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Contact us > katya@pilatescapetown.com

14 Brownlow Street, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town, South Africa - Map >

Tel: +27 (0)83 235 6238

About
Pilates Academy SA
CPD Accredited Courses

For over a decade the Katya Kinski Pilates Studio has built a great reputation amongst its clients and colleagues. The Studio’s philosophy is always to focus on quality over quantity.

We are proud to be launching the Instructor Training facility: Pilates Academy SA.

The Academy's Comprehensive Mat and Equipment Instructor Training Programme is compliant with the standards outlined by the Pilates Method Alliance(PMA®), which is the only worldwide register for Pilates professionals. On completion of the comprehensive training programme and after passing the exams set by the Academy, instructors will receive the certificate awarded by Pilates Academy SA.

After gaining some working experience instructors will be able to write the PMA exam. Successful completion of this third party PMA exam enables certified instructors to become registered internationally.

  Course director

Katya Kinski

Ms. Kinski is a graduate of (Diploma in Professional Dance) the Perm State Ballet College which is one of the 3 finest ballet institutions in Russia. In 1991 she joined the Russian State Ballet, Moscow, and performed with the company on the World’s greatest stages. A former leading soloist with Cape Town City Ballet, she has performed many principal roles in ballet productions such as Swan Lake, Giselle, Anna Karenina to name a few.

Katya launched her career in Pilates in 2001, completing her comprehensive 10 months training with the Canadian Stott Master Trainer, Miriane Braaf-Taylor successfully passing exams in 10 Pilates modules. She is also a certified Equilibrium instructor. Since 2008, Katya is the Pilates Method Alliance PMA® Certified Pilates teacher.

Over the years she has participated in numerous postgraduate courses, including courses on SI joint dysfunction, spinal bio-mechanics, Shoulder rehab, Muscle activation, Body sensing, Fascial Fitness, Kinetic Precision and many others. She has been teaching Pilates continuously for 15 years and has completed over 30 000 teaching hours.

In 2012 Katya together with a group of top Pilates educators became one of the first PMA® South African chapter members in the quest of establishing the identity of the comprehensively trained Pilates professionals in South Africa.

Katya's 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.

Working together with physiotherapists 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 a founder of the Pilates Academy SA, which provides Certified Pilates instructor training to medical and healthcare practitioners. The courses are CPD accredited by University of Stellenbosch.

She is an author of two DVDs: Discreet Pilates at your Desk and Pilates During Pregnancy.

Katya Kinski Pilates Studio's team includes only the best trained instructors who show equal commitment to Pilates and clients. The team was noted for their performance of the Pilates & Dance Fusion at the Look & Feel Good Expo in 2011.

Learning the Pilates technique

  Course Dates 2017/8:


• Feb 2017
  Cape Town

Beginner & Intermediate Mat Work Certificate Course
SOLD OUT >more info

• 7-11 June 2017
  Pietermaritzburg,
  KwaZulu-Natal

Pilates Beginner and Intermediate Mat Work Certificate Course SOLD OUT >more info

Oct 2017
  Cape Town

Pilates Reformer, Cadillac, Chair Course
BOOKINGS OPEN >more info

Feb 1-11: 2018
  Cape Town

Beginner & Intermediate Mat Work Certificate Course
BOOKINGS OPEN >more info


  Some comments from students


"Very clear instructions, brilliant teacher. I have learned so much in two month and will definately recommend this course to my colleagues"
D.Brown (physiotherapist)

"The course was much more in depth and intense than I was expecting. Katya demands the highest standardby encouraging debate, discussion, and stimulates the thirst for knowledge by always providing new direction for self-study and self-development. An outstanding crouse - the best I have attended in my carreer in the fitness industry"
Ali Williams(Personal trainer)

"Very practical course. All theory was presented in a practical and user-friendly way. The manual is very clear and easy to use. Katya motivated us to constantly do better and achieve more. Excellent presentation."
R.Crafford (physiotherapist)

"This course felt like a fun educational journey for body and mind. The correct use of muscles for each exercise, attachments and global anatomy all was explained clearly. Exercises were broken down to help each one of us to really gain connection in the body. Incredibly enjoyable course, fantastic tuition."
J.Rickards (Critical care nurse)

"Good understanding of the group requirements, drawing on strengths, allowing us to grow as individuals."
M. Brown (Naturopath)

"It was a very practical course. All theory was presented in a user-friendly way. The manual was very clear and easy to use. Excellent presentation."
Roché Crafford (physiotherapist)

"Excellent understanding of the needs of our group. Drawing out our strengths, allowing us to grow as individuals. Interesting blending of other complimentary Body Work into the course structure, giving us the real life teaching experience."
Melissa Brown (Registered naturopath)

"Inspirational, creative, informative, professional."
L. Hamm-Henning (Exercise scientist)


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