- Pilates Matwork Course
- Review of Pilates principles
- Postural assessment
- Pilates Breathing technique in fine detail (myths and reality)
- Equipment safety and maintenance check list
- Reformer Beginner repertoire and its value for pelvic-lumbar and scapular stabilisation
- Modifications and progressions (how to change Reformer exercises for individuals with limited movement, when to omit exercises, how to increase the intensity safely)
- Reformer Intermediate and some Advanced repertoire
- How to design a balanced Pilates session using Reformer
- Reformer exercises that can be performed, if you don’t have a Reformer (on mat with stretch bands and rollers as well as on Cadillac)
- Practice teaching, theoretical assignment
- Teaching skills
- Code of ethics
Dates in 2024
Friday, 1 March from 9am- 5pm
Saturday, 2 March from 9am- 5pm
Sunday, 3 March from 9am- 5pm
21 hours of course tuition in total
Early Bird Special: Pay in full by 1 December 2023 and save R1250 (you only pay R9250). T&Cs apply.
To qualify for the special offer, the full amount must be paid by the advertised due date. A payment plan is available and must be arranged in advance. A non-refundable and non-transferrable R3500 deposit (which forms a part of the full fee) is required to secure your place in the course.
Space is limited. Book now.
Pilates Academy SA Instructor Training Program
|30 Nov - 10 Dec 2023||Camps Bay, Cape Town||Beginner & Intermediate Mat Work Course||Book Now|
|26, 27, 28 Jan 2024||Camps Bay, Cape Town||Cadillac Course||Book Now|
|1, 2, 3 March 2024||Camps Bay, Cape Town||Reformer Course||Book Now|
|2024 - To be confirmed||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.