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: 20 PMA
Total hours: 24

Step 2: 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: 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 – 3:00pm

**VIRTUAL!** September 26-27 & October 3-4, 2020

Comprehensive Mat

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

FORMAT: Two weekends, Sat/Sun, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

**VIRTUAL!** October 17-18 & October 24-25, 2020

Basic Training (Equipment)

PREREQ: Core Muscle Anatomy and Comprehensive Mat

FORMAT: Weekend + Intensive tracks available.


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

Intensive – Summer 2020

FORMAT: Mon-Wed, 10:00am – 2:00pm

Basic Choreography: August 3-5
Intermediate Choreography: August 10-12
Advanced Choreography: August 17-19
Module 1: September 14-16
Module 2: September 21-23
Module 3: September 28-30
Module 4: October 5-7

Weekend – Summer/Fall 2020

FORMAT: Sat/Sun, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Basic Choreography: July 11-12
Intermediate Choreography: August 8-9
Advanced Choreography: September 12-13
Module 1: October 17-18
Module 2: November 14-15
Module 3: December 5-6
Module 4: January 9-10, 2021

Offsite Training

PREREQ: Core Muscle Anatomy if it is not offered

FORMAT: Weekend + Intensive tracks available.

Weekends – Fall 2020-Winter 2021
at Studio 1 Pilates, Kassel, Germany

FORMAT: Weekends

Core Muscle Anatomy: Oct 17-18 & Oct 30-Nov 1
Comprehensive Mat: Nov 21-22 & Dec 5-6
Comprehensive Mat: Jan 16-17 & 30-31, 2021

Weekends – Fall 2020
at Saugatuck Studios, Westport, CT

FORMAT: Weekends

Core Muscle Anatomy: Oct 9-11
Comprehensive Mat: Oct 22-25
Basic Choreography: Oct 27-29
Intermediate Choreography: Oct 30, Nov 1-2
Advanced Choreography: Nov 4-6
Module 1: Nov 9-11
Module 2: Nov 12-13, 16
Module 3: Nov 17-19
Module 4: Nov 20, 23-24

Want to try it solo?

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


Live CMA:
• Tuition: $500 (includes both required texts: CMA manual and Trail Guide to the Body)
Virtual CMA:
• Tuition: $450 (includes 1 required text: an e-version of the CMA manual; a hard copy can be sent to students with an additional payment of $35 + shipping.
• Required Texts: $75 (may vary; the 2nd required text, Trail Guide to the Body, will need to be ordered in advance by students themselves. Use code STU15 to receive a 15% discount off the new 6th edition copy from Books of Discovery, which also includes additional online resources)

Live Comprehensive Mat:
• Tuition: $940 (includes Kane Core Principles 3-DVD online series and all independent study hours)
• Required Text and Student Class card: $462.74 (purchased on the first day of the course at Kinected; includes manual, Moving AnatoME textbook, required 10 group mat classes, 1 expert private session and student lecture series)
Total: $1402.74
Virtual Comprehensive Mat:
• Tuition: $799 (includes 24 teaching hours of live-streamed lecture/demo with faculty, access to online library of on-demand Comprehensive Mat exercise videos, streaming access to Kane School Core Principle DVD series, 5 Supervised Teaching hours)
• Required Texts: $42.79 (Netter’s Moving AnatoME, purchased here), Comp Mat manual (included below)
• Student Class Card: $254.79 (includes 1 virtual expert private session, unlimited monthly class pass to virtually kinected, hard copy of the manual. If you do not receive the hard copy of your manual when the course begins, an electronic copy will be emailed to you)
Total: $1,096.58

• $4675 (includes all lectures, meetings with program directors, supervised teaching and independent study hours)
• $1,461.09 for Kinected Student Equipment Card (purchased on the first day of the course at Kinected; includes manual, 10 equipment classes, 9 private expert sessions, 1 private senior session + 10 private apprentice sessions
Total: $6,136.09

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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