IMG_9778-300x200DUE TO COVID -19, STOTT PILATES® has temporarily postponed all Instructor Training programs for 2021 until further notice.  We'll update when we know more.

STOTT PILATES®, an internationally recognized and respected Pilates training organization, offers education and certification programs to empower instructors to motivate, challenge, and retain clients long term. And now you can participate locally, at Pilates 1901 AND registration is easier than ever. Make your reservations now from this page.

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If you are just getting started, please look at the STOTT PILATES® Intensive Mat Reformer courses. These provide the foundation of your Pilates Instructor courses and are basic requirements for employment at most reputable studios.

Congratulations, you are embarking on a fabulous career. With STOTT PILATES®, you can’t go wrong.

2102 tina cbb feb 116Intensive Mat Plus (IMP) provides you with the solid foundation and skills you need to develop effective and motivating personal and group training programs. At the end of the course you are qualified to design and teach essential and intermediate-level matwork classes, integrate small equipment to add variety, and meet the specific needs of your clients-from post-rehabilitation patients to elite athletes.

Prerequisites: A solid knowledge of functional anatomy, familiarity with Pilates

Course duration: 40 hours of instruction, 10 hrs. observation, 30 hrs. physical review. 15 hrs. practice teaching.

*Price does not include materials & cancellations made 60 days or more from the course date will be eligible for a full refund

Class are generally over two different weekends for 4 days: Thu, Fri, & Sat (from 12-5:30 pm)  &  Sun usually starts a little earlier

Class Name Dates CECS Price
Intensive Mat-Plus (IMP) 2021 Dates TBA 4.0 STOTT PILATES® $1,450.00 Buy Now
Non Refundable Deposit Reserves Your Spot in Course Payment Plans Arranged $400.00 Buy Now

2102 tina cbb feb 258IR prepares you to teach a broad range of exercises, variations and modifications performed on the STOTT PILATES® Reformer – the key piece of resistance equipment used in pilates exercise. This course teaches you how to combine mat and reformer-based workouts for increased variety and intensity. Upon completion of this course you are able to further motivate group classes and customize personal training sessions for a range of clients-from post rehabilitation patients to elite athletes.

Course duration: 50 hours of instruction, 10 hrs. observation, 40 hrs. physical review, 25 hrs. practice teaching.

*Price does not include materials & cancellations made 60 days or more from the course date will be eligible for a full refund

Classes are generally over 3 weekends and hours are usually Thu, Fri & Sat (from 12-5:30 pm) & Sun starting a little earlier.

Class Name Dates CECS Price
Intensive Reformer Training (IR) 2021 dates TBA 5.0 STOTT PILATES® $1,650.00 Buy Now
Non Refundable Deposit Guarantees Your Spot in Course Payment Plans Available $400.00 Buy Now

MG_8366By the end of this course, you are able to fine-tune both personal and circuit training programs to meet a variety of your clients’ conditioning goals — from post-rehabilitation to athletic performance enhancement.

Prerequisites:  IMP or IR.

Course duration:  50 hours of instruction and supervised teaching. Minimum 10 hours observation, 40 hours physical review, 25 hours practice teaching – conducted over three weeks or four weekends.

Pilates1901 will be offering the Intensive Cadillac, Chair & Barrels course in three separate modules, so you can choose what specialty you want to take and when!

*Completion of all three modules is required to be eligible for certification. And now you only need IR or IM to participate, not both to participate!

We will update this page when 2021 course dates are confirmed.


Class Name Dates CECS Price
Intensive Cadillac Only 2021 dates TBA 2.5 STOTT PILATES® $900.00 Buy Now
Intensive Chair Only 2021 dates TBA 1.5 STOTT PILATES® $600.00 Buy Now
Intensive Barrels Only 2021 dates TBA 1.0 STOTT PILATES® $400.00 Buy Now

sp-lumbo-pelvic-stabilityWe generally offer CEC courses once yearly during the Fall at Pilates 1901.  This year was canceled due to COVID-19. We'll post 2021 dates as soon as we have more information from STOTT PILATES®.

Designed for Pilates instructors and fitness professionals, all introductory and continuing education workshops qualify for STOTT PILATES® CECs and many are eligible for credits elsewhere.

We plan to offer a Functional Anatomy Course in 2021.  Here are the details.

Functional Anatomy Course

The Functional Anatomy course can serve as a refresher or for anyone needing to fulfill the anatomy prerequisite for the STOTT PILATES®  Intensive program.

The classroom-style presentation utilizes visual aids and hands-on techniques providing students with a thorough review of anatomy basics which can be applied to all repertoire, as well as functional activities and movement.

This course uses lectures, demonstrations and group activities to teach basic anatomy fundamentals. There is a focus on anatomical terminology, which includes anatomical position, planes of motion, types of movement, names, and locations of the majority of the bones in the body, locations and actions of joints, major muscle groups and the individual muscles’ origin insertion and action. Select exercises from the STOTT PILATES® repertoire are also broken down and analyzed in terms of the functional anatomy at play. Participants will deepen their understanding of the body and enhance their teaching with improved exercise selection and programming.

What you will learn:

  • Anatomical position and the importance of it
  • The bones that make up the axial and appendicular skeleton
  • Names and locations of bony prominences and landmarks
  • Terms of direction and relationship and their application to movement
  • Types of joints and the movements available at the joints
  • Types of muscular contractions including the application of force
  • Origin, insertion, and action of muscles
  • Application of functional anatomy to chosen exercises and movements


  • There is no prerequisite for this course.

Required Education materials

Students must bring their own Anatomy books and reference.


  • Trail Guide to the Body, Andrew Biel


  • Trail Guide to the Body, Andrew Biel
  • Anatomy Flash Cards, Anne Gilroy
  • Atlas of Anatomy, Gilroy, MacPherson, Ross
  • Anatomy of Movement, Blandine Germain
  • Muscular System Flash Pak, Bryan Edwards

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Class Name Dates CECS Price
Functional Anatomy Course 2021 dates TBA 3.0 CEC's $799.00 Buy Now