Mat Pilates Teacher Training

Time and Dates

This training includes four modules:

  • January 19th - 21st, 2024

  • January 26th - 28th, 2024

  • February 9th - 11th, 2024

  • February 16th - 18th, 2024

Fridays  via Zoom 6:00-8:30pm

Saturdays in studio 1:00-7:30pm

Sundays in studio 1:00-5:00pm


Early Bird $1900.00 (+gst)

After December 15th $2500.00 (+gst)

Tuition can be paid in instalments.

Cost of manual included.

No refunds on trainings or deposits.

Requirements & Recommendations

  • Must have taken at least one year of consistent Mat Pilates classes.
  • Must be practicing Mat Pilates regularly in the months preceding the training.
  • Must attend at least one in person or online class with Shannon prior to registering.
  • Must be able to attend all days of the training, complete all assignments and the  practicum.
  • It is recommended that you have some experience with leading a movement/fitness class, and at least one year of practice in Mat Pilates. A 200hr Yoga Teacher Training certification, Group Fitness Certification or Personal Trainer Certification is recommended but not required.


This is a foundational Mat Pilates teacher training that covers some of the classical principles, exercises and philosophy of Joseph Pilates original work with the contemporary influences of biomechanical principles, a body-neutral approach and the influences of barre, breathwork, dance, reformer as well as other fitness modalities. Focus is placed on preparing participants to teach an all levels group Mat Pilates class with a balance of technical and creative mastery.

This teacher training will cover:

  • 34 Classical Pilates exercises
  • Variations and modifications on the classical exercises
  • The History of Pilates
  • Postural Theory
  • Benefits of Core Stability
  • Anatomical Language and Cueing
  • Functional Anatomy
  • Physiology (as it pertains to movement)
  • Breathwork
  • Teaching Methodology
  • Class Planning
  • Incorporating Props
  • Working with Injuries
  • Leadership Training
  • The Social Context of Teaching
  • The "All Bodies Philosophy" for Teaching Pilates
  • Professional Preparation and Work Search
  • Teacher’s Mentorship Program

About Shannon

Shannon has been in the fitness, dance and yoga industry for over thirty years. In 2004 she received her 200hr Yoga Teacher Certification with Serenity Yoga and then opened a yoga studio in 2006. During that time she mentored over 400 teachers as part of the Lead With Love Mentorship program. After 8 years of business she sold her studio and then moved on to manage four other studios and became faculty for several other yoga teacher trainings. She began teaching Mat Pilates in 2014 and completed her Mat Pilates teacher training with Lela Dawson in 2018 and then assisted her in the following teacher training in 2019. Shannon has also completed her Reformer teacher training with Pilates Process. Shannon currently runs a successful online teaching business and she leads group Mat Pilates classes for Yoga Generation.

Check out Shannon's website HERE.

Application Process

We recommend that you attend a class with Shannon and speak to her about her program. You can book a class with her on our schedule page HERE. You can then sign up and prepay for a spot in the training. For more details, or to arrange a payment plan, email [email protected].