The Kane School of Core Integration combines classic principles of Pilates with a modern, clinical perspective on the body. With the moving body at its heart, the Kane School connects the knowledge of science with the art of movement to lay the groundwork for an enriching and diverse career as a teacher. Learn to listen with your hands, and gain comprehensive knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics and injuries as well as the skills to perceive and improve them.
No. The full training includes Core Muscle Anatomy, Comprehensive Mat, and Basic Training equipment certifications. Core Muscle Anatomy is the pre-requisite for Comprehensive Mat, and completion of Comprehensive Mat is required before Basic Training can begin.
Comprehensive Mat Teacher Training can be done in 2 months; you are given up to 1 year with the option to request an extension. The Basic Training can be done in an 8 month to 1 year range; you are given up to two years to complete the training with the option to request an extension.
Core Muscle Anatomy: $450.00
Comprehensive Pilates Mat: $940.00 plus 188.10 for the student class card (tax included)
Basic Training: $4,675.00 plus $1,050.17 for the student class card (tax included). Payment plans are available.
We highly recommend taking Core Muscle Anatomy with our passionate teacher trainers, but students can test out of this course with a passing grade on the Kane School anatomy entrance exam. Email us for more info.
The Kane School currently offers off-site training in NY, CT, NJ, PA and Germany!
The Kane School’s Bridge Program is a condensed version of the full teacher training program, designed for Pilates instructors who wish to supplement their existing training with a Kane School certification.
The kinectED Mentor Program is a six-month immersive mentorship for Pilates professionals, helping take certified instructors to the next level and hone skills in the areas of choreography, programming, and teaching. Mentees select an intensive course of study in either: Anatomy, Injuries & Rehabilitation, or The Art of Teaching.
Developed by Juliu Horvath and performed on a unique, weighted-pulley machine, the GYROTONIC® method systematically moves the body through a series of circular motions, opening areas that are bound and tight. The mat component of the method, called GYROKINESIS®, incorporates similar principles, utilizing stools and floor work in a class setting. For more info, visit the GYROTONIC® official website.
GYROTONIC® Level 1 Courses (4 courses for a total of 137 hours):
GYROTONIC® Level 1 Pre-Training Course
Total: 30 hours
GYROTONIC® Level 1 Foundation Teachers Training Course
Total: 60 hours
GYROTONIC® Level 1 Supervised Apprentice Review
Total: 30 hours
GYROTONIC® Level 1 Final Certificate Course
Total: 17 hours
GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Courses (4 courses for a total of 105 hours):
GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Pre-Training Course
Total: 30 hours
GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Foundation Teachers Training Course
Total: 45 hours
GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Supervised Apprentice Review
Total: 15 hours
GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Final Certificate Course
Total: 15 hours
It is a completely different teacher training than Pilates, so we encourage you to take a GYROTONIC® session and a GYROKINESIS® class to get to know the method first-hand.
Pre-Training, Foundation, Applications, oh my! Visit the GYROTONIC® official website to help sort them out. The GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® methods are complementary – choose to pursue training in one of the methods or study both.
The course is held at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai located in the Annenberg Building of the Mount Sinai Medical Center. The medical center campus stretches between 98th Street and 102nd Street, between Madison and Fifth Avenues on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Please enter the Medical Center through the large revolving glass doors at the Madison Avenue entrance at 100th Street, and walk up the stairs located on the left side of the lobby. A FAMI Workshop representative and/or posted signs will direct you from there.
Take the Number 6 train (Green line) to 96th street. Walk two blocks west to Madison Avenue and four blocks north to the entrance of the medical center, located on the west side of the avenue at 100th Street.
The parking garage is located at 99th Street between Park and Madison Avenues. Metered parking around the Mount Sinai vicinity is also available.
Check-in for the course will be held from 8:30 am – 9:30 am.
A complimentary assortment of bagels, tea, & coffee will be provided each day at 8:30 am. Course activities will begin at 9:00 am.
The course will conclude at approximately 5:00 pm each day, and 5:30pm on the last day.
There will be approximately one hour for lunch each day; for your convenience, we will distribute a list of popular options located nearby Mount Sinai.
Lectures and presentations will be lead by various members of the FAMI Workshop faculty. Please see the Faculty section of our website for more details.
Each day of the course will focus on a particular anatomical area (please see schedule provided). Each day will begin with a foundation lecture on musculoskeletal anatomy. Additional course activities will include: 1) Gross Anatomy laboratory sessions where participants will be able to view prosected specimens and radiographic images, and participate in interactive discussions about the structures detailed; and 2) lectures on common injuries given by neurologists, orthopedists, and sports medicine specialists.
Although a strong foundation of musculoskeletal anatomy will be helpful, there is no need to be concerned about prior anatomy knowledge or experience. The foundation lectures held each morning will serve to either help refresh your knowledge or orient you to the particular area of musculoskeletal anatomy on the course schedule for that day. Nevertheless, with anatomy, repetition is the key to success, and so we always recommend reviewing your knowledge of essential musculoskeletal anatomy (i.e., muscle groups and actions, insertions, origins, bony landmarks, etc.).
We will supply you with a reference guide of supplemental materials to augment the information presented during the workshop; these materials will be distributed on the first day of the course. In addition, we will provide anatomy atlases and texts for you to reference in the Gross Anatomy laboratory.
Please bring pens and paper for note-taking. If you wish to take notes during the Gross Anatomy laboratory sessions, we recommend bringing a clipboard. It is also highly recommended to bring your own anatomy atlas or text with you to use as a reference throughout the course. Although you may use any reference material you wish, we recommend one of the following:
• Gray’s Atlas of Human Anatomy by Richard Drake, Wayne Vogl, Adam Mitchell, Richard Tibbitts, & Paul Richardson
• Atlas of Human Anatomy by Frank H, Netter, MD
• Illustrated Essentials of Musculoskeletal Anatomy by Kay W. Sieg, PhD and Sandra P. Adams, PhD
We may not be able to accommodate storage of your personal belongings during the course. We ask that you please plan accordingly and travel lightly; we cannot be responsible for any lost or stolen items. If you are traveling from out-of-town and need to bring your luggage with you, we will do our best to accommodate you.
We recommend wearing or bringing comfortable clothing and close-toed shoes with you. In addition, we will provide latex and non-latex gloves. Please keep in mind that the temperature in the lab is on the cooler side.
You may bring note-taking material and your own reference materials into the labs if you wish. Please do not bring coats, back-packs, or food into the laboratory.
Yes, please! We’d love for you to share your FAMI journey with others, as well – tag us on Instagram and Facebook so we can share them, too! Please note: due to the sensitive nature of the reference material in the gross anatomy laboratory, pictures are not allowed.
A prosection is a region of a cadaver that has been previously meticulously dissected to demonstrate intricate details of anatomy.
There will be no dissection of cadavers occurring during the workshop. Rather, instructors will use prosections for teaching purposes.
We offer a full-tuition, need-based scholarship for a first-time FAMI Student. Made possible by a generous gift from an alum who was inspired by the FAMI experience, this scholarship is designated for a movement professional in need of financial assistance who is just beginning his/her career, including an individual who is transitioning from another field of work. View application and eligibility materials.
Participants of the FAMI Workshop are eligible to earn CECs from the American Council on Exercise (2.2), the National Academy of Sports Medicine (2.3), the Pilates Method Alliance (22), STOTT PILATES® (0.2), and Kane School (28). At the end of the course, participants will receive a certificate of completion containing all pertinent information needed to receive these CEC credits. If you wish to receive CECs from another accrediting organization, you may be able to submit a petition. Please contact your respective CEC provider for specific petition requirements, and we will be happy to provide any information you should need.
The following garages are located nearby Kinected:
250 West 19th Street
Little Man Parking
150 West 20th Street
Below is a list of a few hotels located nearby Kinected. We may have a group rates at one hotel; please inquire before booking.
Courtyard New York Marriott/Herald Square
71 West 35th Street
108 West 24th Street
The GEM Hotel Chelsea
300 West 22nd Street
Check-in for the course will be held from 8:15 am – 9:00 am.
Complimentary coffee and healthy breakfast fare will be provided each day at 8:30 am. Course activities will begin at 9:00 am.
The course will conclude at approximately 3:00 pm each day. Certificates will be distributed from 3:00 – 3:15 pm on the second day.
There will be approximately 45 minutes for lunch each day; for your convenience, we will distribute a list of popular options located nearby Kinected.
Please wear comfortable clothing in which you can move.
There will be limited storage at the studio for your belongings. We ask that you please plan accordingly and travel lightly; we cannot be responsible for any lost or stolen items. If you are traveling from out-of-town and need to bring your luggage with you, we will do our best to accommodate you.
To enroll in FAMI – Level Two courses, participants must have completed the FAMI Workhsop.
Designed for the experienced anatomy student who has successfully completed the FAMI Workshop, FAMI – Level Two courses focus on application of anatomy to practical movement settings. Each two-day course spotlights a specific area of the body and features an anatomy review; a biomechanics, posture, and palpation lab; a clinical perspective lecture; and injury and prevention programming sessions geared toward specific movement disciplines. Please see the FAMI – Level Two curriculum for more details.
We will supply you with a reference guide of supplemental materials to augment the information presented during the workshop; these materials will be distributed on the first day of the course.
Please bring appropriate materials for note-taking.
Participants of FAMI – Level Two are eligible to earn CECs from the American Council on Exercise (1.0), the National Academy of Sports Medicine (1.0), the Pilates Method Alliance and Kane School (12). At the end of the course, participants will receive a certificate of completion containing all pertinent information needed to receive these CEC credits. If you wish to receive CECs from another accrediting organization, you may be able to submit a petition. Please contact your respective CEC provider for specific petition requirements, and we will be happy to provide any information you should need.
We currently do not offer scholarships for FAMI – Level Two courses.