You deserve personalized attention and the highest-quality instruction as you pursue your goals to become a certified Pilates instructor.
Sheppard Method Pilates offers unique qualification programs led by Risa Sheppard, second generation Pilates Master, celebrity fitness guru, and passionate advocate of the Art of Pilates passed to her from Joseph Pilates disciple, Ron Fletcher.
Sheppard Method Pilates Teacher Training programs are a springboard into your future career as a Pilates instructor. Our comprehensive courses provide students with the skills and understanding they need to become accomplished, inspirational teachers.
You can expect to learn how to instill excellence and enhance the spirit of each individual you work with through our traditional Pilates approach that focuses on technique, joy of movement, and creativity to help clients exceed limits.
Our in-depth programs stay true to the ethos of Joseph Pilates’ original methodology and are a requisite for Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) certification eligibility.
Pilates Master instructor, Risa Sheppard, along with her team of West Los Angeles professionals will help you define your practice and shape your future as a certified Pilates instructor.
Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training and Pilates Instructor Certification
Our Pilates Teacher Training Program encompasses 450 hours of instruction, as per the Pilates Method Alliance standards.
Within classroom hours, you can expect to receive a multi-sensory, creative learning experience, careful and individual attention, professional support, and hands-on Pilates training.
Our Pilates Teacher Training Program is an internationally recognized qualification and is suitable for all levels of experience. Programs not only include personal training and attention, but also insight, professionalism, and resources to help you find employment quickly upon successful completion.
Upon completion of the Sheppard Method Pilates Teacher Training Program, you will be eligible to become officially certified with the professional association, Pilates Method Alliance.
Note: Pilates instructors cannot become PMA Certified without first completing a full Teacher Training Program and the required 450 hours of study at an eligible school such as Sheppard Method Pilates.
Mat Pilates Instructor Teacher Training
There are times when the fully comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training Program with equipment is not suitable - whether it’s due to time commitments, level of experience, or interest. Sheppard Method Pilates offers an exceptional opportunity to become a qualified, knowledgeable, and successful Instructor for the mat portion of Pilates practice.
Mat Pilates Instructor Teacher Training is a 4-week program that leverages the introduction to full Pilates Teacher Training to provide an outstanding opportunity to train under master Pilates instructors.
Mat Pilates Training students receive the highest level of education that empowers them to gain the unique skills of a mat-based program and take this forward to improve their Pilates and teaching skills.
No additional payments to use the studio for the completion of hours
Self Mastery / Observation / Self Study
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The Sheppard Method Pilates Program has given me the foundation to become a successful Pilates Manager at the Jonathan Club, an elite private club in Santa Monica and downtown Los Angeles.
With so many programs to choose from, I recommend THE SHEPPARD METHOD PILATES Certification due to Risa’s extensive experience and her dynamic teaching style.
Stacy Barrows, PT CFP Feldenkrais practitioner and physical therapist, inventor of Smart Roller
Risa is a wonderful teacher, not only instructing Pilates fundamentals and anatomy, but truly bringing the joy and beauty of movement through her unique choreography.