Learn, explore, deepen your teaching with the one and only Deborah Lessen, presenting a closer look at the essential Pre-Pilates repertoire.

Deborah is the ‘teachers’ teacher’.  In constant demand to share her expertise and exceptional industry experience, this short course offers the opportunity to work with Deborah to deepen your Pilates teaching abilities and learn from her approach and incredible wealth of experience.

Pre-Pilates Techniques

The Pre-Pilates Techniques course offers the unique opportunity to work with Deborah to deepen your understanding of the essential pre-Pilates work, exploring how it relates to movement function and how it progresses into and provides the basis for the full Pilates Method repertoire.

Drawing from her extensive experience and her lineage with Joseph Pilates first protégé Carola Trier, Deborah is a master of the Pre-Pilates work and sees these exercises as essential tools for being a successful Pilates teacher.

Read more about Deborah’s extraordinary career in movement and as a Pilates industry leader and professional influencer HERE.

Recommended prior to registration

This course is aimed at deepening your understanding of the pre-Pilates repertoire as tools for your teaching. We recommend you have been teaching for some years after obtaining your certification. This professional experience gives teachers a grounding in  working with clients over an extended time and a perspective for taking on the true value of pre-Pilates work. However, the course is open to anyone with comprehensive certification who is teaching in the Pilates profession.


The Course

Online Content

Deborah is joined by none other than Blossom Leilani Crawford demonstrating the repertoire as Deborah teaches and discusses the application of each exercise.

Included in the online content are also two Mat Classes:

  1. Pre-Pilates Matwork class taught by Deborah and integrating the pre-Pilates exercises, demonstrated by Blossom, Lanette Helene and Andrew Aroustian.
  2. Intermediate-Advanced Mat Class demonstrated by Pilates teacher Zoe Feldman, giving you an opportunity to see where the exercises lead, and to do this class as your own practice if you choose.

Live Online

As part of this course you will have the opportunity to do two (2) live online sessions with Deborah, covering:

  • an introduction to the Pre-Pilates work
  • Deborah’s teaching approach to apply with the online repertoire
  • Pre-Pilates/Pilates Mat Class experience (Online live session 2)
  • opportunity to have dialogue and Q&A’s with Deborah


Presented as an Online Curriculum course with the addition of  live sessions with Deborah via Zoom. The Zoom session global date/times are provided at these links.

Zoom Session 1

Zoom Session 2


Between zoom sessions participants are expected to work through the online content and undertake consistent self practice before completing the final Zoom session.


Course Intake 2 Schedule

  • Final enrolment date:   2023
  • Online Part 1:
    • Preparatory lectures
  • Live Online Session 1:   EST.
    • This session will be recorded with access for 14 days from issue (uploaded to course modules within 48 hours after live online session completion).
  • Online Part 2: You will be provided access to these lectures following zoom session 1.
    • Pre-Pilates repertoire modules.
    • Self practice of the repertoire.
  • Live Online Session 2:    EST.
    • Pre-Pilates Mat Class
    • Selected exercise review
    • Q&A with Deborah
    • This session will be recorded with access for 14 days from issue (uploaded to course modules within 48 hours after live online session completion).
  • Online Completion:
    • Finalise online content
    • Multiple Choice Quiz
    • Wrap Up.

See links provided above for your time zone relative to the dates noted.

Included in each registration is attendance at the  Zoom sessions. You will receive your Zoom links upon registration and in reminder just prior to each session. Each zoom session will be recorded and supplied for 7 days access.


This Pre-Pilates Techniques course with Deborah Lessen requires each of these components to be complete in order to receive your final certificate.

  • Complete online curriculum including watch all videos (compulsory), read the text and download any resources
  • Successfully complete the online quiz for which  you will have 4 attempts to achieve a 80% or greater pass mark
  • Undertake the practical Zoom sessions and/or review the recording prior to completing the online assessment.
  • Successful completion of the online multiple choice assessment.

Completion of these components will provide a Certificate of Completion and awards 9 CECs with NPCP. You may also submit your final Certificate to your preferred industry body and request continuing education credits.

NPCP CECs = 9   |   PAA PDPs = 8


Pricing is in US dollars.

Cost is $495.00

This course is presented by Reach Movement Health in collaboration with Deborah Lessen Pilates. Registrations are taken and managed by Reach Universal t/a Reach Movement Health. Communications are managed by Reach Universal t/a Reach Movement Health in collaboration with Deborah Lessen Pilates.


Prior to registering you are required to read and understand our TERMS of participation.

Registrations for this course close midnight 2023.

Register Now

Intake 2 Registrations closed

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.