Interested in becoming a Pilates Instructor?

The Body Refinery now offers its own recognised Pilates certification courses, through The Body Refinery Education.

A career as a Pilates instructor can be fun and rewarding, with flexible working hours and a high level of job satisfaction. However, choosing the right Pilates certification course can be a daunting decision, with many options currently available.

Pilates is a complex movement therapy, so it’s a good idea to select a course that covers anatomy, pathologies and contraindications to movement. This will help to ensure you are providing the best Pilates experience for your clients, with tailored exercises that are safe for them to do.

Some Pilates courses advertise that you can become a Pilates instructor in just a matter of days, with little effort. Unsurprisingly, shortcut approaches to becoming a Pilates instructor have their shortfalls in terms of your learning experience, understanding, qualification, and ability to safely teach clients of all ages and physical abilities.

Attaining a recognised certification in Pilates instruction, which is valued by employers and clients alike, requires a thorough understanding of the Pilates method that only comes from undertaking thorough training and practice. It’s also highly beneficial to select a course that is recognised by Australian professional bodies such as the Pilates Alliance Australasia (PAA) and Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA), and ideally one whose qualification is recognised internationally.

The Body Refinery Education’s Pilates Courses meet all of the above criteria. We believe in the substance behind the name “Pilates” and we work with our students so that they are confident, capable, and safe in the way they teach Pilates.  Our graduates are trained to work in a variety of settings and with clients of any age or level of fitness.

The Body Refinery Education, in partnership with its online training partner Body Organics Education, offers accredited Pilates teacher training courses.  The courses will be undertaken in our spacious, modern, well-equipped New Farm studio, with support from our 3 talented educators:Susan Cottrell,Lexi Garland and Karel Dimitri.

The Body Refinery now offers its own recognised Pilates Certification Courses, through The Body Refinery Education.

A career as a Pilates instructor can be fun and rewarding, with flexible working hours and a high level of job satisfaction. However, choosing the right Pilates certification courses can be a daunting decision, with many options currently available.

Pilates is a complex movement therapy, so it’s a good idea to select a course that covers anatomy, pathologies and contraindications to movement. This will help to ensure you are providing the best Pilates experience for your clients, with tailored exercises that are safe for them to do.

Some Pilates courses advertise that you can become a Pilates instructor in just a matter of days, with little effort. Unsurprisingly, shortcut approaches to becoming a Pilates instructor have their shortfalls in terms of your learning experience, understanding, qualification, and ability to safely teach clients of all ages and physical abilities.

Attaining recognised certification courses in Pilates instruction, which is valued by employers and clients alike, requires a thorough understanding of the Pilates method that only comes from undertaking thorough training and practice. It’s also highly beneficial to select a course that is recognised by Australian professional bodies such as the Pilates Alliance Australasia (PAA) and Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA), and ideally one whose qualification is recognised internationally.

The Body Refinery Education’s Pilates Certification Courses meet all of the above criteria. We believe in the substance behind the name “Pilates” and we work with our students so that they are confident, capable, and safe in the way they teach Pilates.  Our graduates are trained to work in a variety of settings and with clients of any age or level of fitness.

The Body Refinery Education, in partnership with its online training partner Body Organics Education, offers accredited Pilates teacher training courses. The certification courses will be undertaken in our spacious, modern, well-equipped New Farm studio, with support from our 3 talented educators: Susan Cottrell, Lexi Garland and Karel Dimitri.

recognised Pilates courses

The Body Refinery Education Program

We provide two high-quality Pilates courses aimed at creating confident and competent teachers, who are able to teach in a variety of settings from Fitness Studio classes right through to using Pilates for rehabilitation. Whether your background is in physical activity, health care, or you are a Pilates enthusiast seeking a new career as a teacher of movement, we aim for our graduates to be employable and in-demand  – not just equipped with the basics to work in a franchise.

When you are preparing for a career in movement and health, where you’ll work with clients who rely on your knowledge and experience, the quality of your training is of paramount importance.

Our PAA and ESSA recognised curriculum provides instructors with science-based techniques to assess the whole person and assist them in accomplishing their goals.

Certification courses through The Body Refinery Education comprise a combination of online learning, face-to-face lectures, tutorials and apprentice teaching. These are all essential components to ensure our graduates are well-prepared to step into the Pilates industry, ready to teach, with a solid background in the Pilates method, as well as other essentials, such as anatomy and pathologies.

recognised Pilates courses

Mat and Reformer Certification Course

Our Mat and Reformer Certification Course comprises online and in-person components. The course is approved by the PAA for certification as a PAA group instructor. Graduates of the Mat and Reformer Certification course will have access to the PAA Member Insurance Program. Students who complete the online components only can obtain CEC points with various associations, however, to achieve certification and the use of the name “Pilates instructor” you will need to successfully complete all online and face-to-face modules and assessments.

The Mat and Reformer Certification Course includes:

Online Course Component: 50 hours

  • 30-hour Mat and Reformer online course
  • 10-hour Anatomy and Teaching Foundations online course
  • 10-hour Anatomy Dimensions tutoring

Live Workshop Classes: 60 hours

  • 60 hours of face-to-face training in lectures/workshops and tutorials
  • 20 hours of observation
  • 75 hours of self mastery
  • 100 hours of assistant teaching (supervised)

Included Resources:

  • Access to all online course material for 12 months
  • Downloadable digital manuals
  • Downloadable program sheets

Mat and Reformer Certification → $5,000 in 3 installments

  • $2,000 due prior to the commencement of Module 1
  • $2,000 due prior to the commencement of Module 2
  • $1,000 due prior to the commencement of Module 3

Face-to-Face Workshop Dates for 2022*

Mat and Reformer Certification

  • Module 1: Friday 28 & Saturday 29 January 2022 12-5pm
  • Module 2: Friday 25 & Saturday 26 February 2022 12-5pm
  • Module 3: Friday 22 & Saturday 23 April 2022 12-5pm

All online components of each module must be completed prior to attending the face-to-face workshop dates.

Comprehensive Certification Course

Our Comprehensive Certification Course is a balance of online and in-person components. The course is approved by the PAA for certification as a Pilates teacher able to teach in a fully equipped studio. Graduates of the Comprehensive Certification course will have access to the PAA Member Insurance Program. Students who complete the online components only can obtain CEC points with various associations, however, to achieve certification and the use of the name “Pilates teacher” you will need to successfully complete all online and face-to-face modules and assessments.

The Comprehensive Certification Course includes:

Online Course Component: 100 hours

  • 30-hour Mat and Reformer online course
  • 10-hour Anatomy and Teaching Foundations online course
  • 10-hour Anatomy Dimensions tutoring
  • 20-hour Trapeze Table online course
  • 10-hour Wunda Chair online course
  • 10-hour Special Populations online course
  • 10-hour Pathologies online course

Live Workshop Classes: 80 hours

  • 80 hours of face-to-face training in lectures/workshops and tutorials
  • 100 hours of observation
  • 100 hours of self-mastery
  • 200 hours of assistant teaching (supervised)

Included Resources:

  • Access to all online course material for 24 months
  • Downloadable digital manuals
  • Downloadable program sheets

Comprehensive Certification (including Mat and Reformer) → $10,000 in 6 instalments

  • $2,000 due prior to the commencement of Module 1
  • $2,000 due prior to the commencement of Module 2
  • $1,000 due prior to the commencement of Module 3
  • $2,000 due prior to the commencement of Module 4
  • $2,000 due prior to the commencement of Module 5
  • $1,000 due prior to the commencement of Module 6

Face-to-Face Workshop Dates for 2022*

Comprehensive Certification

  • Module 1: Friday 28 & Saturday 29 January 2022 12-5pm
  • Module 2: Friday 25 & Saturday 26 February 2022 12-5pm
  • Module 3: Friday 22 & Saturday 23 April 2022 12-5pm
  • Module 4: Friday 22 & Saturday 23 May 2022 12-5pm
  • Module 5: Friday 24 & Saturday 25 June 2022 12-5pm
  • Module 6: Friday 5 August 2022 12-5pm

All online components of each module must be completed prior to attending the face-to-face workshop dates.

Ready to start your Pilates Instructor journey?

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    Have you already had a Pilates experience?

    Which courses are you interested in?

    The Body Refinery Education also offers continuing education programs to ensure Pilates instructors have long and fulfilling careers as Pilates practitioners.

    Ready to start your Pilates Instructor journey?

    Fill in the form below to join The Body Refinery Pilates Courses

      Have you already had a Pilates experience?

      Which courses are you interested in?

      The Body Refinery Education also offers continuing education programs to ensure Pilates instructors have long and fulfilling careers as Pilates practitioners.