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Diploma of Clinical Pilates


Enroll me today for the Diploma of Clinical Pilates

Next intake 10 May 2022-9 April 2023

Due to the depth of interaction with Raphael Bender and the elite Breathe Education trainers, this course WILL sell out!

Discover your genius for rehabilitation

Rehabilitation can be daunting for both the client and the instructor. There’s so much to know, and as science advances, the pace of change is only going to increase and it’s easy to get left behind.

The question is… are you going to allow yourself to be overwhelmed by the amount of information out there? Or will you seek guidance, education & the path to mastery?

You can either continue to dabble aimlessly in a series of unconnected weekend certifications, and remain confused; or you can decide to dive deep into a coherent whole person framework that will enable you to see the forest, not just the trees; to UNDERSTAND what’s happening inside the body – so you can truly advise, guide & support your clients on a deep level.

In order to profoundly help your clients through their rehabilitation journey, you need deep and well-earned confidence in your skills and knowledge. 

That’s exactly what you’ll build in the Diploma of Clinical Pilates.  

The Diploma of Clinical Pilates is unlike ANY other Pilates training on the planet – it’s Raphael’s favorite course because of the depth of transformation. Because of what it does for students’ lives, and the difference our graduates make for their clients’ lives.

This course is not just about learning what to DO to help clients recover from injury, it’s about BECOMING a better, more authentic version of yourself and attaining genuine mastery of your craft, so that you can experience happiness, joy, fulfillment, passion and purpose to your work like never before.

Join us for an epic journey – 43 weeks of LIVE immersion in the most transformational Pilates training ever offered! In the Diploma of Clinical Pilates, you’ll discover who you are as an instructor at the deepest level – and why! – and you’ll connect with your confidence, reignite your passion and create a NEW level of connection with your clients, a powerful shared journey with your classmates, and ultimately mastery in your craft.

What you get

What’s included today?

43 weeks LIVE tuition

During the Diploma of Clinical Pilates  you get more LIVE tuition than at ANY other Pilates course in the world. Work with your trainers and classmates live, every day, to create personal & professional breakthroughs that will change the course of your life! 

Application Workshops

During the Application Workshops, you’ll learn the tactical secrets to applying the theory with real clients – secrets compiled through decades of research and expertise. This is where you get your foundation of hands-on skill & confidence borne of long practice.

Study Groups

Study Groups are where the magic happens! You’ll go through this experience with a team – you’ll get to know them and you’ll learn and grow together. During study groups you and your team of classmates will practice & apply everything you’re learning.

The Whole Person Framework

You know lots of bits and pieces but you can’t join the dots between them. After the Diploma of Clinical Pilates, you will have a clear, coherent clinical framework – like a personal roadmap for rehabilitating any client! – that includes every aspect and phase of rehabilitation so you can expertly guide your injured clients to build both physical capacity and psychological resilience.


“This course CHANGED my entire life, how I view pain, the body, and how I work with my clients. Forever grateful for it”



Clinical Pilates Certification with Breathe Education

To complete the clinical Pilates course, you will need to qualify in Pilates Matwork, and/or Reformer Pilates, and/or Fitness Pilates.

This program helps to deepen your understanding of how the body works and what we can do to improve strength and flexibility while limiting pain and discomfort. If pain is a barrier for your clients, you will learn how to overcome it and improve their core strength and flexibility. You will also learn about evidence-based practice and its effectiveness in being a better instructor.

Why Study Clinical Pilates with Breathe Education?

Whether you have previously studied with Breathe Education or you are new, all our students receive hands-on support throughout their training and beyond graduation. Our clinical Pilates instructor courses guide you through becoming a more knowledgeable teacher. The course includes lectures, tutorials, and live practice with your classmates.

The online program content will take approximately nine hours each week, and most students graduate from the course within 12 months; although you do have up to 18 months to become certified. The sessions take place at various times throughout the week, so it is easy to fit them into your schedule.

All lectures and masterclasses are recorded, so if you cannot participate in our live sessions, you can watch them later, at your own convenience.

With the high-quality audio and visual equipment we use, you will forget that you are not in the studio with us, and you can be fully immersed in your training.

We provide an online messaging platform that lets you chat with your peers or ask your trainer any questions you might have. Whether you want to make arrangements to practice the techniques together, take turns to teach, or you just want the comradeship of others, this is an excellent resource, and it helps you get the most from your training.

You will also be given a team of dedicated student success coaches. They can help you set goals, stay motivated, and sort out any issues you are experiencing. There is also our internal Facebook group, which is perfect for interacting with others in the Pilates community. We do everything we can to support you as you train with us, and these systems will also help you find a job when you graduate.

Book Your Discovery Call Today and Find out More

If you want to achieve a Diploma of Clinical Pilates, find out more by booking a Discovery Call with one of our Pilates trainers today. We will chat about your situation, what you want to achieve, and discuss your needs. We’ve been in your position; we’ve had the same questions you may have right now. Call us and we will walk you through every step of your journey to becoming the best Pilates teach you can be!

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What you’ll do in the Diploma of Clinical Pilates!

Take ownership of your learning

Find out what’s been stopping you from understanding the big picture of rehabilitation and identify what, who and how to make the changes you need in your thinking to close the gaps!

Deeply understand how the body works

Use our Visualized Anatomy framework to literally make a picture in your mind of what is happening inside your client’s body and expertly apply your anatomy knowledge to help your clients – even if you’ve struggled to learn anatomy in the past! 


Live into your genius

Take on all aspects of movement teaching with more confidence, boldness and courage than ever before with an updated, comprehensive skill set!

Gain Recognition As A Certified Clinical Pilates Instructor

ACE Approved

International Recognition

Diploma of Clinical Pilates is the world’s only government accredited Clinical Pilates program, and sits within the Australian Qualifications Framework alongside  school and university qualifications.

High-Touch Transformational Learning

From the day you enrol you will be surrounded by a strong and active support network. You’ll interact daily with your trainers and classmates on Slack, and your Student Success coach will reach out to you and help you get oriented.
Every step of the way you’ll be supported and guided by caring, expert humans, all in real time.
Our mission is to help you transform yourself into a fearless and scientifically literate movement teacher.

Optimized For Online

Because this program is only available online, we’ve been able to optimize the program structure.
You’ll learn a little bit each day of the week, with frequent check-ins with your trainers and classmates to keep you on track.

Really Understand Anatomy – Easily

If you’ve tried to learn anatomy in the past and struggled – it’s not you; it’s the way you were taught.

In the Visualized Anatomy program that is included in the Diploma, you’ll learn to make an accurate picture in your mind of what is happening inside the body, and to use that picture to understand how to help your client.

This program will transform you into someone who IS good at anatomy.

The World’s Most Up-To-Date Pilates Training

You will learn current guideline-based care, based on the most recent accepted science.
Everything you’ll learn is backed by current clinical guidelines, and recent systematic reviews.
In the process you’ll have to unlearn many of the myths that surround Pilates, which have not stood up to scrutiny over the last 20 years.
This will be truly a mind-opening, exciting learning journey for you; all based on current, up-to-date science.

Articulate To A Degree In Exercise Science

The Diploma of Clinical Pilates articulates to nearly a full year of advanced standing in the Bachelor of Sports And Exercise Science at Charles Darwin University.

Transform Your Teaching in Ten Weeks – 100% Guaranteed

Sceptical that you’ll achieve a true transformation in your teaching and your confidence? We’ve got you.

If you follow the curriculum for at least 10 weeks, and you don’t agree that you have transformed your teaching and your confidence we will give you 100% of your money back.

Plus you can keep the Visualized Anatomy training.Full details of the guarantee are in our Terms and Conditions of Service

Do you qualify?

The Diploma of Clinical Pilates is for you if:

You’re trained in Pilates mat &/or reformer, or another movement discipline

You have a painful skills gap in anatomy & rehabilitation

You’re excited by learning with classmates and sharing a life-changing journey together

You can dedicate 10-15 hours/week to study and practice for a full year

You can commit to actively engaging with the content, your trainers and classmates

The Diploma of Clinical Pilates is NOT for you if:

You are not a movement professional already

You just want a quick, cheap certification to hang on your wall

You can’t dedicate 10-15 hours/week to study and practice for a full year

You can’t commit to actively engaging with the content, your trainers and classmates

You aren’t interested in anatomy & rehabilitation, or you don’t feel you have a skills gap there

You don’t have a reliable internet connection and computer

Things that DON’T MATTER for success in the Diploma of Clinical Pilates

🤸🏼‍♀️ Whether you have a reformer at home

💻 Skill with computers

🤷‍♀️ Your age

🏃🏾‍♀️Your fitness level

🧘🏼 What style of Pilates or movement you’re trained in

👩‍🏫 Being academic or understanding anatomy

Students Share Their Experiences Of The Diploma

Want To Know More?

Make A Time To Talk With Us

The next intake for Breathe Education’s Diploma in Clinical Pilates is open NOW. Because it is a high-touch, live training we have limited places for this in-depth, world-leading program.

For a limited time, you can get a free 20-minute Discovery Call with one of our Pilates Trainers. On the call we’ll review your individual needs, situation and career goals, why you want to do the training, and check whether you’re equipped to succeed.

We only want you to enrol if this program is an exact fit for your goals and you’re ready to excel.

We’ll answer all your questions and find out if the program is going to be a perfect fit for you.

If YOU have the same burning passion to help people through Pilates, to be the best you can be, and if you’re ready to work with a like-minded community of classmates around the world to profoundly deepen your skills and your understanding of the body, make a time to talk with us.

Make A Time To Talk With Us Now


Flexible Study & Payment Options

*All prices listed are in US Dollars

Full Qualification

Study all 3 Modules to receive
a Diploma of Clinical Pilates.
You can complete the modules in any order!

Flexible Payment options

Payment Plan Options (starting at $368.96 per month)

Clinical Pilates Modules

You can enrol into a single Clinical Pilates module.
Your records are on file if you decide to
come back and complete the full Diploma.

Flexible Payment Options

Flexible Payment Options (starting at $483.33 per month)

Questions? Make a time to speak with a Pilates Career Coach.

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Upcoming Course Dates & Module Details

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*Complete the Clinical Pilates Modules in any order, speak to us to find out how

A Biopsychosocial Approach
To Clinical Pilates

11 January – 26 April 2022

  • Physical activity guidelines
  • Tissue healing
  • Why things hurt
  • Contextual effects, placebo, nocebo
  • Applying critical thinking to rehabilitation
  • National guidelines for acute and chronic pain
  • Strength programming
  • Flexibility programming
  • Load management
  • Motivational interviewing and behaviour change
  • Sleep
  • Stress management
  • Expectation
  • Self-efficacy

Spine &
Upper Extremity


10 May – 16 August 2022

  • Spine Anatomy & biomechanics
  • Nerve root and radiculopathy
  • Disc bulge, pars fracture, spondylolisthesis
  • Spine assessment
  • Spine exercises and stretches
  • Neck anatomy & biomechanics
  • Wry neck
  • Radiculopathy, disc bulge & stenosis
  • Neck assessment & clinical guidelines
  • Neck exercises and stretches
  • Shoulder Anatomy & biomechanics
  • Rotator cuff related shoulder pain
  • Frozen shoulder, dislocation, neck-related shoulder pain
  • Postsurgical shoulder rehabilitation
  • Shoulder assessment

Lower Extremity &
Special Populations


29 August – 5 December 2022

  • Hip anatomy & biomechanics
  • FAI, hip bursitis, greater trochanteric pain syndrome
  • Hip joint shape, squat stance, and depth
  • Hip exercises and stretches
  • Postsurgical hip rehabilitation
  • Knee anatomy & biomechanics
  • Postsurgical ACL rehabilitation
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome, meniscal tear
  • Knee assessment
  • Hypermobility
  • Prenatal
  • Postnatal, diastasis and pelvic organ prolapse
  • Osteoporosis
  • Joint replacement
  • Arthritis

No hidden fees,
the cost is the cost

Pay over time with
flexible payment options

Can I pay upfront?

The government regulation doesn’t allow us to accept payment up front, so instead you pay for your program fee in periodic payments.

If your financial situation allows, you can save money by paying your course off more quickly.

No Hidden Costs

You will need to purchase your own textbooks (not from us, total cost ~$50USD). Aside from that there are NO additional costs. Your program cost includes all exam fees, tuition fees, materials and administration fees.

We will charge you a fee however if you defer or cancel your course.

See our terms of service for details.

Includes all your practice hours

Our program is complete and comprehensive. It includes all your Pilates classes and practice hours, which are provided inside the program. You’ll attend classes each week with the industry’s best instructors, and practice with your classmates from around the world.

Unlike our competitors, you won’t have to pay extra to do mentor hours and classes – they are included in your program cost with Breathe Education.

Full Qualification
You can pay over 12, 18, or 24 months.

Single Module
You can pay over 3 and 6 months.

Each month your credit card will be charged at 30 day intervals until you have paid the program fee in full.

You can even switch between payment options mid-program if you need to.

Progress Your Craft WAY Beyond The Foundations

This is a comprehensive, science-based program that will give you a deeper knowledge of the human body.
You won’t learn to memorize a list or a recipe. You’ll learn to reason and instruct based on a sound knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics, pathology, and pain science

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Get Out Of Your Rut

If you’ve ever come to a point of teaching 20+ Pilates classes a week, sometimes 5 in a row it’s ridiculous. You’re not teaching quality, you’re teaching quantity. It’s the same thing over and over again it’s a routine.

If you’ve ever thought “I’m done with this I don’t want to be a number anymore” If you just yell out cues, you don’t really know if they’re right you just heard another teacher say it.

This program will get you out of that rut. You’ll build on your existing skills and take your teaching to a whole new level.

This program will seriously open your mind.

This Program Is NOT For You If…

  • You want a list of exercises for people with a given condition
  • You’re not interested in the “why” of pain, injury, and rehabilitation
  • You want a quick, easy, and cheap paper qualification
  • You don’t want to challenge your own thinking and preconceptions
  • You’re not ready to fully commit to becoming the best you possibly can be

This Program IS For You If…

  • You’re ready for a full-year, in-depth transformational learning experience
  • You want to become a world-class professional with a deep and informed understanding of how the body works
  • You want to use your knowledge to help people
  • You’re hungry to experience new and more powerful ways of thinking, and to become a truly evidence-based practitioner

If you have a burning passion to help people through Pilates, and
you want to expand your skills and understanding of the body,
make a time to talk with us

Book A Time To Talk With Us