Group TT Houston

CPM’s  600 hour Teacher Training Programme is a course that's built for the success of you. 


STAGE 1: TRAINING PREPARATORY PROGRAMME:  12th January – 6th July 2018

STAGE 2: TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMME:  24th August 2018 – July 2020


STAGE 1: The Training Preparatory Programme:

This is a one off programme fee of £850. Thereafter Training Preparatory hours are: £38/$50/ 185 AED paid directly to the Studio.

STAGE 2: The Teacher Training Programme:

UK/USA/UAE: £7,100

Deposit: £700.00 (non refundable) payable on the acceptance of your application


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  • Programme overview: 

    This fully comprehensive programme is 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”.

    CPM Education 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 CPM Education faculty teachers in the UK, Zurich, Houston or Dubai


    Programme structure: 

    • The training hours are taught on a 4:1 student teacher ratio.
    • ThePreparatory Programme is Stage 1 of the Teacher Training. It is the foundation to the Teacher Training Programme.
    • ThePreparatory 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 CECsare not available for Teacher Training courses.


  • Joyce Ulrich 

    Joyce was first introduced to Pilates at Houston Ballet where she danced professionally for 10 years, retiring in 1995. Pilates helped her rehabilitate from serious injury, allowing her to successfully return to the stage and extend her career. She began her study of the Pilates method in 1998, and has continued to deepen her understanding through workshops with first generation teachers, Pilates Method Alliance Certification (Gold Standard, 2003), as well as the Pilates Center of Boulder's Masters Program (2009). In constant search for more depth and greater possibility, Joyce is also a Yamuna Body Rolling practitioner with special focus on the foot and face, a Rossiter Coach, and an Anatomy Trains Associate Teacher.

    In 2013, she serendipitously crossed paths with Karin Locher as they were both assisting an Anatomy Trains workshop. She found Karin's true embodiment of the myofascial meridians in their wholeness so mesmerizing that she invited her to introduce this work in the Houston area.

    Over the course of the following two years, Joyce successfully completed Spatial Medicine's first Bridge to CPM held in the United States, and has continued on to join the international Faculty Team of  Centre for Spatial Medicine. She shares her love of this work both at Pilates Treehouse, a fascial playground, and at Houston Ballet, using the inner spatial relationships of the body to heal and empower.

  • Pilates Treehouse Fascial PlayGround, 108 W 10th 1/2 Street, Houston, Texas