Change happens through movement and movement heals.
— Jospeh Pilates

Independent Study Option

The Independent Study Option is for students who are unable to relocate to Seattle to pursue the program at Metropolitan Pilates. This option allows students to complete some of their practical training at a different training center while still having the opportunity to study with Dorothee.

Students who enroll in the Independent Study Option must present a plan of study with their application. This plan of study must include the name of the studio where the student will be studying, the teacher-trainer who will be supervising the practical training, and how many hours in each stage of the program the student will be completing at the other training center and/or at Metropolitan Pilates.


2020 Tuition

Application Fee - $150

STAGE 1 -  Basic System - $1,750 Includes: Seminar, Training, Testing

STAGE 2 - Intermediate System - $2,000 Includes: Seminar, Training, Testing 

STAGE 3 - Advanced System - $2,500 Includes: Seminar, Training, Testing

Privates Sessions - Packages available (tuition does not include private sessions).

Additional Expenses:

Travel to Seattle two or three times is an expense to be covered by the apprentice. Travel to review the Intermediate seminar is suggested and an additional expense. Travel for the advanced seminar and the advanced test is required. 

Taking additional mat classes is part of the apprentice agreement and are an additional expense.


Our sister studios that are M•A•T Pilates approved training centers are:

UP Pilates Burlingame
Stella Sandoval, Owner
1881 Rollins Road
Burlingame, CA 94010

Metropolitan Pilates
Dorothee VandeWalle and Silvia Furia , Owners
2688 NE 49th Street
Seattle, WA 98105