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. 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 – 4:00pm.

May 4-5 & 18-19, 2019
September 21-22 & October 5-6, 2019

Comprehensive Mat

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

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

March 2-3 & 9-10
June 1-2 & 8-9
Nov 2-3 & 9-10

Basic Training (Equipment)

PREREQ: Core Muscle Anatomy and Comprehensive Mat

FORMAT: Weekend + Intensive tracks available.

Weekend – Winter/Spring 2019

FORMAT: Sat/Sun, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Basic Choreography: January 12-13, 2019
Intermediate Choreography: Febuary 9-10, 2019
Advanced Choreography: March 16-17, 2019
Touch: April 13-14, 2019
Biomechanics: May 11-12, 2019
Special Populations: June 22-23, 2019
Advanced Teaching Techniques: July 13-14, 2019

Intensive – Spring 2019

FORMAT: Tues/Wed/Thurs 10:00am-2:00pm

Basic Choreography: March 26-28, 2019
Intermediate Choreography: April 2-4, 2019
Advanced Choreography: April 9-11, 2019
Touch: April 30-May 2, 2019
Biomechanics: May 7-9, 2019
Special Populations: May 14-16, 2019
Advanced Teaching Techniques: May 21, 2019 10am-4pm

Weekend – Summer/Fall 2019

FORMAT: Sat/Sun, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Basic Choreography: July 27-28, 2019
Intermediate Choreography: August 17-18, 2019
Advanced Choreography: September 14-15, 2019
Touch: October 12-13, 2019
Biomechanics: November 16-17, 2019
Special Populations: December 12-13, 2019
Advanced Teaching Techniques: January 4, 2020 10am-4pm

Offsite Training

PREREQ: Core Muscle Anatomy if it is not offered

FORMAT: Weekend + Intensive tracks available.

Weekends – Winter/Summer/Fall 2019
at Pivotal Pilates, NJ


Core Muscle Anatomy: March 16-17 & 23-24, 2019
Comprehensive Mat: April 13-14 & 27-28, 2019
Basic Choreography: June 1-2, 2019
Intermediate Choreography: July 6-7, 2019
Advanced Choreography: August 3-4, 2019
Touch: September 14-15, 2019
Biomechanics: October 5-6, 2019
Special Populations: November 2-3, 2019
Advanced Teaching Techniques: December 8-9, 2019

Intensive – Summer 2019
at Saugatuck Studios, CT

FORMAT: Weekdays

Core Muscle Anatomy: June 3-7
Comprehensive Mat: June 11-14
Basic Choreography: June 17-18
Intermediate Choreography: June 19-20
Advanced Choreography: June 21-24
Touch: June 25-26
Biomechanics: June 27-28
Special Populations: July 1-2
Advanced Teaching Techniques: July 3

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 online series and all independent study hours)
• $311.41 for Kinected Student Mat Class card (purchased on the first day of the course at Kinected; includes manual, required 10 group mat classes, 1 expert private session, community classes and student lecture series)
Total: $1251.41

• $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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