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

Exercise Course “Part I”

October 2 - 3, 2021

2 - Day Pilates Specific Course


1120 James Dr Ste B
Hartland, WI 53029


Robert Lardner, PT

Course Payment and Organization

Travis Walters DC

Course objectives Sports & Fitness Courses


This DNS Exercise I course is a Pilates specific course.


Pilates DNS Course Objectives:

Introduction to DNS neuro-physiologic principles with relevance for Pilates instructors, and how the combined philosophies can enhance program design and progression. 

Discuss developmental kinesiology during the first year of life and the dysfunctions that may arise in adulthood. 


Explain and demonstrate the process of locomotion and verticalization utilizing the concept of functional joint centration and support function.  

Understand the importance of sagittal stabilization and the assessment of the integrated stabilizing system of the spine (ISSS), utilizing DNS functional tests.

Understand the undifferentiated (homologous) and differentiated (ipsilateral, contralateral) movement patterns

Evaluate and correct poor respiratory patterns and instruct correct respiration principles in isolated and integrated DNS and Pilates exercises.

Integrate developmental exercises into corresponding Pilates exercises (supine, prone, side lying, low kneeling, quadruped, bear and squat positions) while maintaining joint centration through the entire kinetic chain, adapting (verbal and tactile cues) from a DNS perspective 

Explore exercise progressions utilizing Pilates apparatus– including the possibility of semi closed/open kinetic chain exercises and the influence of Pilates apparatus on the kinetic chains. 

Prague School Registration Fee

Trainers, coaches, body work therapists, exercise physiologists & kinesiologists and clinicians. 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

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