Pilates Mat Teacher Training

Pilates Mat Teacher Certification

Become a Certified Pilates Mat Teacher

Learn how to see, sense and help clients restore healthy function in their bodies.

Now Accepting Applications for our January 2024 Program.

135 Hour Mat Teacher Training Course

Thinking of becoming a Pilates instructor but not yet sure if you want to make it a career? Teaching Mat classes first is a great way to start teaching Pilates at an affordable price with less time commitment. You can then decide if you want to proceed further in your Pilates studies. Our Mat + Anatomy training is also the foundation course for the students entering our Comprehensive Teacher Training Program. 

Perfect Posture Pilates Mat teacher training is an in-person module that includes Anatomy lectures, an Essential Movement course, and the complete Mat repertoire from Beginner, Intermediate to Advanced levels. Perfect Posture Pilates Mat training will give you the knowledge and understanding of over 70 Pilates Mat exercises. In addition, you will learn how to tailor exercises to each student’s learning ability and provide safe and effective protocols for all ages.    

This program is designed for those who want to teach group Mat classes at a studio or a gym, online Mat, or at home private Mat sessions. 

Total of 6 weekends, 6 to 7 hrs each day (depending on the lecture) 

Program Includes

  • Essential Movement Manual 
  • Comprehensive Mat Manual 
  • Small class size (ONLY 6 students are accepted per year) 
  • Beautiful Mat space for your Mat practice with a variety of Mat classes offered through the week, lead by our senior Pilates instructors  as well as Varvara, program director. 
  • Practice quizzes 
  • Private mentorship available with Varvara and our senior instructors for an additional cost. 
  • A safe and supportive learning environment 
  • Final Test Out with Varvara Kalinin (Program Director) 
  • Teaching opportunities at Perfect Posture Pilates 

Total Hours for completion 135 hours

Accepting applications for our next Pilates Mat Teacher Training Jan 6th of 2024

Submit Your Application for the Program

Teacher Training Application form
Are you an existing client of Perfect Posture Pilates?
What is your highest level of education?
What is your movement background?
Please check all Pilates experiences that you had
What are your expectations from this course?

Program Information

Required Hours for Completion

  • Anatomy | 24 hrs 
  • Essential Movement | 28 hrs 
  • Mat Level 1 and 2  | 28 hrs 
  • Self Practice hours | 20 hrs
  • Observation | 10 hrs 
  • Practice Teaching hrs | 20 hrs 
  • Teacher Assisting  | 5 hrs 
  • A written and practical exam 

Total hours: 135 hours 


All lectures and practice sessions will take place in Astoria, New York.

Perfect Posture PilatesTM
23-08 30TH AVE 3RD FLOOR


10 Mat classes (in person or online) 

Required Books to Purchase

  • Pilates Return to Life Through Contrology by Joseph Pilates 
  • Anatomy of Movement by Blandine Calais -Germain 
  • Trail Guide to the Body 6th edition by Andrew Biel 

Training Dates

Accepting applications for our next Mat Teacher Training Course on Jan 6th of 2024

All lectures will take place on Saturdays and Sundays at both locations from 11 am/12 noon to 6 pm/6:30 pm. Times will vary slightly depending on the lecture.  

Time Commitment for completing the Mat + Anatomy Training is 4 months 

2024 Training Dates

Weekend 1 | January 6th and 7th
Weekend 2 | January 13th and 14th

Essential Movement

Weekend 1 | January 20th and 21st
Weekend 2 | January 27th and 28th

Weekend Off | Feb 3rd and 4th

Comprehensive Mat

Weekend 1 | Feb 10th and 11th
Weekend 2 | Feb 17th and 18th

Weekend Off | Feb 24th and 25th

Anatomy Test

Weekend 1 | March 2nd or 3rd (Either Days)

Final Test Out (Written and Practical) Coordinate your final test out with Varvara (Program Director) 
Estimated time for Final Mat Test out is on April 20 and 21st  


Comprehensive Anatomy + Mat Certification (includes Anatomy, Essential Movement and Mat ) Cost


Non-Refundable Deposit for Comprehensive Anatomy + Mat Certification

$500 to secure your spot.
Spots are very limited.

(Payment plans are available )

To learn more, please email us at admin@perfectposturepilates.com

Teacher Feedback

Studio owner Varvara Kalinin has a a depth of knowledge in anatomy and movement that even as a seasoned instructor has myself found this workshop intriguing and informative. If anyone who wants to learn Pilates movement and make a life change to their bodies to study with her, I highly recommend Varvara as a top notch teacher and instructor. 

Georgette, Senior Pilates Instructor