Pilates Training Programs | M.A.T. Pilates Teacher Certification Program



(206) 525-9900

Email: scheduling@metropolitanpilates.com

Website: www.mat-pilates.com


About Program

All M.A.T. Pilates graduates are required to attend at least one CPE seminar each year in order to maintain their certification. M.A.T. Pilates continuing education is offered at Metropolitan Pilates, Urban Pilates, and The Pilates Center of San Francisco.

Continuing Education is offered year round by Dorothee VandeWalle. Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced workshops are offered each year as well as guest teacher seminars.


Basic System | February 28-March 1

Friday: 1pm-6pm
Saturday: 11am-6pm
Sunday: 10am-4pm

Intermediate System | April 2-5

Thursday: 2pm-6pm
Friday: 1pm-6pm
Saturday: 11am-6pm
Sunday: 10am-4pm

Advanced System | June 18-21

Thursday: 1pm-6pm
Friday: 1pm-6pm
Saturday: 11am-6pm
Sunday: 10am-4pm


Basic System | February 7-9

Friday: 1pm-6pm
Saturday: 11am-6pm
Sunday: 10am-4pm

Intermediate System | March 12-15

Friday: 1pm-6pm
Saturday: 11am-6pm
Sunday: 10am-4pm


Basic System | TBD

Friday: 3pm-7pm
Saturday: 12pm-7pm
Sunday: 10am-4pm

Intermediate System | TBD

Thursday: 3pm-7pm
Friday: 2pm-7pm
Saturday: 12pm-7pm
Sunday: 10am-4pm

Full List of Upcoming Workshops



Training Locations

Metropolitan Pilates

Location: Metropolitan Pilates, 2688 NE 49th Street, Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: (206) 525-9900
Email: scheduling@metropolitanpilates.com
Website: metropolitanpilates.com


About Dorothee VandeWalle

Dorothee VandeWalle is a master Pilates teacher and is recognized as one of the leading teacher-trainers and master Pilates practitioners in the world. Dorothee has been teaching Pilates for over 20 years and has trained individuals at all levels of fitness from elite athletes to injured and/or older clients. She started teaching in New York City with Romana Kryzanowska and was a teacher-trainer for Romana's Pilates for over a decade before starting her own training program. Dorothee teaches in the tradition of the original, authentic Pilates method. She enjoys teaching instructors and practitioners from all different backgrounds and believes that anyone can benefit from authentic Pilates training.

Originally from Belgium, Dorothee started dancing at the age of seven and was trained on scholarship at the Institute für Buhnentanz. She danced professionally for over ten years in Europe and the United States. She's been teaching in Seattle since 1993 and has had her own studio since 1999.

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About Metropolitan Pilates

Metropolitan Pilates is an authentic Pilates studio in Seattle. Dedicated to the original Pilates method developed by Joseph Pilates, our studio is committed to delivering the best fitness instruction and always addressing our client’s fitness goals and previous injuries. Our workouts are designed to build strength, control, and flexibility. We are located in the University Village shopping center in north Seattle. We offer private and semi-private sessions, group classes, a teacher certification program, and continuing education for Pilates instructors.

Metropolitan Pilates teaches only authentic Pilates, using top-of-the-line Gratz apparatus built from the original design specifications and mechanics of Joseph Pilates’s own equipment. Our state-of-the-art studio features 15 foot ceilings and spacious locker rooms complete with shower facilities. Our instructors have been rigorously trained to develop a system of Pilates exercises tailored specifically for each client. They have each undergone over 700 hours of training and have completed the M.A.T. Pilates Teacher Certification Program. At Metropolitan Pilates, you will experience the very best in fitness instruction.



Urban Pilates

Location: Urban Pilates, 2915 NE Alberta Street in Portland, Oregon 97211
Phone: (503) 505 - 9203
Email: frontdesk@urban-pilates.com
Website: www.urban-pilates.com


About April Tillman

April Tillman is a M.A.T. Pilates level 1 teacher trainer. She is certified on the Basic System and trains apprentices for full certification at Urban Pilates in Portland, Oregon. April has been a teacher trainer with M.A.T. Pilates since 2010.

April grew up with the understanding that a healthy lifestyle begins with physical movement. In 1997, she became a certified instructor through Romana Kryzanowska, protégé of Joseph Pilates, and began her career working for Mari Winsor at Winsor Pilates. Since then, she has taught Pilates at a variety of studios, ranging from Santa Monica, Bel Air, Beverly Hills, and Sun Valley. In 2009, April moved back to Oregon and opened her own studio, Urban Pilates.

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About Urban Pilates

Urban Pilates is a fully equipped Pilates Studio and Training Center in Northeast Portland. Urban offers only Authentic Pilates, using apparatus built from the original design specifications and mechanics of Joseph Pilates’ own equipment. Certified Authentic Pilates Instructors at Urban have undergone extensive training, testing and instruction to prepare themselves to guide clients through Classic Pilates workouts. Urban Pilates is dedicated to the Authentic Pilates method and with that training approach brings full body conditioning.

Urban has daily offerings of Private, Semi-Private and Mat Classes. Private and Semi-Private sessions are composed of a combination of apparatus and mat work.

Our instructors have been trained to develop a system of exercises tailored specifically for each client based on age, fitness goals, and the presence of any prior injuries or limitations. A commitment of at least two sessions a week will lead to the best results.

Urban is proud to be affiliated with Metropolitan Pilates of Seattle, one of only four studios that exclusively offers the Independent Study Option of their Teacher Certification Program. Taught by Master Pilates Teacher Dorothee VandeWalle, M.A.T., it is the most comprehensive Authentic Pilates Training Program in the United States. The Independent Study Option allows you to accomplish the practical training portion of the program at Urban Pilates. Metropolitan Pilates is a Washington State licensed vocational school.



The Pilates Center Of San Francisco

Location: The Pilates Center Of San Francisco, 351 Shotwell Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 294-3505
Email: martt@pilatescentersf.com
Website: www.pilatescentersf.com


About Martt Lawrence

Martt Lawrence is a M.A.T. Pilates level 2 teacher trainer. She is certified on the Basic and Intermediate Systems and has been preparing apprentices for full certification since 2008. Martt has been teaching Pilates for almost two decades and has worked with dancers, athletes, and students of varying injuries.

Martt opened her studio, The Pilates Center of San Francisco, in January 2006. Originally certified in 1996, Martt was re-certified in December of 2005 by Dorothee VandeWalle at Metropolitan Pilates. Prior to opening the Pilates Center of San Francisco, Martt was the Pilates instructor at The San Francisco Ballet for five years. She draws from her experience as a former professional dancer with the Houston and Cincinnati Ballet companies as well as a modern dancer and choreographer.

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About The Pilates Center Of San Francisco

Located inside the beautiful ODC Dance Commons, The Pilates Center of San Francisco (PCSF) serves the Mission district of San Francisco and the San Francisco Bay Area at large with its diverse population of dancers, art lovers, and families.

The Pilates Center of San Francisco was opened in January of 2006 when owner Martt Lawrence seized an opportunity to make an impact on the dance community she knew and loved. After instructing the dancers at the San Francisco Ballet for five years, she was chosen by Brenda Way at ODC to run her own studio inside the commons.


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