Pilates Certification Courses

Pilates Mat Work

150 hrs
Pilates Level 1: Mat lays the groundwork for our entire Pilates Comprehensive Track and is delivered in four modules. This program may be taken individually, as part of a combined program with Level 2: Pilates Reformer or as a full 3-level comprehensive program. In addition to covering the historical roots of Pilates, you learn key movement principles and 75 mat exercises that build from the Body Harmonics Foundations to the advanced Pilates classical repertoire. Our step-by-step cueing formula™ and foolproof approach to building exercise sequences are included to help you learn how to teach Pilates so that it is both accessible and challenging. You leave with a solid theoretical framework and the tools to begin teaching healthy populations in a variety of settings. Move well. Teach well. Be well.™
Course Pre-requisite
Anatomy in Motion
6 Hrs

** If you have already completed a recognized minimum 6-hour anatomy program within the last 5 years, the Anatomy in Motion course is not required. ** This course literally changes the way you think about, observe, and feel human movement. Fun and interactive, the human structure comes alive, and you gain new insights into how the body moves from different perspectives. The ultimate goal of this course is to help you understand how movement is produced at all major joints, which lays the groundwork for accurate neuromuscular recruitment, joint mobility, and core control.

Recommended Textbook: "Trail Guide to the Body" by Andrew Biel, and "Return to Life through Contrology" by Joseph H. Pilates
Program requirements include

Learning Objectives:

  • Master the complete Pilates mat repertoire including Foundations and Classics
  • Practice our unique cueing formula™ and progressive sequencing™
  • Learn the art of versatile class design practices to develop mat classes for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels
  • Gain an understanding of the core stabilization systems and locomotor slings
  • Explore the basic fundamentals of postural analysis

Program of study:

  • Module 1: Mat Foundations (21 hours)
  • Module 2: Mat Classics and Innovations (21 hours)
  • Module 3: Core Integrity (12 hours)
  • Module 4: Advanced Teaching Methodologies (12 hours)

Additional hours of study:

  • 50 hours of self-practice
  • 35 hours of practice teaching


  • Online written exam
  • In-class practical exam

2019 Dates:
Anatomy in Motion prerequisite course - Jan 6, 2019 from 12-6pm ($240 course fee is not included in tuition)
Module 1 - Pilates Mat Work Foundations - Jan 11-13, 2019 from 12-7pm
Module 2 - Pilates Mat Work Classics & Innovations - Feb 1-3, 2019 from 12-7pm
Module 3 - Core Integrity - Mar 30-31, 2019 from 12-6pm
Module 4 - Advanced Teaching Methodologies - April 13-14 from 12-6pm

Note: Level 1 (Mat) and Level 2 (Reformer) may be taken simultaneously in a combined program. A 20% savings ($800) will be applied to the total tuition. Please contact us to inquire.

Location: ReActive Movement, 6200 La Salle Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611
Contact: Holly Wallis, Director - 510-338-0962 or holly@reactivemovement.com

Course Materials and Exam Fees

Tuition Fees: $2,400 + exam fess and course materials

Written Test Fees: Included in tuition

Practical Evaluation Fee: $200 per attempt due at time of scheduling
Estimated Materials Fees (binder and manuals): $200 + Taxes 

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Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received up to 30 days prior to the start date will be refunded minus 15% of the total tuition fee. Cancellations received 7-29 days prior to the start date will be refunded minus 50% of the total tuition fee. No refund less than 7 days prior to or anytime after course start date. To avoid any cancellation penalty, course registrations may be postponed or applied to a different course with permission up to 7 days before the course start date for a $100 administrative fee. All postponements are non-refundable.

NOTE: In the event that the workshop is rescheduled, any registrants will be given the option to take the workshop as a Private Tutorial on the same date or an alternate date that is convenient within 3 months of the cancelled course date. 

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ReActive Practitioners have extensive training and experience working with many structural and functional conditions, including...

  • Posture/Gait Imbalances
  • Hip Instability/Mobility Issues including pre-/post-operative care for hip scope and replacement
  • Shoulder Instability/Mobility Issues including frozen shoulder, rotator cuff imbalances/injuries, pre-/post-operative care for shoulder replacement
  • Spine Issues (Spinal Stenosis, pre- & post-operative care for discectomy, laminectomy, spinal fusion, DDD, ankylosing spondylitis, spondylolisthesis, disc bulges/herniations – Post-rehab)
  • Knee Instability/Mobility Issues including Patellar Femoral Syndrome, pre-/post-operative care for knee scope and replacement
  • Scoliosis – Functional & Structural
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia/Osteoporosis
  • Pre- & Post-natal including diastasis recti, C-Section, SIJ pain/pelvic instability and dysfunction
  • Low, Mid- & Upper back pain (incl Core Stabilization/Muscle Recruitment issues)
  • Muscular Recruitment/Patterning Issues including habitual compensations, faulty recruitment/patterns
  • Chronic conditions – Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, chronic pain syndromes, MS, etc
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Standing & Walking stability issues including balance issues, leg discrepancy, neurological disorders (ie stroke)
  • Functional Movement Issues (ie difficulty performing movements of everyday life ie sit-stand, bending, lifting, pushing, pulling, managing stairs, etc)
  • Sport-Specific Training (golf, tennis, cycling, climbing, swimming, running, education for safer and more effective gym training, etc)
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