The Bodeswell AcademyTM Classical Pilates Matwork Programme runs from Basic to Advanced Level, from the Romana strand, learning how to teach privately and in a small group.


Due to the nature, deep content and refined tuning of our course, this is an unregulated/ bespoke programme approved by NCFE. We are committed to providing all of our learners with skills, knowledge and structure to ensure each learner feels confident to deal with an array of clients they may come across, client injuries and body types, and be able provide their clients with a highly professional experience that they want to come back to time and time again.


The Bodeswell Comprehensive Classical Matwork Programme 


Objectives of the Programme

  • Analyse the body through anatomy, learning how to identify and correct in-balanced muscle connections and compensation patterns.
  • To be able to identify physical body types and morphologies in order to prescribe the correct Pilates programme in order to help the body adapt to a balanced posture.
  • The course will take you through all the original 34 Mat exercises including modifications from beginner to advanced levels, in order for you to develop a client safely. The exercises are taught as a whole, not divided into levels, however you learn to teach and understand from evolution of the body.
  • Understand the concept and history of Pilates, learning the Pilates Principles.
  • Learn the professional approaches of what is expected of a Pilates Teacher,  'how' to teach each of the exercises, including teaching positions and the hands on method, the language of a Pilates Teacher, all which enables you to communicate and understand your clients needs and become an effective teacher.
  • Learn the adaptations in relation to the most common physical issues and the individual postures of your clients in order to be flexible with your teaching and provide a safe and effective class.
  • To learn the deeper knowledge behind the exercises and the method, understanding the original work created by Joseph Pilates.

If you are interested in our traditional training and would like to know more information, then get in touch with us as we would love to hear from you. 


In order to provide good quality training we only have 8 spaces available per programme.

To Apply for this course, please fill out the Application Form Here

Once you have completed the form you can come back to this page to make payment of deposit in order to secure your place.

Payment of Deposit

Once deposit has been paid we will schedule an agreed payment plan for the remainder and you place is secured on the programme.


Next Course Dates are:


January 18th and 19th

February 1st and 2nd

February 15th and 16th

March 14th and 15th

April 25th and 26th

Classical Pilates Matwork Intensive - Level 3


This programme has been based on our original Classical Matwork Qualification, and is designed for those who already have a strong understanding of anatomy, physical morphologies and postures and client management.


Who is this course for?

Pilates Teachers from a different education programme are welcome to attend this programme and qualify with us prior to taking part in our Comprehensive Programme.

We also welcome Physical Therapists.

All attendees of this Programme must provide proof of previous qualifications of level 3 and above.


You will need to pass the application process and supply evidence of previous study of experience, you may also be requested to audition.


You will be required to complete client studies, observation hours, self practice, a practical and theory exam as well as teacher contact time.