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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 our January 2024 Program.

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
  • Pilates Teacher Code of Ethics
  • 65 observation hours
  • 80 hours of self practice
  • 90 hours practice teaching
  • 20 apprentice hours
  • A written and practical Final Exam

Total Hours for completion 500 hours

Accepting applications for our next Comprehensive 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

Certification Options

  • Comprehensive Certification
  • Anatomy, Mat and Reformer Certification


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

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


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

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

The lectures will take place on Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm to 5pm and Teaching Labs on weekday afternoons or weekend evenings after the lectures.

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

Course dates for the Anatomy, Mat and Reformer Certification are the same as the Comprehensive but will end after the Reformer course.

2023 Training Dates

Weekend 1 | January 7th and 8th
Weekend 2 | January 14th, and 15th

Essential Movement

Weekend 3 | January 21st and 22nd
Weekend 4 | January 28th and 29th

Mat Level 1 and 2

Weekend 5 | Feb 11th and 12th
Weekend 6 | Feb 18th and 19th

Test Out

Weekend 7 | March 4th and 5th


Weekend 1 | April 1st and 2nd
Weekend 2 | April 8th and 9th


Weekend 1 | March 11th and 12th
Weekend 2 | March 18th and 19th


Weekend 1 | April 22nd and 23rd

Ladder Barrel & Small Barrel**

Weekend 1 | April 29th and 30th

Postural Assessment**

Weekend 1 | May 6th and 7th

Common Injuries & Conditions**

Weekend 1 | May 20th and 21st


Weekend 1 | June 3 rd and 4th

Fascial Release Techniques**

Weekend 1 | June 10th and 11th


Weekend 1 | June 24th and 25th

**These courses are included only in the Comprehensive Certification.


Comprehensive Training Program Cost:


Non-Refundable Deposit for Comprehensive Teacher Training Program:

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

Anatomy, Mat and Reformer Certification Cost


Non-Refundable Deposit for Anatomy, Mat and Reformer 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