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The Full Matwork Training Programme is designed to take you through the full classical matwork exercises and order that Joseph Pilates created. Through a series of three modules you will learn to teach it with an organised flow and rhythm designed to give a full body workout. Begin here with The Intro to Mat.


  • 3 days in person training (see Show Session for dates)
  • Practical Assessment (see Show Session for dates)
  • 30 hours remote self practice and teaching.


Learn how to teach safely and correctly introduce the classical mat repertoire to clients with no previous pilates experience, whilst training the all important flow and rhythm.  Discover how to deliver every exercise with an exacting quality using our unique teaching formal.

We will explore how to teach, a skill in itself.  using your voice, your hands and your presence.  We will look at simple anatomy & placement with essential correct muscular recruitment.


Once the in person course content is covered, you will be required to continue to practice.  You will practice a blend of practical teaching and your own workout practice.

You will have access to the unique Pi Academy Classroom.  The classroom holds online content to practice with, your manual & personal Log to track your training hours.


20 hours remote teaching practice.  This can be logged virtually via zoom, or in person with your training programme buddies and your friends. It must be tracked and submitted on your Log. *you are always welcome to use Pi Studio to practice in.

10 X Mat classes to be taken ( any classes booked through Pi you can receive a student discount of 15%



The Intro to Mat assessment consists of completing and passing the following.

  • Completion of your student log (30 hours)
  • Part 1.  Written online assessment
  • Part 2. Practical - via zoom or in person 

*the date for your practical is predetermined.  see Show Sessions for date.  However if you are unable to attend this date, you are able to book an alternative day and time for your assessment on a date agreed by Pi Academy, we will also accept Video Submission. Private Test Out Fee £150.00

Prerequisites and Commitment

The prerequisite for the course is such that you should be able to take yourself through the Full Classical Mat repertoire.  On sign up we supply you with a full practice video, and our usual recommendation is 30 Mat classes.  Once you are signed up you are entitled to a 15% student discount. 

You do not need any previous teaching experience.

The Pi Pilates Intro to Mat course is open to all; if you want to turn your passion into a skill, if you want to become a recognised Mat Teacher, if you are already a health and fitness professional or if you simply want to dive in deeper.  Join us and level up and join part of the global network of Pi teachers.

"thrilling, challenging & supportive, the best decision I made in 2020.'" Kelly Williams Pi Academy Trainee.

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Learning Modules

The Mat work weekends do not have to be taken in the same cycle of training.  You may choose to attend Intro to Mat in the spring, and attend at  a later date next too weekends.

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