Class Options
Beginner & Intermediate Mat Work Course
30 CPD Points (Accredited by Stellenbosch University)
Cape Town, 28 Nov - 8 Dec 2024
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About The Course

The course is aimed at qualified medical, health-care therapists, qualified movement practitioners or students with background in Anatomy / Physiology.  Applicants with extensive background in teaching, sport, dance, Yoga, Pilates etc. will be considered for participation depending on the type of training.

If you would like to teach Pilates as a part of your practice to your patients or clients, completion of a full programme, including the exams, is strongly recommended.   

If you are primarily interested in the CEU points and general understanding of the Pilates method, certificate of attendance with the CEU points can be issued after the 40 hours of the actual course. Please specify which option you would prefer.

Course Outlines

  • Pilates principles
  • Review of the anatomy: Pilates powerhouse, rib cage placement, shoulder girdle, cervical spine, and more
  • Fascial lines
  • Postural assessment (most common postural imbalances and how to correct them)
  • Neutral spine/neutral pelvis
  • Imprint and when to apply it
  • Pilates Breathing technique in fine detail  (myths and reality)
  • Pre-Pilates (Basic preparatory exercises and simple stretches)
  • Beginner repertoire and its value for pelvic-lumbar and scapular stabilization
  • Modifications and progressions (how to change exercises for individuals with limited movement, when to omit exercises, how to increase the intensity safely)
  • Transition from Beginner to Intermediate level
  • Intermediate repertoire (goals and application)
  • How to design a balanced Pilates session
  • Teaching skills
  • Code of ethics
  • Practice teaching, theoretical assignments

Dates for 2024

Thursday: 28 November: 10am- 5pm
Friday: 29 November: 9am- 5pm
Saturday: 30 November: 9am- 5pm
Sunday: 1 December: 9am- 5pm

Saturday: 7 December: 9am- 5 pm
Sunday: 8 December: 9am- 5pm

40 hours of tuition in total

Venue: Cape Town, Camps Bay

Cost: R13500 (Includes fully illustrated print manual & digital materials)

Early Bird Special:

Pay in full by 1 July 2024 and save R2500.
Pay in full by 1 August 2024 and save R2000
Pay in full by 1 September 2024 and save R1500
Pay in full by 1 October 2024 and save R1000

To qualify for the special offer, the full amount must be paid by the advertised due date. Limited space available. T’s & C’s Apply. 

Payment plan is available and must be arranged in advance. There are various options. A non-refundable and non-transferrable R4000 deposit (which forms a part of the full fee) is required to ensure your place in the course. To receive a partial refund you are required to give at least 20-day cancellation notice. 

To ensure individual tuition and proper practical training only a small number of students will be accepted.  Space is limited.

Contact Details

Kindly Email or Call, Whatsapp or Signal 083-235-6238

Practice Hours, Exams & Costs

To be eligible to write the Pilates Academy SA exam for this Mat work course you will be required to complete the following instructor training program:

60 hours physical review of exercises (self-practice)
60 hours practice teaching (teaching friends or potential clients free of charge)
10 hours observations (observing classes at recommended studios, free of charge)
10 hours class attendance (physically attending classes) discounted fees apply at Camps Bay studio and with some affiliated instructors in different areas).

Online options are available

Written email exam (1 hour 30 minutes):  R400, Saturday, 24 August 2024 (or sooner)
Practical exam   (1 hour):  R750, by making a private booking before 19 October 2024 (can be done in person or on Zoom)

The practical exam should take place after the completion of all the required programme hours.

Alternatively, the participant will have to do the “refresher course” at the next available Pilates Academy SA Matwork course at a reduced fee.

On completion of the Matwork training programme and after successfully passing the exams set by the Academy, instructors will receive the certificate awarded by Pilates Academy SA.  CPD points granted by the University of Stellenbosch will feature on the Certificate.

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Kindly Email or Call, Whatsapp or Signal 083-235-6238

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National Pilates Certification Program
(Optional Worldwide Registration)

Pilates Cape Town imagePilates Academy SA teacher training courses comply with the standards outlined by the National Pilates Certification Program (NPCP), formerly known as Pilates Method Alliance (PMA®). This is the only worldwide register for comprehensively trained Pilates professionals. For more information please visit; www.pilatesmethodalliance .org Although it is optional, with continued Pilates education and working experience, certified instructors may consider writing the NPCP third-party exam. A successful pass in this would enable certified instructors to be registered worldwide. Students and Graduates of the Pilates Academy SA must adhere to the NPCP Code of Ethics.