Pilates training

Pilates instructor training

Hearts and Bones Pilates Centre's Pilates instructor training programmes meet the criteria to be included on the Pilates Method Alliance’s Registry of Schools list. 

Teacher training with Hearts and Bones Pilates

If you want to train to be a Pilates instructor, Hearts and Bones Pilates can provide you with a well-recognised qualification. We meet criteria to be included on the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) registery. PMA are the professional association and a certifying agency for Pilates teachers.

Our Master Instructor, Tania Huddart, designs and teaches all of our Pilates instructor training courses as well as our Bridge programme.

Read about Tania’s qualifications and experience

Our Pilates teacher training uses Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) guidelines and is designed specifically for the New Zealand market. We tailor our training to suit students' differing goals, learning styles, and backgrounds.

Our training options

Hearts and Bones Pilates offer 5 course options for Pilates instructor training.

  1. Mat Instructor: Learn how to teach individual and group mat classes using the Classic mat exercises as well as small apparatus pieces.
  2. Reformer Instructor: Learn how to teach individual and duo Reformer classes.
  3. Equipment Instructor: Learn how to teach Pilates classes using the Reformer, Cadillac, and Wunda Chair, and Barrels.
  4. Comprehensive Instructor: Learn how to teach the complete Pilates repertoire. Discover how to use the mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Barrels, and small apparatus to create well-structured workouts that suit different clients’ needs.
  5. Instructor Bridge programme: An intensive, 3-weekend programme to enable qualified instructors (or those with significant, relevant experience) to gain a Hearts and Bones instructor training qualification. Qualified Heart and Bones Comprehensive Instructors can also use the programme to review their learning and skills.

Course overview and fees 

Any questions?

Contact the Hearts and Bones Pilates Centre if you have any questions or need more information about our Pilates instructor training courses or Bridge programme.


Feedback from training courses:

Just wanted to say how grateful and appreciative I am for having been able to do the Pilates Essentials, Mat 1 and 2 and now revisiting the workbooks and notes to answer the exam questions. Brings a freshness to my learning and teaching and reminds me of the many helpful things you share so generously.


Tania's Pilates teacher training is a treasure to anyone seeking greater understanding of the human body and how to make it function better.

Tania has a gift for breaking down even the most complex exercises into bite-size elements with descriptions and imagery that become seared into the memory of the mind as well as the muscle. Her passion for Pilates and the improvement it can make in her clients everyday life is something to awe. I leave her training feeling confident in my knowledge, proficient in the exercises and excited to help others. 


Tania is approachable, friendly, welcoming, and respectful. I love the way she uses examples from sports, clients, and life and applies knowledge to individual needs. I especially appreciated the use of the skeleton to help me with anatomical understanding and gained new insight into the use of tactile, verbal, and imagery cues. 


Relating Pilates to everyday life was really useful to me. I really enjoyed the 'hands-on' nature of the course. Thank you.


Tania has great confidence in herself and inspires confidence in me and my abilities. Great passion. The printed material complemented the physical practice really well. 


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