The TVW Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training Program is the 600 hour program where you learn to teach exercises of all levels of client ability, modifications and variations on all apparatus.



  • 10 classical mat classes (in studio, not online/video) + anatomy education. Contact us for more details on the anatomy education requirements.


  • 50 classical sessions (a combination of private, semi-private and group classes on all apparatus is ideal) + anatomy education + Mat Seminar.

Think you might already satisfy the requirement? Reach out and we will discuss.

Mat Seminar

In this seminar, you will learn to teach the classical mat work that will be appropriate for First-Timer, Beginner and some Intermediate classes. 20 Exercises that make for a remarkable mat class. Additionally, you will learn the transitions from one exercise to another and the modifications for each exercise. (Most of our clients have some sort of ache or pain…modifications and adaptations are essential.)

Beyond the exercises, you learn the technique of teaching that makes The Vertical Workshop teachers so successful. Well beyond any other program, The Vertical Workshop provides you with teaching tools that give you the opportunity to help achieve your goals for teaching and your clients’ goals for doing Pilates.

The Mat Seminar is 16 hours of work on exercises, anatomy, teaching tools. You will have many opportunities to do the exercises and practice teach.

The exam is built into the weekend. What we seek is that you progress from the first moment until the last of the weekend and are able to leave the weekend ready to practice teach until you are ready to teach a true class.

Comprehensive Seminars

Now that you have learned the techniques of teaching and practiced this in much of the mat work from the Mat Seminar, the Comprehensive Seminars teach you how to teach on all apparatus. You will learn both the ideal version of the exercises and modifications for all Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced exercises. (Remember, many of our clients have injuries or ailments. We need to know how to modify and teach the client in front of us!). We will continue to work on your teaching technique, understanding why we do each exercise, how to transition from one exercise to the other and more!


Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, High Chair, Wall


Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, High Chair, Wunda Chair


Wunda Chair (cont’d), Barrels, Magic Circle
Injuries/Ailments and Special Cases (Obesity, Senior Population, Pregnancy)


Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, High Chair, Wunda Chair, Barrels, Pedi-Pole

Weekly Meetings

Weekly meetings are an essential part of your apprenticeship and Bridge. This is where you learn more than we can “fit in” in the weekend seminars.
During these meetings, we’ll delve deeply into the following:

  • Your questions
  • Anatomy and biomechanics
  • The Vertical Workshop teaching tools
  • Injuries, ailments and special cases
  • …and more

Student Hours

Your 600 hours includes the following:

  • Observation of teacher teaching
  • Self-practice
  • Practice with fellow students
  • All student hours must be done at the host studio.

During the first Comprehensive seminar, you will be given information on how to fulfill your student hours. It’s hard work and a lot of fun! It’s extremely satisfying!!


At The Vertical Workshop, we believe that exams are an opportunity for you and us to see what you know well and what you need to work on. It gives us a solid chance to know how to help you even more!
There are multiple exams. You will be completely ready for them. There are no surprises. We’re looking for you to succeed!

Occupational Objective:

The graduate will be able to teach classical Pilates workouts on all apparatus (mat, reformer, Cadillac, high and wunda chairs, medium and ladder barrels, magic circle and pedi-pole) to all levels (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced) in private, semi-private and group class format and to people who are “normal and healthy” or with any ailment or special need.


2020 Colorado Springs, CO

Mat Seminar: Apr 24-26
Comp 1: May 29-31
Comp 2: Jun 19-21
Comp 3: Jul 24-26
Comp 4: Aug 28-30

Cost: $6050 Installment plan available.

For more information please email or reach out to Nicole Field, owner of Whole Living Pilates at

Whole Living Pilates Studio Re-Opening

We are happy to announce that Whole Living Pilates received permission from the El Paso County Health Department to re-open for Private and Semi-Private Sessions on May 4th, 2020 with strict guidelines.

We will be re-opening for Small Group Classes (max 3)  starting May 18th, 2020. Reach out to us today to schedule your private sessions or book your classes. Classes are quickly filling up due to smaller class sizes. We will continue to offer a limited amount of Online Classes each week and add new in-person classes as needed. We look forward to seeing you soon!