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
Virtual: 10:00am – 3:00pm EST, In-person: 10:00am-4:00pm

May 21-22 & June 4-5, 2022 (virtual + in-person)
September 17-18 & October 1-2, 2022 (in-person)

Comprehensive Mat

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

FORMAT: Two weekends, Sat/Sun,
Virtual 9:00am – 3:00pm EST, In-person: 9:00am-5:00pm

March 5-6 & 12-13, 2022 (virtual + in-person)
June 18-19 & 25-26, 2022 (virtual + in-person)
October 29-30 & November 5-6, 2022 (in-person)

Basic Training (Equipment)

PREREQ: Core Muscle Anatomy and Comprehensive Mat

FORMAT: Weekend + Intensive tracks available, live + virtually

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 2022

FORMAT: Sat/Sun, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Basic Choreography: Jan 22-23
Intermediate Choreography: February 12-13
Advanced Choreography: March 19-20
Module 1: April 9-10
Module 2: May 14-15
Module 3: June 11-12
Module 4: July 16-17

Intensive – Spring 2022

FORMAT: Mon-Wed, 10:00am – 2:00pm

Basic Choreography: March 21-23
Intermediate Choreography: March 28-30
Advanced Choreography: April 4-6
Module 1: April 25-27
Module 2: May 2-4
Module 3: May 9-11
Module 4: May 16-18

Weekend – Summer/Fall 2022

FORMAT: Sat/Sun, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Basic Choreography: July 23-24
Intermediate Choreography: August 13-14
Advanced Choreography: September 9-10
Module 1: October 22-23
Module 2: November 19-20
Module 3: December 10-11
Module 4: January 7-8, 2023

Offsite Training

PREREQ: Core Muscle Anatomy if it is not offered

FORMAT: Weekend + Intensive tracks available.

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

FORMAT: Weekends

Core Muscle Anatomy: March 5-6, 19-20
Comprehensive Mat: April 9-10, 23-24

Weekends – Winter 2022
at Pivotal Pilates, Matawan, NJ

FORMAT: Weekends

Core Muscle Anatomy: January 22-23, 29-30
Comprehensive Mat: February 26-27, March 5-6
Phase 1: April 2-3, 23-24, May 28-29
Phase 2: June 25-26, July 30-31, August 27-28, September 17-18

Intensive – Spring 2022
at Saugatuck Pilates, Westport, CT

FORMAT: Intensive, 10am-2pm M-F (except Memorial Day)

Core Muscle Anatomy: April 25-29
Comprehensive Mat: May 2-6
Phase 1: May 9-12
Phase 2: May 23-June 3

Weekends – Spring 2022
at Scarborough Pilates, Scarborough, MN

FORMAT: Weekends, times vary (check website)

Core Muscle Anatomy: April 16-17 & 23-24
Comprehensive Mat: May 14-15, May 30, June 5

Weekends – Spring 2022
at sound MOVEMENT, Larchmont, NY

FORMAT: Weekends

Comprehensive Mat: March 19-20 & 26-27

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 Texts: (included below) 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
Virtual Comprehensive Mat:
• Tuition: $940 (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: $39.99 (Netter’s Moving AnatoME, purchased here), Comp Mat manual (included below)
• Student Class Card: $445.12 (includes manual, workbook, drop-in livestream 10-pack, virtual expert private session. If you do not receive the hard copy of your manual when the course begins, an electronic copy will be emailed to you)
Total: $1,425.11

Live Basic Training
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
Total: $6,495.45

Virtual Basic Training
Tuition: $4,675
– includes all virtual lectures, virtual meetings and Q&As with program directors, supervised and unsupervised teaching, our monthly virtual Student Lecture Series, independent study hours and $125 final exam fee.
– $300 deposit due at time of registration, payment must be made through the Education Manager. Payment plans here
Kinected Student Card: $1,804.23
– includes Phase I & II Manuals, Workbook, 10 virtual private Expert sessions, 5 virtual private Senior sessions, 10 virtual private Apprentice sessions
– purchased through Education Manager one week prior to start of the program
Total: $6,479.23

  • 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.
  • 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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