Hello and thank you for your interest in Pilates Instructor Training with National Pilates Training.

Our centre offers a selection of instructor training courses in the Pilates Method including Certificate in Pilates Matwork Instruction, Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (10537NAT) and the Advanced Diploma of the Pilates Method (10538NAT). The Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses are government accredited and all are registered with the Pilates Alliance Australasia.


The courses are delivered by National Pilates Training under license from Pilates International Training Centre, using highly experienced and qualified staff. All of our faculty educators have completed a minimum of the Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction and have the Certificate IV Training qualification (TAE40110).
The level of experience and quality of the formally trained educators at National Pilates Training ensures each student receives continuous support throughout the course and across all of our Aligned for Life Pilates studios.


At National Pilates Training, we have an extremely high success rate in regards to employability. Our instructors enter the workforce with the required skills and are work-ready. National Pilates Training has developed an exclusive affiliate studio network to assist students in completing work experience hours for National Pilates Training. These affiliate studios assist students to reach their goals and gain their qualifications.


At National Pilates Training we provide the best possible start in your new career path. We guarantee the highest quality delivery with the most experienced staff on offer in the Pilates industry today. We are passionate and committed to the teachings of Joseph Pilates and his Pilates method and we look forward to sharing our knowledge with you.


If you would like further information or would like to meet our team and see our facilities, email Katrina at katrina@alignedforlife.com.au or call on 0414 645 455.

Kind Regards
Katrina Edwards

National Pilates Training
Director & Faculty Educator
4/370 Little Bourke St
Melbourne VIC 3000


We are proud to have over 17 years in business servicing the community in the areas of health, sports specific conditioning , dance specific conditioning, vocational education and continuing education for the Pilates industry.

Our organisation fosters skill development, self mastery and a continuing curiosity to learn, grow and develop. We look forward to working with you to begin your Pilates journey or to assist you in your continuing education.

We have partnerships with the following individuals:

  • Paula Baird-Colt (Australian Ballet). Supporting the development of a “Conditioning for DANCErs” course for National Pilates Training. Offered for the third year running
  • Sally Anderson (Pilates International Training Centre). Presenting her exciting series of Pilates Method Immersion workshops for the second year running
  • Sandy McDonald (Business Coach). Supporting the development of a “Clarity in Business” course for small business owners for National Pilates Training. This is Sandy’s third year partnering with us.
  • Maggie Macgill (Instructor at Aligned for Life Melbourne CBD). Presenting her series of ‘Pilates on the Run’ workshops
  • Benjamin Rashleigh (Studio Manager and Instructor at Aligned for Life Melbourne CBD). Supporting the development of student Pilates Instructors with his ‘Introduction to Anatomy’ short courses, and presenting his continuing education offering ‘Find Your Rhythm’
  • Helen New (National Pilates Training Faculty Member). Presenting her ‘Curvy Bodies’ workshop surrounding the benefits of Pilates for scoliotic clients
  • Kath Banks (National Pilates Training Faculty Member and Aligned for Life Moonee Ponds owner). In addition to her workshop for International Pilates Day (Pilates for MS), join Kath as she provides insight into Pilates for Post-Natal Rehab
  • Chantel Roulston (National Pilates Training Faculty Member and Aligned for Life Moonee Ponds and CBD instructor). Presenting exciting reformer classes for International Pilates Day
  • Katrina Edwards (National Pilates Training and Aligned for Life Pilates Founder). Presenting exciting Masterclasses throughout 2018 and on International Pilates Day.

Katrina Edwards

Along with her extensive qualifications Katrina Edwards (Adv. Dip. Pilates, Dip. Dance, Cert IV TAE) has an extensive background in classical ballet and the Pilates Method.

Is your pathway for gathering knowledge this year driven by, following your passion, increasing your knowledge or achieving your PDP allocation? Or something else…

Read more to see how you can find Katrina to begin or continue your Pilates journey:

Kath Banks is the owner of Aligned for Life Pilates Moonee Ponds, which has been servicing the Moonee Ponds and Essendon area for over 15 years. Kath is also one of our continuing education short course presenters.

For Kath the Pilates Method is vital for maintaining a healthy body where all joints are actively challenged through their full range of movement, with control, contributing to great strength. This is crucial for both the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries & conditions.