Sandrine’s Pilates is the Certifying Studio for the PhysicalMind Institute New York in Europe and has done so for the past 10 years. We offer teacher certification programmes in Pilates Matwork, Standing Pilates with Tye4 and Pilates Equipment. We do not have any bridging courses or different levels courses, you will learn all levels on all apparatus, the classical way, with modification for rehabilitation.
I purposely choose to keep the certification programmes the way it used to be taught and strongly believe that these courses are a way for these new Pilates schools to get instructors paying more money for the same certification.

The PhysicalMind Institute New York, originally called “the Method Pilates” was created by Eve Gentry (who trained with Joseph Himself), Michele Larsson and Joan Breibart. The institute was the first to create an International Certification Programme in 1991.

On an historic note, Eve Gentry was introduced to Joe and Clara’s studio as she was having knee and back issues having been a dancer all her life. After studying with Joe, she began to teach Contrology at his studio from the late 1930s until she moved to New Mexico in 1968. In Sante Fe, New Mexico she established the Institute for the Pilates Method of Conditioning that is when PMI was created.


Standing Mat  Certification:

Standing Pilates with Tye4 : (Standing Pilates) : is a 2 day course. This course certifies instructors in the complete Matwork standing, including all of the advanced exercises. Experience the 10 new Advanced Fundamentals using the Tye4. Finish with 21 of the Classic mat exercises reconfigured to Standing Pilates®. These sequences require an evolved technique use of the deeper core muscles of the pelvic floor, transversus abdominus and multifidus.

Duration of Training:


  • 2 full days
  • Prerequisites:
 Successful completion of Mat certification.

Fees: £350

There are several ways to pay.

1) Pay for your course in full, £350

2) Pay a deposit of £200 and the balance later (before the start date).

3) Pay by installments (3 installments of £116).


Tuition including materials, access to video and exam cost and a TYE4


Accreditation: At the end of the course, students will be assessed teaching a small studio group and a private session (Practical Assessment), will take a written theory exam.

Dates 2019:     TBC

  • “I first worked with Sandrine and her team at Sandrine’s Pilates in February 2010 where she tailored a Pilates session especially for my ‘On Camp with Kelly’ initiative. Since then Sandrine and her team have been involved with many Kelly Holmes Education programmes.  I am really impressed by Sandrine’s knowledge, enthusiasm, professionalism and her ability to adapt each session to include elements of challenge, learning and development. Believe me when I say one of Sandrine’s  sessions makes you alert and gets you switching on your core muscles!”

    Dame Kelly Holmes Double Olympic Champion
  • “Sandrine has really helped me to re-educate my training on my core stability, flexibility and balance. I enjoy learning new ways of testing my ability and challenging my body. Sandrine has been such a great support with this over the years and I love going to the studio to use specialist equipment.”

    Louise Darby Great Britain Sitting Volleyball Player
  • “BarrePlus classes at Sandrine’s Pilates studio really changed my body shape. I am now the smallest and strongest I have ever been. Classes are very challenging but fun too. At Sandrine’s Pilates I have not just changed my body and posture but I have made friends too, it is very social and friendly.”

    Jane Sulton NHS Nurse
  • “I have been referred by my osteopath to go to Sandrine’s after a major surgery in my lower back. Her expertise, encouragement, support and patience help me in my recovery. I would never have been able to go back to my daily tasks without her help. I even went back skiing last year. Thank you.”

    Richard Parker Barrister

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Sandrines Pilates
12A London Road,
Tunbridge Wells

01892 618493

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