Pilates Reformer Course

Course Overview


Pilates Mat Work Course

Course Outlines

  • 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 which 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

If you are primarily interested in the CPD points and general understanding of the Pilates method, certificate of attendance with the CPD points can be issued on completion of the 3 day course.

If you are actually planning to teach Pilates on Reformer to your patients or clients, then practice teaching, physical review of exercises are essential, it can be done at your own time.  Access to Reformer is important in this case.  Optional private feedback sessions with Katya at her studio and a practical exam (any time before 1 February 2021) will be charged at R600 per hour.

Dates in 2020

Friday        13 March         9am- 5pm

Saturday    14 March         9am- 5pm

Sunday      15 March         9am- 5pm

21 hours tuition in total



Early Bird Special:  Pay in full by 31 January 2020 and save R1400 (you only pay R6500) T&Cs 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-transferrable R3500 deposit (which forms a part of the full fee) is required to secure your place in the course.

Contact:   katya@pilatescapetown.com or 083 235 6238

Course Dates

27 Jan - 6 Feb: 2022Camps Bay, Cape TownBeginner & Intermediate Mat Work Certificate CourseBook Now
Mar: 2020Cape TownReformer Certificate CourseMore Info
11May: 2019Cape TownPilates Accessories Course (small ball, stretch band and roller) More Info
18 May: 2019Cape TownPilates with Rotation for Scoliosis and SportMore Info

  National Pilates Certification Program:
(International Registration)

Pilates Cape Town imagePilates Academy SA teacher training courses comply with the standards outlined by the National Pilates Certification Program (NPCP), formerly known as Pilates Method Alliance (PMA®). This is the only worldwide register for comprehensively trained Pilates professionals. For more information please visit www.nationalpilatescertificationprogram.org; www.pilatesmethodalliance .org Although it is optional, with continued Pilates education and working experience, certified instructors may consider writing the NPCP third-party exam. A successful pass in this would enable certified instructors to be registered worldwide. Students and Graduates of the Pilates Academy SA must adhere to the NPCP Code of Ethics.


  • "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
  • "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
  • "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