Pilates Education Matwork Instructor

Do you want to become a certified Matwork instructor in Classical Pilates?

You will receive a Matwork Education and learn how to teach in a safe way 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 belong to the elite and become a world-class Matwork Pilates instructor?

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Next education starts August 25th and we only have 6 education spots so register your interest today and we will get back to you shortly!
What is included in the education and what does it cost?

You will learn how to teach Matwork classes in Classical Pilates. A small group of apprentices get the opportunity to study with Stephanie Fjalestad, a 2nd generation teacher. You will learn body and movement principles and how to teach from beginner to experienced level in an easy and practical way. An education in Classical Pilates is both fun and challenging.

We teach you practical skills on how to use Joe’s original Pilates principles and method. The education includes practical body and movement knowledge. You will learn how to teach using your voice, your hands and how to assess peoples’ individual needs. We teach you how to use modifications to simplify and progressions to challenge people with appropriate exercises.

We will provide clear directions on how to teach group classes with confidence for different skill levels and lengths of time. Guided by your teacher and mentor, this education motivates you step-by-step how to best learn and practice to become a safe and inspirational Classical Pilates instructor.

You should plan approximately 6 hours per week from the start of the course until you are ready for examination. This international education is taught in English.

The Pilates Via’s Matwork Instructor Education

The education and apprenticeship is held in English.


  • Digital learning platform for self-study
  • Two mandatory 3-day Workshops including lunch & fika
  • Workbook
  • Diploma
  • Examination & Certificate (3rd generation instructor)


  • 30 Matwork Classes (50 min) at a value of 11 100 kr
  • Mentorship from a 2nd Generation (Joseph H. Pilates > Romana Kryzanowska > Stephanie Fjalestad) Pilates Teacher
  • Observation of Classical Pilates classes and exclusive access to our library of over 100 recorded classes
  • 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: 28 950 SEK incl. VAT

We do offer different payment plans at a small extra fee which we’ll be happy to discuss after we’ve received your interest.

When does the next education start?

Next Matwork Education starts Fall 2023.
When is the last day for application?

Apply before Friday August 18, 2023.

When does the education start?

The education starts Friday August 25th, 2023 with a virtual Meet & Greet.
Additional education opportunities planned for 2024.

  1. Week 35 (Fri-Sun 09-17) September 1-3, 2023
  2. Week 42 (Fri-Sun 09-17) October 20-22, 2023
When is the exam?

The exam is Week 49 Sat December 9, 2023

Application Process

Fill out the interest form and we will reach out and tell you more and answer any questions you may have.

  1. Register Interest
  2. You receive an email with additional information
  3. Application Interview via Zoom
  4. You receive an email invitation with a link to a digital application
  5. Book the education on my.pilatesvia.com before Fri, August 18, 2023
  6. Payment is due on Wed, August 23, 2023
Essential Pilates Mat
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 Classical Pilates Certification from Master Instructor Romana Kryzanowska from 2003, Joseph Pilates’ protégé and has taught thousands of people in US, Australia and Europe to “Stretch with Strength and Control“.

Can anyone become a Classical Pilates Matwork Instructor?

Yes! You should be genuinely interested in Pilates with a desire to inspire and help others.

Becoming a Classical Pilates instructor requires time, motivation and commitment. If you have the drive, we will help you to become an 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.


For us to be able to give you the best possible education, you need some experience with Pilates before you start the education.
We suggest the following experience:

  • 10 Matwork Classes within the past 12 months

You would benefit more and be better prepared if you attend Mat classes at a Classical Pilates Studio vs. contemporary Pilates classes at a gym.

Show Syllabus 2023

Submit your application

We process each application quickly in turn. When your application is approved you will receive an email with important information on how you pay for the education.

Self-Study #1 - Start learning 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 quick self-study modules to get you prepared for the first workshop. You’ll now also get access to your 30 Matwork Classes included in the education fee, and you begin exercising Essential Pilates regularly.

Workshop #1 - Teaching Essential Pilates Matwork

An intensive weekend (Fri – Sun, 09:00-17:00) where the goal is to be able to teach an Essential Matwork class as an apprentice. Step-by-step you will learn how to teach people using your voice (cuing) and with your hands. You acquire useful skills in body and movement principles, to be able to assess and adjust exercises when needed. Lunch & fika is on us!

Self-Practice #2 - Start teaching Essential Pilates and more

After Workshop #1, you will continue practicing your teaching skills of Essential Pilates on your fellow students, friends and family.

You are also improving your skills and to perform all Progressive Pilates exercises through self-practice and by attending classes at any of our studios (including Studio Online) regularly.

There will be bi-weekly apprentice meetings and also new self-study modules to help you prepare for Workshop #2.

Plan to practice approximately 6 hours per week.

Workshop #2 - Teaching Progressive Pilates Matwork

An intensive weekend ( Fri – Sun, 9am-5pm ) where the goal is to be able to teach a Progressive Matwork class as an apprentice. You will continue to refine your voice (cuing) and improve supporting clients with your hands. Deepen your skills in body and movement principles and continue practicing how to assess and challenge clients when needed. Lunch & fika is again on us!

Self-Practice #3 - Start teaching Progressive Pilates and more

After Workshop #2, you will continue practicing your teaching skills of Essential Pilates for beginners and Progressive Pilates for experienced people. You will practice teaching your fellow students and friends & family when appropriate. Practice on modifying and challenging them.

You continue to improve your own skills to do Progressive & Advanced Matwork Pilates exercises through self-practice and by attending unique classes for instructors at our Studio Online regularly.

Bi-weekly apprentice meetings continue and additional self-study modules are provided to help you prepare for the Final Exam.

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

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

Yes, you can. Fill out the interested form below and add any questions you might have and we’ll contact you to discuss how we can make this happen!

I can't participate in all mandatory weekends - Is there a way to catch up?

Yes, you can. Fill out the interested form below and let us know which weekend(s) you have a scheduling conflict with and we’ll contact you to discuss how we can make this happen for you!

I already have a Pilates Certification - Do you offer a bridge program?

No, unfortunately not for the Mat Education.

Do you offer any continued education?


After completing the Matwork Instructor Education you’ll become eligible for any of the following workshops:

  • Advanced Matwork Workshop
  • Small Props Workshop
  • Pregnancy Pilates Workshop
  • Mama Pilates Workshop
  • Vintage Pilates Workshop
  • Barrels Workshop

You are also eligible to bridging into the Professional Pilates Instructor education at a discounted rate.

I don't want to do the final exam and receive a certification - Can I only participate in the weekend workshops?

Yes, you can. It’s optional to do the exam and you will always receive a Diploma of participation but no certificate.

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?

Yes. There is an option to split the payments into for the education at a small additional administrative fee.

Interest Registration Education for Classical Pilates Matwork Instructor

If you are interested in becoming a Classical Pilates Matwork Instructor then please submit an interest form below.

We will contact you to book a phone meeting to discuss how we best can help you become a Pilates Instructor.

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