STOTT Pilates® Certification Courses

The Pilates Centre of Ballet Memphis is a licensed training center for STOTT Pilates® with over 15 of years training instructors. The STOTT PILATES education method is unparalleled in the industry for its thoroughness and quality. You will be trained by experienced Instructor Trainers who can mentor you on your path to certification. Our training has often been called the "Ivy League" of Pilates Education. It's a reputation that we are proud of and a philosophy and method you can build a career on. We offer Teacher Certification in Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrels and continuing education workshops that can supplement your current training and programming.

We welcome all Pilates and Fitness Instructors to learn and benefit from the STOTT Pilates teaching method with no prerequisites (i.e. these are not limited to STOTT Pilates Certified Instructors). With over 150 workshops to choose from, our introductory and continuing education workshops can supplement your current training and programming. They cover everything from the Fundamentals, Sport and Athletic Conditioning, to Rehabilitation and special populations.

The STOTT Pilates® Intensive Program (Level 1) is intended for those already working in the fields of health, fitness, yoga, dance, or physical therapy.

All Courses meet on weekends at the Pilates Centre during the following times unless otherwise noted:

  • Fridays 3:00-8:30
  • Saturdays 12:30-6:00
  • Sundays 9:00-2:30

Specific dates will be added as they are scheduled. To speak with our training coordinator please email Pam VanGilder at pvangilder@balletmemphis.org. For more detailed information visit http://www.merrithew.com/stott-pilates/instructor-training/courses/intensive-program

Available Certification Courses

INTENSIVE MAT PLUS™ IMP

This 40 hour hands-on course is intended for those already working in the field of fitness or movement.  You will learn the STOTT PILATES five Basic Principles, 63 Essential and Intermediate exercises plus modifications for specific body types, postural issues, and conditions as well as how to incorporate resistance equipment to support and intensify exercises.

INTENSIVE REFORMER - IR

This 50 hour course is intended for those already working in the fields of fitness or movement. Conducted over 3 weeks or 4 weekends. Building on your industry knowledge it teaches you to design and lead the Level 1 Essential and Intermediate STOTT PILATES Reformer repertoire for personal or group training settings for a range of clients. You will leave with a solid foundation and required skills to develop effective and motivating Pilates Reformer programs. While IR may be taken prior to IMP, we recommend completing IMP first

INTENSIVE CADILLAC, CHAIR & BARRELS

This course is intended for those already working in the fields of fitness or movement, as well as those who are unable to devote the time required in our Comprehensive Program due to work and/or scheduling issues. Conducted over 3 weeks or 4 weekends. Students registering for this course must have completed Intensive Mat Plus or Intensive Reformer. The Cadillac, Chair, & Barrels course has been structured into three separate modules; ICAD, ICHR and IBRL, to give you maximum flexibility. Completion of all three modules is required to be eligible for certification.

INTENSIVE CADILLAC - ICAD

Building on your industry knowledge and the material learned in IMP or IR you learn to design and lead the Level 1 Essential and Intermediate STOTT PILATES Cadillac repertoire for personal or group training settings for a range of clients. In this 25-hour module you will learn125 exercises on the Cadillac Trapeze Table.

INTENSIVE CHAIR - ICHR

Building on your industry knowledge and the material learned in IMP or IR you learn to design and lead the Level 1 Essential and Intermediate STOTT PILATES Stability Chair repertoire for personal or group training settings for a range of clients.

INTENSIVE BARRELS IBRL

Building on your industry knowledge and the material learned in IMP or IR you learn to design and lead the Level 1 Essential and Intermediate STOTT PILATES Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector and Arc Barrel repertoire for personal or group training settings for a range of clients. If you have already completed Level 1 Certification (Essential and Intermediate) and want to advance your training to Level 2.

ADVANCED MAT - AM

This 6 hour course held over one-day, progresses to Matwork to more advanced material, providing further options and challenges on the mat for highly conditioned clients. Exercises require a high degree of strength, balance and coordination.

ADVANCED REFORMER - AR

Learn to use the various Reformer components and accessories to intensify reformer repertoire and provide a stimulating workout for athletes, dancers, and highly conditioned clients. Held over 3 days this 18 hour Advanced course teaches exercises in the repertoire that require greater strength, stability and flexibility

ADVANCED CADILLAC, CHAIR AND BARRELS - ACCB

The Advanced Cadillac, Chair & Barrels course has been structured into three separate modules to allow you to choose which element to take, and when (they will likely be scheduled consecutively). Completion of all three modules below is required to be eligible for certification.

ADVANCED CADILLAC - ACAD

This 6 hour course held over one-day, prepares you to teach 28 Advanced level exercises plus modifications using the Cadillac for the highly conditioned client.

ADVANCED STABILITY CHAIR - ACHR

This 3 hour course held over one-day, provides you with 14 Advanced Stability Chair™ exercises plus modifications, for the highly conditioned client.

​ADAVANCED BARRELS - ABRL

This 3 hour course held over one-day, equips you with 14 Advanced level exercises plus modifications using the Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector and Arc Barrel for the highly conditioned client.


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