Online Overview of the Internationally Recognized & Certified Pilates Mat & Small Equipment Teacher Training Course




The Certified Pilates Mat 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.

We offer 3 basic Pilates Qualification Courses:

We are unable to offer the Pilates Large Machines and Comprehensive courses currently due to students not having access to the Large Machines, therefore we are only offering the Pilates Mat & Small Equipment course.



This online course is structured in exactly the same way that the in-studio course is structured.  It is the same syllabus which has been offered many times – and in several countries abroad.  The course material has been put together in a way that is easy to understand and in a way that teaches you the basic fundamentals and building onto each module so that the learner has a complete 360 degree and a holistic understanding of the Pilates course.

We teach an expansive repertoire and the course is structured in a way that teaches you the “ when”, “why” and “how” to use the equipment to either modify or vary and challenge a client who is either an athlete, or someone who needs special care as a result of injuries or pathologies.

Course Content:

  • Mat Exercises Levels 1; 2 & 3 (Basic to Advance)
  • History of Pilates
  • Code of Ethics & Practice
  • Guidelines for Teaching and Professionalism
  • Anatomy
  • Faulty Posture Patterns
  • Injuries & Pathologies
  • Exercise Recommendations & Contra-indications
  • Exercise Adaption (Variations & Modifications)
  • Muscle and Goal descriptions (per exercise)
  • Integration of Props (Small Equipment)
  • Program Flow & Program examples
  • Teaching & Cueing Skills

International and Local Affiliations and Endorsements:

  • Our Courses have been allocated CPD points (Continuing Professional Developing point system) by REPSSA, who is the Register of Exercise Professionals in South Africa, which recognizes qualifications and expertise. REPS set an international standard bench-mark and run across the whole of Europe, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, U.A.E., Canada, Belgium, Poland, USA, and South Africa.
  • Pilates Dynamics is affiliated to the Pilates Education Institute in the USA which is a worldwide Pilates Educator with a renowned curriculum utilized in the USA and abroad.
  • Our courses are recognized by the Pilates Education Association, which is a 3rd party non-profit organization whose purpose it is to establish quality within the international Pilates community to ensure safety and maintain high standards.
  • Our Courses are in line with the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) requirements.
  • Our Courses are endorsed by BASA (Biokinetics Association of South Africa.) Pilates Mat Course – PPB008/B002/2019/00665 Level 2 – 24 CPD Pilates Equipment course – PPB008/B002/2019/00666 – Level 2 – 30 CPD Pilates Comprehensive course – PPB008/B002/2020/00678

Lecture Hours:

Lecture hours are presented over a period of 5 weeks, made up of 4 hours per week, which totals 20 online lecture hours.  Lectures are presented LIVE ONLINE on ZOOM. We have structured the lecture hours in such a way that you have enough time in between for study and to raise any questions at the following session/s.  At the end of the final lecture, we will allow for enough time to answer any questions that students may have.  Please note that once lectures have been completed, structures are in place to assist students to communicate with the Lecturer/s on an ongoing basis with the studio.

Lecture dates are scheduled for the following dates and times

DATES (2020)
Friday  26th June
   16h00 – 18h00
Saturday 27th June
   09h00 – 11h00
Friday 10th July
   16h00 – 18h00
Saturday 11th July
   09h00 – 11h00
Friday 24th July
   16h00 – 18h00
Saturday 25th July
   09h00 – 11h00
Friday 7th August
   16h00 – 18h00
Saturday 8th August
   09h00 – 11h00
Friday 21st August
   16h00 – 18h00
Saturday 22nd August
   09h00 – 11h00

Note:  If you are unable to make the above scheduled lecture dates, you can also request to do your lectures on a private basis and at a time that suits both you and the Lecturer.

Course Lecturers:

Every Pilates Dynamics instructor has a full Pilates certification, together with in-depth experience and additional formal qualifications like: BA Human Movement Science, B-Com Sports Management, BHSc (Hons) in Biokinetics, and Dance and Ballet to name but a few.  Instructors and Lecturers at Pilates Dynamics are held to high standards every year for the completion of additional continuing education and courses.

Course Fees:

Group Fees: R10 600 (inclusive of manuals and Vat)
Private Fees: R13 500 (inclusive of manuals and Vat)

Note:  We offer repayment plans, should you not be in a position to pay the full amount. Please contact us in this regard or see below:

Group Fees on Payment Plan: R11 600 (Immediate Deposit of R2 900 and thereafter 5 x Monthly Repayments of R1 740)
Private Fees on Payment Plan: R14500 (Immediate Deposit of R5 500 and thereafter 3 x Monthly Repayments of R3 000)


Please adhere to professional exercise dress code that is comfortable to move in.

Students need to have a Mat and have their areas set up and ready to commence on time together with course material, note pads and pens. Please raise your hand should you need to ask a question during the session to get the Lecturers attention, alternatively you can note your question/s down and ask them at the end of the session.

Practical Hours Breakdown:

Personal Practise (Self-Practise) hours = 20 hours
Observation (Online or In-Studio) hours = 20
Teaching (Trainee Teaching) hours = 30

Testing and Exams:

Exams are written in February / July / December annually (dates to be determined).

Tests are not compulsory, however it is strongly suggested that you register to write tests as this will be very beneficial to you in terms of exam preparations and testing of your own knowledge.  Please note that testing will be done by appointment only.

The Pilates Dynamics Teacher Training program is rigorous and meticulous.  It is important for Candidates to have a working knowledge of the method, and potential students are advised to sign up at our studio in order to engage into the method of Pilates and to take up training sessions/classes in order to get students ready for the ‘Harvard’ of the Pilates training world.

Contact Details:

Please note that due to the COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, we are working remotely until the lockdown is lifted.

Pilates Dynamics
2 Corner Nicolyn & Silver Pine Avenues

Telephone: 072 999 2229 or 011 792 5459