500+ Hour Comprehensive Pilates Certification Teacher Training Program

Foundations & Mat 1 Kicking off September 20th!

Foundations & Mat I – Sept 20th – Sept 22nd
Friday 5 pm – 9 pm and Sat/Sun 12 pm – 8 pm
Mat II – Oct 4th & 5th
Sat/Sun only 12 pm – 8 pm (Foundations mat 1 pre req)
Reformer 1 – Oct 23rd – 25th
Friday 5 pm – 9 pm  and Sat/Sun 12 pm – 8 pm  (Foundations Mat 1 pre req)
Reformer 2 – November 30th & 31st
Sat/ Sun Only 12 pm – 8 pm (Mat II & Reformer 1 Pre req)


Have a mat or Yoga Certification? You may qualify to start Reformer teacher Training with us.

Contact us below to get more details about the training

I want to learn more about the Teacher Training Program

Our Pilates teacher training program was developed to ensure all of our graduates receive the highest level of education and are well prepared to transition from a Pilates student to a Pilates teacher if they so choose to do so.  As well, our program is a great way to dive into the method as a Practiioner as an alternative or a supplement to your personal practice.  Our comprehensive program meets the requirements for Pilates Method Alliance certification eligibility. Over the course of our program, aspiring instructors will develop confidence and the knowledge to guide a Pilates session with their unique teaching style.  Our goal is to provide the Pilates training needed for you to deepen your own Pilates practice or making a move to a new path in teaching fitness.


Training includes: 

  • Copy of “Return to Life” by Joseph Pilates
  • Pilates History & Foundations
  • Anatomy & Movement Principles
  • Client Assessment, Program Design & Review
  • Lecture Intensive weekends by module/apparatus covering all elements needed to become a PMA Certified Pilates Instructor
  • Cassical repertoire and contemporary idealogy with Pilates Props
  • Necessary modifications for injuries & special populations
  • Learn the why and how of Pilates exercises on all apparatus including Reformer, Chair, Ladder Barrel, Tower & Cadillac
  • Critical thinking skills in designing Pilates Classes – both group and private
  • Industry Standards, Professionalism and Code of Ethics 
  • Access to a team of seasoned instructors ready and willing to help you in your journey
  • Studio hours for self practice, observation & practice teaching included
  • Practical Exams/Test Out for each Module included with Certificate of Completion upon passing

Ready to deepen your practice and discover a new career path?

Why Studio Verve Teacher Training?

  • Centralized locaion in the beautiful Biltmore/Arcadia neighborhoods in Phoenix, AZ
  • Convenient weekend intensive schedule just once per month for most modules
  • Torn between classical and contemporary approaches? We teach both.
  • Learn to develop programming for both private and group training settings.
  • Our Program is inspired by various Pilates Disciplines and encourages our Trainees to establish their own style
  • Hands on personlized approach in a busy, successful studio giving you real world exposure into the Pilates Industry.
  • No one master trainer holds the key to your training. Learn from a team of seasoned and successful instructors with a combined 100+ years of experience.
  • Observation, self-practice, and practice teaching hours with use of the studio are included.  
  • Upon completion, you are eligible for employment with the studio. ***Please note, employment is not guaranteed.***
  • Our modular based program is flexible. Go module by module and complete the comprehensive program based on your schedule and needs. 
  • Meets requirements for you to obain The PIlates Method Alliance “Certified Pilates Teacher” designation – PMA-CPT (requires full comprhensive training)
  • Whether you are looking to develop your personal practice, teach part time, or make a jump to a new career, our program will set you up for success.

Meet the Teacher Trainers

Melissa Murray

Melissa, Studio Verve Owner, was first introduced to Pilates by way of a DVD in college at a time when Pilates was an “alternative” fitness regimen. She knew the technique and teachings of Joseph Pilates would be life changing.
The years following proved this to be true and were spent immersed in the Industry, learning various Pilates methods, including Power Pilates, Balanced Body and Stott.

Melissa’s style of teaching focuses on the mind body synergy of Pilates and aids her clients in perfecting their muscle recruitment patterns, such that their work in the studio stays with them outside of the studio, enhancing their everyday life. 

Lauren Tomasulo

Lauren is an accomplished Pilates veteran who is a 2nd generation instructor, training directly under Romana Kryzanowska in New York City and became certified in 1995. Romana was the only student of Joseph Pilates given the reigns to teach his method. 

In 2005, Lauren received another certification from Power Pilates and served as a “host” studio for their Teacher Training before moving on from studio ownership.  She has also studied through the IMX method of Pilates.

Lauren enjoys teaching people and seeing the progress they can make through this method. As a dancer, she still enjoys studying ballet, hiking and learning any new method of movement.

Patricia Mehl

Bio Coming Soon!

2019 Schedule

2019 DATES:  Friday Evening Times 5PM – 9PM.  Sat/Sun Times 12 PM – 8 PM

    • Foundations & Mat 1: Feb 1st – Feb 3rd
    • Anatomy Review & Mat 2:  Feb 22nd & 23rd 
    • Reformer 1: March 22nd – March 24th
    • Reformer 2:  April 20th & 21st
    • Chair October 20th-21st
    • Ladder Barrel November 9th-10th
    • Tower November 16th-18th
    • Optional 1 Year Mentorship –  Includes 1:1 coaching and personal private sessions



Info Session at the Studio will be held on Saturday January 12th at 1PM.  Call to Register or Schedule a Discovery Call anytime.

Program Costs:

  • Mat Only – $950 
  • Reformer – $1850 
  • Barrels & Small Props – $550
  • Chair – $550
  • Tower / Cadillac – $950
  • Full Comprehensive Program – $4850


Training is limited to 10 spots.  Contact us to secure your spot today. A non-refundable deposit of $300 is due with registration to reserve your spot. 

Enroll 30 days in advance to Receive 10% Off!  All payments must be made in full prior to start of training weekends.

*Pricing does not include cost of manuals or additional required reading/books.


Ready to have a job you love as a Pilates Instructor?