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Pilates training with a Pilates master teacher

During September I had the priviledge of training at Katya Kinski’s pilates studio in Cape Town.  I had looked at her website on numerous occasions and wondered if I would gain more knowledge and experience, which I needed, or should I save up and head off to London to spend time with the “pilates guru’s” and get real quality.  Well, I was certainly surprised, on my first day I did an intermediate class. That evening my hamstrings, calves, obliques, tranverse abdominus were on fire. The next day was an advanced class and I certainly felt every movement.  Her understanding of all body conditions, spinal conditions is truly amazing.

I had the opportunity to talk to Katya on my last day at her studio.  How refreshing to meet an unassuming, talented, accomplished ballerina/pilates director and owner of a studio.  My experience cost me less than jetsetting to London and I have established an amazing friendship with a talented pilates instructor.

As instructors we need continuous growth, especially when we have clients with medical conditions and spinal conditions.  They trust us to make the right decisions regarding movements.  As instructors it is our duty to constantly learn.  Thank you Katya for an amazing experience.

I look forward to your up coming course during May 2016 at my studio.

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TRAIN THE TRAINER

TRAIN THE TRAINER

The body and its movements are extremely interesting and complex, no two people are the same. Understanding how to adapt movement for different posture types is extremely important and necessary in Pilates.
Pilates teachers are continuously striving to communicate movement to clients in a simplistic, clear manner.
The execution and intensity of each movement in Pilates is vital to create precision, “just 10 good quality repetitions”.

Thank you Katya for an extremely valuable and fulfilling Pilates course.
The 5 days took us on a journey of understanding our own body, and imparting knowledge to our client base. We look forward to 2018.

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Pilates training- June 2017 (30 CPD’s)

Are you a physiotherapist, chiropractor, dancer, ballet teacher, pilates instructor and want to improve your knowledge and skills in pilates movement
Join us at B fit studio, 117 Howick Road, Pietermaritzburg to be trained by the finest in South Africa, Katya Kinski

Limited space available

Katya Kinski

Former ballerina at the Russian State Ballet(Moscow) and a principal dancer with Cape Town City Ballet, Katya is a Pilates master teacher who has launched a new career in Pilates in 2001, completing her training with one of the world’s finest Pilates masters, Miriane Braaf (Canada). She is also a certified Equilibrium instructor and the Pilates Method Alliance PMA® Certified Pilates teacher. Katya has participated in courses on sacro-iliac joint dysfunction, shoulder stabilization, spinal bio-mechanics, Shoulder rehab, Muscle activation, Body sensing, Fascial Fitness and many others.

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Pilates training with a Pilates master teacher

Recently, I had the opportunity to go to Cape Town and train with Katya Kinski.  I had the option of saving to go to London, to spend time with the “pilates gurus”, or find a trainer/mentor in South Africa.  Well, I was pleasantly surprised that we certainly have great knowledge, talent and skill right on our doorstep.  My training experience with Katya was awesome.  My first session, intermediate mat, that evening my hamstrings, glutes, calves, obliques, tranverse obdominous were on fire.  The second session was an advanced mat session and I could feel every movement.  It worked.

Thank you Katya for a wonderful pilates experience.  You are unassuming, talented, knowledgeable.  Your ability to understand all spinal conditions is truly amazing.  As instructors, our clients trust us to make all the right decisions regarding movements to either make them stronger(athletes), assist with mobility(osteoarthiritis), or any spinal condition (degenerative spinal cord, lordosis).  It is imperative that we continously learn and understand various medical and spinal conditions.

I am grateful to have met Katya who will be visiting my studio in May 2016 to run a pilates course.

For more information refer to our blog on pilates courses.  You might have embarked on a pilates course previously, this course will add more value to your work.

Katya Kinski
Former ballerina at the Russian State Ballet(Moscow) and a principal dancer with Cape Town City Ballet, Katya is a Pilates master teacher who has launched a new career in Pilates in 2001, completing her training with one of the world’s finest Pilates masters, Miriane Braaf (Canada). She is also a certified Equilibrium instructor and the Pilates Method Alliance PMA® Certified Pilates teacher. Katya has participated in courses on sacro-iliac joint dysfunction, shoulder stabilization, spinal bio-mechanics, Shoulder rehab, Muscle activation, Body sensing, Fascial Fitness and many others.

Teaching Pilates continuously for 15 years she has completed over 25 000 teaching hours. Working together with physio -therapists and biokineticists, Katya has helped many elite athletes to return to their sport after debilitating injuries and also to improve their athletic performance.

Ms. Kinski is the Pilates Academy SA founder and the course director. Her vast experience has earned her the reputation of being a superb teacher who uses her formidable demonstration abilities, sense of humour and motivational techniques to inspire her clients and students.

Katya released Discreet Pilates at your Desk DVD in 2008. Her DVD, Pilates During Pregnancy was filmed when Katya was pregnant with her daughter Emma and has been produced in collaboration with a gynaecologist, midwife and physiotherapist.

 

Contact us >’ katya@pilatescapetown.com

Tel: +27 (0)83 235 6238

 

 

 

 

Pilates Beginner and Intermediate Mat Work Certificate Course

Pilates Academy SA (course director – Katya Kinski)
Pilates Beginner and Intermediate Mat Work Certificate Course.
May 2016
30 CPD’s (accreditation by University of Stellenbosch)

Reminder:  Early bird special ends 29 February – Save R1900

Pre-requisites:   The course is aimed at qualified medical, health-care therapists, qualified movement practitioners or students with background in Anatomy / Physiology. Applicants with extensive background in teaching, sport, dance, Yoga, Pilates etc. will be considered for participation depending on the type of training.

If you would like to teach Pilates as a part of your practice to your patients or clients, completion of a full programme, including the exams, is strongly recommended.

If you are primarily interested in the CEU points and general understanding of the Pilates method, certificate of attendance with the CEU points can be issued after the 40 hours of the actual course. Please specify which option you would prefer.

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