Continue Your Education

We believe that it’s always a great idea to continue your Pilates education. Many professional teachers join our comprehensive teacher training programs to learn more about how we teach the Pilates method, to further their professional development, and to elevate their teaching.
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Continue Your Education

We believe that it’s always a great idea to continue your Pilates education. Many professional teachers join our comprehensive teacher training programs to learn more about how we teach the Pilates method, to further their professional development, and to elevate their teaching.

Post Graduate Studies Program

This program is designed for professional teachers to help them elevate their teaching, cultivate their expertise, and become a recognized authority. This is a mentorship-style program for teachers who want to dive deeper into a subject of their choosing with a chosen mentor from The Pilates Center. This program will help them to develop critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills to acquire true command of their topic of choice. At the end of this program, teachers will have a publishable article or a powerful workshop prepared to teach.

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Post Graduate Studies Program

This program is designed for professional teachers to help them elevate their teaching, cultivate their expertise, and become a recognized authority. This is a mentorship-style program for teachers who want to dive deeper into a subject of their choosing with a chosen mentor from The Pilates Center. This program will help them to develop critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills to acquire true command of their topic of choice. At the end of this program, teachers will have a publishable article or a powerful workshop prepared to teach.

“This process invited me to explore Pilates in new ways to develop my thesis on young athletes and performance. I gained confidence in my perspective on the method and came into my adulthood as a teacher.”

—Leigh Reece

Host Advisor Program

This program is for eligible graduates of the Advanced Program and any of our Bridge Programs, to assist The Pilates Center with teacher training in their area as Host Advisors. Host Advisors are graduates and partner with The Pilates Center to offer TPC Teacher Training Program Host Advisors complete training with The Pilates Center every two years. Students of TPC Teacher Training Programs can do the majority of the Teacher Training program with their local Host Advisor, which means that students will do all mentorship hours, advising meetings, and Observed Teachings locally with a Host Advisor.
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Host Advisor Program

This program is for eligible graduates of the Advanced Program and any of our Bridge Programs, to assist The Pilates Center with teacher training in their area as Host Advisors. Host Advisors are graduates and partner with The Pilates Center to offer TPC Teacher Training Program Host Advisors complete training with The Pilates Center every two years. Students of TPC Teacher Training Programs can do the majority of the Teacher Training program with their local Host Advisor, which means that students will do all mentorship hours, advising meetings, and Observed Teachings locally with a Host Advisor.

“Pilates became a way for me to build strength, balance, and a supple body, which were all key to resolving pain. With the guidance of masterful teachers, I’ve become a third-generation Pilates instructor and Host Advisor at my studio in Arizona through the world-renowned Pilates Center.”

—Jill Eisma

Masters Program

This program is an individually tailored program for Pilates instructors who want to continue their professional development, advance their skills, and evolve their teaching practices. When students graduate from the Master’s Program, they will receive The Pilates Center Master’s Program Certificate of Completion. The prerequisite for taking this program is the completion of the Intermediate Program, Intermediate Plus Program, all Bridge Programs, the Advanced Program, and comprehensive teacher training programs outside of The Pilates Center.
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Masters Program

This program is an individually tailored program for Pilates instructors who want to continue their professional development, advance their skills, and evolve their teaching practices. When students graduate from the Master’s Program, they will receive The Pilates Center Master’s Program Certificate of Completion. The prerequisite for taking this program is the completion of the Intermediate Program, Intermediate Plus Program, all Bridge Programs, the Advanced Program, and comprehensive teacher training programs outside of The Pilates Center.

“My experience in The Pilates Center Master’s Program has steered me back to my original reason for practicing Pilates and my love of teaching the method. I know in my heart the way forward for me and my clients is grounding in the classical method. I was happy to hear from Amy and Rachel about trusting the method and the work. I feel like I’ve become a better movement instructor and have more in my toolkit now. I knew that in searching for a Master’s Program, I wanted to go back to my foundation. Through this journey, I’ve discovered that my home and happiness are in carrying the traditional work forward. You ladies are amazing.”

—Wendy Tarantino

Which Program is For Me?

Contact Kelli Burkhalter Hutchins to discuss the different programs.

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Which Program is For Me?

Contact Kelli Burkhalter Hutchins to discuss the different programs.

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

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 which can be found here.

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:
  • Mission: To validate, preserve, and advance the legacy of Joseph Pilates’ work for its lifelong benefits to health and wellness. To set standards for professional competency necessary to safely and effectively teach the Pilates method. To award a credential to those who have provided evidence they meet established professional standards. To develop and maintain fair third-party certification exams that meet NCCA standards and reflect current practice through updates and psychometric analysis. To establish guidelines for continuing education courses that encourage ongoing professional growth for certified teachers. 
  • 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.

“I was able to teach a 2-hour workshop and I’m grateful for the colleagues I did this with. Our synergy and camaraderie were a reason to do this program, as well as the knowledge passed down from Amy and Rachel.”

—Kelley Pico

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