Since 2002

Teacher training

Core Dynamics Pilates Teacher Training was created by Michele Larsson in 1996 to carry on the development of the Pilates method by First Generation Teacher Eve Gentry. CALL US TO FIND OUT HOW WE CAN BRING TRAINING IN THE GENTRY LINEAGE TO YOUR CITY.


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Teacher Training The Core Dynamics Pilates Teacher Training Program places its focus on developing students to embody the Pilates method, understand human movement and to teach the Pilates method correctly to a wide variety of clientele versus just teaching the exercises or just leading classes. Core Dynamics offers a specialized ’boutique’ program rooted in historical Pilates, and updated with current safety, efficacy and bio-mechanic developments in human movement. We offer small class size, individual attention, mentorship experiences and a highly qualified affiliate studio network.

The teacher training program begins with CORE 101. This introductory Pilates training program training is appropriate for those interested in deepening and expanding their own Pilates practice or for beginning a path to become a Pilates teacher. This program consists of 2, 2 1/2 day weekend intensives and includes required hours of personal practice, observation and student teaching. Video resources are provided as tools to log observation, and self-practice hours. These resources are available on demand so you can adjust the Program to suit your availability. Hours can also be directly logged at one of our Core Dynamics mentoring studios.

Upon successful completion of the CORE 101 Program and a passing score on both the practical and written test students will receive a certificate which qualifies them to teach the CORE 101 fundamentals, Beginner Intermediate Mat classes and Beginner Reformer classes.

The next and final step in our Pilates teacher training is the CORE Comprehensive Program. This portion consists of 3, 3 day weekend intensives and covers a full syllabus of Pilates exercises on the Mat and all of the equipment.

As a student you will:

  • Learn the concept behind the Pilates system of exercises
  • Learn the historical Pilates exercise repertoire
  • Gain a foundation in seeing and correcting posture faults and movement limitations in your clients

Gentry Lineage Training

The Gentry Lineage training was designed for either comprehensively trained Pilates instructors with 3+ years teaching experience who wish to learn the Gentry approach to teaching the Pilates method or for Core Dynamics Pilates graduates wishing to refresh and hone their teaching skills. Group size is limited to 8 participants and takes place over 2, 3-day weekends. Teaching staff includes: Michele Larsson, Suzanne Gutterson, Debora Kolwey, Kevin Bowen.

Please contact us directly for more information and to apply for a position. This program is ONLY offered in Santa Fe, NM. Please refer to our schedule page for more information.

CORE 101 and CORE Comprehensive Overview

CORE 101 – Weekend I – Pilates History, Eve Gentry History, Pilates Principles, Pilates Movement Principles. Eve’s fundamental (Gentry) exercises, Pilates Mat exercises through Intermediate level.

CORE 101 weekend II– Beginning level Reformer exercises, our CORE 5 intro exercises on Cadillac/Tower, Chair and Auxiliary equipment, Group Mat teaching skill development, assessment and teaching drills

Total Program hours – 200

The Core Comprehensive Program consist of 3 weekend Intensives + additional hours for a total of 300 course hours or 100 per Intensive. COMP I will cover: Exercises on Mat, Reformer, Trap Table, Wunda Chair, Spine Corrector, Ladder Barrel, Magic Circle, Ped-o-Pul, client assessment, introduction to program design. 

COMP II will cover–
Intermediate to Advanced exercises on Mat, Reformer, Trap Table, Wunda Chair, Spine Corrector, Ladder Barrel, Magic Circle, Ped-o-Pul, understanding the body in movement terms, honing teaching skills, advanced program design.

COMP III will cover – 
Advanced level exercises on Reformer, Trap Table, Wunda Chair, Spine Corrector, Ladder Barrel, Magic Circle, Ped-o-Pul, pre-cautions and contraindications for Pilates programming, client reassessment skills, Pilates professional practices, Core Dynamics advanced teaching skills. Integration and Development of Core Dynamics Pilates teaching technique.

Skype video mentoring calls will be made available. Each trainee will also be scheduled to have a one-on-one monthly training check-in call. 


CORE 101 – Weekend I – $1100.00
CORE 101 – Weekend II – $1100.00
CORE Comprehensive Level I – $1100.00
CORE Comprehensive Level II– $1100.00
CORE Comprehensive Level III– $1100.00
 Final Test Out – $250.00

 There is a $135.00 materials fees. To register for a training please email us at or call us (505) 919-9593. Please go to the schedule page to view our schedule by location.

Note that all trainings are led by Kevin A. Bowen and members of the Education Team. You can contact the office directly either by email: or by phone: (505) 919-9593.


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