Independent Study

Independent Study Teacher Training Program (TTP) 

The Independent Study Teacher Training Program is designed to assist individuals in preparing for entry into our Teacher Training Program. At Excel Pilates DC we believe that to teach Pilates you should know Pilates. The Independent Study Teacher Training Program (TTP) allows you to study the work of Joseph Pilates intensively while working independently with Excel program directors. Participants learn to teach the vast repertoire of Pilates exercises on both the Mat and Apparatus with confidence. This one year comprehensive Teacher Training program is designed to accelerate each participant's readiness to teach as well as provide individual instruction in Teacher Training.

Program Benefits

Deepen your personal knowledge of the individual exercises as well as strengthen your performance. 
Individual attention provides unsurpassed detail in learning how to teach. 

Prior teacher training hours transferable upon approval. 
Start at any time. 


Program Outline for Independent Study

10 One-on-one sessions to advance your personal study. 
50 Independent Study Teacher Training hours. 
20 hours of case studies. 
600 Hours of Apprenticeship (Observation, Personal Practice & Workouts, and Apprentice Teaching.) 

Fee: $4800

Program Fee Includes:

TTP exercise manual 
free solo workouts 
free mat classes (based on space availability) 
observation hours 
feedback on teaching 
access to Excel Pilates DC for practice and practice teaching during hours of operation 
assigned advisor 
option to attend seminars when available


How to Apply

Please contact the studio at 202-269-3020 or for an application form or download here. Upon approval of application, an evaluation session and interview will be scheduled. The evaluation session and interview will determine acceptance to program.