Pilates Teacher Training Program

The next Sinclair Studio Pilates Training is scheduled to begin Monday, September 18, 2017.  This comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training will include all pieces of equipment: Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrels; as well as Anatomy, Alexander Technique, Observation, Assisting, Self-Practice and Practicum. This somatic approach to the Pilates Method will take place  over a period of 1,000 hours in two and a half years. It will include separate workshops with Senior Pilates Teacher, Karen Carlson.

Training Schedule

Monday Observation and Assisting 6-8pm  Susan Sinclair
Alexander Technique 8-9pm  Susan Sinclair
Wednesday Anatomy 10am-12pm  David Gorman
Thursday Pilates Method Pedagogy and Repertoire 2-4pm  Susan Sinclair
Saturday Pilates Method Pedagogy and Repertoire 9am-12pm  Susan Sinclair

September, 2017 through July, 2019:  two years with five hours per week of Pilates instruction, two hours per week of Pilates Teaching Observation and Assisting, sixty hours of Anatomy instruction over the first year, one hour per week of Alexander Technique; with a minimum of two additional hours of in-studio Self-Practice weekly; and 72 hours of workshop intensives (scheduling TBA).

September, 2019 through December, 2019:  five hours per week of Supervised Practicum; Mondays 2-5pm, Thursdays 2-4pm.

Tuition will be $7,000 per year plus HST for the first two years; which may be paid over three installments each year.


Susan Sinclair has been teaching the Pilates Method for 28 years and the Alexander Technique for 24 years. Susan did an apprenticeship-style training with Moira Stott of Stott Studio, and continued her primary training with Karen Carlson from 1994 to the present, while furthering her education in workshops with Diane Miller.  Susan is certified as a teacher of the Alexander Technique with the Alexander Alliance, Philadelphia, and is a certified teacher and sponsoring member of Alexander Technique International.  Susan’s lifelong history in movement studies includes: Ballet, Modern Dance, Contact Improvisation, Aerial Dance, Tai Chi, Aikido,  Developmental Movement and Feldenkrais Method.  Susan has conducted Pilates Teacher Trainings since 1994, and directed her Alexander Technique Training Program since 2003.  Susan has presented her work to students and teachers in the United States, Europe and Japan, and at the 8th and 9th International Congresses of the Alexander Technique.  Susan is on faculty at the Houston School of the Alexander Technique and the Alexander Alliance, Tokyo.  Susan travels to offer post-graduate training in Europe and Asia.

David Gorman

Karen H. Carlson is a seasoned professional with over 30 years of client-based field experience and 15 years of training teachers. Certified in the Pilates Method by Pilates Elder MarKarenC-featurey Bowen in 1987 and Master Certified by Pilates Elder Eve Gentry in 1991, Carlson’s graduate studies at Smith College focused on the scientific foundations of movement to aid the teaching of modern dance and ballet, using functional anatomy, biomechanics, kinesiology, and physics of movement. Ms. Carlson conducts advanced teacher-training programs from her studios in Philadelphia, PA and Medford, NJ (USA) and has given workshops and lecture-demonstrations at colleges, universities and private studios on the East Coast and Canada since 1995. Carlson is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science, and the Somatics Society.

Contact the director for further information.