Pilates Teacher Training

Begin Your Pilates Career Today

Teaching Pilates offers you the ability to make permanent, positive impacts on the lives of your students. By entering our Lotus Pilates Teacher Training, you will be able to refine your own practice and acquire the confidence and skills to teach your own unique style. This program and its teacher (Sophia) are internationally recognized.

For all interested persons, this program will commence immediately in 2019. This program is built to flexibly accommodate your schedule. This program costs $3,000 and payment plans are available. Upon completion, you will earn your certification to teach Apparatus and Mat work.

Participants will attend Pilates classes first as students, then as observers, and finally as Assistants. Participants are welcome to join classes during lunch time, evening classes or Sunday classes. Although you will be responsible for attending a certain amount of classes to reach your hour requirement, you will be able to decide which classes meet your schedule.

Lectures and a lecture schedule will be added as the group forms.


General Program Overview

This program offers a dynamic, integrative approach to the art of teaching and practicing Pilates.

Curriculum is as follows:

  • Pilates apparatus and mat-work
    • Foundation exercises
    • Mat-work series (Beginner – Advanced)
    • Reformer (Beginner – Advanced)
    • Cadillac
    • Wunder chair
    • All other accessory equipment
  • Yoga fundamentals
  • Human anatomy, physiology and movement
  • Original and evolved exercises and principles of the Pilates Method
  • Fascia, somatics and current bio-mechanical thinking
  • Communication, listening, teaching and hands-on skills
  • Applications for rehabilitation
  • Liaising with other professionals

The course requires: 

  • Pilates classes (200 hours)
  • Education hours
  • Observation hours (48 hours)
  • Assisting hours (200 hours)
  • Self-practice hours (200 hours)
  • Practice-teaching hours
  • Testing and certification – Physical Mind Institute (Date depends on when you complete your studies)

Education hours are split over up over several months of trainings. It is common to have meeting times on Friday evenings and on Saturdays and Sundays afternoons. Depending on the size of the classes, there is built-in flexibility in the schedule.

Observation hours are spent observing an approved certified Pilates instructor’s class or private/semi-private sessions.

Assisting teaching hours are spent assisting an approved certified Pilates instructor in class or private/semi-private sessions.

Self-practice hours are spent practicing techniques taught during the education, observation and assisting hours using the appropriate equipment and techniques.

Practice teaching hours include two mandatory case studies and solo instruction of classes or private/semi-private sessions. Student teachers may do more case studies before the required two, which will go towards practice teaching hours.


The Lotus Philosophy

“Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.” 

One of founding principles at Lotus is that growth never ceases. As teachers, it is our duty to continue approaching the Pilates Method with a student’s sense of inquisitiveness and a renewed sense of dedication. This is one of the values we hope to instill in tomorrow’s teachers. When you finish the Lotus Pilates Teacher training, we encourage you to view this as the start (not the finish) to your a lifelong study of the physical, mental and spiritual practice of the Pilates Method. 


Your Teacher

Learn from the best to become the best.

Sophia Cannonier is the Founder and Director at Lotus Mind Body and Spirit Wellness Centre. She is a multi-certified and world class experienced Pilates teacher trainer. Sophia opened Bermuda’s first Pilates studio in 1998 and over the years she has become known as Bermuda’s “teacher’s teacher.”


Your Pilates Career

After you complete your Lotus Pilates Teacher certification exam, you are qualified to sit for the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) exam.

The PMA is the international, not-for-profit, professional association and certifying agency dedicated to the teachings of Joseph H. and Clara Pilates.



The cost for this course is $3,000. Payments may be made in six increments of $500.


Cancellation Policy

Please visit here to see our cancelation policy. By signing up with this course, you agree to these terms. 


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