Pilates Mat Teacher Training

At the Essence of Living Academy we are committed to producing the most outstanding Pilates teachers. Our Pilates teachers are trained in the latest techniques, with a focus on providing the best support for students. Essence of Living Pilates teachers are well respected and sought after within the Pilates industry.

The Essence of Living Pilates Level 1 teacher training takes place at the Essence of Living Tallebudgera Valley Retreat on the stunning Gold Coast, Australia and The Live Life Well Studio in Melbourne, Australia. Our training program truly over delivers, providing you with 300 hours of training, including 194 of face-to-face learning. This course is approved for 15 CEC’s from Fitness Australia. Find out course dates, requirements and a course overview below.


Course cost

$3184. Early bird $2800! (Payment plans available).  Combine Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga 200hr Teacher Training to receive a $1000 discount of combined total.

The course cost includes all required classes (participation, observation and assists), workshops (with your course facilitators and guest experts), 3 months access to EOL TV, course workbooks and a $50 voucher to spend on EOL branded merchandise.

All EOL Pilates graduates receive 20% discount: Barre & 25hr Master Trainings!

You can find our refund and cancellation policy here.

Our upcoming courses

Get ready to pursue your passions

28th February - 18th March 2022

Lectures and training: 3 weeks, Monday - Friday, 7.00am – 2:30pm
Save $384! Early bird ends 10th January 2022.
Includes 3 months access to EOL TV!

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$1061.50 monthly payments

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Where: Essence of Living Tallebudgera Valley Retreat
Participation: 40 scheduled classes (included in course cost)
6 class observations

Or reserve your spot by emailing [email protected] or calling 07 5526 6600

Course Outline


In order to equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to be a pilates teacher, there are a number of assessments required as a part of the course.

  • 40 class participations (can be signed off before course commencement)
  • 6 class observation reports
  • 4 one hour class deliveries (with your fellow teacher trainees)
  • Business Plan (including market research)
  • 1 written exam
  • 2 reflective essays/book reports
  • Develop client screening appraisal
  • Personal Development plan

Many of these pieces of assessment will be delivered during your training, however you do have a total of 6 months to complete all of your assessment.


There are a number of books required to complete the course, these will be referenced within the training. You do not have to read them cover to cover before training commences.

  • Return to Life –  Through Contrology by Joseph Pilates
  • The Pilates Method –  Physical and Mental Conditioning by Philip Friedman and Gail Eisen
  • Pilates Anatomy – Rael Isacowitz & Karen Clippinger

Online retailers we suggest to find your materials include Book Depository, Amazon and AbeBooks. Fishpond.

Course Facilitators

Meet our lovely teachers

Michelle Cassidy

Primary Facilitator

Erin Bourne


Jema Lee


Hollie Bradley

Pre and Postnatal Yoga

Natalie Olsen

Children's Yoga

Dr Rama Prasad


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