Teachers Training

Authentic Pilates Canada™
Teacher Training Program Information

About Us

Authentic Pilates Canada™ is Canada’s Authentic Pilates teacher education centre, providing comprehensive teacher training in the classical Pilates system and continuing education credits. 

Our Mission is to preserve and teach Authentic Pilates with current and future generations of Pilates professionals.

Authentic Pilates Canada™ is the first Pilates education center of its kind in Canada.  With principle educator, Cara Hazelton, and a roster of adjunct faculty, that no other school in Canada has access to, Authentic Pilates CanadaTM is THE place to learn and study Pilates.

Our Program

Authentic Pilates Canada™ offers comprehensive teacher education through seminars, apprenticeship, independent study, and examinations that make up 700 hours of training. In addition to the Comprehensive Teacher Education Program we offer a Bridging Program and an Independent Study Program catering to experienced Pilates practioners and those with previous training. We also offer a Mat Plus Pilates Certification that allows teachers to earn some income while they are working towards their Comprehensive Education. Admission to these programs invol

ves an evaluation of physical fitness and proficiency in Pilates work.

Why Choose Authentic Pilates Canada™?

  • Our faculty and adjunct faculty include the most accomplished Authentic Pilates professionals in the world who regularly train with the best first- and second-generation teachers.
  • Our passion for preserving and disseminating the Authentic work is unparalleled in Canada. Students learn from teachers with a direct lineage to Joseph Pilates and who are dedicated to teaching the system of Contrology as he envisaged it. We also use his hands- on, apprenticeship-based method of training teachers, in contrast to other schools and training companies that take a more didactic approach.
  • Your Pilates education does not end with the completion of Comprehensive Teacher Training – we offer continuing education credits.
  • We use traditional Pilates apparatus, including Gratz Universal Reformers, a Cadillac, a Ladder Barrel, and a Wunda chair, Arm Chair, Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector, Small Barrel, Magic Circle, Pedipole, Push-up Handles, Toe Corrector, Neck Stretcher, Foot Corrector, Breathasizer, and Sandbags.

Upcoming Dates and Locations

Mat Plus Pilates Certification – – September 2021 – Halifax, Nova Scotia, The Pilates Barre

Comprehensive Teacher Training – Training currently in progress. Future Dates TBD


 Mat PlusComprehensiveBridgingIndependant Study
Additional Costs

Application Fee ($50)

15 Private Lessons*

Application Fee ($150.00)

20 Private Lessons*

Application Fee ($150.00)

15 Private Lessons*

Application Fee ($150.00)

Manual ($500.00)

Minimum of 15 Private Lessons*

Total$2050.00 **$5650.00**$3650.00**variable

* Private lesson rates vary by teacher. ** Plus the cost of private lessons. *** Any student requiring more than 300 hours must complete the full program.

To download the Application Package, click HERE.