Teacher Training / Foundation Training

How is this teacher training different from others?

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.

What if I’m not sure I want to teach?

There will be opportunities to attend a Q&A session with Kelly Kane, founder and co-director of the Kane School, as well as the bi-annual Orientation Day, which includes a class with Kelly Kane in addition to the Q&A. You can always reach out to us to discuss your options as well.

Do I have to do both Mat and Equipment Training?

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.

How long does it take?

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.

How much does it cost?

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.

What if I’ve already taken anatomy?

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.

What if I don’t live in NYC?

The Kane School currently offers off-site training in NY, CT, NJ, PA and Germany!

What if I’ve done teacher training elsewhere?

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.

What if I want to go deeper with my training?

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.

What kind of jobs do Kane School grads secure?

It varies, and we are here to help! Check out our hiring & jobs page to see what’s out there and be sure to submit your info to us.

GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Teacher Training

What is GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS®? What is the difference?

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.

How long does it the teacher training take?

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

How much does it cost?

Pricing ranges depending on the training; see more details here.

How is it different from Pilates?

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.

What is the difference between all of the trainings?

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.

FAMI

Directions for FAMI Workshop? Where will the FAMI Workshop be held?

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. For maps and additional information, click here.

How can I get to Sinai via public transportation?

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.

How can I get to Sinai by car and where is the nearest parking garage?

The parking garage is located at 99th Street between Park and Madison Avenues. Metered parking around the Mount Sinai vicinity is also available. Please visit the following website for specific driving directions.

What hotels are located nearby?

Please see our list of lodging suggestions for FAMI 2015 assist you in finding a place to stay. Included in this list are two hotel options offering arranged Room Blocks and discounts for FAMI participants (please note deadline details to receive discounts).

What time should I arrive on the first day of the FAMI Workshop?

Check-in for the course will be held from 8:30 am – 9:30 am.

What time will the FAMI Workshop start each day?

A complimentary assortment of bagels, tea, & coffee will be provided each day at 8:30 am. Course activities will begin at 9:00 am.

What time will the FAMI Workshop end each day?

The course will conclude at approximately 5:00 pm each day.

How much time is allotted for lunch each 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.

Curriculum & course materials for FAMI Workshop? Who will be teaching during the FAMI Workshop?

Lectures and presentations will be lead by various members of the FAMI Workshop faculty. Please see the Faculty section of our website for more detail.

What topics will be covered during the lectures?

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.

Should I be concerned about my anatomy knowledge?

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.).

What materials will be provided during the FAMI Workshop?

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.

What materials should I bring to the FAMI Workshop?

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

Will there be a place for me store my belongings during the FAMI Workshop?

Due to construction in the medical center this year, we unfortunately 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.

Gross anatomy labs for FAMI Workshop? Do I need any special clothing attire?

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.

What can I bring into the Gross Anatomy Lab?

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.

Can I take pictures?

Due to the sensitive nature of the reference material in the gross anatomy laboratory, pictures are not allowed.

What is a prosection?

A prosection is a region of a cadaver that has been previously meticulously dissected to demonstrate intricate details of anatomy.

Will I be participating in cadaver dissection?

There will be no dissection of cadavers occurring during the workshop. Rather, instructors will use prosections for teaching purposes.

Do you offer any scholarship opportunities for the FAMI Workshop?

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.

How can I get CECs for the FAMI Workshop?

Participants of the FAMI Workshop are eligible to earn CECs from the American Council on Exercise (2.2), the National Academy of Sports Medicine (1.9), the Pilates Method Alliance (26), 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.

FAMI – LEVEL 2

Where will FAMI - Level Two be held?

FAMI – Level Two will be held at Kinected in New York City, located in Chelsea on 19th street between 6th and 7th avenues. View subway and map information.

Where are the nearest parking garages for Kinected?

The following garages are located nearby Kinected:

Imperial Parking
250 West 19th Street
212.627.1704

Little Man Parking
150 West 20th Street
212.627.4505

What hotels are located nearby?

Below is a list of a few hotels located nearby Kinected. We have secured a group rate at one hotel; please note the reservation deadline for the group rate.

Courtyard New York Marriott/Herald Square
71 West 35th Street
800.321.2211

Hampton Inn
108 West 24th Street
212.414.1000

The GEM Hotel Chelsea
300 West 22nd Street
212.675.1911

What time should I arrive on the first day of FAMI - Level Two?

Check-in for the course will be held from 8:15 am – 9:00 am.

What time will FAMI - Level Two start each day?

A complimentary assortment of bagels and refreshments will be provided each day at 8:30 am. Course activities will begin at 9:00 am.

What time will FAMI - Level Two end each day?

The course will conclude at approximately 3:00 pm each day. Certificates will be distributed from 3:00 – 3:30 pm on the second day.

How much time is allotted for lunch each 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.

What should I wear?

Please wear comfortable clothing in which you can move.

Will there be a place for me store my belongings during FAMI - Level Two?

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.

Curriculum for FAMI - Level Two? Is there a pre-requisite?

To enroll in FAMI – Level Two courses, participants must have completed the FAMI Workhsop.

Who will be teaching during FAMI - Level Two?

Lectures and presentations will be lead by various members of the FAMI Workshop faculty. Please see the Faculty section of our website for more detail.

What topics will be covered during FAMI - Level Two?

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.

What materials will be provided during FAMI - Level Two?

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.

What materials should I bring to FAMI - Level Two?

Please bring pens and paper for note-taking.

How can I get CECs for FAMI - Level Two?

Participants of FAMI – Level Two are eligible to earn CECs from the American Council on Exercise (1.2), 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.

Do you offer any scholarship opportunities for FAMI - Level Two?

We currently do not offer scholarships for FAMI – Level Two courses.

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