Teacher Training

Pilates teacher giving hands-on cue to a student during Pilates teacher training certification course in Astoria, New York City.

Become a Certified Pilates Teacher

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

Now Accepting Applications for the Anatomy+ Mat training for 2024

Comprehensive Certification Program

Perfect Posture Pilates Teacher Training is a career-oriented program. Through our integrative approach to Pilates, you will learn both classical and contemporary exercises as well as evolved methods of Pilates therapeutic techniques supported by current movement science.

The program includes anatomy, biomechanics, Pilates Mat and Equipment exercises, postural strategies, key assessment skills, and essential hands-on techniques to give you confidence in your teaching and to meet the needs of your diverse clientele. 

Most programs are designed to teach students how to be either engaging group instructors or effective in a private instruction setting. Our program will prepare you to succeed in both. You will learn how to see, sense, and guide all clients to move better in all client situations.

Studio owner Varvara Kalinin has developed this 500-hour Comprehensive Pilates Certification Program to train new Pilates instructors to be competent and effective movement practitioners. Varvara draws on her 20 years of teaching experience and in-depth knowledge of human anatomy and movement exploration to create this multidisciplinary Pilates training system. Perfect Posture Pilates Teacher Training is the first comprehensive Pilates training in Astoria and all of Queens.

Program Includes

  • Anatomy and Core Dynamics
  • Essential Movement
  • Comprehensive Mat
  • Reformer Level 1 and 2
  • Cadillac Level 1 and 2
  • Chair
  • Ladder Barrel and small props
  • Postural Assessment
  • Common Injuries and Conditions
  • Therapeutics
  • Fascial release techniques
  • Programming
  • 65 observation hours
  • 80 hours of self-practice
  • 90 hours of practice teaching
  • 20 apprentice hours
  • A written and practical Final Exam

Total Hours for completion 500 hours

Submit Your Application for the Program

Teacher Training Application form
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What is your movement background?
Please check all Pilates experiences that you had
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Program Information

Certification Options

  • 500-hour Comprehensive Teacher Training 
  • 135-hour Anatomy + Mat - learn more


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

Studio 1
Perfect Posture PilatesTM
23-08 30TH AVE 3RD FLOOR

Studio 2 Rooftop
3116 30th Ave 4th floor,
Astoria NY 11102
(entrance on 32nd st)


Minimum of 10 private sessions and 10 group classes at Perfect Posture Pilates. 

Required Books to Purchase

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

Training Dates

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.  

***Estimated time commitment to complete the program is 9 months to one year.

Course dates for the Anatomy + Mat Certification are the same as the Comprehensive but will end after the Mat course test out.

2024 Training Dates - TBD

Foundation Course


Weekend 1
Weekend 2

Essential Movement

Weekend 1
Weekend 2

Comprehensive Mat

Weekend 1
Weekend 2

Anatomy Test

Weekend 1


Weekend 1
Weekend 2


Weekend 1
Weekend 2

Weekend 1
Mat test written and practical (ONLY for students that are going through our Mat certification)


Weekend 1

Ladder Barrel & Small Barrel

Weekend 1

Postural Assessment

Weekend 1

Common Injuries & Conditions

Weekend 1


Weekend 1

Fascial Release Techniques

Weekend 1


Weekend 1


Comprehensive Training Program Cost:


Non-Refundable Deposit for Comprehensive Teacher Training Program:

$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