For over a decade the Katya Kinski Pilates Studio has
built a great reputation amongst its clients and
colleagues. The Studio’s philosophy is always to focus
on quality over quantity.
We are proud to be launching the Instructor Training facility:
Pilates Academy SA.
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 Pilates professionals. On completion of
the comprehensive training programme and after passing the
exams set by the Academy, instructors will receive the certificate
awarded by Pilates Academy SA.
After gaining some working experience instructors will be able
to write the PMA exam. Successful completion of this third party
PMA exam enables certified instructors to become registered
Ms. Kinski is a graduate of (Diploma in Professional Dance) the
Perm State Ballet College which is one of the 3 finest ballet
institutions in Russia. In 1991 she joined the Russian State
Ballet, Moscow, and performed with the company on the World’s
greatest stages. A former leading soloist with Cape Town City
Ballet, she has performed many principal roles in ballet
productions such as Swan Lake, Giselle, Anna Karenina to name a
Katya launched her career in Pilates in 2001, completing her
comprehensive 10 months training with the Canadian Stott
Master Trainer, Miriane Braaf-Taylor successfully passing exams in
10 Pilates modules. She is also a certified Equilibrium instructor.
Since 2008, Katya is the Pilates Method Alliance PMA® Certified
Over the years she has participated in numerous postgraduate courses, including courses on SI joint
dysfunction, spinal bio-mechanics, Shoulder rehab, Muscle activation, Body sensing, Fascial Fitness,
Kinetic Precision and many others. She has been teaching Pilates continuously for 15 years and has
completed over 30 000 teaching hours.
In 2012 Katya together with a group of top Pilates educators
became one of the first PMA® South African chapter members
in the quest of establishing the identity of the comprehensively
trained Pilates professionals in South Africa.
Katya's vast experience has earned her the reputation of being a
superb teacher, who uses her formidable demonstration abilities,
sense of humour and motivational techniques to inspire her
clients and students.
Working together with physiotherapists and biokineticists, Katya
has helped many elite athletes to return to their sport after
debilitating injuries and also to improve their athletic
Ms. Kinski is a founder of the Pilates Academy SA, which
provides Certified Pilates instructor training to medical and
healthcare practitioners. The courses are CPD accredited by
University of Stellenbosch.
She is an author of two DVDs: Discreet Pilates at your Desk and
Pilates During Pregnancy.
Katya Kinski Pilates Studio's team includes only the best
trained instructors who show equal commitment to Pilates and
clients. The team was noted for their performance of the Pilates
& Dance Fusion at the Look & Feel Good Expo in 2011.
• Oct 2018
Pilates Reformer and Cadillac Certificate Course
BOOKINGS OPEN >more info
• Jan-Feb: 2019
Beginner & Intermediate Mat Work Certificate Course
BOOKINGS OPEN >more info
• 17 & 18 Nov 2018
Pilates Accessories Course (small ball, stretch band and roller)
Pilates with Rotation for Scoliosis and Sport
Some comments from students
"Very clear instructions, brilliant teacher. I have learned so much in two month and will
definately recommend this course to my colleagues"
"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 crouse -
the best I have attended in my carreer in the fitness industry"
Ali Williams (Personal trainer)
"Very practical course. All theory was presented in a practical and user-friendly way. The
manual is very clear and easy to use. Katya motivated us to constantly do better and achieve
more. Excellent presentation."
"This course felt like a fun educational journey for body and mind. The correct use of muscles
for each exercise, attachments 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 tuition."
J.Rickards (Critical care nurse)
"Good understanding of the group requirements, drawing on strengths, allowing us to grow
M. Brown (Naturopath)
"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)
"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)
"Inspirational, creative, informative, professional."
L. Hamm-Henning (Exercise scientist)