Directed by Kelly Kane and Matt McCulloch, the Kane School Pilates certification is a rigorous training program combining the classic principles of Pilates with a modern, clinical perspective on the body. The program crafts advanced teachers with x-ray vision—teachers with solid knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics and injuries as well as the skills to perceive and improve them. Graduates work in variety of settings across the fitness, wellness, and medical worlds. The full training includes Foundation Training (Core Muscle Anatomy), Comprehensive Mat, and Basic Training equipment certifications.

Step 1: Foundation Training

Lay the groundwork for learning the Pilates discipline with a comprehensive anatomy foundation. All Pilates certification students must complete Core Muscle Anatomy, or test out with a passing grade on the Kane School Anatomy entrance exam. CECs: 24 Kane School
Total hours: 24

Step 2: Kane School Comprehensive Mat

Get to know the Kane School Core Principles and how they apply to the Pilates method. This in-depth course shapes advanced instructors with a mastery of Pilates mat exercises as well as the knowledge to address biomechanics and postural issues in private and group settings. Includes lecture, self-study and assistant-teaching hours.
Total hours: 67

Reading material for Pilates Certification
Pilates teacher training session with equipment

Step 3: Kane School Basic Training

Gain a comprehensive Pilates equipment education. Learn choreography on the Pilates apparatus – reformer, chair, cadillac, and barrels – and how to apply Core Principles to equipment sessions. Interwoven through the training is the story of the moving body—its anatomy and biomechanics as well as its common postural problems and injuries.
Total hours: 388 (Intensive), 370 (weekend)

Kane School Bridge Program

Already certified in Pilates but want a Kane School education? The Bridge Program offers teachers an abbreviated track to enhance their current training with a Kane School Certification in both mat and equipment. Req: Take or test out of CMA, 1st weekend of Comp Mat, Phase 2, taking practical + written exams.
Total hours: 108 hours (Intensive), 99 hours (Weekend)

Additional Pilates training for already certified instructors

Kane School Course Dates

Core Muscle Anatomy

PREREQ for Comprehensive Mat & Basic Training equipment certification.

FORMAT: Two weekends, Sat/Sun, 10:00am-4:00pm. All courses now in person. Email for virtual options.

May 4-5 & 18-19; register by 4/20 and save $50!
Sept 21-22 & 28-29; register by 9/7 and save $50!

Kane School Comprehensive Mat

PREREQ: Core Muscle Anatomy or passing grade on anatomy entrance exam.

FORMAT: Two weekends, Sat/Sun, 9:00am-5:00pm. All courses now in person. Email for virtual options.

June 1-2 & 8-9; register by 5/18 and save $50!
October 26-27 & November 2-3; register by 10/12 and save $50!

Kane School Basic Training (Equipment)

PREREQ: Core Muscle Anatomy and Comprehensive Mat

FORMAT: Weekend + Intensive tracks available, all courses in person. Email for virtual options.

Module 1: Teaching & Touch Primer, The Healthy Client, Lumbopelvic Region
Module 2: Head, Neck & Ribs, Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, & Hand
Module 3: Hip, Knee
Module 4: Ankle & Foot, Clients Over 60

Weekends – Winter/Spring 2024

FORMAT: Sat/Sun, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Basic Choreography: January 20-21
Intermediate Choreography: February 10-11
Advanced Choreography: March 16-17
Module 1: April 13-14
Module 2: May 11-12
Module 3: June 22-23
Module 4: July 20-21

Intensive – Spring 2024

FORMAT: Select weekdays, 10:00am – 2:00pm

Basic Choreography: March 11-13
Intermediate Choreography: March 18-20
Advanced Choreography: March 25-27
Module 1: May 1-3
Module 2: May 8-10
Module 3: May 15-17
Module 4: May 22-24

Weekends – Summer/Fall 2024

FORMAT: Sat/Sun, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Basic Choreography: July 13-14
Intermediate Choreography: August 10-11
Advanced Choreography: September 14-15
Module 1: October 19-20
Module 2: November 16-17
Module 3: December 14-15
Module 4: January 4-5, 2025

Offsite Training

PREREQ: Core Muscle Anatomy if it is not offered

FORMAT: Weekend + Intensive tracks available.

Intensive – Winter/Spring 2024
at Scarborough Pilates, ME

FORMAT: Weekdays and Weekends

Phase 1: Jan 18-21, Feb 15-16
Phase 2: Module 1: Feb 17-18
Phase 2, Module 2: March 22-23
Phase 2, Module 3: March 24 and April 26
Phase 2, Module 4: April 27-28

Intensive – Winter 2024
at SoZo Vision, Kassel, Germany

FORMAT: Intensive

Comprehensive Mat: January 15-19

Weekends – Winter 2024
at Body Center St. Pete, St. Petersburg

FORMAT: Weekends

Core Muscle Anatomy: Jan 13-14, 27-28
Comprehensive Mat: Feb 10-11, 17-18, March 2

Weekends – Winter 2024
at The Yoga Gallery, Salzburg, Austria

FORMAT: Weekends

Core Muscle Anatomy: April 20-21, May 11-12
Comprehensive Mat: June 15-16, July 6-7

Want to try it solo?

If you can’t make these dates, ask us about private training in any teacher training course.

Kane School Certification Tuition

• Tuition: $500 (includes both required texts: CMA manual and Trail Guide to the Body)

• Tuition: $940 (includes Kane Core Principles 3-DVD online series and all independent study hours)
• Required Texts: (included) Netter’s Moving AnatoME, Comp Mat manual
• Student Class card: $540.04 (includes both required texts, workbook, 5 drop-in livestream, 5 in-person mat classes, 1 expert private session)
Total: $1480.04

Tuition: $4,675
– includes all lectures, meetings with program directors, supervised teaching, Student Lecture Series sessions, independent study hours and $125 final exam fee.
– $300 deposit due at time of registration, payment must be made through the Education Manager. Inquire for payment plans.
Kinected Student Card: $1820.45
– includes Phase I & II manuals, Workbook, 10 equipment classes, 9 private expert sessions, 1 private senior session + 10 private apprentice sessions
– purchased through the Education Manager one week prior to the start of the program
optional to purchase: flashcards, $50
Total: $6,495.45

  • The Kane School Teacher Training Scholarship Fund can be applied for on a rolling basis, priority given to BIPOC applicants. Email for details.
  • Kane School work-study positions cover a significant portion of the Basic Training Phase I/II tuition.
    Email us to learn more.

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