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The Comprehensive

1/27, 1/28
2/10, 2/11
2/24, 2/25
3/9, 3/10
3/22, 3/23
4/6, 4/7
4/20, 4/21
5/4, 5/5
5/18, 5/19
6/1, 6/2

VIDA Pilates U Street
1612 U St NW
Washinton, DC

$4499 | Monthly payment plan available

Kick off your new year with a core education extending your Pilates knowledge and professional skillset. Learn teaching methodology utilizing the mat and all classical Pilates apparatuses: reformer, tower, chair, Cadillac, spine corrector, ladder barrel, and more!

Comprehensive training focuses on technique, anatomy, and functional movement that will help you become a compassionate and competent practitioner or teacher with a strong foundation in classical Pilates.

As a prerequisite, students must take three private sessions before participating. New student private packages are available for purchase.

Register for The Comprehensive on the VIDA Pilates app. To learn more, email Andrea at [email protected].

Mat-Only Training


The mat-only training happens bi-annually in January (during the Comprehensive) and September. Registrations will take place one month prior to its start date. Participants must attend all training dates.


VIDA Pilates U Street
1612 U St NW
Washington, DC

$750 | Monthly payment plan available

Mat-only training is a four-day certification program that will deepen your understanding of Classical Pilates Mat and mold you into a competent teacher or expert practitioner.

This program will stimulate your mind and strengthen your core while teaching the proper Pilates technique, anatomy, and functional strength training. For those new to teaching and seasoned teachers alike, Mat work is a great place to begin your Pilates journey.

What’s included

      • Approximately 32 hours of in-class learning
      • Your own VIDA Pilates Classical Pilates Mat Manual
      • Access to six VIDA Fitness locations to both practice and observe Pilates mat classes
      • ACE & NASM CECs
      • Professional development assistance with Pilates Education Director Andrea Van Zile de Leon


Training Summary

Weekend 1: Deep-dive into the Pilates method, its founding principles, and the “why” behind the “how.” You’ll learn both beginner and intermediate classical Pilates mat exercises, their order, and most importantly, how to effectively teach them. Every teacher has their unique strength when it comes to teaching a class, and together, we will find yours!

Weekend 2: Review intermediate mat and introduce props (small balls, hand weights, magic circles, etc.). Discuss basic anatomy for Pilates mat and how to use this knowledge to modify your class to accommodate the specific needs of a student with an injury or illness.

Questions? Let’s Chat!