The Kane School Pilates Teacher Training/Instructor Certification
We are pleased to present The Kane School Pilates Certification program through Kinected, right here at Pivotal! Please call Pivotal directly for dates and pricing information and to register.
Developed by Kelly Kane, the Kane School certification is a rigorous training program combining the classic principles of Pilates with a modern, clinical perspective on the human body. Known world-wide for its anatomy-based approach, the Kane School program goes beyond choreography to explain why exercises work. Students not only learn classic Pilates repertoire, but also delve deeply into biomechanics, postural imbalances and common injuries.
Learn how to listen with your hands. Become a Kane School graduate and join an enriching network of forward-thinking teachers that spans across the country and internationally. Read more for Pilates as a career.
APPARATUS TRAINING PHASE I & II
with Susan Markowitz
Classes begin Saturday January 18th, 2020. See additional details below.
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Phase I & II 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.
“My time at the Kane School has been full of personal and professional growth. The thoughtfully-scaffolded structure of the Basic Training program allowed me to repeatedly circle back to ideas, each time with a deeper, more nuanced understanding of the material.”
-Ellyn Sjoquist, Kane School student 2017
“I love studying at The Kane School because I’m continually learning about the human anatomy and how it connects to everyday moving, classical, and contemporary Pilates. The teachers are super encouraging and always willing to share their knowledge and expertise!”
Victor Lozano, Kane School student 2017
Intermediate Choreography: 2/15,16 2020
Advanced Choreography: 3/21,22 2020
Touch: 4/18,19 2020
Biomechanics: 5/16,17 2020
Special Populations: 7/18,19 2020
Advanced Teaching Techniques: 8/8,9 2020
CORE MUSCLE ANATOMY
2020 Dates TBA
This comprehensive course explores musculoskeletal anatomy and basic kinesiology principles—emphasizing the trunk, hip, shoulder girdle, arm, and neck—as they relate to the teaching and practice of Pilates, yoga, and bodywork. It lays the foundation for further study as a movement professional and is a prerequisite for the Kane School certification program. Taught by Susan Markowitz, a Kane School Graduate Teacher Trainer, PMA Certified Instructor and owner of Pivotal Pilates, this course is presented in a lecture-style format with workbooks and power-point presentations.
Throughout the course, students gain hands-on experience via regular palpation of muscles, bones, and ligaments. Students also learn how to practically apply information taught in the course to their movement professional career via analysis of Pilates exercises and an introduction to posture analysis. Additional topics such as core stability and the anatomical basis of common tension patterns & injuries are also addressed. Students can test out of this course with a passing grade on the Kane School anatomy entrance exam.
COMPREHENSIVE MAT CERTIFICATION COURSE
2020 Dates TBA
The Kane School Comprehensive Pilates Mat Training is a 65-hour advanced Pilates mat certification program that is singular in its attention to assessment, biomechanics and application of musculoskeletal anatomy to the human form. The primary objective of Kane School Comprehensive Mat certification is to empower instructors by providing them with the skills to facilitate their clients’ achievement of specific strength and flexibility goals, while maximizing dynamic alignment and movement potential.
The Mechanics of Respiration, working in Neutral Pelvis and Posterior Pelvic Tilt, Core and Scapular Stability, Cervical Nod and Curl, and the Core Principles are covered in detail on the first weekend of the course. The second weekend of the Comprehensive Pilates Mat Training explores classical Pilates mat repertory, detailing the application of the Core Principles to each exercise.
Entrance requirements are either a passing grade on the anatomy entrance exam or completion of the Core Muscle Anatomy Course. Requirements for completion:
- 10 hrs of Supervised Teaching
- 10 hrs of Self Practice
- 10 hrs of Group Mat Classes (offered at Pivotal; not included in tuition)
- 5 hrs Assistant Teaching Mat Classes taught at Kinected
- 3 hrs of teaching Community Classes
- Passing grade on written exam, administered on last day of course.
We are located at:
952 Route #34 Suite 206
Matawan, NJ 07747
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