The M.A.T. Pilates teacher certification program is an exciting, immersive learning experience designed by renowned master teacher Dorothee VandeWalle. As a protégé of Romana Kryzanowska, Dorothee teaches in the tradition of the authentic Pilates method using techniques that are as close to the original teaching of Joseph Pilates as is available anywhere in the world. Our training focuses on hands-on instruction in a small group environment and is fueled by the talent of Dorothee and her team. If your passion is to teach classical and authentic Pilates, you've come to the source.

Why M.A.T. Pilates

M.A.T. Pilates, Metropolitan Authentic Training, offers the most comprehensive Pilates instructor training program in the United States. It prepares future teachers for a lifetime of teaching the original Pilates method. Every student in the M.A.T. program studies directly with Dorothee and, because of M.A.T.'s international reputation, our graduates are sought after by many studios and gyms in the U.S. and abroad. Dorothee's talent and commitment to excellence make M.A.T. Pilates the best training program in the Pilates industry.

Pilates Teacher Certification

Our teacher certification program is a rigorous teacher training program which emphasizes hands-on instruction with students working side-by-side with Dorothee VandeWalle. Dorothee is well known for being a demanding and exacting leader who draws the best out of each student. Admission to our program is selective and only a small number of students are accepted into the apprenticeship at a time. Dorothee and her team are committed to delivering a meaningful and lasting educational experience to all students.

Certification Training Centers

Metropolitan Pilates in Seattle, Washington, is the primary Pilates certification school and training center for M.A.T. Pilates. Training centers in the United States offering our M.A.T. Teacher Certification Program are located in Portland, Oregon, and San Francisco. All M.A.T. Pilates training centers are required to be fully equipped with state-of-the-art Pilates apparatus manufactured by Gratz Pilates, the original manufacturer and leading maker of Pilates equipment. Metropolitan Pilates is a licensed vocational school in the State of Washington.