Stand out from the crowd


Looking back, moving forward … The original work is not for everyone, but it should be and it definitely is at TMRACADEMY.

We’ve made space for you and can’t wait to join the dots with you.

A note from the Director

This is a boutique training stream, inclusive and customizable to your outcome. TMRACADEMY focuses on longer-format training demonstrating our dedication to the craft and students. Pilates training (even if already qualified) is something not to be rushed and I take pride in developing long-term relationships with clients, students and colleagues. This is a small training ‘organisation’ with the primary aim to share what has been handed down over my career through trainings, research, workshops and practice.
Please introduce yourself by phone or email, request a prospectus and see how TMRACADEMY can develop your understanding of the original work.

Kindly, Nicholas


    • A classical immersion for contemporary trained and qualified instructors
    • Comprehensive training and apprenticeship for those new to the profession
    • Group or Private training in studio or live online – The Reformer, The Tower and The Wundachair
    • Clarify and delve into The Return to Life Mat



Like the Pilates method itself, we are decidedly ‘old-school’. TMR believes that the method yields great results over years of practice. It takes time build your craft. Our training courses are for those who are dedicated to being the best teacher they can be and not rushing through a course. A Pilates practitioner should understand the complete system and be able to work in any setting that inspires them, without limitation. We also recognise the luxury of living in a major city and having the resources to complete a comprehensive training; we respect our colleagues in regional and remote communities and offer additional flexibility for curious minds.

It has become popular in contemporary practice to pick and choose exercises based on client needs, instructor preference, equipment availability and potentially a lack of exposure to the broader system. When working in this way, the instructor dissolves the bonds of the exercises which actually serve to prepare the body for the next part most notably, the end of the mat or reformer work. Without these antecedents, the body is not trained to succeed.

TMRACADEMY looks to increase professional longevity and broad employment options to course participants.



The studio is one of the rare few to use ‘classical’ equipment allowing our clients to have an authentic Pilates experience. Our equipment, custom built in New York City, in combination with our teaching philosophy delivers client outcomes and workouts unmatched.

The Movement Refinery is equipped with multiples of every piece of Pilates equipment and accessory that you need to become a great practitioner of the work. Our training courses will feature the full apparatus family to allow you to hit the ground running.



Introduce yourself and request a course prospectus.
We are Melbourne-based but can deliver parts of the training in Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and New Zealand.

If you want to be a part of a truly comprehensive course that values your input, how you move and develops your teaching craft, introduce yourself by email here for a prospectus. You’ll need to complete five private sessions as part of the application process.