Start date: 10 June 2023
End date: 9 July 2023
All-day event
Location: Authentic Pilates Studio - 73 Justin Street Lilyfield NSW 2040


The APEI Teacher’s Classical System Program is a series of seminars over 4 weekends
( 2 x weekends Saturday and Sunday / one weekend break / 2 x weekends Saturday and Sunday   for Contemporary comprehensively trained teachers with at least 3 years teaching experience who are interested in learning the Classical Pilates method of teaching. It is also suitable for APEI or other Classical teachers who would like to take a refresher course.

The Classical Pilates System Program is not a certification or bridging program so apprentice hours are not required. A Certificate of Completion will be given to those completing the program. The Classical Pilates System Program is limited to a small group of Certified Instructors, so there will be time to discuss new effective techniques to work with your clients.


THE CLASSICAL PILATES SYSTEM: Students will learn about the Classical Pilates system. There is a unique connection between exercise on the mat, reformer, chairs, barrels, and other Pilates apparatus. Students will learn which exercise on which piece of apparatus is best suited to their clients and how to adapt and or choose specific exercises using the “System” for clients with imbalances and/or pathologies.

REPERTIORE: Classical Pilates is not “just a series of choreographed exercises”. Students will learn the classical repertoire from basic to advanced level on all apparatus and learn the connections between all the Pilates apparatus such as the Reformer, Cadillac, Spine Corrector, Small Barrel, Ladder Barrel, Pedi Pole, Wunda Chair, Electric Chair and Baby Chair.

TECHNIQUE: While a number of exercises in the Pilates repertoire are familiar to contemporary teachers, the technique of execution is distinctly different.

COMMUNICATION: The art of teaching Pilates is to connect with clients in ways that are meaningful to them. Pilates teachers need multi-layered ways of communicating with clients in a group or private setting.

CUING: During this program, you will explore cueing using imagery, through directional energy and flow, how much cueing is too much? Visual cueing for clients who have hearing or language challenges.


Olga is an amazing educator and facilitator, who not only teaches the classical Pilates System with skill, but so much passion! I loved the course, have learned so much, and I’m incorporating what I’ve learned into my own contemporary teaching!

I have thoroughly enjoyed learning all things Classical Pilates on Olga’s APEI Full Series Classical Pilates System Seminars. Such a relevant course for all experienced teachers interested in delving deeper into the original work and the Classical approach. As a teacher of over 17 years and studio owner, I have already adapted the way I teach my clients in my studio using what I’ve learnt on these seminars. Olga has such a deep understanding of the system and how to adapt it to all bodies, she teaches with such intuition and passion. Highly recommended.

I’ve been teaching Pilates for over 20 years – trained and certified with lots of different schools and methods and have done hundreds of seminars and workshops. Attending Olga’s APEI Full Series Classical Pilates System Seminars has been one of the most beneficial things I have ever done for my Pilates journey to date. Her knowledge of the classical repertoire and attention to detail is excellent. Her hands on practical approach is something all teachers needs to experience – I’m considering taking the course all over again as I have so much to still learn.

“The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to Learn is a skill; the willingness to Learn is a choice”

Comprehensive teachers out there – do yourself a favour and choose to do these seminars- you won’t regret it!! Good thnx

I absolutely loved doing the Classical Pilates System seminar series with Olga. I have been teaching contemporary pilates for 20 years and have thoroughly enjoyed learning the full classical series. It has completely changed the way I see some of the exercises and deepened my knowledge of the entire system. Olga is a wealth of information and is so generous with her knowledge and passion.

Authentic Pilates Studio
73 Justin Street Lilyfield NSW 2040
02 98187611

$2,520 includes GST


APEI Basic and part 1 Intermediate Classical Pilates System Seminar
JUNE 10-11 2023
Start: 10am – 5pm

APEI part 2 Intermediate Classical Pilates System Seminar
JUNE  17-18 2023
Start:  10am – 5pm

PART 3 & 4:
APEI Advanced Classical Pilates System workshop
JULY 1-2 and 8-9 2023
Start: 10am – 5pm


Pre-requisite: Open to experienced instructors only – strong Intermediate to Advanced level. If you have not experienced any Classical Pilates technique before, it is highly recommended you take a private session first before committing to the series of seminars.

NB: After the seminars have been completed, any student interested in doing the bridging program in depth, will receive a 40% discount off the full bridging course fee.

Authentic Pilates Education is COVID Safe registered.