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




STAGE 2: TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMME:  : September 2018 – May 2020


STAGE 1: The Training Preparatory Programme:

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

STAGE 2: The Teacher Training Programme:

UK/USA: £7,100.00

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

Monthly instalments available – please contact the office.

  • 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.
    • 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 exercises.
      • 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 hours: 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 is 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.

  • Fiona McIntosh 

    Born and educated in London, Fiona was a keen gymnast and dancer from early childhood, and studied jazz into her twenties as well as practicing yoga. Her other passion was books and she worked in publishing before re-connecting with her initial passion of movement. It was in 2004 that she became a client at Karin Locher’s studio and her thirst for knowledge led her to first study with Body Control (Certified in 2005) and then with Polestar Education (Studio Certified in 2007) and then with CPM Education (certified in 2008).

    In 2010 Fiona became a full-time pilates teacher working from Karin Locher’s studio. She continued her education and knowledge of the fascial communication system attending courses with Steven Goldstein (integrated fascial release), Ann and Chris Frederick (Fascial Stretch Therapy), Robert Schleip, Tom E Myers’ Anatomy Trains, Peter E Levine (somatic experiencing) and Emilie Conrad (continiuum). She is now Director of two studios, The Pilates Team in Hertfordshire and The Santosha Studio in Wiltshire. She is PMA certified and a senior faculty teacher with Cenrtre for Spatial Medicine. She is also studying with senior teacher Claire Murphy to become a yoga teacher, she practices Inidra meditation and consistently continues her Spatial Medicine education.

    Fiona has spent years watching her body and her spirit change through her movement practice, initially to come out of pain but ultimately she has given herself space to breathe and just "to be” and she passionately shares that journey with others; clients, other teachers and students to enable them on their own journey.

  • The Santosha Studio, 40 Foghamshire, Chippenham SN15 1HB