Pilates Teacher Training


Further Eductation

We offer coaching, workshops and training for Pilates instructors and all other movement professionals.

We have many years of experience as members of the teaching team at the Centre for Spatial Medicine. We have developed a series of workshops that focus on topics that deepen and expand our work as movement specialists, such as the results of fascia research. When it comes to Pilates, these findings lead to an in-depth understanding of the method originally developed by Joseph Pilates.



Pilates Comprehensive Teacher Training

Pilates comprehensively trains the movement repertoire needed by our bodies in all of life’s challenges.
This programme will enable you to teach clients confidently, addressing all their wants, needs, skills and limitations
You will be taught in a small group of 2-4 participants.
This comprehensive teacher training programme will take 30-36 months to complete.

The programme consists of:

  • 180 hrs of group training covering the classic repertoire
  • 4 hrs of group mentor meetings
  • 4 hrs of individual mentor meetings
  • 2 case studies à 12 hrs, of which 2 each are observed
  • A minimum of 120 observation hours
  • A minimum of 250 hrs self-practice
  • 5 hrs practical examination
  • 2 hrs theory examination
  • 20 hrs of Personal Training

Total hours: 609       Contact hours: 227



  • “Anatomy TrainsÓ in Motion” or equivalent
  • Functional Anatomy of the muscular and sceletal system relevant to movement (Main musculature, bones, joints and their function)
  • Knowledge of common injuries and diseases of the muscular and sceletal system
  • 50 hrs of Pilates personal Training experience on all apparatus including mat work, group classes excluded
    All Prerequistes offered as workshops or 1to1 prior to start of the programme at additional cost

What to expect:
In this comprehensive teacher training programme, you will learn to teach the classical repertoire as developed by Joseph Pilates. 

You will become knowledgeable how this original approach is functional and finds a scientific base in the current research into fascia, fascial movement and bio tensegrity.
This programme is designed to give you an embodied experiential understanding of the repertoire, so that from this understanding of the method teaching others comes easy.
You will learn the repertoire comprehensively not in modules.
We approach this, using the only written record of Joseph Pilates’ thoughts on movement, the mat-work as set out in his book “Return to life”.
We will use this original series of exercises to establish how the mat is the high end of the whole of the repertoire and how all the exercises on the apparatus lead to a deep understanding of his work and thought processes.

 Through this
·       you will discover how the apparatus was developed by Joseph Pilates to help his clients understand their body
·       you will discover the high functionality of his movements, and how they relate to your life and the life of your clients.
·       You will understand that the method was developed to ground the body and to rehabilitate dis-functional movement patterns.
·       You will discover that the method is not a stand-alone fitness programme but a means to an end, so that you and your clients can get on with their chosen challenges in life with a fully able and functional body to support you and them.
How does the newest research into our fascia relate to this original work?
The fascial net in our body is all encompassing and reacts to outer and inner signals. Through attention and awareness of inner and outer processes we are able to influence the system in such a way that unfortunate movement patterns dissolve and are replaced by highly efficient new patterns.
You will discover how to connect into your fascial body, how to move elastic and connected in whole body movement, becoming true to Joseph Pilates’ saying:
“As much as needed as less as possible”
Our Bio-tensegrity (tension + integrity) built allows for high stability with minimum weight of the bones, as our fascial connective tissue holds us together and apart in expansion. This allows every structure space and none becomes overly strained. You will discover how tensegrity alters the way we approach movement in expansion rather than contraction.
Once you have become truly familiar within yourself with this approach, you will be able to teach all your clients enabling them to approach everything with ease, elasticity and resilience.
Following Joseph Pilates’ principles as set out in his book:
·       Whole body movement
·       whole body health
·       breathing.


Colleagues have been coming to us for years to seek training:

“Pilates training with Joachim does me a lot of good. Joachim’s teaching is precise, sympathetic and thoughtful. I always feel safe and that I am in good hands. Joachim is always able to answer my questions about anatomy and movement and explain the concepts really well. His Pilates training benefits me on both a personal level and as a Pilates instructor. Thank you, Joachim!”


“My greatest challenge as a physiotherapist was always feeling my way into my patients’ postural and movement patterns. This has become much easier after encountering the CPM concept and learning about myofascial pathways. What is more, Joachim strives to take a holistic approach to understanding people. First and foremost, the aim is to restore lost movement, to find and expand the space for breath and recognise energy channels as they span the whole of the body. However, this often results in changes on a profound personal level too. This is what I particularly value about working with Joachim. He has a very empathetic, sensitive and motivating approach.”