Scolio-Pilates Module One Online

Live and Online! Begining March 30, 2021

The National Pilates Certification Program (formerly PMA) is offering 8 continuing education credits for this Scolio-Pilates Module One online course for the duration of the Covid-19 crisis. That’s 8 continuing education credits… from home! Course begins March 30, 2021. The three course dates include: March 30th, April 6th and April 13th. This course is being taught from the United States at 2pm ET (New York, USA).

Master Scolio-Pilates Instructor: Karena Thek

I wanted to reach out and say thank you so much for such a great weekend. I feel so much more prepared for sessions with my clients after the seminar. And, I had a walk-in client with scoliosis today who booked three privates with me! I am hoping to keep her for 10 and use her for my case study for the Scolio-Pilates Mentorship! What amazing timing. I doubt I would’ve booked her without the info you gave me.

Brittany R

With students coming together in this online format, you’ll get to know your colleagues from all over the world as we learn, discuss, share and grow, from home.

All times are from New York USA

Mar 30 (2pm-5pm)
Apr 6 (2pm-5pm)
Apr 13 (2pm-4pm)


Office Hours below (optional)

April 8th (4:30-5:30pm)
April 15th (4:30-5:3pm)

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  • The handout: we’ll email it to you
  • An uninterrupted 3-hour time block
  • Curiosity and questions!
  • Scolio-Wedges (3) or washcloths (3)
  • Theraband and yoga strap
  • Recommended items are listed below but not required

Topics covered in Scolio-Pilates Module I

  • What is scoliosis? Who it affects and its effects on the systems of the body
  • Experience scoliosis! What it feels like to do Pilates with scoliosis
  • Anatomy of Scoliosis
  • Understanding functional v structural scoliosis
  • Defining the convexities and concavities
  • Theories and laws of movement that apply to scoliosis
  • The first 5 exercises for scoliosis


We are going to run this like a regular workshop, just online.

  • The course is a total of 8 hours
  • We will meet 3 times over 3 weeks. See the dates to the left.
  • Be prepared to be on time and to participate in discussions and exercises (as you are able)
  • You will need to be online for the entire course.
  • There will be a recording. You will be able to access the recording for 7 days after the course completes.


“I love your approach and the way that you are teaching. Thank you so much!!” — Monste C.

 “Thanks so much for sharing Module I virtually!  I enjoyed the class and appreciate all your hard work and sharing your knowledge with us.  It’s a very difficult topic to teach but I can tell how passionate you are and your dedication to your clients is obvious.  I am looking forward to module II and someday meeting you in-person.  I have an extensive back ground in working with scoliotic spines.  I commend you for teaching on the topic!  I love the K2 and so do my clients! Thanks again for sharing your knowledge!” — Julie O

“It was so great! Thank you.” — Jeremy L

“Karena, it was terrific!” — Fran J.

“Thank you so much for yesterday’s class. It was great!  And it was also refreshing to do something so positive during this crazy time.” –Pamela W.

“Absolutely loving your course-over the top thrilled!  Thank you, Karena. I’m learning so much I never knew.” –– Linda B

“Your class and the videos have helped me so much, both physically and mentally during this quarantine.  I really look forward to class and I love how your fun personality is reflected in your teaching. So, thank you for your time to help me and all those people from all around the world! So cool! — Megyn D

“I just wanted to thank you for bringing your course online.  It was very interesting to learn about Scoliosis and very eye opening.  I hope to be able to continue learning from you and would love to be able to come and meet you in person.  Hopefully once we are done with  Covid, I can attend your courses in person.” –Zeyna S

“Thank you Karena!  I really enjoyed the workshop and am looking forward to Module II. See you tomorrow in class!” — Terese P

“Yay! Thank you, Karena! I loved the course. I would be definitely interested in doing Module 2 🙂 “ — Ivona B

“Thank you so much for helping me learn so much about myself! I definitely want to continue so please let me know when you have dates for the next module.” — Michele T

Recommended! (not required)

Scolio-Pilates, the book.  This is the professional manual with all the details on helping your scoliosis client manage their curves.

The scoliometer! It’s like a mini-level that helps us find the asymmetries when assessing a scoliosis spine.

The Scolio-Pilates Handbook contains detailed home exercises for your clients.

KarenaScolio-Pilates Module One Online