Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization according to Kolar (DNS)
A Developmental Kinesiology Approach

DNS Exercise Course for Pilates Instructors Part 2

December 14 - 15, 2019

2 - Day Course for Certified Pilates Instructors

Marin Park room 1804
2, Marine city 2-ro
Republic of Korea


Martina Jezkova, MPT

Chris Lavelle


Francis JH Ahn PT, MS, CPT

Course objectives:


  • Review of DNS principles for Pilates from part 1. 
  • Review of developmental kinesiology in the context of adult optimal posture, Pilates exercise. 
  • Define and analyse global movement patterns in DNS and Pilates systems
  • Global movement patterns and the relationship to enhancing outcomes in Pilates and human movement
  • Detailed analysis of muscle co-activation in differentiated movement patterns, contralateral and ipsilateral, as they occur in DNS and Pilates exercises
  • Demonstrate exercises in higher developmental positions – oblique sit, tripod, bear, squat, lunge, step up and its modifications & training of body awareness
  • Detailed analysis and practice of ipsilateral and contralateral patterns in all movement planes in Pilates Systems. 
  • Define dynamic stabilisation and joint centration within DNS and Pilates exercises and transitions
  • Discuss importance of incorporating sagittal stabilisation and adequate proportions of global movement patterns on all movement planes (flexion, extension, lateral flexion, rotation), in Pilates exercise programs
  • Detailed analysis and practice of joint centration in different supporting zones in DNS and Pilates exercises. E.g. hands, feet, shins and ischial tuberosities
  • Analyse and practice how the base of support changes on floor (mat) and apparatus and throughout an exercise/movement
  • Practice and instruct joint centration throughout entire kinetic chain and entire range of motion, in DNS and Pilates exercises
  • Review Pilates program design from a DNS perspective, incorporating SS and a balance of global movement patterns in all three planes of movement to bring balance to clients bodies


Pilates Instructors who took DNS Exercise Course for Pilates Instructors Part 1
Please contact the local organizer, if you are part of a group that is not listed above.

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PS Registration Fee: 80 EUR

Prague School registration fee helps

to support DNS scientific activities,

to collect new video/photo material,

to develop the DNS handouts and publishing activities,

to present the DNS system at the scientific congresses, and

to present the DNS concept online.

It is not a payment for the course. Please contact the local organizer to secure your enrollment in the course and make sure that the course is not full, prior to paying Prague School registration fee. Once your PS fee is completed, your registration will automatically be sent to the course organizer. After that, payment of course fees can be made with the organizer. The organizer reserves the right to request proof of licensure.

The Prague School registration fee is non-refundable.

Without your online registration and PS fee payment you will not be permitted to attend any DNS course nor will you receive the Prague School Certificate of Attendance; thus you cannot take the DNS test and you will not be allowed to register for later advanced courses.

Upon you registration and payment, you will receive an automatic email with a link to download the course notes. This email goes to the email address you provide during your payment procedure. If you do not receive this email within one hour after a payment, please contact and request the course notes. Hard copies will not be available at the host location.

Thank you for your understanding

DNS Prague School Team