Instructor Training


Your journey to become a Pilates instructor starts here. Breathe Pilates is recognised as a leading Pilates training school in Singapore and throughout the Asia-Pacific region for our quality teaching and expertise. Advanced Pilates practitioners who are embarking on their beginner stages of becoming a Pilates teacher can look forward to attaining a solid foundational understanding of the STOTT PILATES® Method through our courses.

We are a MERRITHEW™ Licensed Training Center providing courses and workshops using the STOTT PILATES® Method. STOTT PILATES® is a contemporary approach to the original exercise method pioneered by the late Joseph Pilates. This refined method incorporated the inclusion of modern principles of exercise science and rehabilitation – making it one of the safest and most effective methods available. Both equipment- and mat-focused practices will be covered during our programmes.

The Pilates Teacher Training certification course will be taught by our Experienced Teacher and Educational Director, Thicha.

In addition to the STOTT PILATES® method, we also offer teacher training in other MERRITHEW™ brands including ZEN-GA® and Total Barre®.

 Trademarks: ™/® Trademark or registered trademark of Merrithew corporation

Intensive Mat-plus®

Intensive Reformer

Intensive Cadillac

Intensive Chair

Injuries And Special Populations


Intensive Barrels

Total Barre®

Instructor Training

What is the STOTT PILATES® Method

The STOTT PILATES® method is an approach pioneered by MERRITHEW™, a global leader in Pilates education. It blends aspects of traditional Pilates with a renewed focus on exercise science and rehabilitation, creating a functional approach to movement and wellness. Some of the benefits of this Method include:

  1. Increases core strength and stability
  2. Enhances posture and alignment
  3. Boosts flexibility, balance, and coordination
  4. Improves muscular balance and strength
  5. improves muscle endurance and tone
  6. Prevents injuries and increases body awareness
  7. Improves athletic performance
  8. Reduces stress and back pain

This special focus on rehabilitation is what sets the STOTT PILATES® method apart from traditional Pilates. On top of major Pilates principles such as breathing and maintaining fluidity and balance of movement, the STOTT PILATES® method has a greater focus on postural alignment and restoration of a neutral curvature of the back through intentional and gradually progressive exercises. The Method aims to help strengthen the pelvic, ribcage, shoulder, head, and neck muscles in particular to improve everyday mobility and flexibility in practitioners.

Courses conducted at our training school in Asia over the philosophy and ethos that underscores the STOTT PILATES® method, as well as exercises that can be used to target specific movement objectives. The STOTT PILATES® method can be applied to both equipment and mat-based exercises, making it a fully customisable option for practitioners.


Instructor Training

Types of STOTT PILATES® Courses

MERRITHEW™ has several brands that incorporate the STOTT PILATES® method. We offer selected teacher training courses for beginner and advanced instructors including:

  • Intensive Mat-plus®
  • Intensive Reformer
  • Intensive Cadillac
  • Intensive Chair
  • Injuries And Special Populations
  • Zen-ga®
  • Intensive Barrels
  • Total Barre®


Each course addresses a different aspect of the STOTT PILATES® rehabilitative approach to Pilates, with a wide variety in the types of equipment and exercises covered. Some courses such as Zen-ga® focus more on strengthening the mind-body practice through a combination of Pilates and Yoga, whereas others like Intensive Reformer/Cadillac/Chair/Barrels place their respective equipment at the cornerstone of the practice to target specific concerns.

About Our Instructor


Why Pursue Pilates Teacher Training at Breathe Pilates

As an acclaimed MERRITHEW™ Licensed Training Center in Asia, Breathe Pilates constantly strives to uphold the principles of communication, performance enhancement, client-friendly approach, and postural analysis that underscore the STOTT PILATES® method. Whether on a mat or on a machine, our Pilates school aims to equip you to help your clients in the way that suits them best.

Our Pilates training courses are suitable for beginner, intermediate, and advanced instructors alike. Those who complete their study of the STOTT PILATES® method are well-positioned to address a wide range of movement or wellness objectives ranging from post-injury rehabilitation to everyday strength and conditioning. This also gives you a solid base understanding of core Pilates principles to rely on as you pursue more advanced teacher training.

Should you have any questions about getting a Pilates certification or Pilates Teacher Training at Breathe, please feel free to reach out to us. Find out more about our studios in our FAQs or in our Blog.


Thicha Srivisal

Thicha holds a Master Degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T), Boston, USA. Thicha is a fully certified STOTT PILATES® level 1 & 2 in Mat and all apparatus, She is a STOTT PILATES® Lead Instructor Trainer, Zen•Ga™ Instructor Trainer and TotalBarre™ Instructor Trainer. Thicha is also a 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified yoga practitioner, a certified GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Instructor. She is also fully certified in Polestar Pilates in all apparatus.

During 1991-1993, while studying at M.I.T and while juggling a semi-professional ballet dancing career in Boston, Thicha discovered and embraced Pilates as a way to recover from a disc and ankle injury while improving and maintaining her overall muscle tone and flexibility all at once, staying healthy and injury-free. She immediately saw the potential and need to be able to help all population type develop healthy movement habits through positive motion.

Thicha has been teaching Pilates for almost 2 decades now and her clients include an extensive range, from

from professional ballet dancers, Olympic medalists, Hollywood singers to rehabilitation-based clients. Thicha has a strong interest in helping her clients to achieve their goals and maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle through various movement modalities.

Since 2007, Thicha has been more involved in teaching, mentoring and certifying new instructors in the STOTT PILATES® method. She became an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™, specializing in STOTT PILATES®, Injury and Special Population, ZEN.GA™ AND TotalBarre™. She feels empowered helping these new instructors utilize their skills to rehabilitate others.

Thicha also holds a Certificate of Higher Education (Dance) from the University of Surrey, UK, an advanced level certification from the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), and is a registered RAD teacher. In her free time, She teaches Adult ballet classes at Singapore Dance Theatre.