Northeast Pilates Education Centers
6 School Street
Manchester, MA 01944

t: 978-526-0002 x12
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PJ O'Clair
Master Instructor Trainer
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Carol Burnham
Lead Instructor Trainer
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Annette Barry
Instructor Trainer
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Cheryl Cote Alden
Lead Instructor Trainer

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Natalie Gennett
Instructor Trainer
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Kimberlee Strome
Instructor Trainer
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Melissa Siple
Instructor Trainer
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Angela McCartney
Instructor Trainer
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Sheri Aggarwal
Instructor Trainer
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Nadja Refaie
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Northeast Pilates Education Centers


Northeast Pilates Education Center, owned by Master Instructor Trainer PJ O'Clair, is New England's most recognized facility for STOTT PILATES® instructor training and education/certification programs. In addition to STOTT PILATES, we offer teacher training in the other MERRITHEW™ brands including ZEN•GA™, Total Barre™, Halo® and CORE™.

Our team includes 8+ MERRITHEW Instructor Trainers, including one Master and two Lead Instructor Trainers. Our ITs have traveled throughout the US and the world sharing their expertise with Instructors world-wide.

Most of our courses and workshops are held at Northeast Pilates Headquarters, located on the coast in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA. In addition to a spacious mat studio on the second floor, we have a fully equipped first floor Pilates studio with V2 Max Plus™ Reformers, Cadillacs, Ladder Barrels, Stability Chairs, as well as numerous small props. We also conduct/host teacher training throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Jersey and Maryland.


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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 2016 | September 10-11, 17-18, October 1-2, 22-23
Saturday 11am-4:30pm | Sunday 9:30am-3pm

Intensive Reformer (IR)

LEVEL: 1      50 hours
​Fall 2016 | October 28-30, November 5-6, 19-20, December 9-11
Friday-Saturday 11am-4:30pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm

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.

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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
Spring 2016 | July 24
Sunday 9:30am-4pm
​Fall 2016 | November 13
Sunday 10am-4:30pm

Advanced Reformer (AR)

LEVEL: 2      18 hours
​Fall 2016 | September 30-October 2
Friday-Saturday 11am-5:30pm | Sunday 9am-3:30pm

Advanced Cadillac, Chair & Barrels (ACCB)

LEVEL: 2      12 hours
Fall 2016 | September 24-25
Saturday 11am-4:30pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm

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.

Injuries & Special Populations (ISP)

      24 hours
Times TBD

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.

Rehab courses are available at many of our training locations worldwide.  Please click here for a complete listing of training options worldwide.  Currently, training isn’t offered at this location, but and check back regularly for updates.

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
Summer 2016 | July 10
Sunday 9:30am-5:30pm
​Fall 2016 | October 11
Tuesday 11am-7pm

ZEN•GA™ Instructor Foundation Course, Equipment

LEVEL: 1      7 hours
Summer 2016 | August 7
Sunday 9:30am-5:30pm
​Fall 2016 | December 4
Sunday 9:30am-5:30pm

Continuing Education Workshops

Wednesday October 12 ZEN•GA® Fascial Fitness: Exploring Arm Lines 10am-12pm
Wednesday October 12 ZEN•GA® Intro to V2 Vinyasa on the V2 Max Plus™ Reformer 12:30pm-2:30pm
Wednesday October 12 ZEN•GA® Full Body Integration 3pm-5pm

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.

CORE™ Instructor Foundation Course

LEVEL: 1      7 hours
​Spring 2016 | June 18
Saturday 9am-5pm
​Fall 2016 | October 29
Saturday 11am-7pm

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.

Total Barre™ Instructor Foundation Course

LEVEL: 1      7 hours
​Summer 2016 | July 23
Saturday 11am-7pm
​Fall 2016 | September 24
Saturday 11am-7pm
​Fall 2016 | December 10
Saturday 11am-7pm

Continuing Education Workshops

Friday August 5 Total Barre™ Endurance 2 11am-1pm


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

Saturday May 21 Jumpboard Strength & Conditioning 10am-12pm
Saturday May 21 Athletic Conditioning on the Reformer, Level 1 12:30pm-2:30pm
Saturday May 21 Athletic Conditioning on the Arc Barrel 3pm-5pm
Sunday June 19 Matwork for Breast Cancer Rehab 11am-1pm
Sunday June 19 Equipment Programming for Breast Cancer Rehab 1:30pm-3:30pm
Saturday June 25 Postural Analysis Review 11am-2pm
Saturday June 25 Intermediate Matwork: Functional Anatomy, Cueing & Correcting 2:30pm-5:30pm
Friday July 15 Fitness Circle® Flow 10:30am-12:30pm
Friday July 15 Stability Chair™ Flow Workout 1pm-3pm
Friday July 29 Bodyweight Training 10:30am-12:30pm
Friday July 29 Halo® Level 1: Introduction to Intermittent Interval Training 1pm-3pm
Friday August 5 Total Barre™ Endurance 2 11am-1pm
Saturday August 20 Athletic Conditioning on the V2 Max Plus™ Reformer, Level 1 11am-1pm
Saturday August 20 Athletic Conditioning on the Stability Chair™ Level 1 1:30pm-3:30pm
Wednesday October 12 ZEN•GA® Fascial Fitness: Exploring Arm Lines 10am-12pm
Wednesday October 12 ZEN•GA® Intro to V2 Vinyasa Flow on the V2 Max Plus™ Reformer 12:30pm-2:30pm
Wednesday October 12 ZEN•GA® Full Body Integration 3pm-5pm
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.