Core Mat I Registration

June 1-3, 2018 - Bethesda

Core Mat I Registration

June 1-3, 2018

Balance Your Pilates, Yoga & Gyrotonic Studio
4719 Rosedale Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814

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.

Language: English


Balance Your Pilates, Yoga and Gyrotonic Studio

June 1-3, 2018

Friday 4:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday 12:30pm-6:30pm
Sunday 12:00pm-6:00pm

Core Mat I w/ Susan Burns


Susan Smith Burns

Susan Smith Burns was first introduced to The Pilates Method in 1999 while completing her Master of Science degree in Health Fitness Management at The American University in Washington, DC. What started as a new and different way to work out quickly turned into a favorite activity, as Susan found herself spending more and more time in the Pilates room of the studio where she worked as a personal trainer and Spinning instructor. Although her initial aspirations upon graduation were to tackle the public policy side of healthcare, the more she used the Method for her personal health and wellness goals, the more she longed to share her passion with others. Completion of a Beginner Mat training program led to a full apparatus training program and the founding of balance, Your Pilates, Yoga & Gyrotonic Studio in January 2001.

As word spread and more people learned of the profound benefits of Pilates, Yoga and Gyrotonic exercise, Balance Studio quickly outgrew its small space in Rockville, MD and expanded to a second location in Bethesda, MD, just outside of Washington, DC. In January 2005, the Bethesda studio moved to its current location and doubled in size again three years later. The Rockville studio was moved to a larger location in November 2007.

A friend introduced Susan to Power Pilates in 2004 and it was love at first sight. She became a Power Pilates instructor in 2005 and was invited to be a Power Pilates Teacher Trainer in 2010. Balance Studio has been a host studio for Power Pilates instructor training programs since 2004. Susan has also been a certified instructor in the GYROTONIC Expansion System since 2005.


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Cancellations: If you withdraw from any program(s) you will automatically lose $100.00 processing fee. No refunds are issued for any reason. Students who choose to transfer programs or not to complete the training are still responsible for full payment of the course.



June 1-3, 2018

Friday 4:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday 12:30pm-6:30pm
Sunday 12:00pm-6:00pm

Core Mat I w/ Susan Burns at Balance Your Pilates, Yoga and Gyrotonic Studio

Suggested Item(s)
Suggested Pilates ItemAnatomy of Movement Book
Anatomy of Movement is the suggested text for Power Pilates' Core Mat 1 training. Chapters 1, 2, 3 & 6 are most pertinent. This book presents a dynamic, integrated approach to the study of the physical structures of the musculoskeletal system. Includes shipping.


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