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: 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. All courses now in person. Email for virtual options.

February 4-5 & 11-12
May 6-7 & 20-21
October 14-15 & 21-22

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.

March 4-5 & 11-12
June 3-4 & 17-18
November 4-5 & 18-19

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

Weekend – Winter/Spring 2023

FORMAT: Sat/Sun, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Basic Choreography: January 28-29
Intermediate Choreography: February 25-26
Advanced Choreography: March 18-19
Module 1: April 22-23
Module 2: May 13-14
Module 3: June 24-25
Module 4: July 15-16

Intensive – Spring 2023

FORMAT: Mon/Tues/Wed, 12:00-4:00pm

Basic Choreography: March 20-22
Intermediate Choreography: March 27-29
Advanced Choreography: April 3-5
Module 1: April 24-26
Module 2: May 1-3
Module 3: May 8-10
Module 4: May 15-17

Weekend – Summer/Fall 2023

FORMAT: Sat/Sun, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Basic Choreography: July 22-23
Intermediate Choreography: August 19-20
Advanced Choreography: September 23-24
Module 1: October 28-29
Module 2: November 11-12
Module 3: December 16-17
Module 4: January 6-7 2024

Offsite Training

PREREQ: Core Muscle Anatomy if it is not offered

FORMAT: Weekend + Intensive tracks available.

Weekends – Fall 2022
at Body Center St. Pete, St. Petersburg, FL

FORMAT: Weekends

Core Muscle Anatomy: October 8-9, 15-16
Comprehensive Mat: November 5-6, 19-20

Weekends – Fall 2022
at Scarborough Pilates , ME

FORMAT: Weekends

Core Muscle Anatomy: October 22-23 & 29-30
Comprehensive Mat: November 19-20 & December 3-4

Intensive – Fall 2022
at Saugatuck Studios, CT

FORMAT: Weekdays, M-F

Core Muscle Anatomy: October 24-28, 2022
Comprehensive Mat: October 31-November 4, 2022
Basic Training, Phase I: November 7-18, 2022
Basic Training, Phase II: November 21-22, November 28-December 2, 2022

Want to try it solo?

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

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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