The STOTT PILATES® Intensive Program (Level 1) is intended for those already working in the fields of fitness or movement, or those who have completed the Functional Anatomy course or our Online Anatomy Resource Training and meet the Pilates class requirements. The focus is on expanding student’s current knowledge while delivering complete instruction in STOTT PILATES principles and Essential and Intermediate exercises in a fast-paced format.

This option is ideal for those who are unable to devote the amount of time required in our Comprehensive Program due to work and/or scheduling issues.

The Advanced (Level 2) program begins with a review of relevant Essential and Intermediate exercises, then students learn to apply STOTT PILATES biomechanical principles to exercises that require a higher degree of strength, balance and coordination. These courses can be taken immediately after the corresponding Level 1 course or as a series of courses.

Intensive and Advanced Programs

Intensive Program choices:

  • Intensive Mat-Plus™ – IMP
  • Intensive Reformer – IR
  • Intensive Cadillac, Chair & Barrels – ICCB

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to teach the STOTT PILATES® method of exercise. Upon passing the exam, they will be recognized as a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor. Only upon the receipt of their certificate will they be entitled to identify themselves as a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor.

Students may begin their training with either the Intensive Mat-Plus Course (IMP) or the Intensive Reformer Course (IR). Upon completion of either the IMP or the IR course, students may continue into the Intensive Cadillac (ICAD), Intensive Chair (ICHR) and the Intensive Barrels (IBRL) course modules.  Advanced courses may be taken upon the completion of the Intensive Level Course.

Advanced Program choices:

  • Advanced Mat – AM
  • Advanced Reformer – AR
  • Advanced Cadillac – ACAD
  • Advanced Chair – ACHR
  • Advanced Barrels – ABRL

An application to register for your first course is required for acceptance into the program.  Please contact the training center directly so that we may assist you with how to best begin your STOTT PILATES education program.

Below is a list of all STOTT PILATES Courses.  In each link you will find a course description, upcoming dates, and all payment options.

Most of the education courses may also be taught in a private setting should the training calendar not accommodate availability.  Contact the studio directly to set up a private course training schedule.  Please note that the IMP and IR course are not available for private training at this time.

Intensive Mat-Plus Course

Intensive Reformer Course

Intensive Cadillac Course

Intensive Stability Chair Course

Intensive Barrels Course

Advanced Mat Course

Advanced Reformer Course

Advanced Cadillac Course

Advanced Chair Course

Advanced Barrels Course

Injuries and Special Populations

How to Examine for Certification

The certification process includes both a written and a practical exam. Exams must be completed within 6 months of completing a training course.  Should you attend additional training courses the deadline to examine is extended another 6 months per course attended.  Extensions to examine may also be permitted by meeting with an Instructor Trainer privately to assess readiness to examine and answer any questions regarding the material and the exam.

Certification is available in the following levels:

Level 1 (includes intensive course repertoire only) Level 2 (includes advanced repertoire) Fully Certified
Mat Mat
Reformer Reformer
Mat & Reformer Mat & Reformer
Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair Barrels Level 1 & 2, Injuries & Special Populations Course

Frequently Asked Questions regarding the examination process.

Benefits of Certification – emPower Program

Online Education Library Resource 

Recommended Anatomy Resource Books

Required Fascial Movement Course Book

Cancellation Policy on all workshops and education courses

Cancellations within 30 days of the beginning of a course or workshop are not eligible for refunds.

Student Observation and Practice Hours

The Designed Body is open to all certification students for observation hours and practice hours.

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