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.
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.
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