Become a Pilates Mat Instructor Become a Pilates Mat instructor

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Why train with Barre Body?

While Barre is our heritage, Barre Body could very well be known as “Pilates Body” (not quite as catchy). Because from day one, we have been running our signature flowing and fun Pilates Mat classes at studios across Australia, and teaching tens of thousands of aspiring instructors. Whether it is from our graduates or our clients, we hear the same thing time and time again: our Pilates Mat classes are truly something special. That’s because we don’t just teach the repertoire. You’ll learn all the exercises of course, but more importantly, we’ll teach you how to sequence your classes with dynamic layering, seamless transitions, and unique variations. You’ll learn not just what to teach, but why and how. And as a result, you’ll graduate knowing how to design flowing, feel-good, fun Pilates classes that your clients will love you for.


  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Alignment principles
  • Pilates principles
  • Industry leading repertoire
  • Dynamic and effective teaching skills
  • Cueing guidelines
  • Language and inclusivity
  • Hands-on adjustments
  • Pre and post natal modifications
  • Common injuries and competency modifications
  • Pilates conditioning
  • Pilates terminology
  • Equipment training
  • Layering for all fitness levels
  • Practice teaching
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Formatting for 45 + 60 minute classes
  • Dynamic sequencing
  • Creativity and flow
  • Music guidelines
  • Different class styes
  • Uncovering your unique teaching style

Accredited By

Recognised Teacher Training with leading fitness bodies


Our Pilates Mat teacher training course is 150 hours of fun! So you know exactly how those hours are made up, here is a breakdown (before you have one):

  • 10 hours pre-training
  • 47 contact hours delivered in the studio (if you’re participating in the face to face course) or online
  • 25 hours anatomy self-study via online review modules
  • 25 hours repertoire self-study via online review modules
  • 25 hours in-class observation and participation at Pilates, Yoga, and/or Barre Studios
  • 15 hours independent practice teaching
  • 3 hours assessment prep and recording. You can submit your assessment up to 6 months after you complete your in-studio hours
  • Weekly guidance, feedback and mentoring via emails and Facebook community


Explore our courses

Become a Mat Pilates instructor with our online and in studio teacher trainings. Or advance your teaching skills with our short courses and class plans.

Online Mat Pilates Teacher Training



Learn to become an exceptional Pilates Mat teacher with Barre Body.

Your teacher:

Barre Body

March In-Person Mat Pilates Teacher Training



Join our immersive training in beautiful Byron Bay, March 18th-24th, 2024.

Your teacher:

Barre Body Training Team

Mat Pilates Class Plans



The most comprehensive class plans you’ll find online or offline.5 x class plans with full class videos, playlist and cheat sheet.

Your teacher:

Barre Body
  • what’s included?


    A hard-copy manual including every exercise in the repertoire, notes, progressions and modifications, pictures and anatomical information. The holy grail.


    Access to our online training portal including video demonstrations of every single exercise, hundreds of sample classes, anatomy tutorials and more.


    Become a lifetime member of our training community with access to a closed Facebook group where you’ll find teaching tips, job postings, Q&A and support.


    Following the course, you’ll receive regular email support to help you work through the material and complete your certification. Our training team are always on hand to answer your questions and guide you.


    Barre Body is recognised as an industry leader, with our graduates teaching all over the world. Teach in any studio, any style, anywhere.


    Because we teach the art of sequencing and class planning, you’ll be equipped to design your own classes with confidence. Or, use one of our sample class plans for guidance.


    You’ll graduate with a full pilates teaching certification. This course is approved by ESSA for 15 CPDs.


Over the weeks post-course you will receive emails from us as study guides to help you to complete your anatomy and repertoire revision. If at the end of the training you can’t look at another bone, muscle or exercise, take a moment. Save the emails in a folder in your inbox, and use them as a guide when you are ready to get back into it. Don’t leave it too long though, as the material will be fresh in your head straight after the course!


You’ll get nothing but love and support from us! Barre Body instructors are exceptional, and always there to offer you guidance every step of the way. We make it our mission to make the information relevant and approachable, so even if you have zero teaching experience, you’ll be well looked after.

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Start now with our online course or join us in 2023 for in-person trainings.

2024 in-person courses are open for enrolment | View dates here