Advanced Matwork Instructor Education

Are you a certified Matwork Instructor and want to begin teaching Advanced Matwork exercises and learn how to integrate small props (Magic Circle, Hand Weights) in a safe way with confidence?

You will enhance your skills on how to progress your clients step-by-step to the Advanced level according to the Classical Pilates method. Our work and philosophy maintain the heritage from the original method developed by Joseph H. Pilates. We are the only Pilates studio in Sweden with a 2nd generation Classical Pilates teacher. Are you ready to continue your journey to become a world-class Advanced Matwork Pilates instructor?

2025/01/01 23:59:00
Book next education before January 1, 2025. We only have 6 education spots so book today!
What is included in the education and what does it cost?

You will continue learning how to safely progress and teach your clients the Advanced Matwork exercises in Classical Pilates with confidence. A small group of max 6 apprentices get the opportunity to continue studying with Stephanie Fjalestad, a 2nd generation teacher.

We teach you practical skills on how to teach all advanced exercises. We teach you how to safely build up and progress to them using Joe’s original Pilates principles and method. In addition you will learn how to use the Magic Circle (integrated in Progressive Matwork exercises, between hands, ankles, inner thighs and as neck strengthener), how to use hand weights (Romana’s standing arm weight series and all 6 rowing exercises on the Mat) and alternative endings using a wall.

We will provide clear directions and continue your development as an instructor on how to teach with confidence. Guided by your teacher and mentor, you start by taking classes at the advanced level, and classes with the Magic Circle and Hand Weights before the workshop.

During the workshop you get to practice teaching under the guidance of your teacher and how to best progress clients. After the workshop you will be taking and teaching online classes with your fellow apprentices. You will be taking turns teaching parts of a class while your teacher observes and provides feedback.

You should plan approximately 6 hours per week from the start of the education until you are ready for your individual test and feedback. This international education is taught in English.

The Pilates Via’s Advanced Matwork Instructor Education

This international education is held in English to increase your opportunities to work all over the world.


  • Digital learning platform for self-study
  • One mandatory 3-day Workshop including lunch & fika
  • Workbook
  • Diploma of Participation
  • Exam & Feedback (by 2nd generation instructor)


  • 30 Via Credits at a value of 5 850 kr
  • Mentorship from a 2nd Generation (Joseph H. Pilates > Romana Kryzanowska > Stephanie Fjalestad) Pilates Teacher
  • Access to book Advanced Matwork classes at Studio Online
  • Apprentice meetings with your teacher to support your progression and to answer all of your questions
  • Lifetime membership to our digital library for instructors with videos and much more

Price: 16 250 SEK incl. VAT

Book Spring 2025

When does the next Advanced Matwork education start?

Next education starts in January 2025.

Spring 2025

  1. Week 1 (Wed 23:59) January 1, 2025 – Book & Pay
  2. Week 2 (Wed 19:00-19:45) January 8, 2025 – Education Starts w. Virtual Meet & Greet
  3. Week 8 (Fri-Sun 09:00-17:00) February 7-9, 2025 – Workshop
  4. Week 11-14 (1,5 hr), 2025 – Examination (Scheduled Individually)
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Who is teaching and where does the education take place?

Pilates Teachers

During the eduction you will learn from Swedens most Senior Pilates Teachers in Classical Pilates.

Stephanie Fjalestad Pilates Instructor
Stephanie Fjalestad

Senior Pilates Instructor & Teacher

Stephanie is a 2nd generation Classical Pilates Instructor since 2003 and will be your personal teacher and mentor during the Education. She holds a Comprehensive Classical Pilates Certification from Master Instructor Romana Kryzanowska, the founder Joseph Pilates’ protégé, and has taught thousands of people in US, Australia and Europe to “Stretch with Strength and Control“.

Can anyone become an Advanced Matwork Instructor?

Yes, if you have a Certificate of Excellence in Matwork.

Becoming an Advanced Pilates instructor requires time, motivation and commitment.

If you have the drive, we will help you to become a safe, more knowledgeable instructor. The Pilates Via education includes our unique mentorship program from a 2nd generation teacher with valuable experience and knowledge to guide you through your education.

Before the education begins

For us to be able to give you the best possible education, you need to be a certified Matwork Instructor and regularly attending Advanced Matwork classes before the workshop. We have scheduled Advanced Matwork classes twice per week for you to attend to help you prepare. You have the option to attend live (recommended) or watch a recording of the class at your own convenience.

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If you are a certified Matwork Instructor you book & pay. Once payment is confirmed we’ll set you up with the Via Credits we’ve included in your education fee so you can book classes and get started with your education.

Self-Study - Start learning Advanced Classical Pilates

The education starts with a virtual meet & greet where you will meet all other students and the teacher will give you a brief introduction of what to expect from the education.

After the meet & greet, you will receive an invite to our digital learning platform where you start with a self-assessment to test your current knowledge.

Then you are required to complete a few self-study modules to get you prepared for the first workshop. You’ll now also get access to your Via Credits to book your Matwork Classes included in the education fee, and you begin exercising Progressive & Advanced Pilates regularly well before Workshop.

Before the Workshop your goal is to know the Advanced Matwork order and be familiar with the Magic Circle and Hand Weights exercises.

Workshop - Teaching Advanced Pilates Matwork

An intensive weekend (Fri – Sun, 09:00-17:00) where the goal is to be able to teach an Advanced Matwork class as an apprentice. Step-by-step you will learn how to progress clients safely using your voice (cueing) and with your hands.

We teach you how to use the Magic Circle and Hand Weights to take your client experience to the next level and add variety. We will also review a few standing exercises as alternative endings. Lunch & fika is on us as usual!

After the workshop you will receive your Advanced Matwork Instructor Workbook which works together with the learning platform to further enhance your learning.

Self-Practice - Start teaching Advanced Pilates and more

After the Workshop, you will continue practicing your teaching skills of Advanced Pilates on your fellow apprentices.

You are improving your skills to teach all Advanced Pilates exercises through self-practice and by attending Advanced classes at any of our studios (including Studio Online) regularly. You will be attending several guided practice sessions online, teaching and participating together with your apprentices. Your teacher will be present to guide, observe and provide feedback.

Plan to practice approximately 6 hours per week.

Questions & Answers

I have more questions - who do I contact?

Fill out the interested form and add all questions you might have and we’ll get back to you shortly

Do I need to do a foundation course first?

Yes you have to.

To do the Advanced Matwork Instructor education, you must have completed the Matwork Instructor education and received your Certificate of Excellence in Matwork, i.e. completed the training and passed the exam with at least 80% points.

I don't live in Stockholm - Can I join this unique Classical Pilates education?

Yes you can.

However, you need to participate in the mandatory workshops at our Pilates Studio in Stockholm, Sweden. Our learning platform for self-study, classes, observations, apprentice meetings is online.

For the Matwork educations you only require an exercise mat at home. For Advanced Matwork, Special Populations Matwork educations you also need a Magic Circle and set of hand weights (0.5 kg).

For any of the Apparatus educations you need to have access to Classical (preferably) Pilates Apparatus to be able to practice enough to pass the education and to get certified.

I can't participate in the mandatory weekend - Is there a way to learn by myself?

No, you unfortunately not with us. We feel that teaching clients the Advanced Matwork exercises requires more than just knowing the exercises. You need to know how to determine if a client is ready for the Advanced exercises so they do not injure themselves. We provide you with the necessary skills to assess and progress clients safely from Progressive to Advanced exercises.

Do you offer any continued education?


After completing the Advanced Matwork Instructor Education we offer two more educations:

View our full Education Program for more information.

I don't want to do the exam - Can I only participate in the weekend workshops?

Yes, you can. Everyone who completes the education receives a Diploma of Participation. If you are planning on continued education with us, you need to take the exam.

I work a full-time job - Can I make it work?

You know yourself best. Most people who went through this education had full-time jobs and made it work. We recommend you practice (train matwork classes, observe matwork classes, self-practice and practice training others) approximately 6 hours per week on average throughout the education.

Do you offer payment plans?

No. Not for this education.

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