The 600 hour small group Teacher Training Programme is a course that's built for the success of you.
STAGE 1: TRAINING PREPARATORY PROGRAMME:   12th April – September 2018
STAGE 2: TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMME:  October 2018 – September 2020


Programme overview: 

This fully comprehensive programme was the first Pilates Teacher Training to incorporate the teaching and unique application of the neuromyofascial system, experienced and recognised through the Pilates Method training. The Pilates Methodology is studied and learnt through a neuromyofascial lens, utilising the Anatomy Trains map. It is a fully comprehensive training, covering the complete and original Pilates Studio repertoire.

This multi-level, multi-dimensional programme is an in-depth study of the nature of the body. It teaches the original, now somewhat historical, teachings of Joseph and Clara Pilates and others dedicated to their work.

Recognising Joseph Pilates’ seminal work with universal movement principals and the anatomy of fascia, this training teaches you to teach others to “return to life”.

Centre for Spatial Medicine is a registered school with the PMA (Pilates Method Alliance).

On successful completion you will be qualified to sit the PMA Third Party Certification. 

The Learning Experience
All training hours are on a 4:1 teacher student ratio

Training hours are scheduled fortnightly or monthly making it available for those needing to travel.

Observation and self-practice hours can be conducted with any one of the faculty teachers in the UK, Zurich, Houston or Dubai 

Programme structure: 

  • The training hours are taught on a 4:1 student teacher ratio.
  • The Preparatory Programme is Stage 1 of the Teacher Training. It is the foundation to the Teacher Training Programme.
  • The Preparatory Programme (Stage 1) is 80 hours and will take 4 - 6 months.
  • The Teacher Training Programme (Stage 2) is 120 hours and will take 24 months to complete, with time allowed thereafter for individual completion should you need it.
  • Teacher Training hours (Stage 2) will be taught to you by 3 of our Faculty teachers giving you the richness and variety of each teacher’s individual strength and experience.
  • PLEASE NOTE that this means the group will be traveling to a different location and country for 25 of the 120 training hours. The times and logistics for this will be arranged with you at the start of the programme. Please note that the travel costs for this are not included in the programme fee.
  • The 80 Training Preparatory hours and the 120 Teacher Training hours will be given 1 day a fortnight (6 hours per day).
  • Your observation hours and your self-practice hours will be scheduled between these training days.

Programme hours: 

  • Total of 80 Training Preparatory hours
  • Total of 120 Teacher Training hours:
    • Part 1, 0 – 40 hours: The Cadillac, Spine Corrector and the basic 7 Matwork. 
    • Part 2, 40 – 70 hours: The Chair, Ped-i-Pull, Ladder Barrel and the Matwork exercises that relate to this 
    • Part 3, 70 – 110 hours: The Reformer, the Matwork that relates to the Reformer and the small apparatus. 
    • Part 4, 110 – 120: Revision 
  • 8 x 1 hour mentor meetings to assess progress, to be had during the programme duration
  • A minimum of 100 hours of observation
  • A minimum of 250 hours self-practice
  • Up to 50 hours of assisted teaching (where this needed)
  • 20 hours of free Spatial Medicine workshops chosen with you individually to assist your learning needs. These are to be taken during the 24 month programme and can be in UK, Dubai, Zurich or Houston.
  • 2 client case studies to be written up before completion (These 20 hours not included in the total programme hours count)
  • 20 private sessions to be taken with any one of the Faculty teachers.
    PLEASE NOTE that these private sessions are not included in your training fee but will be given to you at the respective studio student rate.
  • Unlimited use of the Studio facilities (during Studio opening hours)

Total Programme hours: 600 hours minimum 

End of Training Assessments:

Practical and written exams will be given at the end of your training to determine your qualification.  Ongoing assessments will take place at selected times during the training.


Two levels of qualification can be achieved:

  • Studio Assistant Diploma - Allows you to work within a studio where there is a Spatial Medicine faculty teacher, as an assistant under supervision. Full Graduation can follow as you gain experience.
  • Full Graduate – Allows you to work independently in any Pilates Method studio.

Both the above qualifications enable you to take the PMA 3rd Party Certification exam, should you choose to. 

NB: PMA CECs are not available for Teacher Training courses. 


STAGE 1: The Training Preparatory Programme:

This is a one off programme fee of £850. Thereafter Training Preparatory hours are: 50 CHF paid directly to the Studio.

STAGE 2: The Teacher Training Programme

Zurich: £8,800

Deposit: £800.00 (non refundable) payable on the acceptance of your application.

Payment Plan options: 

  1. 20 consecutive monthly payments of £405.00 (the first paymentis two months prior to the programme start date)  


  1. 3 instalments of £2,700 (starting one month prior to the start date and then on the 1st day of the 8th and 16th month of your training)

Please note: Any additional studio sessions, classes or workshops that you may choose to take that are not inclusive to the course hours will be charged for at the studio’s student discount rate.

Please note: Any additional studio sessions, classes or workshops that you may choose to take that are not inclusive to the course hours will be charged for at the studio’s discounted student rate.


Candidate Pre-requisites 

  • Attendance of the Bridge Prelude(4 days) 
    • Or the attendance of Anatomy Trains in Motion workshop (3 days
  • Sound experience within the Pilates Studio environment. 

Written assessments will be given on the Pilates Studio and Anatomy Trains after the completion of Stage 1s Preparatory Programme.

Please note that this is not a pass or fail assessment but will allow for us to see what specific support you might need during Stage 2, Teacher Training Programme.

Applicants may be required to attend an interview prior to acceptance.

Candidate Pre-requisite Reading: 

  • Anatomy Trains 3rd Editionby Thomas Myers
  • Return to Life & Your Health by Joseph Hubertus Pilates. Please attain the version of the book available on this links below 

Further Suggested Reading: 

  • Fascia: The Tensional Network of the Human Bodyby Leon Chaitow, Robert Schleip, Thomas Findley, Peter Huijing.  (Good research-based material)
  • The Biology of Beliefby Bruce Lipton. (Very important information)
  • The Endless Webby Louis Schultz. (More on fascia)
  • Born to Walkby James Earl. (Interesting read on the bio-mechanics of walking)