to.

*Course Audits As a student in our program, you are entitled to audit any course you participate in for life. You may attend courses as refreshers, community builders or to be a demo body and get to move for a weekend — whatever your reason, you are a student with us for life without paying any more for any course you’ve already paid for.


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