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.

Reading about Core Muscle Anatomy as part of Pilates Certification Course

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.
Total hours: 24

Step 2: Comprehensive Mat

Get to know the Kane School Core Principles 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: 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)

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.
Total hours: 108 hours (Intensive), 99 hours (Weekend)

Additional Pilates training for already certified instructors

Course Dates

Core Muscle Anatomy

PREREQ for Comprehensive Mat & Basic Training equipment certification.

FORMAT: Two weekends, Sat/Sun, 10:00am – 4:00pm.

May 5-6 & 12-13
September 15-16 & 29-30

Comprehensive Mat

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

FORMAT: Two weekends, Sat/Sun, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

July 7-8 and 14-15 (Gibney Dance, 10am-6pm)
October 27-28 and November 3-4

Basic Training (Equipment)

PREREQ: Core Muscle Anatomy and Comprehensive Mat

FORMAT: Weekend + Intensive tracks available.

Intensive – Spring 2018

FORMAT: Tues/Wed/Thurs, 10:00am – 2:00pm (last week one day only 10:00am – 4:00pm)

March 6-8
March 13-15
March 20-22
April 10-12
April 17-19
April 24-26
May 1

Weekend – Summer/Fall 2018

FORMAT: Sat/Sun, 10:00am – 4:00pm (last weekend Saturday only)

July 28-29, 2018
August 18-19, 2018
September 22-23, 2018
October 13-14, 2018
November 17-18, 2018
December 15-16, 2018
January 5, 2019

Offsite Training in Connecticut – Spring/Summer 2018

PREREQ: Core Muscle Anatomy and Comprehensive Mat

FORMAT: Weekdays

May 7-11, 14-16 (Phase I)
May 17-18, June 28-29, July 9-13 (Phase II)

Want to try it solo?

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


$500 (includes manual and Trail Guide to the Body)

• $940 (includes Kane Core Principles 3-DVD Series set, manuals and all independent study hours)
• $311.41 for Kinected Student Mat Class card (purchased on the first day of the course at Kinected; includes required 10 group mat classes, 1 expert private session, community classes and student lecture series)
Total: $1251.41

• $4675 (includes manuals and all lectures, meetings with program directors, supervised teaching and independent study hours)
• $1351.13 for Kinected Student Equipment Card (purchased on the first day of the course at Kinected; includes 10 equipment classes, 9 private Expert sessions, 1 private Senior session + 10 private apprentice sessions
Total: $6,026.13

NYLA / Kinected Scholarship
Awarded to one recipient each year, the Kinected NYLA Scholarship covers tuition for Core Muscle Anatomy (the prerequisite for Comprehensive Pilates Mat), Comprehensive Pilates Mat, and Basic Training workshops. The Scholarship does not include funding for all class and private session packages required for program completion. Training must commence within one year of receiving the scholarship. Scholarships are awarded annually in January/February.
Kane School work-study positions cover a significant portion of the Basic Training Phase I/II tuition.
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