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

DNS Exercise Course for Pilates Instructors Part 2

September 3 - 5, 2024

3 - Day Course

11F., No. 259, Sec. 3, Nanjing E. Rd.
Songshan Dist.
Taipei City 105


Martina Jezkova, MPT

Course Payment and Organization

Kenny Hsiao
Taiwan Institute of FAscia Research (TIFAR)

Cell phone: +886-935324999

Course Objectives:


Review of DNS principles and developmental kinesiology in the context of adult optimal posture and Pilates technique and instruction.

Define and analyze global movement patterns in DNS and Pilates systems and their relationship to enhance the outcomes in Pilates and daily movements within undifferentiated, and differentiated ipsilateral and contralateral stereotypes.

Understand the importance of training body awareness in developmental positions and transitions, to improve clients' motor skills within global movement patterns.

Learn and practice higher developmental exercises with differentiated movement patterns – side lying, oblique sit, tripod, half kneeling, differentiated bear, differentiated squat, lunge, step up and appropriate modifications.

Demonstrate application of DNS concepts in differentiated movement patterns in all movement planes in Pilates.

Integrate corrective exercise principles based on developmental positions into corresponding Pilates exercises.

Understand support and muscle co-activation in contralateral and ipsilateral movement patterns on the mat and apparatus. Learn how the support function and muscle activation change in dynamic movement transitions.

Clearly define dynamic stabilization and joint centration goals within differentiated movement patterns.

Practice and instruct joint centration throughout entire kinetic chain and entire range of motion.

Understand an apply the unique use of semi-open/ semi-closed chains afforded by Pilates apparatus, in modifying/advancing movements.

Understand and practice the importance of maintaining joint centration through the entire kinetic chain and with the addition of resistance, support and instability, from Pilates apparatus.

Understand the influence of Pilates apparatus on kinetic chains – including the possibility of semi closed and semi open chain exercise. 

Review Pilates instruction (verbal and tactile cues) from a DNS perspective 

Apply basic neuro-physiological principles to Pilates program design and progression

Prague School Registration Fee

Trainers, coaches, body work therapists, exercise physiologists & kinesiologists and clinicians practicing Pilates who took DNS Exercise course part I
Please contact the local organizer, if you are part of a group that is not listed above.

Card payment

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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