Pilates teacher certification

Becoming a great pilates teacher requires intense immersion in the material, dedicated practice, and personalized feedback. There are no shortcuts.


Smartbody was one of the first studios to offer Pilates teacher training in Amsterdam back in 2008. Since then Smartbody trained teachers have taught professionally at studios across the globe. We pride ourselves in training teachers in the subtleties of how to teach and not just what to teach. If you are looking for a personalized, professional program, with a proven track record that doesn’t rely on teaching “formulas” then lets talk! We want you to love this profession as much as we do.

We offer two intensive certification programs: a 130 hour mat certification and a 550 hour comprehensive equipment+mat certification. The equipment course is currently underway. The next mat course will begin January 12, 2018. Deadline for registration for the next mat course is November 30, 2017. The next equipment course begins in May 2018 (date to be set).

Please download the information on the course by clicking on the links below and let us know if you have any questions. Courses fill quickly so please register now if you are interested.

Give us a call or email us if you are interested. Jelena Petrovic: 0648270752, info@smartbody.nl

Our blog post about teacher training:
How to Choose a Teacher Training Program

Download materials – Includes dates and prices

After I graduated, I was able to approach any client with confidence. What I liked most in my training was that I was taught how to take clients safely through a physically challenging journey while at the same time respecting their individual needs. I recommend Smartbody’s Pilates Teacher Training to anyone who wishes to delve deeply and seriously into the method. I certainly find it an excellent choice for it will prepare the candidate properly for the demanding profession of being a pilates teacher Astarti Athanasiadou, Professional Pilates Teacher.

A couple of years ago I did all the research to establish who to do my teacher training with and no one came close to the focus and discipline that Jelena and the team at SmartBody have. The rich combination of self practice, teaching and observation from both an exercise and anatomical perspective, sets you up to be an amazing teacher. Michelle Rushbridge – Marketing Professional, Life Coach & Pilates Instructor

Completing the Smartbody (Mat Method) Teacher Training Programme was one of the best things I have ever done. Intense? Yes. Demanding? Yes. Rigorous? Yes. Rewarding? Yes, Yes, Yes! The Smartbody teaching team are all extremely experienced Pilates experts. Underpinned by a high quality of teaching – the programme comprehensively builds self- practice and teaching (observation and teaching practice) and is supplemented by lectures on Pilates exercises, techniques and anatomy. This means that the programme is comprehensive – you know that if you complete and pass the course you are set up to be a well-rounded and great teacher and that is what Smartbody wants you to be.
I also really appreciated the fact that Jelena and her team really care. They attentively and patiently coach, coax, mentor (or humor!) you through any personal challenges that you face. I have experienced direct impacts such as greater body awareness and physical fitness and also more subtle, less obvious benefits including greater self- confidence and energy.
Annie Francis, Lawyer and Pilates Teacher.

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