Tone Teacher Training


about our program

Upon completion of the 36 hour instructional course, the participants will be competent to teach a fundamentals and beginning mat class of 12 persons or less where each participant will have a positive movement experience based on the works of Joseph Pilates.

Completion of this training program is a prerequisite to Tone’s Mat Teacher Training – Level 2 and Tone’s Equipment Teacher Training program.

Participation in 20 mat classes (minimum of 10 at Tone) and a completed application.  An interview might be requested.

The required books cost approximately $100 and are not included in program cost. They will be available to purchase at Tone.

  • Pilates’ Return to Life Through Contrology: Revised Edition for the 21st Century by Joseph Pilates
  • Balanced Body Manual—Mat
  • Pilates Anatomy by Rael Iscowitz and Karen Clippenger


  • 36 hours of instruction. See schedule for dates and times.
  • Observation of 10 mat classes and attendance at 5 mat classes.
  • Practice teaching sessions (included in curriculum).
  • Completion of written take-home exam.

A homework list will be sent to you upon acceptance of your application.


program schedule

Sundays 9:00am–12:00pm & 1:00pm-4:00pm

First class: Sunday, May 21, 2107
Final class: Sunday, July 2, 2017
NO CLASS June 11

1May 21
Principles of Pilates and Intro to Pre-Pilates | Anatomy of Movement 101Enrica
2May 28Anatomy of Core | Pre-Pilates & Practice TeachingEnrica
3June 4Breath Workshop | Beginning Exercises & Practice TeachingMonica & Enrica
One Weekend offA great opportunity to focus on practice teaching pre-Pilates.
4June 18Original Repertoire | Practice TeachingEnrica
5June 25
Osteoporosis and General Low Back Pain | Practice TeachingEnrica
6July 2Elements of Teaching, Class Design/Theme, The Art of Cueing (Fuzzies) | Final Exam and PracticumEnrica & Monica

Please make every effort to attend each session. One 3-hour session (morning or afternoon) absence is allowed and can be made up by writing a 3-page essay on the topic of that session and scheduling an hour private with Enrica at a rate of $100 an hour.  The essay and make-up session must be completed within the same week of missing class.  Two or more absences will result in removal from the program.

program cost

Early Bird$972April 14, 2017
Standard$1080May 12, 2017
Payment Plan*$1188May 12, 2017
May 28, 2017 ($400)
June 18, 2017 ($388)
* Contact the Front Desk for a credit card Autopay agreement

Program costs are non-refundable and do not include cost of required class observation and attendance.

NOTE:  We need 6 participants in order to run this workshop.  We will confirm on May 12 that the workshop will be held.

meet our program instructors

Enrica Poore

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Monica Anderson

how we’re different

Our Mat Teacher Training program is wonderful. We’re different from the rest. Here’s how:

We provide a working studio for students to learn and observe.
Oftentimes, someone who is taking a teacher training program must go request observation hours at other studios. We don’t have that obstacle here at Tone. Additionally, Tone offers
a widely varied staff and schedule, so the classes and teaching skills observed are very unique.

Our program teachers are Pilates professionals who dedicate their time to the profession—not folks who are in it for a few hours per week.

We love to create a true community feel amongst the students of the course. In yoga, this is called sangha.

We frequently hire FROM our program. Completing our program is not a guarantee that you will gain a position at Tone, but it’s certainly a foot in the door!


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