Gateway Pilates – Matwork – Wellington

Gateway Introduction to Pilates Teacher Training
Joanne Hutley

12 & 13 Oct 2019

8am – 5pm

$685 (Early Bird $650)

16 hours (2 days)

Gateway Pilates – Matwork

This two-day Pilates Mat experience examines how to apply Polestar Pilates Mat exercises, and is comprised of a set of four sequences using preparatory and original Pilates Mat exercises. The exercises are explained in a lab format, with time allotted for teaching and demonstration.

Online support and practice cards are provided to each participant as a takeaway resource. Gateway educators provide feedback directly to each participant to become proficient with the Gateway Matwork. Gateway Pilates online must be completed prior to attending.

Learning Outcomes:

    • Ability to teach 18 original and preparatory Pilates exercises
    • Ability to identify the basic concepts that apply to each Pilates mat exercise
    • Insight into the common contraindications and precautions for the 18 exercises
    • Ability to identify anatomical landmarks needed to teach Pilates
    • Be able to correct common faulty movement patterns
    • Satisfy the prerequisite for Polestar Comprehensive Pilates training
    • Certificate of Attendance


Course Format


Your course begins with three hours of online training at home, and shifts into experiential labs for collaborative learning. You will learn a variety of mat exercises and sequences that you can immediately work into your exercise and rehab programs.

Students will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of each course. Please note that these courses are Intro level courses and are not qualification courses.


How your time is spent


Online Component

3 hours


Face-to-Face Training

16 hours


Self Mastery Practice

4 hours



Gateway Pilates Online

This three-hour online training is a requirement for all who attend any of the Gateway Pilates training courses. The online course fortifies the fundamental principles and history of Pilates, and consists of three lectures each followed by a brief online quiz, which you must pass to progress to the next Gateway course module:

    • Part 1: History of Pilates and Evolution
    • Part 2: Polestar Movement Concepts
    • Part 3: Professional Ethics (Scope of Practice)



Gateway Mat v4


Course Dates








Gateway Matwork

12 & 13 October 2019


Course Fee

Course fees include attendance at lectures, access to Gateway Pilates Online, student handouts, morning and afternoon teas, as well as GST. Students are responsible for all personal extras, such as travel and accommodation and personal supplies and lunch during the course dates.




Early Bird Price


Normal Package Price


Early Bird Saving

Gateway Matwork $650 ** $685 * 5% **


    • * Normal Package Price – post Early Bird date
    • ** Early Bird Price – if registered and paid in full by 6 September 2019
    • Should you require a payment option other than credit card, please contact us by clicking here


Registration Policies


Please ensure to familiarise yourself with our Registration Policies (incl. Cancellations and Transfers) on this page before you register.

Workshop Educator

Jo Hutley Polestar Pilates Course Educator
Joanne Hutley

Jo began her Pilates journey back in 1996 as a client of Maree Seerden’s and instantly became a devotee of the method, describing herself as a “Pilates addict”. Having hypermobile joints and having had to give up dancing due to prolonged injuries in her teenage years, Jo found that Pilates helped her develop the joint stability to be able to move freely again. She changed vocation to Pilates Instructor in 1999 working under apprenticeship under Maree Seerden. In 2001 she trained with Polestar Pilates in the first course run in New Zealand.

Since graduating in 2002, Jo has trained as a Mentor then Educator and ever since has been an integral part of the Polestar Education team as an Educator, Mentor and Examiner.

Outside of Pilates Jo has continued to develop her movement training through Yang Tsin Su Martial Arts, TRX Suspension Training and Runity running conditioning.

Passionate about Pilates, Polestar Education and language, Jo relishes working with training instructors and mentoring them as they embark on their own Polestar Pilates journey.

Registration Policies

 Please ensure to familiarise yourself with our Registration Policies (incl. Cancellations and Transfers) on this page before you register.