Upcoming Training Courses

course IMP

Intensive Mat-Plus

level 1, 40 hours

fall 2011 Nov 25-28 | Dec 9-12
Fri 2pm-7:30pm | Sat 12pm-5:30pm | Sun-Mon 9am-2:30pm

fall 2011 Nov 18-20 | Nov 25-27 | Dec 9-10
Fri & Sun 10am-3:30pm | Sat 9am-2:30pm

winter 2012 Jan 13-15 | Feb 3-5 | Feb 24-25
Fri & Sun 10am-3:30pm | Sat 9am-2:30pm

course XMG

Crossover from Intensive Mat-Plus to Group

6 hours

summer 2011 Sep 4 | 9am-3:30pm

course IR

Intensive Reformer

level 1, 50 hours

fall 2011 Sep 16-18 | Sep 23-25 | Sep 30-Oct 3
Fri 2pm-7:30pm | Sat & Mon 9am-2:30pm | Sun 10am-3:30pm

course AM

Advanced Matwork

level 2, 6 hours

summer 2011 Sep 4 | 9am-3:30pm

course ISP

Injuries & Special Populations

24 hours

fall 2011 Nov 4-7
Fri 2pm-8:30pm | Sat 10am-4:30pm | Sun-Mon 9am-3:30pm

Continuing Education Workshops




Fri Nov 11

Mini Stability Ball


Fri Nov 11

Pilates on a Roll OR Foam Roller, level 1


Sat Nov 12

Toning Ball


Sat Nov 12

3D Balance OR Stability Ball, level 3


Sat Nov 12

Arc Barrel


Fri Dec 2

Mini Stability Ball


Fri Dec 2

Foam Roller Challenge


Sat Dec 3

Toning Ball


Sat Dec 3

Arc Barrel


*All courses and exams are held in English or Danish

A written & practical exam is required for certification
exam may be taken within six months of completing course(s)

Space is limited! To register or for costs and additional information regarding these courses, contact STOTT PILATES certified instructor Michael Christensen at 45-86352403 or email


Natural Balance Pilates Studio
Thunøgade 19, baghuset 1. sal
8000 Århus C DENMARK

Natural Balance Pilates
Bogensegade 6-8
2100 København Ø

Natural Balance Pilates
Silkeborg, Denmark

contact: Michael Christensen
phone: 45-86352403

Also Hosting in:
Lillestrom, Norway

visit Natural Balance Pilates Studio at

The Studio
Instructor Trainers, Michael and Karen Christensen, run Denmark's only STOTT PILATES Licensed Training Center, with a fully equipped studio in Aarhus, Copenhagen and a hosting site in Silkeborg.
Michael and Karen Christensen are committed to helping people from all walks of life develop their natural physical strength and balance through STOTT PILATES. As well as being the training facilitator for a number of professional dancers, singers, musicians and individuals from the sports elite, their primary studio in Aarhus has been integrated into the local city life and holds an important role in the rehabilitation of persons with all kinds of needs related to the rediscovering of body empowerment. Likewise, they meet the demand for quality training of private individuals looking for unique physical coaching in grounding techniques.

Instructor Trainer
MICHAEL CHRISTENSEN started his career as a classical ballet dancer at the age of 22. Before that, he went to a school for talented young singers for 10 years, and had success as a competitive swimmer. His classical ballet career brought Michael leading roles at the Danish "Pantomime Theatre" as well as work with modern dance companies in Denmark. Later, after completing an education in Physical Education, he became interested in the STOTT PILATES education and he became the first STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainer in Denmark. Since 2003, Michael has been teaching and presenting STOTT PILATES in more than 10 countries. His intensive travel activities bring back an international atmosphere to the studios in Denmark, as Michael's professional interaction with different cultures reflects on this ability to meet people where they are, embrace differences and encourage full resources of his audience to understand, teach and perform.

Instructor Trainer KAREN LOUISE CHRISTENSEN started training classical ballet at the age of seven and has studied with some of the world's finest teachers. She has danced in companies in USA, Denmark and Holland and ran her own dance school "Dance Factory" in Copenhagen. Karen has been involved in movement therapy since completing her education as a Psychomotor Therapist in 1981. In 2003, she became the second STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainer in Denmark. Karen has taught ballet or STOTT PILATES in nearly all the major modern dance companies in Denmark, plus as a guest teacher for dance companies in Sweden and Hungary. Today, Karen is the executive director for Natural Balance Pilates.

Getting There
Natural Balance Pilates Studio is located in the center of Århus, a 5 minute walk from the main shopping streets.
see city map also see map of denmark

Directions from the rail station: 15 min. walk -- Take the main exit to Banegaardspladsen. Walk straight down Ryesgade and Sondergade (main walking street) to Store Torv (big square with church) turn left and walk to Lille Torv (smaller square) and turn right. Walk straight down Guldsmedegade, cross Norre Alle into Norsgade.Take a left on Thunogade and find number 19, backhouse.

Available Accomodation click here

The intensive courses above are recommended for certified fitness instructors, personal trainers, and other fitness & health professionals who want to expand their knowledge and enhance their business. Applicants must have, at least three years experience teaching fitness, dance or movement, familiarity with the works of Joseph Pilates, formal anatomy training and a working knowledge of muscle origins, insertions and functions, in order to attend the course.

For a list of required (and optional) course materials click here

You are not obliged to write (and pay for) two exams if you are planning to take both courses. You may choose to wait until completion of the second course to write your exam (a combined Matwork and Reformer exam). If you prefer to pause between courses, you may choose to take an exam to become certified in Matwork only, and another exam (a combined Matwork and Reformer exam) after completing the second course to become certified in Reformer work. In this case two exam fees would apply.