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?
I am so happy that I got to do this certification. Stephanie’s way of teaching is easy to follow for everyone, no matter the background you have or the level of physical fitness you are in. Her readiness to answer the questions, her openness, makes her very easy to approach. This was the far most knowledgeable and thorough education I have attended, covering every important issue a Pilates teacher should know. Stephanie’s background and classes I took at Pilates Via made me decide that she is the teacher for me. I love how my body embraces what I have learnt. Even though I have been teaching since 2005, my own learning will continue for sure.
I’m so glad I took this Classic Pilates Matwork education! I learned to guide others to find “the right muscles” in a more efficient way and I feel better in my own body! What an experience the intensive training period has been! Intensive learning process that has been presented in a pedagogical and well thought out way. Stephanie is a rock at teaching! She has always been available and contributed constructive feedback. It was so much fun and I’ve already used a lot of exercises in my job as a physiotherapist and started having exercise groups!
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.
ADVANCED MATWORK TRAINING PROGRAM
- Digital learning platform for self-study
- One mandatory 3-day Workshop including lunch & fika
- 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
When does the next Advanced Matwork education start?
Next education starts in March 2024.
- Week 11 (Wed 23:59) March 13, 2024 – Book & Pay
- Week 12 (Wed 19:00-19:45) March 20, 2024 – Education Starts w. Virtual Meet & Greet
- Week 17 (Fri-Sun 09:00-17:00) April 26-28, 2024 – Workshop
- May 27-June 16, 2024 – Examination (individually scheduled online)
During the eduction you will learn from Swedens most Senior Pilates Teachers in Classical Pilates.
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.
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:
- Special Populations Matwork Instructor Education (prenatal, postnatal and elderly)
- Reformer Apparatus Instructor Education (teaching essential to progressive reformer apparatus)
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.