Become a Teacher

We believe incorporating a humanistic and person-centered approach to our Pilates teaching in a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment.
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Become a Teacher

We believe incorporating a humanistic and person-centered approach to our Pilates teaching in a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment.

Our Teacher Training Programs

We want our students to find their voices and use their experiences when learning how to teach the Pilates method. If you are interested in taking your practice further and becoming a Pilates teacher, these are the programs that we recommend for new teachers:

Our Teacher Training Programs

We want our students to find their voices and use their experiences when learning how to teach the Pilates method. If you are interested in taking your practice further and becoming a Pilates teacher, these are the programs that we recommend for new teachers:

Advanced

Teacher Training Program

This 950 hour program will show students how to teach and perform all Pilates exercises from beginning to advanced levels on all apparatus. During the 12 (or 18) month program provides a combination of both online and in-person studio learning. and Students can either study at The Pilates Center in Boulder, Colorado, or with an affiliated TPC Licensed Teacher Trainer, Host Studio or graduate worldwide. As part of this program, students will complete the Formal Lecture Series and graduates will be eligible to take the NPCP exam.
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Advanced

Teacher Training Program

This 950 hour program will show students how to teach and perform all Pilates exercises from beginning to advanced levels on all apparatus. During the 12 (or 18) month program provides a combination of both online and in-person studio learning. and Students can either study at The Pilates Center in Boulder, Colorado, or with an affiliated TPC Licensed Teacher Trainer, Host Studio or graduate worldwide. As part of this program, students will complete the Formal Lecture Series and graduates will be eligible to take the NPCP exam.

I would like to thank everyone for this wonderful learning experience! I am very happy that I have chosen the right school. Online lectures were very clear and helpful. The communication with The Pilates Center was very easy. I felt supported throughout the program. I loved the Formal Lectures Series. I keep going back and finding even more details every time I watch them.

—Olga Voropaeva, Advanced Graduate

Intermediate Plus

Teacher Training Program

This 600 hour teacher training program is a combination of both online and in- person studio learning. It includes a case study and additional observed teaching and lesson mentorship hour requirements. Students will be proficient in the intermediate/advanced exercises on all apparatus. Graduates are eligible to take the NCPC exam.
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Intermediate Plus

Teacher Training Program

This 600 hour teacher training program is a combination of both online and in- person studio learning. Students will be proficient in the intermediate/advanced exercises on all apparatus. Graduates are eligible to take the NCPC exam.

“It was an amazing experience to go through the Teacher Training Program. I’m grateful to have taken part in this program and it became such a great journey for my healing process as well.”

—Reimi Adachi

Intermediate

Teacher Training Program

This 450 hour program is twelve months long and may require a trip to Boulder, Colorado to complete their final exams or with a Licensed Teacher Trainer. Students are encouraged to visit The Pilates Center as often as possible. Students will be proficient in the intermediate/advanced exercises on all apparatus.  Students can either study at The Pilates Center in Boulder, Colorado, or with an affiliated TPC Licensed Teacher Trainer, Host Studio or graduate worldwide. As part of this program, students will complete the Formal Lecture Series and graduates will be eligible to take the NPCP exam.
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Intermediate

Teacher Training Program

This Teacher Training program includes the Bridge Intermediate Teacher Training program as part of the program and there is a Performance Evaluation to get into the program.

“All of the instructors were excellent! Each one had information, experience, and viewpoints in Pilates that were invaluable. All the instructors had different teaching styles, yet shared a passion for Pilates that was immeasurable. The staff as well as the instructors were supportive, personable, and caring.”

—Gina Boren

Mat

Pilates Educational Program

The Pilates Center reevaluated the accessibility of the Pilates equipment they’ve used for more than thirty years. This program takes away the barriers for people who don’t have access to Pilates equipment and can only access classes online from home rather than coming to the studio.

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Mat

Pilates Educational Program

The Pilates Center reevaluated the accessibility of the Pilates equipment they’ve used for more than thirty years. This program takes away the barriers for people who don’t have access to Pilates equipment and can only access classes online from home rather than coming to the studio.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed every moment of this training. I found the iTPC online curriculum very clear and accessible. The information was presented by Amy and Rachel with the clarity, precision, and vitality I have come to associate with Pilates. The formal lecture series was very integral to my learning and understanding of the breadth and depth of Joseph Pilates’ method of "Return to Life".

—Terry Gregory

Which Program is For Me?

We suggest starting with the Advanced Teacher Training Program, the original program we’ve offered for more than thirty years. Other options for new teachers are the Intermediate Program, Intermediate Plus Program, and the Mat Pilates Educational Program (Mat only). For more information, contact kelli@thepilatescenter.com.

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Which Program is For Me?

We suggest starting with the Advanced Teacher Training Program, the original program we’ve offered for more than thirty years. Other options for new teachers are the Intermediate Program, Intermediate Plus Program, and the Mat Pilates Educational Program (Mat only). For more information, contact kelli@thepilatescenter.com.

How to Get Started

Teaching people how to teach Pilates is different than teaching people how to do Pilates. We’re here to guide you on your journey to finding your own teacher lens.

If you are interested in learning more and applying to a Teacher Training program, contact our Director of Education, Kelli Burkhalter Hutchins, at kelli@thepilatescenter.com.

Kelli Burkhalter Hutchins is a is a Workshop Presenter and Licensed Teacher Trainer at The Pilates Center , NCPT, and has been teaching Pilates since 2005. Kelli resides in College Station, Texas and promotes the Teacher Training Program. She teaches remotely online, and travels to Boulder for workshops throughout the year. Kelli received her education from The Pilates Center and since graduating, Kelli has mentored with Amy Taylor Alpers and Rachel Taylor Segel. Kelli’s perspective when teaching Pilates comes from early exposure to the world of fitness and being a competitive swimmer who participated in the Jr. Olympics.

FAQs

How do I find a Host Advisor and a Host Studio?

You can view all TPC Studios worldwide and find a TPC-trained teacher on our worldwide map. You can also find TPC Graduates who are Host Advisors with Host Studios and/or Licensed Teacher Trainers in our graduate directory.

What paperwork do I need to complete to apply for a Teacher Training Program?

To apply for a Teacher Training Program, you will need to complete the necessary paperwork for the relevant program found in our document center.

Is there any more information I can view about each Teacher Training Program?

You can view and download our full educational catalog to learn more about each of our Teacher Training Programs including requirements, schedule, costs, and more.

What is the NPCP exam and when do I need to take it?

NPCP stands for The National Pilates Certification Program (NPCP). As a TPC Trainee, you are eligible to take the NPCP exam at the end of your Pilates Teacher Training Program. The NPCP mission, vision, and values are as follows:

  • Vision: That every Pilates teacher is NPCP certified. That the NPCP is recognized through increased awareness by employers, the healthcare industry, teacher training programs, and the general public as a professional standard in the Pilates field. That all teachers of the Pilates method aspire to achieve a nationally recognized third-party certification. That the NPCP diversifies pathways to certification and to participating in the larger conversation of advancing the Pilates profession.

  • Values: Objectivity and fairness, respect, honesty, transparency, accountability

Why Pilates

Pilates has the power to heal the world by empowering people to transform their health, and it is The Pilates Center’s mission to promote the original, classical method of Pilates.

About Us

Sisters Amy Taylor Alpers and Rachel Taylor Segel trained under Romana Kryzanowska, Joseph Pilates’ protégé, before founding The Pilates Center in Boulder, CO in 1990.

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Why Pilates

Pilates has the power to heal the world by empowering people to transform their health, and it is The Pilates Center’s mission to promote the original, classical method of Pilates.

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About Us

Sisters Amy Taylor Alpers and Rachel Taylor Segel trained under Romana Kryzanowska, Joseph Pilates’ protégé, before founding The Pilates Center in Boulder, CO in 1990.

“A greater thank you for contributing to the next generation being more enlightened in the work and for being devoted to Joseph Pilates idea of having a community throughout the world, who wanted to bring about change in mind, body and spirit.”

—Harvey Klein, London, England

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