Boditree Teacher Training Program 2021-22

2021/2022 Pilates Teacher Training Outline,
November 6th, 2021-June 26, 2022

Boditree’s annual comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training program :
Studying the archival work of Joseph and Clara Pilates, and the contributions made by their students Ron Fletcher, Romana Kryzanowska, Eve Gentry, Kathy Grant, and more. This program of study promises to build 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. Boditree Releasework and workout design principles are also examined.

Guest presenters :
All guest presenters will teach via Zoom on Saturdays from 3:00- 5:00 pm or Sundays 2:00-4:00pm. In-house participants will be guided and assisted by Risa & Boditree staff whilst our guest educator presents their program of work. Virtual attendees will also receive feedback and guidance from both the presenter, and Risa.

  • Darien Gold, Classical Pilates educator, studio owner, and host of the radio show  ‘All Things Pilates’, out of Petaluma, California.
  • Susannah Cotrone, Classical Pilates educator & studio owner out of Los Angeles, California.
  • Lili Viola, Classical Pilates educator & studio owner out of Toronto, Ontario.

Program Coordinator :
Risa Mathews,
founder & owner of Boditree Pilates & Healing in Vancouver, BC Canada, creator of Boditree Releasework ™

Class Dates/Times : 2021-2022 Program
Saturdays,  3:00-6:00 pm

Sundays,    1:00-5:00 pm

  1. November 6/7:
    The Classical Matwork Risa Mathews
  2. November 20/21:
    The Classical Matwork Risa Mathews
  3. November 27/28:
    The Reformer Level 1 exercises Risa Mathews
  4. December 4/5:
    The Reformer Level 1 exercises Risa Mathews
  5. January 8/9:
    The Reformer Level 1 & 2 exercises Lili Viola
  6. January 22/23:
    The Electric Chair & Wunda Chair Susannah Cotrone
  7. February 5/6:
    The Electric Chair & Wunda Chair Risa Mathews
  8. February 19/20:
    The Cadillac & Pedipul Susannah Cotrone
  9. March 5/6:
    The Cadillac & Pedipul, Arm Chair & Guillotine Risa Mathews
  10. March 19/20:
    The Spine Corrector & Small Barrel Risa Mathews
  11. April 2/3:
    The Spine Corrector & Small Barrel Risa Mathews
  12. April 9/10:
    The Ladder Barrel & Gondola Pole Darien Gold
  13. April 30/May 1:
    Foot Corrector, Toe Gizmo, Magic Circle Susannah Cotrone
  14. May 14/15:
    Reformer : full repertoire Risa Mathews
  15. May 28/29:
    REVIEW Risa Mathews
  16. June 11/12:
  17. June 18/19:
    Introduction to Apprenticeship
  18. June 25/26:
    Introduction to Apprenticeship, final assessment

Teacher Training Fees :

3 options for registration :

(a) Each Module weekend workshop : $450.00
(b) Mentorship (Modules 1-14 paid in full) $6000.00
(c) Instructor Training Certificate (modules 1-18 paid in full) $7650.00

*Virtual attendees are welcome to attend all classes or select workshops. Boditree offers a Classical Mentorship program which enables contemporary Instructors to use our workshops as ongoing education in their study to complete Classical training in the Pilates Method. Mentorship Certification requires attendance to modules 1-14.

**in-studio workouts including Group sessions and Private lessons are not included in the cost of study. We recommend a minimum of 10 private sessions through the course of study, and 2-3 group workouts per week. We leave this decision up to the student based on their availability and budget.


Boditree 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.

Scholarship: Boditree offers one person free access to our training, each year. Our Olivia Thorvaldson Memorial Scholarship was set up to honor the memory of Boditree Instructor, Olivia, who passed away from a brain tumor in March, 2020. This scholarship does not cover the cost of workouts or private lessons, only tuition for the weekend workshops. Just send us an email telling us why you think you should win the scholarship, and your submission will be reviewed. This scholarship is open to all new Pilates Teacher Training students, but not Mentoring students.