Comprehensive Mat Pilates Teacher Training

With North Movement Studio

Comprehensive Mat Pilates Teacher Training

We are proud to offer our very own Comprehensive Mat Pilates Teacher Training Program developed and tested by North Movement Studio owner and director Anna Harris. 

Do you LOVE Pilates and want to . . .

If you’re passionate about learning the “why” of Pilates and how it works with the body to heal and strengthen, this program is for you.

Course Overview

Anatomy Primer

We start with basic whole-body anatomy, including a brief overview of the skeletal and muscular systems, the planes of movement, and vocabulary to describe movement. We also take an in-depth look at the anatomy of the core and examine the importance of Ideal Alignment and Neutral Pelvis.


In this section, we study and review 30 key core exercises and their biomechanics, as well as prop use, exercise progressions, and modifications. You’ll also learn about basic class design and exercise cueing. You will be expected to practice teach and self practice.

Teaching Pilates

Finally, we focus on honing your teaching skills so that you can become a top-notch Pilates instructor. This section takes place over 3 months and consists of lectures and practice teaching. You will also learn about injury protocols and teaching special populations.

More Details

What's Included:

  • 40 hours of in-person classroom instruction (in Midtown Toronto)
  • All course materials (printed manual and handouts)
  • North Movement Studio All-Access Membership for virtual and in-person classes for the duration of the course (4 months) – valued at $99/month
  • Final test-out exam

Time Commitment:

  • 40 hours of in-person classroom instruction
  • 30 hours of mat classes (in-person or online) at North Movement Studio
  • 20 hours of practice teaching
  • Final assessment: teaching a 1-hour group class


  • $3,250, instalment payments available 


  • February 3 & 4
  • February 10 & 11
  • February 25
  • March 24
  • April 14
  • May 5

Reformer Teacher Training Program

This program is designed for experienced Mat Pilates instructors who want to expand their teaching repertoire to include this popular, resistance-based piece of Pilates equipment.

  • Over the course of 90 hours, you’ll learn:
  • How to safely and effectively cue 35+ exercises on the Reformer
  • The biomechanics of these exercises
  • Modifications and progressions to suit the needs of a wide range of clients
  • Unique and creative ways to translate Reformer-based exercises onto the mat
  • Additional techniques for observing and correcting form

The course consists of 30 hours of in-class learning, 30 hours of self-guided practice, and 30 hours of practice teaching. Learn more below, or send us an email with any questions!

If you’ve done your Pilates instructor training at another studio and want to expand your skills, this class may be for you! Contact us to find out if your previous training qualifies you to jump right into Reformer Teacher Training.


Continuing Education Courses for Pilates Teachers

LOW BACK PAIN AND PILATES with Dr. Brynne Stainsby and Anna Harris

Pilates teachers and movement professionals will gain a deeper understanding of the anatomy of the lumbar spine, sacroiliac joints, and pelvis. This class will:

  • discuss common and uncommon causes of low back pain, helping you to understand when a referral may be warranted,
  • focus on the concept of “movement as medicine” and discuss the evidence for using movement as a key intervention for cases of mechanical (nonspecific) low back pain, and
  • focus on how to modify classes and movements to help those with low back pain find relief or continue to exercise with low back pain.

LOW BACK PAIN AND PILATES with Dr. Brynne Stainsby and Anna Harris

This workshop is a MUST for all Pilates and yoga teachers! We’re teaming up with Chana Ross, PT, of Vital Physiotherapy and Wellness to bring you an information-packed afternoon. You’ll learn:

  • the anatomy and physiology of the core and pelvic floor,
    signs of core and pelvic floor dysfunction,
  • how to modify movements and exercises to better engage and release the muscles around the pelvic floor, and
  • discuss considerations for pre- and post-natal clientele and how to best help clients with pelvic pain.