IMG_9778-300x200STOTT 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) 2023 dates TBA 4.0 STOTT PILATES® $1,450.00
Non Refundable Deposit Reserves Your Spot in Course Payment Plans Arranged $500.00

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.

Classes are generally over 3 weekends and hours are usually Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 12-5:30 pm.

*Price does not include materials.

*Cancellation Policy: Deposits and course fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. If you are unable to attend a course after payment has been received in full, you will be permitted to enroll in the NEXT course if there is space, with an additional $300 deposit. All registration and course fees are due in full by the first day of class unless you have been approved for a payment plan.  All course payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.


Class Name Dates CECS Price
Intensive Reformer Training (IR) November 2-5, 16-18, and December 1-3, 2023 5.0 STOTT PILATES® $1,875.00 Buy Now
Non Refundable Deposit Reserves Your Spot in the Course Payment Plans Arranged $500.00 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 2023 DATES TBA 2.5 STOTT PILATES® $900.00
Intensive Chair Only 2023 DATES TBA 1.5 STOTT PILATES® $600.00
Intensive Barrels Only 2023 DATES TBA 1.0 STOTT PILATES® $400.00

sp-lumbo-pelvic-stabilitySTOTT PILATES® introductory and continuing education workshops can supplement your current instructor training and programming. Workshops cover everything from the fundamentals, of sport, and athletic conditioning, to rehabilitation and special populations.

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.


STOTT PILATES® Advanced Stability Chair
9:00 am - 11:00 am

The Intermediate and Advanced Stability Chair exercises are often regarded as the most challenging to perform and likewise to teach. This workshop, developed by the Merrithew® team, focuses on some of the more complex moves and attempts to thoroughly break down and clarify them. Working in groups, participants rotate through the repertoire paying particular attention to the goals of the exercises, biomechanics, and alignment with particular application of the STOTT PILATES® Principles. Appropriate cueing and correcting techniques are discussed as well as how to teach the exercises safely and to recognize when clients may be ready to proceed to this level of intensity.   Learning objectives include: 

  1. Apply the STOTT PILATES Principles to Intermediate/Advanced Stability Chair exercises.
  2. Understand movement essence and exercise goals.
  3. Understand how these exercises are more challenging than those at other levels.
  4. Learn cues and corrections for safety and effectiveness.

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STOTT PILATES® Athletic Conditioning on the Reformer, Level 4
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

This extreme Reformer workshop developed by the Merrithew® team draws from the unique and challenging exercises from previous athletic conditioning workshops and intensifies them. The result is a series of advanced-level moves that place major emphasis on strength and stability of the upper body. This demanding program is presented more as a collection of exercises that can be woven into any other workout and less as a full workout on its own.  Learning objectives include:

  1. Apply the STOTT PILATES Principles to conditioning exercises on the Reformer.
  2. Understand when and how these moves can be incorporated into a high-level workout.
  3. Learn how to replicate many sport-specific moves with spring resistance.
  4. Discover how to challenge strength, mobility, and control on the Reformer.

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STOTT PILATES® Athletic Conditioning on the Arc Barrel   2:00 - 4:00 pm

As an exercise tool, the Barrel can be used for so much more than Pilates training. Explore how to utilize the cushioned and curved surface of the Barrel to facilitate a unique series of full-body mobilizing and strengthening moves that fit perfectly into any conditioning routine, particularly for athletes or high-level exercisers. An excellent cross-training tool, the Arc Barrel and Stability Barrel can be used to support the torso or the limbs and isolate precise movements in individual joints or dramatically increase stability at the core. Learning objectives include:

  1. Apply the STOTT PILATES Principles to exercises on the Arc Barrel or Stability Barrel
  2. Discover how altering starting position and base of support can increase exercise intensity
  3. Learn how both large and small muscle groups can be challenged effectively
  4. Learn new and innovative ways to incorporate the barrel in any mat workout
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Pricing:  $90 per CEC Workshop or $225 for all three.  Space is limited.  Reserve NOW.

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Class Name Dates CECS Price
STOTT PILATES® Advanced Stability Chair November 19, 2023 9:00 am - 11:00 am 0.2 CECs $90.00 Buy Now
STOTT PILATES® Athletic Conditioning on the Reformer, Level 4 November 19, 2023 11:30 am - 1:30 pm 0.2 CECs $90.00 Buy Now
STOTT PILATES® Athletic Conditioning on the Arc Barrel November 19, 2023 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm 0.2 CECs $90.00 Buy Now
Take all 3 CEC Workshops and Save! November 19, 2023 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 6.0 CECs $225.00 Buy Now