Having been a Pilates teacher for over two decades, I had the privilege of helping many expecting mothers, including gynaecologists and a midwife, to keep fit during and after their pregnancies. However, it was carrying a child of my own that afforded me the most insight into what it is like to experience all the joys, mysteries and discomforts associated with producing a new life.
The intention of the course is to give you confidence working with pregnant women, to understand the changes she is going through during all 3 trimesters as well as in post-partum stages. Keeping in mind the important guidelines and special precautions you will be able to design effective and safe workouts during pregnancy and beyond while modifying Pilates or other exercises. Safety first!
The course is designed for certified Pilates instructors or current students as well as biokineticists and physiotherapists who are keen to explore creative Pilates solutions for special populations.
- What happens during the Three Trimesters?
- High-risk conditions under which a doctor is likely to advise against exercise during pregnancy.
- Temporary conditions when you have to be cautious and may stop exercise till you feel better.
- Difficulties and symptoms that many women experience during pregnancy.
- Musculoskeletal system (pelvic tilt, spinal compensations, joint laxity and much more).
- Vascular system
- Bladder and vaginal problems
- Nervous system
- Respiratory system
- Gastrointestinal system
- Metabolic/endocrine system
- Guidelines for designing a Pilates workout during pregnancy.
- Pelvic floor and abdominal muscles.
- Observation of pregnant ladies performing suitable exercises, using the video manual.
- Practical group work: Designing a safe workout based on the guidelines learned in the course while modifying original Pilates repertoire.
- Group discussion, questions
Date: 28 Jan 2024
Pilates Academy SA Instructor Training Program
|28 Nov - 8 Dec 2024
|Camps Bay, Cape Town
|Beginner & Intermediate Mat Work Course
|27 Jan 2024
|Camps Bay, Cape Town
|Pilates Accessories Course (small ball, stretch band and roller)
"I thoroughly enjoyed this course. Very well presented, interesting and so informative. I noticed an immediate improvement in my own posture and in my focus on exercise prescriptions to my patients. I had great information and techniques which I can use immediately. Thank you so much."
"A World-class teacher!! Katya, you help one think out the box for each specific posture. I learned so much. Excellent course!"
"The course is interactive, challenging, exciting and so appropriate for health care professionals. I started to incorporate her methods and techniques at our Bio practice and had wonderful feedback and results. Thank you for your patience, guidance, hospitality."
"Very thorough and hands-on! Such an inspiring teacher with so much experience and knowledge."
"A detailed and extensive course that looked not only at exercises but also at the “why”, “where” and “how” of each movement, addressing all aspects from postural efficiency to teacher practice. Well-presented and effective hands-on training. This course has the potential to change your entire outlook for the better."
"Learning, laughter & knowledge for life! Highly recommended course!"
"Katya has really made Pilates come to life for me - incredible knowledge, applicable to my physiotherapy practice immediately. Her instruction is amazing and she makes complex concepts easy to understand. I came away with a new passion and desire to incorporate Pilates into my practice."
"Very clear instructions, brilliant teacher. I have learned so much in just two months and will definitely 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 a new direction for self-study and self-development. An outstanding course- the best I have attended in my career in the fitness industry."
"Excellent understanding of the needs of our group. Drawing out our strengths, allowing us to grow as individuals. The interesting blending of other complimentary Body Works into the course structure, giving us the real-life teaching experience."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
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 exercise as applied to an individual.
Please contact Katya directly to make a booking.