Teacher Training

Train with the best... Romana’s Pilates.

MPMS is Melbourne’s only Romana’s Pilates Studio affiliated with our Australasian Headquarters in Sydney, Cynthia Lochard’s Pilates Method Studio.

We support and guide you through the Independent Instructor Training Program (IITP) to become a certified Romana’s Pilates Instructor. Bridging courses are available.

Please contact Keft Burdell at info@pilatesmethod.net.au or 0414 382 830 for more information regarding our training and the apprenticeship program if you truly would like to train with the best!

The Romana's Pilates IITP in Sydney, Australia, has been successfully running since 1998, certifying over hundreds of instructor trainees worldwide and now the opportunity is here in Melbourne.

Independent Instructor Training Program (IITP)

Our IITP is closely modelled on the original teachings of Joseph and Clara Pilates continued by Romana's Kryzanowska and today her handpicked teacher trainers overseas and in Australia. The Pilates Method Studio in Sydney is the head quarters for Romana’s Pilates IITP certification centre in the Australasia Region; we offer unsurpassed excellence in training and continuing professional education (CPE). Our international reputation for producing the finest quality Pilates instructors ensures that our trainees are respected in the industry and are able to employ their skills worldwide with competence and confidence.

How to Apply For your IITP?

Your application into the program is simple, however before considering a career as a Romana's Pilates Instructor, you must be physically at an intermediate level in the Pilates method. All applicants must also have an understanding of the Pilates Principles. This is important for the development and learning stage of your training. This is an intensive course both physically and mentally and all applicants must be properly prepared. 

STEP 1 - Enrolment requirements

  • All Applicants must have completed a minimum of 75 hours of experience in the Pilates Method & been a client for 1 year
  • Logging your hours on the log sheets and having them signed by a certified Romana’s Pilates Instructor.
  • Applicant should be able to show competence with various Gratz apparatus at an intermediate level.
  • A Doctors Release stating competence in a physical nature.

STEP 2- Application

  • Applicant must provide training centre with current resume.
  • Recent passport photo.
  • Letters of recommendation from a current employee, training instructor or other.
  • Your IITP application form.

STEP 3- Initial Assessment/ readiness action plan

  • Applicant must schedule an interview with Cynthia Lochard to discuss your readiness and action plan. 
  • Your goals and ambitions once certified regarding how you intend on completing the program hours, as well as your knowledge and understanding of Romana’s Pilates.
  • Initial Assessment- Applicant will be assessed by a level 4 Teacher Trainer or higher. This assessment will require you to perform a personal workout unassisted at the Intermediate level. This will determine your knowledge, competence and safety in the Pilates Method.

Note: Exceptions may apply to those who have trained through a different program prior. Please contact our studio for more information including training program fee.

Training Process

The illustration below details every activity a trainee must successfully complete to achieve and maintain a Romana's Pilates certification.