The Pavilion Merrion Village
Merrion Road
Dublin 4

contact: Dani Gonzalez
t: 00 353 8781 47248


Dani Gonzalez
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Janet Comerford
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Joseph McCarthy
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STOTT PILATES Available totalbarre_active ZENGA

The Intensive Program

The STOTT PILATES Intensive program is for fitness and health professionals. This program prepares you to teach STOTT PILATES Level 1 Matwork and equipment-based repertoires safely, effectively and with confidence.

Intensive Mat-Plus™ (IMP)

LEVEL: 1      40 hours
​Fall 2015 | November 13-15, 28-29, December 11-13
Friday 2pm-8pm | Saturday-Sunday 9:30am-3:30pm

Intensive Reformer (IR)

LEVEL: 1      50 hours
​Winter 2016 | January 28-31, February 12-14, 26-28
Thursday-Friday 12:30pm-6:30pm | Saturday-Sunday 9:30am-3:30pm

The Comprehensive Program

Designed for those with some movement training and exposure to Pilates, Comprehensive courses cover functional anatomy and the practical skills needed to develop effective and motivating Level 1 Matwork and equipment-based programs.

Comprehensive Matwork & Reformer (CMR)

120 hours
Fall 2012 | September 11-December 14
Tuesday-Thursday 1pm-5:30pm | Friday 2pm-6:30pm

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The Advanced Program

The Advanced program consists of Level 2 courses in Matwork, Reformer, and Cadillac, Chair & Barrels. Completion of the Advanced program is required for full certification.

Advanced Matwork (AM)

LEVEL: 2      6 hours
Fall 2015 | December 4
Friday 10am-5pm

Injuries & Special Populations

The STOTT PILATES Injuries & Special Populations course equips you with the skills required to address a broad range of physical challenges among your clients. Completion of ISP is required for full certification.

There are currently no ISP courses scheduled at this location

The Rehabilitation Program

The Rehabilitation program is specifically for licensed physical therapists, occupational therapists, sports medicine professionals and chiropractors wishing to integrate modified STOTT PILATES exercises for injury prevention and rehabilitation into their practices.

Spinal, Pelvic & Scapular Stabilization: Matwork (RM1)

      18 hours
Fall 2015 | November 27-29
Friday 1:30pm-8:30pm | Saturday-Sunday 9:30am-4:30pm

Peripheral Joint Stabilization: Matwork (RM2)

      18 hours
Winter 2016 | January 22-24
Friday 1:30pm-8:30pm | Saturday-Sunday 9:30am-4:30pm

ZEN•GA Courses

ZEN•GA™ is an innovative fusion of exercise science and mindful movement that brings about clarity of the mind while releasing body tension through purposeful movement. ZEN represents the search for inner discovery, while YOGA symbolizes the way to reach it. Together they form ZEN•GA, which is based on Four Mindful Movement Principles: breath, support, yield and flow. When applied together, these principles allow you to become aware of how the body and the mind move in tandem. ZEN•GA focuses on core stability, stamina and resilience while attaining a state of presence. The increase in demand on your neuromuscular system allows you to reap the benefits of improved strength, clarity and overall fitness.

ZEN•GA™ Instructor Foundation Course, Mat

LEVEL: 1      7 hours
Fall 2015 | November 27
Friday 1pm-9pm

Continuing Education Workshops

Sunday December 6 ZEN•GA™ Fascial Fitness: Exploring Arm Lines 10am-12pm
Sunday December 6 ZEN•GA™ Lower Body Focus 12:30pm-2:30pm

CORE™ Courses

Take your workouts to the next level with our CORE Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training – developed exclusively by MERRITHEW™ experts. This unique training program focuses on functional fitness targeting core strength and kinesthetic awareness leading to improvements in total-body strength and power. This multi-layered system is designed for both novice and high-level athletes.

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Total Barre™ Courses

Total Barre™ is a high-energy program that focuses on strength, flexibility, stamina and dynamic stability by combining elements from Pilates, dance, cardio and strength training. Programming is driven by music which increases coordination, motivation and improve movement quality. Incorporating the Total Barre Foundational Principles, this program teaches choreography, exercise essence and correct biomechanics of movements as well as how to cue effectively and safely to music.

Continuing Education Workshops

Sunday December 6 Total Barre™ Modified for Special Populations 3:15pm-5:15pm


This area may include upcoming Continuing Education workshops, Exam Preparation workshops and Practical & Written Exam dates. Please note only Continuing Education workshops qualify for CECs. No prerequisites required.

Continuing Education Workshops

Sunday November 22 Optimization of the Lumbo-Pelvic Region: Part A 10am-12pm
Sunday November 22 Matwork Flow with Ankle Tubing 12:30pm-2:30pm
Sunday November 22 Essential Matwork on Stability Cushions™  
Sunday December 6 ZEN•GA™ Fascial Fitness: Exploring Arm Lines 10am-12pm
Sunday December 6 ZEN•GA™ Lower Body Focus 12:30pm-2:30pm
Sunday December 6 Total Barre™ Modified for Special Populations 3:15pm-5:15pm

Upcoming Exams

Saturday November 21 Written & Practical Times TBD
December 5-6 Written & Practical Times TBD
January 16-17 Written & Practical Times TBD
The intensive courses are recommended for certified fitness instructors, personal trainers, and other fitness & health professionals who want to expand their knowledge and enhance their business. Applicants must have, at least three years experience teaching fitness, dance or movement, familiarity with the works of Joseph Pilates, formal anatomy training and a working knowledge of muscle origins, insertions and functions, in order to attend the course.
A Note Regarding Exams:
You are not obliged to write (and pay for) two exams if you are planning to take both courses. You may choose to wait until completion of the second course to write your exam (a combined Matwork and Reformer exam). If you prefer to pause between courses, you may choose to take an exam to become certified in Matwork only, and another exam (a combined Matwork and Reformer exam) after completing the second course to become certified in Reformer work. In this case two exam fees would apply.