10721NAT Certificate IV in Pilates Matwork and Reformer

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Australia’s ONLY fully online, fully comprehensive Pilates course

We have taken our training 100% online

Everything is available online

There is 24/7 access to everything you need, including an extensive video exercise library with over 100 hours of high-quality video lectures. Along with this, there are tutorials and discussions available as soon as you enrol.

Real-time lectures & tutorials

Take advantage of being able to learn everything you need to know from the comfort of your home. Everything is delivered remotely using our fully interactive audio and video-enabled learning system.

But don’t worry, you can still ask questions and get feedback so that you can improve your technique. You’ll even have the chance to practise teaching with your classmates.

Instant messaging with your course group and trainer

At Breathe, we have a full-featured remote workplace communication platform called Slack. You can message individual students, your trainer, or your whole group from any device, including your phone. What’s more, you can also share files, videos and links, and it’s searchable, so you can find what you need.

Video calls with your peers

We know how important practice is, which is why you can always connect with your peers for practice sessions on your computer.

You can practise teaching one another or a group, as well as giving and receiving feedback on your technique.

A student success coach so that you progress

Technology is wonderful, but if you’re struggling to get to grips with it all, you don’t need to worry as you’ll also have a student success coach assigned to you. They are available to call and will be there to help with anything that is challenging you. They can also ensure you are disciplined with your study so that you meet your goals.

Professional audio and visual

We know there is nothing worse than inferior equipment, which is why we only use high-quality video and audio equipment, allowing you to become completely immersed in your learning.

When Our Students Graduate, 96.8% Have A Job or Go On to Further Study

  • • Pilates relaxes you and makes you feel content, and you can’t wait to share it with others
    An activity that makes you take a step back and not rush through life.
  • You want to help others to experience the benefits of Pilates
  • You want to be the best version of yourself and achieve
  • You want to learn more about our human bodies, but don’t want to become overwhelmed with tricky terminology.
  • You want to set yourself a new challenge
  • You go above and beyond to ensure that you are doing a great job
  • You’re organised and maybe love to systematically organise your learning with colour-coded notes
  • You’ve been thinking about the next steps for your career

Certification IV Pilates Courses New Zealand

Breathe Education endeavours to empower all New Zealand’s exercise lovers with our incredibly successful Pilates certification courses. Given our futuristic outlook, our program is now 100% online and therefore, flexible enough to accommodate the busiest of schedules. We are the embodiment of the spirit of this workout technique and have created courses that will challenge you mentally, physically, educationally and pedagogically. This means that, upon graduation you will have worked extremely hard for your certificate in Pilates, be ready to take on this vibrant industry and begin a whole new lifestyle.

Superb Studio Pilates Courses Fully Online

We’re already a reputable, roaring success in Australia where our team diligently teaches and supports thousands of students. Satisfaction rate is of the utmost importance to us and we love nothing more than to see our alumni accomplishing their goals. Now, we’re branching out to New Zealand to extend our expertise and share the gift of transforming people’s lives. There’s simply nothing more precious to us than bringing optimism, fresh perspectives and the power of passion to others.

With our Pilates Certification comes strength, balance and peace. If you believe you possess the tenacity and drive to excel in this field, we have the right courses for you. You will gain an in depth and scientific knowledge of this skill, meet fascinating Contrology connoisseurs and develop your own special and unique teaching style. It’s never too late to try something new and throw yourself into a different career, so long as you have a solid support network and high quality materials which we have by the bucketload.

Come and Earn Yourself a Certificate IV in Pilate with Breathe Education

Our certification courses target two key areas and enhance any abilities you already may have. Even if you’re a beginner, our curriculum caters for all levels.

On the one hand you have the matwork aspect which involves:

  • Learning warm up routines and starting positions
  • Developing a collection of exercises
  • Mastering techniques
  • Discovering the biomechanics behind the movements
  • Putting together a perfect finishing sequence

Our mat Pilates course therefore, is very comprehensive and interesting. After mastering the mat Pilates teacher training you will own that classroom and virtually transcend a feeling of calm control that will help others to escape with you through exercise.

Then, there’s the reformer components where you will learn:

  • How to set-up equipment safely and securely
  • The latest scientific approaches to each and every exercise
  • How to use and manage a reformer correctly
  • Transitional cues so that your classes flow seamlessly in an easy and orderly manner

A Reformer Pilates Course with a Difference

Our Pilates reformer training will teach you how to use this apparatus effectively to encourage flexibility, strength, good posture and body alignment.

Essentially, we’ve combined mat and reformer Pilates teacher training so that you’re richly diverse and have the opportunity to use both methods in your classes. What’s more is that our Pilates certification is the only one of its kind to incorporate added features such as:

  • Pre and post-natal training to help yummy mummies stay energised
  • Pain and injury management so you know how to handle these cases and when to refer them
  • How to appropriately modify exercises for those with less flexibility and how to ramp it up a notch for those who are more advanced

Our courses are not only all inclusive, broadly developed and informative, but also good fun, invigorating and life changing.

The structure of our program is as follows:

  • Each week you will have, a live lecture, tutorial, online Pilates class, self practice time, teaching and observation sessions on an interactive and top quality audio-video platform
  • All tutorials, classes, observations and self practice are bookable and changeable to suit you and your personal schedule
  • The course usually takes 6 months to complete but you can have up to 12 months if you need it.

All this comes with a variety of phenomenal features, such as:

  • An easy to use and engaging eLearning platform with over 100 hours of video material and a selection of quizzes
  • Slack instant messaging so that you can talk with your trainer and course group
  • The chance to take part in peer to peer video calls
  • A caring and committed student success coach who will see you through all your studies with us
  • An Australian government accredited certificate in Pilates upon passing the course
  • 100% money back guarantee
  • Industry backing

Why Put Your Faith in Our Pilates Training Certification?

First of all, because with us you won’t have to limit yourself. You won’t have to decide whether to do a mat Pilates course or a reformer Pilates course because with us you do both simultaneously.

Secondly, because our Pilates certification is approved by the Australian government and recognised by law meaning that you will have hard evidence of your Pilates capabilities, teaching experience and scientific knowledge.

Thirdly and most importantly, we are so excited to be expanding into New Zealand and hence, adding even more bright, energetic and conscientious students to our community. Your success, enjoyment and sense of fulfilment will always be our top concern. You will never just be one of many to us, instead we will see you as the unique individual you are and do everything in our power to help you reach your potential and excel in this career path.

Don’t delay any longer! You deserve to be heading towards a happy, new beginning filled with glittering opportunities. Let us be by your side, facilitate that journey and nurture you into the incredible teacher you’re destined to be.

If you like the sound of what we do and want to know more, why not check out our blogs or social media? You can also book a call, send an email or fill out an enquiry form. Additionally, read through the rave reviews we’ve received on Google. Then, take the necessary steps to joining us and becoming a qualified Pilates instructor.
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Here’s What Our Graduates Have To So Say

“l got the most out of this course that l have ever gotten out of any course”

Leanne ChapmanPilates Studio Owner, Melbourne

“The best, craziest life decision I’ve ever made!”

Cat WebbStudio owner, Good Times Pilates

“This course has made me a better teacher on so many levels.”

Belinda SurvillaStudio manager, Pilates & Co

“My journey with Breathe Education has been such a positive addition on my life in many areas”

Briannan BondiPerth, WA

“The depth of content provided is absolutely invaluable, the teachers are incredible and the learning environment is so supportive.”

Katie IrelandGold Coast, QLD

“This entire experience is something incredibly special. Cloe's encouragement and support has helped me find my voice.”

Georgina BeattieSydney, NSW

“What a beautiful course. It has exceeded my expectations and I am feeling confident and happy going into the industry. ”

Marni DeningGold Coast, QLD

“I feel much more confident and equipped to teach! Cloe has supported and nurtured me to want to go out and teach.”

Katarina MoricSydney, NSW

“This was the absolute best decision I have made. I look forward to my future and promoting Breathe to whoever will listen.”

Rachael RiceSydney, NSW

“The course inspires and encourages us to be critical and creative thinkers, and also allows us to enhance our curiosity towards the field of Pilates.”

Renee RommeswinkelSydney, NSW

“I have absolutely loved working with like minded individuals and being given the permission to explore my body and the amazing things I never thought I could achieve.”

Jacinta FowlesMelbourne, VIC

“What an incredible company that gives the power to be uniquely us & encourage us through our learning experience & growth.”

Olivia HuffGold Coast, QLD

“Professional, thorough and supportive, studying with Breathe has been a fantastic experience!”

Kate VaughanSydney Australia

“The Cert IV left me feeling empowered and confident. I am really proud to have learned from Breathe.”

Ildi CampbellSydney Australia

““I am honestly so happy that I decided to study with Breathe. Since finishing my Cert IV I have started teaching online, and I’m absolutely loving life. I feel like a whole new person!”

Lisa S, Auckland Lisa S Graduate, Auckland New Zealand

““I wouldn’t have been able to do it with the amazing trainers and mentors that Breathe Education has provided. They honestly go above and beyond to teach you everything that you need to know about the industry.””

Lisa S, Auckland Lisa S Graduate, Auckland New Zealand

Loan’s Story

When Our Students Graduate, 96.8% Have A Job or Go On to Further Study


If your dream job is as a Pilates instructor, but you’re concerned about finding employment once you are trained, we are here to put your mind at rest. Maybe you’ve looked on job websites, but you haven’t found any Pilates jobs advertised.

Pilates jobs often come about from word of mouth and networks. As part of your training, we’ll show you how to expand your network and find yourself a truly fulfilling job as a Pilates Instructor.

Based on data from our success in Australia and their federal government’s NCVER Student Outcome Survey 2019, 96.8% of our students have a job or further study waiting for them once they graduate with Breathe Education.

An Accredited Course in Matwork & Reformer

When you do our 10721NAT Certificate IV in Pilates Matwork and Reformer, it is fully accredited by Reps in New Zealand. You’ll earn a real qualification that is recognised by law throughout NZ and in many countries throughout the world.

View our accreditation on training.gov.au

An In-Depth & Comprehensive Course

There are no limitations as you’ll learn Matwork & Reformer

When you complete a course with Breathe, you will have been taught all Pilates exercises, including the start position, proper technique and movement sequence, equipment setup, refinements and the finish or transition. Our courses provide you with the skills and confidence to create and teach sequences of moves.

Learn to program popular classes

When you are a Pilates Instructor, you need to know how to create flowing classes and sequences that everyone will enjoy.

Not only will you use traditional Pilates exercises to create flow-style classes, but we’ll also teach you how to make up your own moves, or adapt exercises that you learn from other instructors, social media or elsewhere.


You’ll learn how to cue the Pilates repertoire with simple and clear instructions so that your clients will be able to follow.

You don’t need to worry as there is no need to memorise complex sequences of verbal cues. Research has shown us that simple, clear instructions are often more effective.

Modification of exercises

You’ll learn how to adapt your teaching to suit all your clients, even if they don’t have enough strength or flexibility to do a certain move.

You will use biomechanics to make the exercise more achievable for those who are struggling and be able to modify exercises to make them more complex for more advanced clients.

Prenatal and postnatal training

Pilates is often a popular choice of exercise for those who are pregnant or have recently had a baby. With the 10721NAT Certificate IV in Pilates Matwork and Reformer, you will benefit from comprehensive prenatal and postnatal training.

You’ll be able to run prenatal and postnatal courses, as well as support all women in your classes.

Accommodate injured clients in your teaching

We teach you current national guidelines and science-based best practice so that you can include clients who are experiencing pain or have an injury in your classes. You will also learn about when they should be referred to a health professional.

Learn at Your Own Pace with Online Teaching

Life’s busy, so we have made our Pilates course flexible, allowing you to have the most comprehensive Pilates instructor training.

Accreditation from Reps in NZ

By choosing Breathe and completing our 10721NAT Certificate IV in Pilates Matwork and Reformer, you will be recognised by law and in many other countries throughout the world.

eLearning that works for you

You can flexibly study around your other commitments, thanks to our eLearning curriculum that is designed with succinct videos and quizzes. Whenever you have a spare moment, you can study.

Our mobile-friendly design means you can watch videos and do quizzes no matter where you are as they work on a range of different devices.

Flexible study for your qualification

You’ll have a live lecture, a tutorial, a live online Pilates class, and 3 hours of self-practice, teaching and observation each week. This is all online, offering you the flexibility to fit it around your lifestyle.

As you can book into tutorials, Pilates classes, observation and self-practice at times that suit you including weekday, weeknight and weekend options, joining a Breathe course has never been easier. To offer further flexibility, you can vary your tutorial times from week to week if you need to, so it is great if you work shifts or if your schedule is always changing.

You have up to 12 months to finish your qualification, allowing you to work at your own pace, although most finish in 6 months.

Accredited by Exercise & Sports Science Australia

The ESSA Professional Development Committee certifies that 10721NAT Certificate IV in Pilates Matwork and Reformer meets the criteria for 15 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Points.

Learn from scientific research

You’ll be taught evidence-based techniques, which is only what we teach, and it follows the latest science.
We don’t use folk-wisdom or magical thinking; everything is from peer-reviewed research.

Mentor Studios network with free access

With a network of over 40 Breathe mentor studios, you will be able to observe qualified instructors for free as part of your required course hours.

This is not a requirement, but you can use them if you wish to.

Simple, Clear & Fun eLearning


Easy to Use

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Our 100% Money Back Guarantee

The “why” that drives us is to help you to build the skills and confidence to teach Pilates.

So you can change people’s lives and enjoy a fun, flexible and deeply rewarding career that is in line with who you are.

If after completing all the course requirements you are not satisfied that you have achieved your goal, we will give you 100% of your money back.

Full details of the guarantee are in our Terms and Conditions of Service

Emmie’s Story

“You don’t just learn how to do Pilates well, you learn how to come across as a person who cares for other people. Just like Pilates is for everybody, this course is for everybody”

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Course Requirements

Live lectures

Each week you will attend a live, 90-minute online lecture where you will be introduced to new skills and concepts. The lectures are also recorded so you can watch them later if you like.


Each week you will attend a 90-minute tutorial with a small group of classmates. Your trainer will guide you through practicing the skills and discussing the concepts introduced in that week’s lecture.

Practice teaching

Each week you will attend 2 structured sessions where you will practice doing and teaching Pilates with a small group of classmates.

Trainer-led classes

Each week you will participate in or observe two 1-hour Pilates class taught by a Breathe Education trainer or special guest.

Static eLearning

eLearning consists of short videos, quizzes and some written tasks for example creating a class program. It will take you roughly 2 hours each week.

Total 9 hours per week

Choose your own session times from weekday AM, weekday PM and weekend times (all states)



If you are doing regular Pilates classes at any level, you are fit enough to do this course.

One of the biggest misconceptions people have is that you need to be able to do all the moves perfectly before you can be a great teacher. That is just plain not true. Doing the moves and teaching are two different skills.

You need to be fit enough to do a 50-minute beginner or open-level Pilates class, but you don’t need to have any particular level of flexibility, or strength, or grace.

People of all ages from 18-75, all levels of flexibility, and all body shapes have successfully completed this course and are now teaching Pilates and loving life.

Time Commitment

This course requires 9 hours each week in total.

Each week you will do:

  • 1 live online lecture (90 minutes)
  • 1 live online small-group tutorial (90 minutes)
  • 2 practice sessions with classmates (60 minutes each)
  • Participate in one live online Pilates class taught by a Breathe Education trainer (60 minutes)
  • Observe one live online Pilates class taught by a Breathe Education trainer (60 minutes)
  • Watch videos and complete quizzes in eLearning (approximately 2 hours)

Tutorials, practice sessions, and live online Pilates classes are scheduled throughout the week including weekdays, weeknights and weekends. You book the sessions that suit you each week, and you can easily book into a different session if you need to change your schedule one week.

Following this learning schedule will have you complete the course in 6 months.

You have up to 12 months to complete the course.


eLearning is an important part of this course, and we’ve created a simple, clear and easy-to-use eLearning system for you.

If you can use Facebook, or send an email, you have enough computer skills to complete this course.

Even if you struggle with sending an email, we’re only a phone call away, and we’ll talk you through any problems you have.

We have helped thousands of people complete this course successfully, and no-one has ever failed to graduate because of computer issues 🙂

Find Out More Today By Booking a Call with Our Enrolments Team

If you feel that Pilates instructor training could be the career move you have been looking for, make sure you book in a call with us.

You’ll have the chance to have any questions you may have answered, and you can find out what it is like to be a real-life Pilates Instructor.

The good news is that you’ll be talking with a qualified Pilates instructor who understands what it is like to be in your shoes, as well as having a passion for Pilates.

Stop looking for the perfect time. This is your perfect opportunity, so make sure you snap it up!

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