Pilates Teacher Training Programs

Pilates Mat Teacher Training


Maeva Movement's Pilates Mat Teacher Training program offers a great opportunity for learning the principles of the Pilates Method. We offer an affordable way to integrate yourself into different settings with ease. Pilates Mat is a great way to introduce people to Pilates.

The Pilates Teacher Training Program provides an extensive education in Myofascial release and restorative Pilates Mat Work giving you the training needed to explore the many ways to apply Pilates in the world. It also satisfies a segment of our Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training Program that we offer (see below). 

Program consists of:

  • Classical & contemporary Pilates Mat excercises

  • Restorative pilates mat with props

  • 24 hours of lecture & discussion

  • Exercise practice & analysis

  • 5 hours of observation

  • 10 hours of self practice

  • Take home written exam & one on one practical exam

4 month program divided into one weekend a month (Two 3 hour days Saturday/Sunday)

Graduates will be qualified to teach the full Pilates mat repertoire at studios and health clubs.

Maeva Movement Comprehensive Pilates

Teacher Training

Maeva Movement Pilates Teacher Training is a 450-hour program, which includes full apparatus and mat training and fulfills PMA Certification requirements. Maeva Movement Pilates focuses on the foundational movement skills developed through contemporary Pilates. The Comprehensive Pilates Training Program Includes:

  • Pilates Exercise Training including Classical and Contemporary Exercises

  • Comprehensive Manual

  • Program Design

  • Tools for Teaching Students of varying levels

  • Guidelines and Modifications for working with Special Populations (injuries pre/post natal)

  • Equipment Safety and Matinance

  • Written and Practical Exam

The program is led by Laurel Desmarais with special lectures from master teachers in related holistic fields.

  • The course breakdown is as follows:

  • 150 Hours Lecture (includes anatomy, Mat work and-Reformer, Chair, 1/2 Cadillac, Barrels and props)

  • 150 hours Apprentice Teaching

  • 75 hours Self-Practice

  • 75 hours Observation

  • Final Tests- written and practical (once all hours have been completed)

Trainees will have access to the studio for Observation, Self-Practice and Apprentice hours.
You will also receive a discount on classes and Individual sessions while in training.

Prerequisite: We require all Trainees to complete a minimum of 10 Individual Sessions of Pre-Training with a Certified Maeva Movement Pilates Teacher prior to the start of Teacher Training.


213 South 17th Street

Nashville, TN 37206

Tel: 860-303-0196



Parking is available in the lot right in front of the studio as well as plenty of street parking