I feel so grateful that I had the opportunity to learn from Kelly Uygan at Konnect Pilates in Mission Viejo, CA. Kelly has a strong passion for her work and is deeply rooted in the Balanced Body curriculum- she even demonstrated ALL of the exercises herself, which was not only helpful (I am a visual learner) but it was also impressive! She gave us plenty of opportunity to practice teach with our fellow students and offered valuable critique/feedback. I feel so much more confident in my reformer knowledge and teaching ability after completing this module with Kelly. Loved it!
Teacher Training Overview
Your path to a new career
Konnect Pilates Studio is an official host site for the complete Balanced Body® comprehensive Pilates teacher training program, Anatomy in 3D, CoreAlign®, BODHI Suspension System, MOTR and Balanced Body Barre. Konnect Pilates is also the first U.S. training facility for the BodyCode System®!
The Balanced Body® Pilates instructor training program is designed to develop thoughtful, creative and successful Pilates teachers. The curriculum emphasizes the principles underlying each exercise. The manuals are considered to be some of the best in the industry and include an accompanying DVD for each Mat, Reformer and Apparatus modules. The Pilates teacher training program stands heads and shoulders above many other such programs. We offer an assessment-based certificate of completion – not a “Pilates Certification” like so many other studios. Our program is based on the recommendations of the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA).
Become A Pilates Instructor
The Balanced Body® Pilates teacher training program is designed in modules. You can take your first course now and continue your Pilates teacher training next week, next month or next year. You move at your own speed towards a full Pilates certification. Here at Konnect Pilates we have two full sessions for all EIGHT Modules, plus Anatomy in 3D. By offering these year-round classes, you can easily fit your training into your busy life. Are you already a certified Pilates teacher, Physical Therapist or Health industry instructor? Konnect Pilates also offers continuing education and certificate programs with PMA and ACE credits with the CoreAlign® BODHI Suspension System, MOTR, Balanced Body Barre and the BodyCode System®.
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Wow, just wow… i have been to another Pilates studio in the past and am completely delighted by this one. this place is just simply amazing. the staff is friendly and i don’t feel like i’m surrounded by women who are only there for status. i’m training to repair from decades old whiplash injuries. my instructors have been able to see tightness and give proper suggestion on alignment (the previous studio i attended did not do this well at all). i’ve had a few private sessions here and have found that they taylor your exact workout to you. last time i went in, we worked in one spot, my instructor worked on my ITBs for some release and commented on how tight they were. “yeah, my inner thighs are pretty weak.” so she put me on the Pegasus. the workouts might seem like minimal movement but it makes you glow from the inside with strength. love love love this spot :)))
I cannot say enough about this place! I’ve been coming for 4 months, 2-3 times a week. I started with an intro private session and then went into group reformer classes. The personal attention is incredible. Whatever issues you are having (lower back pain, shoulders, etc.), instructors are aware and either focus on avoiding those areas or include exercises that will help focus on your specific issue, even in group classes! Having small classes also helps cater to this kind of attention! Alexis, Dani, and Amy (amazing massage therapist too!) are just several of the fabulous instructors at this wonderful studio! I feel so lucky to have found such an amazing, well instructed, beautiful Pilates studio! THANK YOU!
I have been taking Pilates class at Konnect Pilates and the instructors are amazing. I took Viktor’s class several times and he knows what he is talking about never think that Pilates classes would be something that I would be interested in but thanks to Konnect Pilates my mind changed about Pilates. Highly recommended to people who are looking for good, and serious Pilates classes.
Owner – Trainer – Teacher Trainer
About 23 years ago, Viktor began studying with Master Pino Carbone, creator of the BodyCode System and owner of the Gyrotonic center in Florence, Italy. Viktor’s long history in dance and fitness led him to Pilates after moving to the United States in 1993.Viktor has a variety of workshops that he presents in Pilates conferences world wide and you can see him in many instructional Videos and Pod Casts with Balanced Body Inc.
Owner – Trainer – Teacher Trainer
Kelly, a former ballet professional ballet dancer and Co-Owner of Konnect Pilates Studio, has been a certified PMA [Pilates method Alliance] certified instructor for 29 years. She trained originally with renowned Pilates instructor Diane Diefenderfer.
Kelly is also an active faculty member with the Balanced Body Education, instructing teacher trainers in all 8 Pilates Modules plus Anatomy and Balanced Body Barre.
What our customers say about us
Kelly is a superb instructor, teacher, trainer, coach and mentor for the Balanced Body faculty and teacher training program. In less than 15 months I have progressed from being a new client who immediately appreciated the benefits of pilates from client to student, apprentice trainer and trainer with Kelly and Viktor Uygan at Konnect Pilates, Mission Viejo after 27 years working in the corporate world at senior leader levels. A fabulous reinvention for my career which would not have been possible without the unbelievable support from the Uygans and Balanced Body.
Kelly is an inspiring, engaging and high effective teacher and trainer for Balanced Body. She engages students in each training module with the pilates principles, reinforcing these principles in every activity/exercize. She demonstrates with professionalism and always includes modifications for trainers to use and adapt the exercise for their clients. Kelly provides a superb training, teaching and practise environment in each of the modules for the BB Comprehensive Certification Program. I have grown, developed and become a confident BB Trainer as result of the training, coaching and mentoring with Kelly and Viktor Uygan at Konnect Pilates.
I really enjoyed the Barre certification. I have also enjoyed taking and teaching Barre classes. As always it was a pleasure learning from Kelly Uygan. She makes all of her certifications enjoyable and inspirational.
Konnect Pilates (Kelly) is an excellent teacher. I was in the Bridge program so I was already a certified Pilates instructor. I was confident in my teaching, but Kelly made me even more confident. I reviewed a lot and even learn A LOT more. Can’t wait to keep learning from her and the rest of the staff at Konnect Pilates.