Welcome to the Alan Herdman Pilates Teacher Training Course section.

The course comprises 15 units, involving up to twenty hours of study each week. On successful completion, a Foundation Training Certificate for Teachers of Pilates will be awarded. The next course starts on September 8th 2017. Please browse this section for more detailed information, and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

If you would like to apply, please download our PDF Application Form.

Teacher Training News

Alan Teaches Houston Workshop, February 2018

Alan will be teaching a 3-day workshop programme in Houston over the weekend of Friday February 9th-Sunday February 11th 2018. Starting with Alan’s Pre-Pilates Technique, the sessions explore topics including new exercises with the Reformer, and end with a full day looking at how to create challenging programmes for all levels of clients. The classes are bookable individually or as a full weekend.

Full details including booking information are at Elizabeth Jones-Boswell Pilates – and there’s an Early Bird off for the full weekend if booked by December 15th.



Christmas & New Year Studio Closing

The Seymour Street studio will be closed on:
Sunday 24th December closed
Monday 25th December closed
Tuesday 26th December closed
Wednesday 27th December closed
Sunday 31st December closed
Monday 1st January closed

The Canary Wharf studio will be closed/reduced hours as below:
Saturday 23rd December closed
Sunday 24th December closed
Monday 25th December closed
Tuesday 26th December closed
Wednesday 27th December open from 6:30am to 2:00pm, Mauro
Thursday 28th December open from 6:30am to 2:00pm (Reformer Class at 12:15pm), Brian
Friday 29th December open from 6:30am to 2:00pm, Mauro
Saturday 30th December open from 9:00am to 3:00pm (Reformer Class at 9:00am), Brian
Sunday 31st December closed
Monday 1st January closed
Tuesday 2nd January closed
Wednesday 3rd January opening as normal

Seasons greetings!

New Reformers and more Konnector Kits for Seymour Street

Over the summer break we have transformed the Seymour Street studio with brand new wood framed “Clinical” reformers which are a higher model, so are easiest for people with injuries or physical conditions (as well as for our super-fit clients!).

Several reformers are fitted with the Konnector kit, allowing you to move arms and legs at the same time or independently in different directions to help the disassociation of movements. The Studio looks fantastic with a new layout which facilitates access to the equipment, including the Guillotine which has proved extremely popular (despite some initial misgivings about the name!) since its introduction. Our Canary Wharf Studio has also had a facelift as all the Reformers have been re-upholstered.

AHP-Trained Pilates Teachers Graduate

Twelve newly qualified Pilates teachers graduated this month after successfully completing the Alan Herdman Pilates Teacher Training Programme. The programme is internationally respected – this year’s intake included students from China, Vietnam, Israel and Korea – and AHP-trained teachers work all over the world, recently in Australia, Switzerland, USA, Denmark, Canada and Greece as well as the UK.

AHP Studio Manager Mauro Ossola says “Alan’s Teacher Training is acknowledged as the best in the UK, and probably in Europe. Our graduates are highly sought after – many studios only want to work with Alan’s students – so the course will ensure excellent career progression.” The next teacher Training Programme starts in September – just two places remain. Please see our dedicated page for more information, or email us.

Book for Alan’s Workshop in Singapore

Bookings are open for Alan’s upcoming workshop in Singapore, which will take place over the weekend of Friday 29th September to Sunday 1st October at The Pilates Works, Holland Studio.
The Pilates Works writes: “We are honoured to welcome Alan to Singapore this year to conduct a workshop for our clients and teachers.” Six sessions across the three days will cover the following topics:
Friday, 29th September
Morning: Moving For Life (essential exercises for every client)
Afternoon: A New Modified Pilates Mat for the Lower Back

Saturday, 30th September

Morning: Pilates for the More Mature Population
Afternoon: Hip Replacement (Pre & Post Surgery)

Sunday 1st October
Morning: Advance Reformer Work
Afternoon: Pilates for Clients With Neck and Shoulder Issues

Please contact The Pilates Works for bookings and more information. Click here for the booking form.
$280 per session
$500 per day
Book all 3 Days to enjoy 15% OFF

Alan Teaching in Monaco, November

A unique event titled Pilates Pioneers will take place in Monaco over Friday November 3rd and Saturday November 4th, offering lectures, workshops and movement classes with some of the key names of Pilates.

Alan will taking workshops on “Comprehensive and modern mat work” and “Pilates with hip surgery” as well as meeting and greeting delegates on Friday evening.

The event takes place at the Novotel, Monaco, and bookings cost 300 Euro Earlybird before September 15th, and 350 Euro after. Please check the Polestar website or email for full details including special room rates for delegates.

Mauro Ossola’s Workshop on Pilates and Parkinsons

AHP’s Mauro Ossola facilitated a workshop on Pilates and Parkinson’s Disease at the Annual McEntire Education Summit in July. The event, in Rochester Michigan, was attended by educators from around the world and was created to share experiences with one another as professionals and to further work with clients. As well as being AHP’s Studio Manager, Mauro is a qualified McEntire Educator.

Guillotine Workshop from Kyria Sabin

Kyria Sabin – who has redesigned classic Pilates equipment the Guillotine for the modern studio – recently taught a workshop to Alan’s team of instructors.

Kyria, a long-time colleague of Alan’s, is Program Director of Fletcher Pilates in the USA and has served on the PMA national board. Alan’s studio was the first in the UK to purchase the redesigned Guillotine, which he describes as an extremely versatile piece of equipment. The Guillotine was one of Joseph Pilates’ original machines, but in the New York studio it was installed in a doorway – not necessary a practical option everywhere! The redesign has brought its benefits to a new generation of Pilates instructors and clients.