Online Pilates Mat & Small Equipment Teacher Training Course

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Internationally Recognized & Certified

The Online Mat & Small Equipment Teacher Training Course 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 Instructor with confident and unique teaching styles.

The online platform was created for: International students; Students who reside outside the borders of Gauteng; and Students residing in Gauteng who find it easier to do the course from the comfort of their own homes, studios or practices.

Pilates Mat & Small Equipment Course Overview

This online course is structured in exactly the same way that the in-studio course. 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 Advanced)

History of Pilates

Code of Ethics & Practice

Guidelines for Teaching and Professionalism


Faulty Posture Patterns

Injuries & Pathologies

Exercise Recommendations & Contra-indications

Exercise Adaption (Variations & Modifications)

Muscle and Goal descriptions (per exercise)

Integration of Props (Small Equipment)

Pregnancy; Program Flow & Program Planning & Examples

Teaching & Cueing Skills

    Pilates Reformer, Comprehensive Conversion and Comprehensive Courses:

    The above courses can be offered online providing the student has access to the Pilates machines.

      Breakdown of Practical Hours:

      The total course is 100 hours. Lecture hours will be credited.

          Personal Practice: Observation: Teaching: 
        Total Practical Hours are 70: 20 20 30

        Lecture Hours

        2022 Online Pilates Group Teacher Training starting dates:




          Pilates Mat & Small Equipment

          TO BE ADVISED

          •  Course hours are inclusive of written tests.
          • Courses include 2 Practical Tutorial Sessions of 2 hours each which will be scheduled on dates to be determined (1 midway during the lectures and 1 at the end of the lecture dates)
          • Course Duration for the Mat Pilates Course: Approximately 3 to 6 months (maximum) depending on how soon students are able to complete their practical hours.
          • Students will have access to a video library of all exercises taught in the manual, together with pre-recorded Pilates Group Classes.

          IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Students will have a maximum of one calendar year within in which to complete their courses, failing which they will have to redo the courses.

          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 studio on an ongoing basis.


          Personal Practice Hours:

          Students can start recording and accumulating personal practice hours once the course has started. Accepted forms of personal practice hours include practicing on your own at our studio at no additional cost  for a period of 3 months if you are close to us, or participating in Private or Group Classes in-studio or online at a studio subject to approval. No practical hours will be authorized until approval has been granted. We offer videos of all exercises taught in our manual on the online platform. In addition to the aforesaid, students also have access to pre-recorded Pilates Classes held at Pilates Dynamics.


          Observation Hours:

          Observation hours can be started and counted once the course has started. Students can schedule observation hours at a studio subject to approval. Our studio is available for observation and attendance of classes at no extra cost for the duration of the 3 to 5 month period, depending on the course selected. 

          Students can also claim attendance of live virtual classes held at Pilates Dynamics via Zoom.


          Teaching Hours:

          Recorded or in-studio practice hours will count towards teaching hours. You can practice teaching by instructing a friend, family member or apprentice instructor at a studio subject to approval. Our studio is also available at no additional charge for use thereof for a period of 3 months – if you are situated close to us.

          Course Fees and Payment Options

          (VAT & Exercise Library Inclusive):


          ONCE OFF COST 


          Group Fees


          R3485 x 4 months

          Private Fees


          R4265 x 4 months

          Exam registration fee

          R1050 per exam

          Pilates Anytime Online Observation

          R250 Monthly fee (optional)

          • 1st months’ installment is due on registration.
          • Course are limited to a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 10 participants. We reserve the right to  cancel or postpone the course should  this criteria not be achieved.
          • Early bird discount of 10% on once-off payments when you register & pay for any  course on/before 15th December 2021.
          • If you are in possession of your Mat Qualification and you wish to do your Comprehensive Qualification, the course cost and payment details can be viewed on our in studio teacher training page.
          • Should a student decide to continue with the Comprehensive Course in the same year that the Certified Mat work section has been completed, a discount of 10% will apply on the Comprehensive Conversion Course Price, together with an additional fee of R 1 000 for the manuals.

          Frequently Asked Questions

          Lecture Hours

          Mat & Small Equipment Course:

          Lectures are held every second/third weekend on Fridays and Saturdays.

          Comprehensive and Comprehensive Conversion Courses: 

          Lectures are held every second/third weekend on Fridays and Saturdays.

          Reformer Course: 

          Lecturers are held  over one weekend on a Friday and a Saturday.

          Centralized Testing Dates

          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

          Exams are written in April / July / November annually  (dates to be determined).

          *Students are requested to arrive an hour before exam times indicated above*

          *Times may vary depending on the number of students registered for exams*

          *Upon completing all practical hours and passing of the final exams with a pass mark of 70%, a certificate will be issued.  

          *Should students not be able to make the exam dates when determined, 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 and 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 qualified team of Pilates professionals
          • Our Teacher Trainers/Lecturers have been exposed to numerous styles of Pilates and have many years of training and education experience.
          • Our Teacher Trainers/Lecturers hold the following degrees: BA Human Movement Science, Physiotherapy, Personal Training, Professional Dance and Ballet, BHSc Honours Biokinetics, BA Sport Science Honours, and Sports Massage Therapy.
          • 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 instruct, 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 an integration of anatomy, injuries and pathologies with recommendations and contra-indications, and exercise goals to ensure an understanding of the work;
          • Courses include 2 practical tutorials of 2 hours each: 1 midway through the lectures and 1 at the end of the lecture dates.
          • We offer a very comprehensive compilation of exercises; including a full exercise video library of exercises in our manual AND pre-recorded Pilates Classes.
          • We understand that people lead busy lives, therefore it is not always possible to do all the required hours at OUR studio so you can do your hours at OTHER pre-approved studios;
          • The Pilates Mat Course is also offered online – using the same in-studio course manual and material – to ensure the same high standards and quality;
          • Students will have access to our studio for practise and observation hours for a period of 3 to 5 months, depending on the course selected;
          • At our studio, you will be exposed to the integration of a variety of small equipment like: Ballet Barre, TRX, Bosus, Kettlebells, Weights, Balls – big and small, Thera-bands, Foam Rollers, Air Cushions, Arc Barrels, Step Barrels, and Toning Bars, Rotation Discs, to name but a few.
          • Knowledge of the fitness industry and the teachings of Joseph Pilates is highly recommended. Students should be familiar with the practice and technique of Pilates. To book appointments at Pilates Dynamics prior to starting the courses, please contact the studio directly.
          • Prior skills from an athletic activity can help develop body awareness and other attributes that are extremely beneficial to teacher training.
          • A stable internet connection is necessary should you decide to do the online course.

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

          International and Local Affiliation and Endorsements
          • Our Courses have been allocated 20 CPD points (Continuing Professional Developing point system) by REPPSA, who is the Register of Exercise Professionals in South Africa, which recognize qualifications and expertise. REPPSA set and 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 and our Program Director is a member of the PMA.
          • Our Courses are endorsed by BASA (Biokinetics Association of South Africa.)
          1. Pilates Mat Course – PPB008/B002/2019/00665 Level 2 – 24 CPD
          2. Pilates Comprehensive Course – PPB008/B002/2020/00678 – Level 2 – 30 CPD
          3. Pilates Comprehensive Conversion Course – PPB008/B002/2019/00666 – Level 2 – 30 CPD
          Refund Policy

          No refunds are given if a student misses any module/s; lectures; or fails to complete any practical hours, within the stipulated course completion period.

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

          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.