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 12th 2019. Please browse this section for more detailed information about the programme, and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

If you would like to apply, please click here to complete our online form.


The mat work section of the comprehensive Pilates teacher training course is approved by Active IQ (body award) and has a LEVEL 3 REPs

Teacher Training News

2020 London Arcus Training Courses Announced

Booking is now open for the 2020 Arcus Training Courses at Alan Herdman Pilates, with course leader Mauro Ossola.

Saturday February 22 2020 2-8pm
Level 1 Arcus Essentials 
Focusing on an Introduction to Arcus including safety and teaching Arcus exercises on Pilates equipment. 

Saturday May 16 2020 2-8pm
Level 2 Arcus Essentials
Focusing on intermediate and advanced Arcus exercises on Pilates equipment with an additional 75+ modifications for private sessions and group classes.  Upon completion of this course, participants receive a certificate of completion.

Saturday September 26 2020 2-8pm
Arcus Hip and Knee Replacement Training
Expand your Arcus training to help your clients facing hip and knee replacements. In this one day course, you will gain knowledge, problem solving skills, and exercises for helping your clients move with greater confidence. In the Arcus for Hip and Knee Replacement one-day course, you will learn:
– How to assess and establish a timeline for clients that are planning for and recovering from hip and knee replacements
– Contraindications at various stages of recovery
– 25+ exercises to address specific movement problems at prehab and post rehab

Courses are held at the Alan Herman Pilates Studio, 63/79 Seymour Street, London W2 2HF
Book your place via the McEntire Pilates website – click the course titles above for links to the booking pages 
$295.00 per course
Email Mauro Ossola if you have questions about the courses

Alan Presents Workshops at The Pilates Gathering

Alan will be presenting three workshops at this Edinburgh based international conference on Saturday September 21st: “Prepare the Body for Pilates Mat”, The Versatile Chair for all”and “Reformer Footwork/Leg Work”. Places are filling up quickly so please check the workshop timetable for the full programme and availability.

Please visit The Pilates Gathering website for more information and to book your place.


September Workshop in Zurich

Alan will be teaching workshops at City Pilates, Zurich over the weekend 28th & 29th September. Participants can attend for one or both days, which are scheduled:

Saturday, 28 September 2019, 6h Workshop (90 min break)
10.30 – 13.30h Pre-Pilates matwork
15.00 – 18.00h Depth as opposed to advanced
Sunday, 29 September 2019, 6h Workshop (90 min break)
09.00 – 10.00h Masterclass matwork
10.00 – 12.00h New way of footwork, are we wasting time with footwork?
13.30 – 16.30h Scoliosis
More information at the City Pilates website.
Cost for one day is CHF 450 – please email if you would like to attend both days.
Maximum 19 participants.

+41 44 558 24 54

Class of 2019 Graduates from AHP Teacher Training Course

Our 2019 graduates receiving their certificates from Alan Herdman and Sara Gallie after successfully completing the AHP Teacher Training Course.

The course is truly international and our graduates will be teaching all over the world including China, Singapore, Latvia, Belgium and Italy. There are still a couple of places for the next course, starting in September 2019, please follow this link for information and a form.

ARCUS 2019 training dates

The next ARCUS courses which will be taught by Mauro Ossola at Alan Herdman Pilates, central London, are as follows:

Sunday 16th February 1pm-7pm
ARCUS Level 1

Sunday 7th of July 1pm-7pm
ARCUS Level 2

Sunday 16th October 1pm-6pm
ARCUS Knee and Hip

ARCUS FUNDAMENTALS is divided into two days (Level 1 and 2). On the first day students will learn about safety, and explore more than 30 ARCUS basic and intermediate exercises plus modifications, with another 30 ARCUS exercises and more modifications on the second day. On completion of both days students will receive a certificate of completion (not PMA CEC’s).

ARCUS KNEE AND HIP REPLACEMENT is a one-day course where the students will expand the ARCUS repertoire and training to help clients facing hip and knee replacement. The course is based on learning a new knowledge, problem solving and exercises for helping your clients move with greater efficiency with more then 25 ARCUS exercises for pre and post rehab.

To book your place on Levels 1 & 2 – Two Day Course 16th February & 7th July CLICK HERE TO BOOK

To book your place on Level 1 only – One Day Course 16th February CLICK HERE TO BOOK

To book your place on Level 2 only – One Day Course 7th July CLICK HERE TO BOOK

More ARCUS information can be found on the McEntire website or contact kit@mcentirepilates.com

Asia Pilates Summit 1-3 March 2019

Alan Herdman, Kevin A. Bowen, Jillian Hessel and Patricia Guyton – all respected leaders of the Pilates world with direct lineage to the first generation of Pilates teachers – will share their philosophy and practices of Pilates education at the inaugural Asia Pilates Summit, 1-3 March 2019 in Singapore. Organised by The Pilates Works, the 3-day summit invites Pilates teachers, sports coaches, physical therapists and licensed healthcare professionals to attend for content-packed workshops and presentations that will focus on the historical significance and importance of the Pilates method, and the appropriate education for instructors.

Summit fees:
1-2 sessions S$200 per session
3-4 sessions S$175 per session
5-6 sessions S$150 per session
Book by 30th November 2018 for a 10% discount.

Summit venue:
RELC International Hotel
30 Orange Grove Road
Singapore 258352

Further information and bookings:
The Pilates Works website
Email enquiries
Sign up form
Call 6775 8922

Alan Features in Pilates Style

A recent edition of Pilates Style magazine included this article with photos from our studio. This page gives a taste of the full article which included Alan’s expert guidance on the Spine Twist exercise.
Pilates Style is available at newsagents or as an online app for mobiles and tablets.

45 Pilates Teachers Attend Alan’s Athens Workshop

Forty-five Pilates teachers attended Alan’s recent workshop in Athens, which is part of continuous education for Pilates teachers in Greece. Alan has long-established links with the education programmes at Studio One, the main school for fitness and Pilates in Greece. He will return in February to hold further training workshops there.