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We are pleased to invite you to our Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training certification. Movement Therapy Studio instructor training is designed to empower critical thinking through movement concepts. Classical Repertoire will be taught, closely following Joseph Pilates’s base concepts, exercises and philosophies. Additionally, and keeping in mind that all bodies are different, focus will also be given in order to adapt each body to a resilient individual form and create self-awareness. 

Our teacher-training program is 450 hours long and is divided into 6 modules which require 75 hrs. per module, 20 hrs. presential attendance and 55 hrs. of self-study, self-practice, group practice, observation, video record, zoom meetings if necessary. 

The training is designed and divided in 2 basic phases: 

    • To teach Classical Pilates Mat work, depending on the trainee to perform and understand the basic movement motor for the advanced Mat work series and the intelligent use of props. There will be 2 Modules, 40 hours presential.
    • To teach on the Pilates apparatus and use of props (Reformer, Trapeze Table, Chair, Ladder Barrel and Spine Corrector), depending on the trainee to perform and understand the basic motor movement for the advanced series. There will be 4 Modules, 80 hours presential. 

During the program, the student will be given the opportunity to work alone, with a mentor, in pairs or in groups. In order to enter the program, the student must be at least 18 years old and should have attended at least 5 to 10 Pilates sessions.  All modules must be completed in order to attain the comprehensive program certification.

The required hours are as follows: 

Presential                120 hours

Self-study prior to each module 20 hours 

Group-practice classes, included             10 hours

Group-practice classes at MTS or other studios. 20 hours

Observation 70 hours

Self-Practice 80 hours

Assistant Teaching 75 hours

Video record of self-practice & teaching 25 hours

Practical & Written Assessment 20 hours

Zoom meetings to resolve questions. 10 hours.


    • A clear understanding of Technique, through movement quality concepts, is needed.
    • Experimental anatomy with myofascial release will be included to enhance proprioception. 
    • Understand and perform Classical Pilates Repertoire in all Pilates equipment.  
    • Understand precautions, contra-indications and modifications for injury and special populations.
    • Utilize tactile cueing to provide hands-on guidance.
    • Employ neuro-linguistic techniques and imagery to give meaningful cues.
    • Build confidence through observation and practice teaching.
    • Assess and develop thoughtful programs for any client based on the Classical Pilates repertoire.
    • Prepare meaningful adaptations with props when needed.

The MTS Pilates Matwork and Comprehensive Teacher-Training Certificate Program covers all aspects of training and apprenticeship ensuring that graduates meet the international requirements of minimum 450 hours of training in Pilates as required by the Pilates Method Alliance, based in the U.S.A.

The Pilates teacher Training program is approved in accordance with international standards and qualifications which are recognised by REPs UAE.

The certification is issued in collaboration with and endorsed by Physical Mind Institute NY, an Institute compelled with renewing Pilates education. The PMI PhysicalMind Institute® was established in 1991 to carry on the work of Joseph Pilates. Beginning with the Certification of Pilates Teachers, the Institute continued the tradition of looking at bodies and inventing what was needed for better movement and pain relief.

The teacher training will be conducted by Lillian Castillo-Müller who is a Master Pilates Trainer and Yoga teacher with a somatic approach and more than 15 years of experience in movement education.


What you will receive during Matwork Certificate Modules 1 & 2:

    • Mat work Manual & Fundamentals – Printed
    • Pilates Anatomy & Protocols – Digital Copy
    • Free attendance of 6 Pilates Mat work Classes under MTS schedule, with prior booking.
    • Access to train 2 hrs. in MTS space, no peak hours, with prior booking. 
    • Access to teach 2 Group Mat work Classes 
    • Fees are 4800 AED and include the Final Exam
    • Fees per Module 2400 AED

What you will receive during Comprehensive Teacher-Training Certificate Modules 3, 4, 5 & 6:

    • Apparatus Manual & Fundamentals – Printed
    • Pilates Anatomy & Protocols – Digital Copy
    • Free attendance of 10 Premium and Mat work Classes under MTS schedule, with prior booking. 
    • Access to train 4 hrs. in MTS space, no peak hours, with prior booking. 
    • Access to teach 2 Group Mat work Classes 
    • Fees are 14,400 AED and DON’T include the Final Exam.
    • Complete fees, final exam included – 15,400 AED.
    • 15% discount for the complete Training, paid in full – 12,240 AED.

Payment options:

You can pay for all modules in a one-off transaction.

You also have the option to pay for each Module separately.

Card or cash payments are accepted.

The prices already include VAT. 

Program Overview

Pilates Matwork

Certification Modules 1 & 2 

  • Introduction & Fundamentals for Pilates
  • Anatomy & Movement Science for Pilates
  • Matwork Part 1
  • Matwork Part 2
  • Experimental anatomy through Myofascial release 
  • Modifications for special population.

Apparatus Certification 

Modules 3, 4, 5 & 6  

  • Reformer 
  • Cadillac or Trapeze Table
  • Chair or Wunda Chair 
  • Spine Corrector
  • Proper use of props (Orbit, Rotational Discs, Bands and Balls)
  • Anatomy & Movement Science
  • Experimental Anatomy Somatic approach through Myofascial release.
  • Precautions, contraindications and modifications for injury and special population.

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