Mat, Equipment and Comprehensive Courses OR Individual Large Equipment Modules 

Course is limited to 15 people

The Pilates Dynamics Internationally Recognised and Certified Teacher Training Program is lead by founder and director Andriesa Verloop. After opening her first Pilates studio in 2008, Andriesa continues to share her passion for this amazing fitness movement through the Pilates Dynamics International Pilates Teacher Training Courses. Her success as a trainer and educator is due to her exposure to various different Pilates styles over the years, as well as her intensive training background. Andriesa is assisted by a group of senior trainers with exposure both nationally and internationally, who have qualifications in BA Human Movement Science, BSc Physiotherapy, Personal Training and Professional Dance and Ballet.

Included in the 450 hour Comprehensive Pilates Training is the 100 hour Mat Pilates Training portion. If you are interested in signing up for the Mat Pilates portion only, that option is available. The Mat Pilates Training is held the 1st two weekends of the full Comprehensive training.



Pilates Dynamics is an affiliate studio of the Pilates Education Institute (PEI) in America. The PEI is an internationally recognised Teacher Training organisation with over 100 affiliated studios in the following countries:

– United States
– Ireland
– Italy
– Indonesia
– United Kingdom
– Australia
– Thailand
– Mexico

– New Zealand
– Canada
– Turkey
– France
– China
– South Africa
– Portugal

This Certified Pilates Teacher Training program was created and structured in such a way as to ensure that all of our students get the highest qualifications possible to become a top-notch Pilates Trainer with confident and unique teaching styles.

PEA (Pilates Education Association):

We are a registered pilates Teacher Training School member (R – PTT) as well as a registered Continuing Education Provider (R – CEP) of this prestigious and professional international pilates association. Our program meets and exceeds all the requirements of  association. This means we comply with international education standards.

The PEA is a non-profit association representing the Pilates community.  Their mission is to promote and support the integrity of the Pilates Method. They do this through:

  • Upholding worldwide growth of Pilates through education and community
  • Celebrating the Pilates Method, traditions and lineages; further promoting the teachings of Joseph Pilates
  • Advocating the self-regulation in the Pilates industry and universal access to effective Pilates practices;
  • Educating the public on the value and credibility of voluntary registration with the Pilates Education Association.
  • Inspiring members to a Pilates community by providing fair and full feedback to Registered Pilates Schools, which fosters accountability and continued improvement; including measurable test results, passing rates of comprehensive teachers and self-evaluation tools for Pilates schools
  • Advocating to protect the Pilates community from unfair or unnecessary burdensome government regulation
  • Guiding Pilates teachers and schools in achieving success with conscious and effective business practices; and
  • Serving the member community by supporting scholarship programs, providing benefits, and developing strategic alliances with Pilates educators.


Our course is endorsed by REPSSA (Register of Exercise Professionals South Africa). Both our Mat and Equipment Courses have each been awarded 20 CPD points, i.e. 40 CPD points for the Comprehensive Course.


Pilates Dynamics is a Professional Member of the Complementary and Alternative Medical Science Institute. The CAMS institute is an educational Institute committed to excellence, CAMS is a non-profit organization committed to changing the lives of people by endorsing quality training.

Students have access to free group classes (pilates mat & pilates equipment) for between 3 and 5 months, depending on the course selected.

Summary of Work Covered:Hours:
Mat (Levels 1, 2 & 3) with Exercise Variations, Anatomy 1 & 2, Props & Assists, Postural Analysis, Injuries/Pathologies, Teaching Methods100
Equipment (Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Ladder Barrels, Arc Barrels) with Exercise Variations, Props & Assists, (TRX, Ballet Barre, Swiss Ball, Thera-Bands, Foam Roller, Magic Circle, and Poles) Injuries/Pathologies
**A pre-requisite for doing this course is the Mat Course indicated above**
Comprehensive Course (the combined Mat and Equipment Courses as indicated above)450

***Course Duration for Mat Pilates: Approximately 3 to 6 months depending on how soon students are able to complete their practical hours.

***Course Duration for Comprehensive Pilates: Approximately 5 to 9 months, depending on how soon students are able to complete their practical hours.

Payment Options (VAT Inclusive)

Group Mat Pilates Course:
Once-Off Cost – R9 990
5 Months – R10 690 (25 % deposit of R2 672.50 & R 1603.50 per month x 5)
Group Equipment Pilates Course:
Once-Off Cost – R16 000
5 Months – R17 120 (20% deposit of R3 424 & R2 739.20 per month x 5)
Group Comprehensive Pilates Course:
Once-Off Cost – R23 000
5 Months – R24 610 (20% deposit of R4 922 & R3 937.60 per month x 5)

Should you wish to do Individual Equipment Sections only instead of the Full Equipment Course, then you can select to do any one or more of these Modules at the following fees:

Individual Large Equipment Modules:
Reformer Once-Off Cost – R7 400
Cadillac Once-Off Cost – R5 500
Wunda Chair Once-Off Cost – R4 400
Barrel & Props Once-Off Cost – R4 400

PRIVATE TUITION for the Mat; Large Equipment; and Comprehensive Pilates Courses:

Courses are also offered on a private (one on one) basis with a lecturer.  Lecture hours can be booked at a time convenient for the student, depending on the availability of the lecturer.
Course ONCE-OFF pricing are:

a. Mat Course – R13 986 (VAT inclusive)
b. Large Equipment Coruse – R22 400 (VAT inclusive)
Comprehensive Course – R32 200 (VAT inclusive)

*****Pilates Dynamics Studio and Education Centre offers tailored payment plans. If financing is an obstacle in obtaining a quality Pilates education, please contact us to discuss financial planning. 

*****Should a student decide to continue with the Equipment section in the same year that the Certified Mat work Section has been completed, a discount of 15% will apply on the Equipment Course Price, together with an additional fee of R1500 for the manuals.

Hours:Lectures:Self-practice:Observation:Trainee Teaching:Total:
Barrels & Props:1015111854

Course hours are inclusive of written tests.

2019 Course Dates

Section:First Course 2019:Second Course 2019:
Module 1 – Mat Level 1 2nd – 3rd February6th – 7th July
Module 2 – Mat Level 2 & 323rd – 24th February27th – 28th July
Module 3 – Reformer15th – 17th March23rd – 25th August
Module 4 & 5 – Cadillac & Chair26th – 28th April20th -22nd September
Module 6, 7, & 8 Ladder Barrels & ARC Barrels, Pregnancy & Injuries/Pathologies 17th – 19th May18th – 20th October

Centralised Testing Dates:

 *Dates to be confirmed 

Tests/assessments will be written throughout the course.  These tests/assessments do not count towards the final mark and are only done to evaluate progress at various stages during the course.

Exam Dates

Group Exams are written in April/May and October/November annually – dates as indicated below: 

2019 Pilates Mat & Small Equipment Exam.
 Theory ExamFriday 24 May – 13h00 to 15h30
– Practical Exams: 1st Group: Saturday 25 May – 9h00 to 12h00 and 2nd Group: Saturday 25 May – 13h00 to 16h30
Assessor & Moderator:: Andriesa Verloop and Monique Havenga
Cost: R850 Vat inclusive
**Students are requested to arrive an hour before exam times indicated above**
**Times may vary depending on the number of students registered for exams**

**Should students not be able to make the exam dates above, they are welcome to apply to write their exams on different dates, subject to availability and subject to private assessor & moderator fees**

2019 Pilates Comprehensive (Mat & Large Equipment) and Large Equipment Exams.
 Theory Exam: Saturday 11 May – 9h00 to 11h30
– Practical Exams: Saturday 11 May – 11h30 to 14h30
Assessor & Moderator:: Andriesa Verloop and Monique Havenga
Cost: R1200 Vat inclusive
**Students are requested to arrive an hour before exam times indicated above**
**Times may vary depending on the number of students registered for exams**

**Should students not be able to make the exam dates above, they are welcome to apply to write their exams on different dates, subject to availability and subject to private assessor & moderator fees**

Our Pilates Teacher Trainers & Lecturers

– We offer an intensive and in-depth course in line with international standards
– You will be continuously supported throughout your Pilates journey by our very qualified team of Pilates professionals
– Our Teacher Trainers/Lecturers have been exposed to numerous different styles of Pilates and have many years of training and education experience.
– Our Teacher Trainers/Lecturers hold the following degrees: BSc Physiotherapy, BA Human Movement Science, Personal Training Qualifications, Professional Dance and Ballet
– Our Teacher Trainers/Lecturers have had exposure both nationally and internationally.
– Our mission is to mentor you towards a successful and rewarding Pilates career
– We are here to teach you how to teach, not just what to teach.

What makes us different

– We are internationally recognised with global affiliations and professional associations;
– The lecturers of the courses have been exposed to numerous styles of Pilates and have many years of training and education experience (both nationally and internationally);
– Our courses are in-depth and intensive and offer anatomy, injuries and pathologies, look on info pack;
– We offer the most comprehensive compilation of exercises;
– We are flexible in terms of finances to enable you to obtain a quality Pilates education;
– We understand that people lead busy lives, therefore it is not always possible to do all of the required hours at OUR studio so you can do your hours at OTHER studios and ONLINE;
– At our studio, you will be exposed to the integration of TRX and Ballet Barre into our Pilates training; and
– We include various props in the training.  For example, Ballet Barre Pilates Big Balls, Small Balls, Medicine Balls, Poles, Kettlebells, CLX Thera-bands, Rings, Free Weights, Resistance Tubing, Trampolines, Gliding Discs, Wobble Discs, Rotation Discs, Air Cushion etc…

Early Bird Specials

First Course 2019 – starting Saturday 2nd February 2019

Register and pay the Once-off fee before the 16 November 2018 and get 10% off your tuition fees.

Second Course 2019 – starting Saturday 6 July 2019

Register and pay the Once-off fee before the 30 May 2019 and get 10% off your tuition fees.


Knowledge of the fitness industry and the teachings of Joseph Pilates is highly recommended. Each student should be familiar with the practice and technique of Pilates and have experience in both Mat Pilates and Pilates on the apparatus before embarking on the 450 hour teacher training. To book appointments at Pilates Dynamics prior to training please contact the studio direct.

Prior skills from an athletic activity can help develop body awareness and other attributes that are extremely beneficial to the teacher training.


Upon finishing all of the required hours (practical, observation and teaching) and passing the final exam with a rate of 70% and above, a certificate of completion will be issued.


All required practice, observation and teaching hours need to be completed within 60 days of each module instruction.

Although ideal to complete your hours per module instruction within 60 days of instruction, we understand that it might not be possible for some students. Please ask for an extension if you are unable to do this. However, exams need to be written before the end of the same year in which you have started your course.


Observation hours can be started and counted once the course has started. Students can schedule observation hours at a studio. Our studio is available for practical hours, However, observation hours can also be done via our on-line video portal for students at an additional fee of R350 for Mat Students and R600 for Comprehensive Students.

Personal Practice Hours

Students can start recording and accumulating personal practice hours once the course has started. Accepted forms of personal practise hours include practising on your own or taking Private and Group Classes at a studio. Our studio is available for practical hours.

Practice Teaching Hours

Recorded teaching hours taught after the start date of the course will count towards practise teaching. You can practise teaching by instructing a friend, family member or apprentice instructor at a studio. Our studio is available for practice teaching hours to be done.

Free Classes

Mat Students: Students can attend FREE Group Mat classes for 3 months from the starting date of the course at our studio.

Comprehensive Students: Students can attend FREE Group Mat classes and FREE Group Reformer & Chair classes for 5 months from the starting date of the course at our studio.

Refund Policy

No refunds are given should a student fail to attend the course following acceptance, confirmation and payment of the deposit or once-off cost payment, or any other amount paid towards the course.

No refunds are given if a student misses any module/s.

A students’ success primarily depends on the commitment and the willingness to go the distance, regardless of previous experience.  Our team is available to guide you through the process and assist you in reaching both your personal best and the high standards that we require.  Please ask for assistance should you require any.