Pilates Mat Certification Course - The Intensive

@ Pure Body Studio

Join Founding Faculty, Jaime White and Heather Erdmann at our OG host studio in Houston for our very first Mat (only) certification intensive.

50 Workshop Hours

July 12, 13, 14 and

July 19, 20, 21 from 11-7:30pm

We’ve encapsulated our signature module, Foundations, and Mat I and Mat II into an intensive three-module mat-only course that takes place over two weekends rather than three months. Students will participate in the first three modules of the full Course, 50 face-to-face workshop hours and 200 study hours. Students will be ready to teach Mat Pilates to individuals, small groups and in group class settings upon completion of their coursework, hours and practicum.

Required: 200 hours of combined observation, student teaching and practice. Anatomy & Physiology 1 & 2 at a college level or equivalent. We have a course that meets this requirement - see our registration page for information on The Lab | Anatomy. You may begin your hours as soon as you register.


  • Classical Pilates Repetoire and more. You will learn all exercises in Return to Life, bonus exercises not found in RTL, pre-pilates, breath, magic circle and hand weights.

  • Variations & Movement Science

  • Three modules

    • Foundations

    • Mat I and Mat II

    • 50 workshop hours

  • Spiral bound manuals upon arrival your first day

  • Study groups

  • Observation hours (67)

  • Student teaching hours (67)

  • Personal Pilates practice hours (67)

  • Ethics and professionalism

  • Digital community - stay connected and informed

  • Audit any module, any time, for free, forever

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Pre-requisites  Include a working knowledge of anatomy, a minimum of 25 personal Pilates practice hours, an understanding of Joseph Pilates and a passion to learn the mat 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. But previous and future all anatomy course work will be considered for credit.

Practicum  Each student takes a practical exam upon completing their modules, hours and anatomy requirements. The practicum is a mixture of critical thinking essay writing and demonstrating a mastery of teaching Pilates on all trained apparatus (including the mat) and with any injury to issue that a client may have.

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