Teacher Training

Pilates Matwork Teacher Training

Breathe 200 hr Pilates Matwork Teacher Training is scheduled 1-2 times per year.  Our next training begins March 2017.
Participants will be trained to teach an all level mat group class with small equipment, basic an functional anatomy will be covered, injury modification an prevention, special populations, 5 basic principles of Pilates, Pilates philosophy and history, how to sequence and flow a class and advance exercises.
12 week program runs with 6 weeks of in class time every other Monday 6:00pm-8:30pm and every other Sunday 10-2pm. (NOTE WE RUN A CONDENSED VERSION FOR SUMMER, IT WILL BE DONE OVER 6 WEEKS)

As a teacher trainer during the program you get all the benefits of our regular instructors – free memberships and 25% off merchandise during the course of the training and once you start teaching for us !!


$2499 +hst (Early Registration $2199 +hst if paid in full prior to start of program) includes $100 non-refundable application fee, course material and textbook.  Payment plan can be worked out with each individual as needed.  Includes a 3 month membership to Breathe Pilates and Fitness studio for duration of teacher training program. Full refund minus the $100 deposit will be issued prior to the start of class, once class has started (whether course has been completed or not by the student) no refund is available.  No refund available for missed or not completed classes.
Program includes practice teaching hours and apprentice hours.  Mentoring and teaching support provided.  2 practical exams and 1 written exam.

200 hour break down:

Total Lecture hours: 42 hours (7per week for 6 weeks – we run classes Tuesday 6-9 and Sunday 10-2 ever other week)

Total class participation hours: 84 hours

Exam teaching classes and prep: 4 hours

10 practice teaching classes supervised: 10 hours

15 apprentice classes in studio: 15 hours

Homework allotted hours: 45 hours (~4hours/week)

Required Reading

Pilates by Rael Isacomitz Pilates Anatomy by Rael Isacomitz (Books are included in tuition and can be picked up at studio prior to start date)
Suggested Reading : Pilates Bible: Complete Guide to Pilates Training by Lynne Robinson Ellie Herman’s Pilates Props workbook – step by step guide with 200 photos by Ellie Herman A Pilates Primer: the Millenmium Edition by Joseph Pilates (Books are available at amazon.ca)

For more information or to apply contact: info@breathepilatesandfitness.com.  We will contact you to schedule an interview and send you an information package.


Aerial Hammock/Sling Training (Aerial Pilates & Aerial Yoga)

Instructors for Aerial Yoga will learn how to teach a Vinyasa Style Aerial Yoga class, combining an Vinyasa flow class with the Aerial Arts.  Course will cover the benefits and contraindications of Aerial Yoga, a comparison for Aerial Yoga asanas versus Floor Yoga asanas, learning to create an Aerial Yoga Flow class and sequencing.  Safety, rigging, where to buy fabric and equipment and insurance will also be covered.  Course will take place over 3 weekends.

Requirements for course completion :

  • attendance to all classes (misses class can be made up with instructor)
  • 5 observations
  • 5 practice teaching classes
  • full payment

Dates: Stay tuned for upcoming trainings


$1999 + hst, Early Bird Special $1599+hst
Non-refundable $100 deposit required to reserve spot (amount will be deducted off total tuition).  Full refund (minus the deposit) available prior to the first day of class, once class has started there is no refund.  Payment plan may be set up in 3 equal installments, all payments must be recieved prior to last class.

For more information or to apply contact: info@breathepilatesandfitness.com.


Pole Fitness

Become a Pole Fitness Instructor. The program consists of 25 hours of instructions and demo teaching. The students is then required to complete 25 hours of practice teaching and observations. 50 hours of practice hours. 3 months of apprentice program with open practice times. After hours are completed there is a written and practical exam. Once successfully completed exams the student is required to instruct one 4 week level one Program. Once all requirements are met the student will receive a certificate of completion.

Course instructors: Nikki Sebastian, Jenn Macri- Pole teachers
Anatomy portion taught by Dr. Son Nguyen

$1500+hst includes course manual, apprentice program and access to studio for practice times. 3 month apprentice program with open practice times.
(payment plan available)

Early bird if paid in full, or Breathe Pilates Past Teacher training, $1250+hst

Contact Nikki at nikki@breathepilatesandfitness.com  for more information or if interest.