Current Openings

Pilates Instructor 

Downtown Petaluma Pilates is looking for a Pilates educator who loves to support their students in healing and learning to join our in-person teaching team.


DPP serves our clients by offering Pilates and specializes in helping our people use exercise and body awareness to feel confident in their strong bodies and to serve their purpose in the world. Our in-person studio is currently focused on semi-privates reformer and springboard sessions for up to 4 students and private sessions.


We also live our mission of healing and learning by prioritizing lifelong learning among our team members and building a healthy work culture.


We make decisions based on the following values:

  • Movement for All: we believe all people can access Pilates no matter their body size, shape, fitness level, injuries, or pain experience.  If you can breathe, you can practice Pilates 

  • Clear, and Skillful Communication: We practice clear, direct, and  compassionate communication amongst team members, and regularly give and receive feedback both to and from our supervisors. Having a healthy work-life balance is not only encouraged amongst our employees but demonstrated by our leadership. 

  • Alignment-based work culture: We are skilled at helping employees  discover their areas of genius and then setting up their position to help them grow these skills.

  • Lifelong-Learning & Growth: Joining our small, tight-knit, and highly  collaborative team is an opportunity for mentorship in all aspects of running a mission-driven AND profitable small business.  Our goal is to support you in professional and personal growth through your time working with us. 


The Pilates Instructor will be responsible for the following shifts, which will consist of privates +and small group reformer classes:

  • Saturdays: 8:50 am-1:00pm

  • Wednesdays: 8:50 am - 1:00 pm 


Availability to sub occasionally is a plus


In addition to the above shifts, there is room to grow your schedule. 


We would love it if you can expand your shifts  to include any of the following, which we will work to fill with private sessions:

  • Mondays: 4 pm -7 pm

  • Tuesdays: 7 am- 12 noon 

  • Thursdays: 2 pm - 7 pm


This job is for you if…

  • You are available for the above shifts and can make a minimum one-year commitment to the position

  • You are a warm, friendly people-person who enjoys helping students heal and learn through movement

  • You are adept at working with injuries and helping students modify movements to suit their bodies' needs

  • You want to work on a team where you are encouraged to be your full self and teach in a way that feels authentic to you

  • You enjoy building relationships with your students and fostering a sense of community with other teachers and staff 

  • You take feedback as an opportunity for growth

  • You enjoy being supported by a team who handles  scheduling, memberships, and payments so that you can focus your energy  on teaching

This job is not for you if…

  • You struggle with direct and timely communication 

  • You struggle with organization in your work or personal life

  • You have a hard time adapting sequences to work with students' injuries and need for modifications

  • Your schedule is in flux, you’re not available for the listed shifts, or you’re unable to make a one-year commitment

Skills for success:

  • Warm, friendly people-person

  • High capacity for nervous-system regulation

  • Reliable, professional, and trustworthy

  • Desire to grow and evolve on a personal and professional level


Key duties and responsibilities include:

  • Greet students with confidence, warmth, and eye contact so as to make students feel seen and welcomed

  • Check-in with students about injuries before instructing movement and adapt/offer modifications as needed

  • Teach a safe and intelligent sequence complete with warm-up core work, invite the students to FEEL their bodies so that they become more autonomous in their Pilates practice and offer modifications to increase challenge or provide more support. And are comfortable using all the equipment beyond the reformer including chairs, barrels and springboards.  

  • Safely direct students to change their springs and move their equipment in semi-privates

  • Cue students on how to clean up after themselves so you can leave your teaching room neat and tidy

  • Attend and participate in regular staff meetings and in-services, or  watch recordings so you can stay up-to-date on studio protocols and  policies

  • Request subs in a timely manner so we can ensure all our private clients and class students can be served properly

  • Direct students to connect with our studio manager about memberships, any admin, payment, or scheduling tasks


Compensation and benefits:

  • Competitive teacher pay, depending on experience

  • We pay our employees for their teaching time as well as for all meeting and admin time (including several minutes before and after their  teaching hours to greet students and put away props)

  • Complimentary virtual Pilates Mat 

  • Access to our digital library of pre-recorded classes

  • Staff discount on further in-person classes, one-on-one sessions, and teacher training 

  • Free drop-ins to in-person Pilates classes when there is space available

  • Discounted continuing education with CECs 

  • Sick pay, workers comp insurance, and liability insurance are all taken care of by the studio

To apply, please email your resume and letter of interest to We can’t wait to hear from you or someone you recommend for this position.