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

October 2018


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40 hours tuition in total

Cost: R12000

Early Bird special: Pay in-full by 27 August 2017 and save R1500 (you only pay R10500) T&C apply. To qualify for the special offer, full amount must be paid by the advertised due date.

A non-refundable and non-transferable R3000 deposit (which forms part of the full fee) is required to secure your place in the course.

Payment plan is available and must be arranged in advance.

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

  Practice hours, Exams and Costs:

To be eligible to write the Pilates Academy SA exam for this 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)

15 hours Observations/Attendance/Q&A
(private or group training 2 to 4 people) can be arranged with Katya at a discounted fee, please ask for details)

Written exam (1 hour): R350
Saturday 14 April 2018

Practical exam (1 hour): R550
by making a private booking before 31 May 2018

The practical exam should take place after the completion of all the required programme hours and no later than 31 May 2018. Alternatively the participant will have to do the "refresher course" at the next available Pilates Academy SA Matwork course at a reduced fee.

  Pilates Method Alliance:
(International Registration)

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.rg

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

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

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

Pilates Reformer and Cadillac Certificate Course.
30 CRD's (applied for)

Learning the Pilates technique


Pilates Matwork Certificate.

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 Pilates principles
• Postural assessment
• Pilates Breathing technique in fine detail (myths and reality)
• Equipment safety and maintenance check list
• Reformer repertoire and its value for pelvic-lumbar and scapular stabilisation
• Cadillac repertoire (goals and application, taking into account postural imbalances).
• Modifications and progressions (how to change Reformer and Cadillac exercises for individuals
  with limited movement, when to omit exercises, how to increase the intensity safely)
• How to design a balanced Pilates session using Reformer and/or Cadillac.
• What to do if you can only afford/have space for either Cadillac or Reformer.
• Reformer exercises which can be performed on Cadillac.
• Teaching skills.
• Practice teaching, theoretical assignment.


  Some Comments From Students

"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 exercise as applied to an individual"
Karlien Hauman (Physiotherapist)

"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."
Ali Williams (Personal trainer)

"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."
Sam O'Connor (Biokineticist)

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