Katya Kinski Pilates Studio in Cape Town Pilates Academy SA Pilates Instructors course Pilates Technique training course
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Tel: +27 (0)83 235 6238

February 2020


30 Jan 2020
31 Jan 2020
  1 Feb 2020
  2 Feb 2020
  8 Feb 2020
  9 Feb 2020


40 hours tuition in total

Cost: R11500

Early Bird Special

Pay in full by 1 November 2019 and save R1500 T&C's apply.
Pay in full by 1 December 2019 and save R1000 T&C's apply.
To qualify for the special offer, full amount must be paid by the advertised due date.

Payment plan is available and must be arranged in advance.

A non-refundable and non-transferable R3500 deposit (which forms part of the full fee) is required to secure your place in the course. To ensure individual tuition and proper practical training only a small number of students will be accepted. Space is limited.

Contact: katya@pilatescapetown.com or 083 235 6238

On completion of the Matwork training programme and after successfully passing the exams set by the Academy, instructors will receive the certificate awarded by Pilates Academy SA. CPD points will feature on the Certificate.

  Practice hours, Exams and Costs:

To be eligible to write the Pilates Academy SA exam for this Mat work course you will be required to complete the following instructor training program:

60 hours physical review of exercises

60 hours practise teaching
(teaching friends or potential clients free of charge)

10 hours observations
observing classes at recommended studios, free of charge)

10 hours class attendance
(physically attending classes at recommended studios,
discounted fees apply at our Tamboerskloof studio)

On-line options can be discussed if you live in a remote area.

Written email exam (1 hour 30 minutes): R350, 22 August 2020 Practical exam (1 hour): R650, by making a private booking before 24 October 2020 (can also be done on Skype)

The practical exam should take place after the completion of all the required programme hours and no later than 24 October 2020. Alternatively the participant will have to do the "refresher course" at the next available Pilates Academy SA Matwork course at a reduced fee.

On completion of the Matwork training programme and after successfully passing the exams set by the Academy, instructors will receive the certificate awarded by Pilates Academy SA. CPD points will feature on the Certificate.

  Pilates Method Alliance:
(International Registration)

Though it is completely optional, after gaining Pilates working experience while continueing Pilates education, certified instructors may potentially decide to write the PMA® (Pilates Method Alliance) exam. Successful completion of this third party PMA® exam enables certified instructors to become registered internationally. For all the details please visit www.pilatesmethodalliance.org

The Academy's Comprehensive Mat and Equipment Instructor Training Programme is guided by the standards outlined by the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA®), which is the only Worldwide register for comprehensively trained Pilates professionals.

PMA ® recognises a high standard of education and is governed by a Code of Education and is governed by both a Code of Education and a Code of Ethics of Pilates practitioners.

Students and Graduates of the Pilates Academy SA must adhere to the PMA® Code of Ethics.

Pilates Beginner and Intermediate Mat Work Certificate Course.
30 CRD's (accreditation by University of Stellenbosch)

Learning the Pilates technique


The course is aimed at qualified medical, health-care therapists, qualified movement practitioners or students with background in Anatomy / Physiology. Applicants with extensive background in teraching, sport, dance, Yoga, Pilates etc. will be considered for participation depending on the type of training.

If you would like to teach Pilates as a part of your practice to your clients, completion of a full programme, including the exams, is strongly recommended.

If you are primarily interested in the CEU points and general understanding of the Pilates method, certificate of attendance with the CEU points can be issued after the 40 hours of the actual course. Please specify which option you would prefer.

Learning the Pilates technique

  Course Outlines

• Pilates priciples
• Review of the anatomy: Pilates powerhouse, ribcage placement, shoulder girdle, cervical spine and more
• Fascial lines
• Postural assessment (most common postural imbalances and how to correct them)
• Neutral spine / neatral pelvis
• Imprint and when to apply it
• Pilates Breathing technique in fine detail (myths and reality)
• Pre-Pilates (Basic preparatory exercises and simple stretches)
• Beginner repertoire and its value for pelvic-lumbar and scapular stabilisation
• Modifications and progresssions (how to change exercises for individuals
  with limited movement,   when to omit exercises, how to increase the intensity safely)
• Transition from Beginner to Intermediate level
• Intermediate repertoire (goels and application)
• How to design a balanced Pilates session
• Teaching skills
• Code of Ethics
• Practise teaching, theoretical assignments


  Some Comments From Students

"I thoroughly enjoyed this course. Katya's instructions and explanations, anatomical knowledge and application of exercises to various body types are excellent. SHe really taught me to look at a client as an individual and really think of the reasons (the "Why") for each exersice as applied to an individual."
Karlien Hauman (Physiotherapist)

"I have learned a phenomenal amount. The broken down beginner options for all the exercises are very helpful to be able to build a client up to each exercise. I have been challenged physically myself and now I am able to safely challenge my clients."
Sarah Kelly (Physiotherapist)

"I have received really good feedback from clients using Katya's methods and cues etc. Her approach involves observing postural patterns with the intention of correcting the imbalances through the selected exercises. Pilates Academy SA respects Pilates as a rehabilitative tool as opposed to just a class you do at gym."
Sam O'Connor (Biokineticist)

"It was a very practical course. All theory was presented in a user-friendly way. The manual was very clear and easy to use. Excellent presentation."
Roché Crafford (physiotherapist)

"This course felt like a fun educational journey for body and mind. The correct use of muscles for each exercise, local and global anatomy all was explained clearly. Exercises were broken down to help each one of us to really gain connection in the body. Incredibly enjoyable course, fantastic teacher."
Jessica Rickards (Critical care nurse)

"Excellent understanding of the needs of our group. Drawing out our strengths, allowing us to grow as individuals. Interesting blending of other complimentary Body Work into the course structure, giving us the real life teaching experience."
Melissa Brown (Registered naturopath)

"The course was much more in depth and intense than I was expecting. Katya demands the highest standard by encouraging debate, discussion, and stimulates the thirst for knowledge by always providing new direction for self-study and self-development. An outstanding course- the best I have attended in my career in the fitness industry".
Ali Williams (Personal trainer)

"Very clear instructions, brilliant teacher. I have learned so much in just two month and will definitely recommend this course to my colleagues."
Deirdré Brown (Physiotherapist)

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