Instructor Training

Boditree Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training: 2020/2021

study the work of Joseph and Clara Pilates, and the contributions made by their students Ron Fletcher, Romana Kryzanowska, Eve Gentry, Kathy Grant, and more.

Boditree Pilates graduates are in demand around the world as well as within our city. We are dedicated to ensuring that all of our students embrace the method with confidence, in a supportive and nurturing environment, catering to all learning styles and needs.

This program of study builds capable and informed movement educators thoroughly trained in the Pilates Method of Physical Conditioning. The exercises and their applications, intent, and order, following the full classical repertoire on all apparatus is examined, explained and experienced, including modifications for special needs, workout design, and class template design for virtual and in-person services.

Why I chose to train with Boditree…
“I was a Boditree client before taking Risa’s instructor training. As a client, I watched a number of instructors through their apprenticeship and I was always amazed in their development and the quality of their training. Risa’s passion for, depth of knowledge about and extensive training in Pilates make her the ideal choice for instructor training.

Risa’s approach of “teaching the body in front of you” and just not teaching exercises leads to a depth of understanding of the power of Pilates that is unparalleled.”

Beth Bynoe, Pilates Instructor, Boditree Pilates

Program Instructors

Program Presenter:
Risa Mathews, MA, Boditree founder & owner

Guest Presenters :

Mary Craig, Vancouver studio owner and educator, Atlas Pilates Seattle
graduate, Romana Kryzanowska certified.

Sunni Almond, Classical Pilates educator in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Andres Alberto Bacigalupo, Romana’s Pilates in Chile & formerly of Boditree Pilates & Healing Vancouver


All participants must first complete their introductory 4 private sessions, so a full personal assessment and workout design is in place prior to the commencement of the training program. If the student wishes to attending teacher training with Boditree whilst working out at a studio in another city, we can arrange studio collaboration for the student’s completion of Pilates exercise studies. Deadline for registration, November 5th , 2020.

Class Dates/Times

Saturdays 2:00-6:00 pm
Sundays 1:00-6:00 pm

(1) November 14/15
(2) November 21/22
(3) November 28/29
(4) December 12/13
(5) January 9/10
(6) January 23/24
(7) February 6/7
(8) February 20/21
(9) March 6/7
(10) March 20/21
(11) April 10/11
(12) April 17/18
(13) May 1/2
(14) May 15/16
(15) May 29/30
(16) June 12/13
(17) June 26/27
(18) July 10/11

Fees ( please add gst to all rates)

Pilates Sessions:
-10 private sessions throughout the program of study : $1050.00
-40 group sessions throughout the program of study : $1600.00

 Weekend Teaching Modules :
$450.00 each weekend of course study (pay as you go)
$6480.00 for 18 weekends of course study (discounted to $360.00 each)
Final Exam :
Observation (5 hours per week required) : no charge
Apprenticeship teaching (final 4 months) included in course of study during weekend modules.

Total fees due :
Option (a) one payment  for the full course of study including all workouts fees (with the exception of the introductory 4 personal workout design sessions) $9130.00

Option (b) pay as you go –pay as you go for each weekend module, and
accompanying workouts : $450.00 per weekend of study, plus regular rates for all
studio workout sessions outside of class.

*Certificates of completion will only be provided to students who fulfill all
attendance requirements, complete observation hours, and participate in
all apprenticeship sessions.

*Virtual attendees are welcome to attend. We adapt and will figure out a
way to make it work for you, if you are in isolation or are unable to travel
to Vancouver to attend the training.

What the training provided me
“The training at Boditree provided me with the knowledge and confidence to be able to see what the body needs and to create custom design programs. The continuous in-house training and team work Boditree gives has helped me grow as an instructor.”

Christine Halicki