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Balanced Body Education® brings the best of movement science to movement education. Our focus is quality of movement and teaching students how to apply foundational principles to client practice and class development. While learning the curriculum, each student is encouraged to find their own unique teaching voice. Supporting our programs is Balanced Body Education’s extensive manual and video library, and a global Balanced Body Educator network that is the best in the industry.

We believe even experts need a guide.

We’re here to help you explore and create your own voice and style. One that respects the methods of the past, and more importantly, builds your future.

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How Balanced Body Instructor Training Works

The education path you choose determines the career opportunities available to you. With Balanced Body Education there are 4 certification levels. The industry gold standard, Pilates Comprehensive certification, is the most expansive training including Pilates Mat, Reformer, Trapeze Table/Cadillac, Chair and Barrels. Mat and Reformer certification explores the relationship between Mat work and Reformer exercises. The Reformer level certification focuses on exercises, teaching applications and programming specific to the Reformer. If teaching Mat classes is what you desire, there is a certification level that focuses on the Mat repertoire and movement foundations.

Personal mastery of movement skills and critical reasoning are part of what makes your classroom experience come to life. Through the practice hours, you are encouraged to personally experience the exercises presented to you in each course, feel and explore equipment set up and understand how to recommend spring choices. The observation hours encourage you to look and see how clients respond and how teachers organize, cue and communicate during sessions and classes. These hours combined provide you the opportunity to ask questions and to see the relationship between what you learn and how you teach.

Student teaching is where you take the depth and breadth of your coursework and start to put it into practice. It is through student teaching that you gain confidence as an instructor, practice your cueing and teaching skills, and begin to reason critically in actual practice. The student teaching is invaluable because it is where you discover who you are and your unique voice as a Pilates instructor.

Passing the practical and written exams is a critical piece in your educational journey. It is an opportunity to personally present your knowledge and receive real time and invaluable feedback from a Balanced Body Educator whose goal is to help you round out what you have learned and give you options for continued growth so you can be a successful instructor. Once you have passed your exam and become a certified instructor in your chosen program you become part of a strong and committed Balanced Body instructor community.

To become a fully certified Balanced Body instructor you must complete the required coursework, hours and pass a written and practical exam.

  • acclaimed curriculum

    Acclaimed curriculum

    15+ years of time-tested, proven curriculum recognized around the world

  • experienced instructors

    Experienced instructors

    Global network of 400+ Balanced Body Educator teaching our now 30,000+ strong community

  • Courses in over 60 countries

    Courses in over 60 countries

    Learn where you live, or may want to live, thanks to our global educator network.


All of Balanced Body educational programs highlight movement principles that are universal to the way the body moves, strengthens and heals. These principles incorporate the most up-to-date biomechanical theories of movement and exercise science. Understanding these principles in relation to the program of study creates a dynamic learning experience which is immediately incorporated into practice.

A Balanced Body certificate is the gold standard throughout the mindful movement space and beyond. As a result, our instructors are respected innovators and contributors to the fields of movement science, physical therapy and fitness. A Balanced Body certification gives you access to some of the best instructors in the world, the most innovative educational curriculum, and a wealth of online support such as educational videos, virtual learning workshops and conferences and streaming workouts, and marketing materials.

Balanced Body students and instructors not only have access to best-in-class educators in the field of mindful movement but also are supported by our dedicated and experienced infrastructure with over 45 years in the industry. Once you have taken Balanced Body Pilates curriculum you will receive 5% off Pilates equipment and accessories for a full year after your last course registration*. In addition, a Balanced Body instructor has access to continually updated and progressive educational content, virtual learning workshops and conferences and streaming workouts.

*Discount applies in US, Canada and direct sales countries only. Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Costa Rica, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Macau, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Spain, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, and Ukraine may also offer student discount. Please contact Balanced Body distributor in your country for information.