Teacher Training

Excellent teachers are grown over time, through rigorous study, umpteen hours of practice and hands-on mentoring,. But it all starts with a training program that gives you a solid foundation on which to build.


All of our Pilates instructors are certified in classical Pilates and have been certified in a 600+hour training program. The vast majority of our instructors are Power Pilates certified and we are a Power Pilates affiliated studio. Located in New York City, Power Pilates (www.powerpilates.com) is widely recognized as one of the best Pilates educations in the country. Power Pilates has been operating since 1989, running certification programs since 1997. They are committed to honoring the integrity of the classical Pilates methods of Joseph Pilates and teaching with fresh and innovative techniques.

Balance Studio is a Host Training Center for Power Pilates and has two Power Pilates Teacher Trainers, Susan Smith Burns and Bonnie Grove, on staff. We offer Pilates Mat teacher training twice a year and partner with another regional studio, Evolutions Body Clinic in Annapolis, to offer one Comprehensive (all apparatus) Training each year.

Click here to view our 2017 Power Pilates Training Schedule!


Unfortunately we don’t have any Vbarre Training Weekends scheduled at this time 🙁



Our studio currently has three fully certified GYROTONIC® instructors including one Master Trainer. All Gyrotonic instructors must complete a comprehensive training program, including at least a year of apprenticeship. Master Trainers have completed advanced training with Juliu Horvath, the inventor of GYROTONIC and GYROKENISIS exercise, and are licensed to train other instructors.


Our Yoga instructors come from various backgrounds and disciplines and have all been through a RYT200 or 500 hour certification program. Here at balance studio we offer Hatha yoga, which refers to doing the physical practice of asana (poses) and breath work in order to prepare the body for mental clarity and enlightenment. Our instructors have extensively studied and practiced many different brands of yoga, including Anusara, Iyengar, Kripalu, Kundalini, Ashtanga and more. We honor this variety of experience while recognizing that all yoga is good yoga! Our Hatha yoga classes are therefore distinguished through leveling (Level I, Level II, Flow, etc.) rather than by type.