Comprehensive Teacher Training Information

Below, you’ll find information on the following:
Mat Seminar
Comprehensive Seminars 
Weekly Meetings
Teacher Training Hours


Mat Seminar Only: 10 classical mat classes (in studio, not online/video) + anatomy education.

Click here for more information on what the anatomy education entails to see if you already satisfy the requirement and/or how to receive the appropriate anatomy education.

Comprehensive Teacher Training: 50 classical sessions (a combination of private, semi-private and group classes on all apparatus is ideal) + anatomy education + Mat Seminar.

Click here for more information on what the anatomy education entails to see if you already satisfy the requirement and/or how to receive the appropriate anatomy education.

Mat Seminar:

In this seminar, you will learn to teach the classical mat work that will be appropriate for First-Timer, Beginner and some Intermediate classes. 20 Exercises that make for a remarkable mat class. Additionally, you will learn the transitions from one exercise to another and the modifications for each exercise. (Most of our clients have some sort of ache or pain…modifications and adaptations are essential.)

Beyond the exercises, you learn the technique of teaching that makes The Vertical Workshop teachers so successful. Well beyond any other program, The Vertical Workshop provides you with teaching tools that give you the opportunity to help achieve your goals for teaching and your clients’ goals for doing Pilates.

The Mat Seminar is 16 hours of work on exercises, anatomy, teaching tools. You will have many opportunities to do the exercises and practice teach.

The exam is built into the weekend. What we seek is that you progress from the first moment until the last of the weekend and are able to leave the weekend ready to practice teach until you are ready to teach a true class.

Comprehensive Seminars:

Now that you have learned the techniques of teaching and practiced this in much of the mat work from the Mat Seminar, the Comprehensive Seminars teach you how to teach on all apparatus. You will learn both the ideal version of the exercises and modifications for all Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced exercises. (Remember, many of our clients have injuries or ailments. We need to know how to modify and teach the client in front of us!). We will continue to work on your teaching technique, understanding why we do each exercise, how to transition from on exercise to the other and more!

Seminar #1 - Beginner System:
Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, High Chair, Wall

Seminar #2 - Intermediate System Part 1
Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, High Chair, Wunda Chair

Seminar #3 - Intermediate System Part 2
Wunda Chair (cont’d), Barrels, Magic Circle
Injuries/Ailments and Special Cases (Obesity, Senior Population, Pregnancy)

Seminar #4 - Advanced System
Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, High Chair, Wunda Chair, Barrels, Pedi-Pole

Weekly Meetings:

Weekly meetings are an essential part of your Teacher Training and Bridge. This is where you learn more than we can “fit in” in the weekend seminars.

During these meetings, we’ll delve deeply into the following:
Your questions
Anatomy and biomechanics
The Vertical Workshop teaching tools
Injuries, ailments and special cases
…and more

Teacher Training Hours:
Your 600 hours of Teacher Training includes the following:
Observation of TVW teachers teaching
Practice with fellow students

All Teacher Training hours must be done at the host studio.

During the first Comprehensive seminar, you will be given information on how to fulfill your Teacher Training hours. It’s hard work and a lot of fun! It’s extremely satisfying!!

At The Vertical Workshop, we believe that exams are an opportunity for you and us to see what you know well and what you need to work. It gives us a solid chance to know how to help you even more!

There are multiple exams. You will be completely ready for them. There are no surprises. We’re looking for you to succeed!

Coming soon…
Email Shari at to let her know of your interest. She will let you know when the application is ready for you!