The Core Mat I program is the foundation of the Power Pilates method. Each subsequent program builds upon the information learned during this course. During this weekend you will learn to teach the 18 beginner level mat exercises and be introduced to Power Pilates teaching tools, philosophy, and teaching formula. Every student new to Power Pilates must start with Core Mat I. Core Mat I & II are required to progress to the Comprehensive program.
This course focuses on teaching you how to teach the beginner exercises. Our Master Teachers will assume that you already know the exercises.

Upon course registration you will receive a free Classical Mat workout video. Practice this video at least 10 times. This video will help you experience and memorize the exercise names and Classical order of exercises before the start of the course.

Practice teaching during the Core Mat I intensive with fellow students

Pass both the take-home written exam and the practical evaluation given at the end of the program weekend

16 hours (2 or 3 days, depending on location)

The following reading material, though not required, will provide you with the knowledge of anatomical terms that will be helpful when teaching your clients after program completion.

Anatomy of Movement by Blandine Calais-Germain - chapters 1-3 & 6** (Available in our online store or add to your cart at checkout)

You will receive an assessment-based certificate that recognizes your successful completion of all the prescribed education material.

You will be internationally recognized as a Beginner Mat Pilates Teacher

You will have taken the first step in becoming a Comprehensively certified Pilates Instructor

$600.00 regular price for US programs ($650 for New York City programs), international pricing varies by location.

Tuition includes the manual, weekend training, exams, and one retest if necessary. Early Bird Discounts are available.


As a result of the worldwide pandemic all upcoming courses scheduled for June 2020 are being postponed. All in-person physical programs beginning July 15 are being held with consideration for local government policies and our own training center safety guidelines. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding these courses.

Power Pilates also offers our Mat Certifications online via our virtual e-learning platform. Check out our Online Mat Academy to register today.

Register early to receive an Early Bird Discount.

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