Are you interested in starting a new career as a Pilates teacher or taking your Pilates practice to the next level? The Pukka Pilates & Physical Therapy Teacher Training Program focuses on both a classical tradition of the Pilates method and a rehabilitation focus to teach you how to work with special populations and accommodate physical limitations. Bridge programs are also available for certified teachers.

The Pukka Pilates Teacher Training Program is a comprehensive 500-hour curriculum comprised of workshops covering all the apparatus including the mat, reformer, chairs, barrels, cadillac/tower, pedipole, foot corrector, toe gizmo & magic circle broken down into beginner, intermediate & advanced systems. Additional workshops cover anatomy, history and principles, precautions and contraindications for special populations, tactile cuing, professionalism and marketing. The apprentice will be provided with hands-on instruction and work side-by-side with Pukka’s Classically trained teachers while completing their observation, self-practice and apprentice teaching hours. In addition, Owner & Physical Therapist, Sharon Manzuk, will provide instruction and guidance on how to work with special populations and in rehabilitation settings.


  • Teach the authentic classical Pilates method as Joseph Pilates designed
  • Teach small group classes and 1-on-1 private sessions
  • Teach a rehab-focused and pre-Pilates/fundamentals class
  • Provide modifications for clients with injuries or disabilities
  • Be eligible to sit for the National Pilates Certification Program exam, the only third party certification in the Pilates profession and accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA)


Contact us for more information on the next Workshop or Pilates Teacher Training Program.

My experience and Pukka Pilates & Physical Therapy was great. I felt like the material was organized and presented clearly. My favorite part about the program and this studio is they do preserve the True Pilates Method. They are very knowledgeable here and really care about making you the best you can be. The whole team is very kind and caring, I would definitely recommend them for Pilates lessons or teacher training!
— Angela B

I cannot say enough good things about the Pukka Pilates & Physical Therapy program. I felt that Sharon prepared us very well to tackle any situation that we may encounter while teaching. Sharon was always willing and available to work with the apprentices and encouraged us to set aside time each week to work one-on-one with her. Her enthusiasm and love of Pilates spread to each of us. Thank you!
— Kristin F

I was looking for a comprehensive classical teacher trainer program and Pukka Pilates & Physical Therapy provided just that plus more. The Pukka program is informative, organized, fun and a true representation of the Pilates method. My favorite part of the program was the constructive feedback I would get after teaching classes or after a practical. Sharon challenged me, supported me and was available to me throughout the entire program. She was gracious with her time, a wonderful mentor and fantastic Pilates teacher. The Pukka environment and clientele are welcoming and kind. I highly recommend Pukka Pilates & Physical Therapy Teacher Trainer program and Pilates education or classes.
— Jessica P

I approached Sharon, owner of Pukka Pilates & Physical Therapy, about a Pilates Teacher Training program because I had fallen in love with Pilates and how it made my mind and body feel after each class, and wanted to learn how to teach others what I was experiencing as well. The one thing that stood out about the program was the attentiveness and willingness of Sharon and the other instructors, to help me learn the “Pilates way”. I found the experience to be challenging, stimulating, and thorough so that when it came time for me to sit for the PMA certification exam, I was 100% prepared and just as importantly, ready to teach. I recommend Pukka Pilates & Physical Therapy to anyone who is looking for a well-rounded and comprehensive apprentice program.
— Diane L