About Kathleen Keller
Kathleen is the creator of KELLER METHOD PILATES & REHABILITATION
She is a multi-certified Pilates Master Practitioner, with more than four decades of teaching experience. She blends many aspects of complementary modalities that she has studied, into her one-of-a kind approach to your fitness and well-being.
She is sought-after educator and presents workshops and lectures internationally. Kat has developed her own method of SELF-MYOFASCIAL RELEASE (SMR) techniques and has taught her techniques to thousands of health professionals and to the public.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE INCLUDE:
- Pilates Rehabilitation
- Pilates for General Fitness
- TRE® (Tension, Trauma, & Stress – Release Exercise)
- Self-Myofascial Release (SMR) techniques
- Fascial Fitness
- Posture Re-education
2008 to Present: Since returning to Canada from abroad, Kat has based her practice solely out of well-respected physiotherapy clinics. She has worked closely with, and continues to learn from, some of the top physiotherapists in Calgary.
- 2019 – Present: Lakeview Movement Studio, (a division of Lakeview Physiotherapy Clinic)
- 2017 – 2019: Momentum Health Clinics
- 2011 – 2017: Tower Physiotherapy Clinic
- 2008 – 2011: LifeMark Physiotherapy Clinic
Spain, England & Indonesia
2007: Kat moved to work in Alicante, Spain, for one year (from Jakarta, Indonesia). Here she fully concentrated on the development of her own teacher training syllabus in Pilates and SMR. She mentored the teachers at Body Mind Cantering Studio and taught groups of physiotherapists in various Spanish towns and in London.
2005 – 2006: An international chain of health clubs, Celebrity Fitness, head-hunted Kathleen (then living in Malaysia) to be the Pilates Educator for their clubs in Indonesia and Malaysia. At that time Indonesia had 237 million people, and no local properly trained Pilates instructors. She introduced the first international level of Pilates Teacher Training Programs and SMR to Indonesia. She set-up and directed the programming for their nine clubs in two countries.
Malaysia and Hong Kong
2002 – 2005: The family of the then Malaysian Prime Minister, recruited Kat (then living in Vancouver), to open and manage Pilates studios in Kuala Lumpur. Her responsibilities included training local Malaysians as Pilates instructors. At this time, Pilates was virtually unheard of in Southeast Asia. Kat introduced the first international level of Pilates Teacher Training Programs and SMR to Malaysia. Furthering her work in several provinces of Malaysia, she led workshops for physiotherapists and chiropractors. Kat spent significant periods of time in Hong Kong and enriched her own training by completing her second Pilates Instructor Certification, Polestar®.
1977 – 2002: Kat began her career by teaching gymnastics, dance & fitness in Vancouver. She is a former national level competitive gymnast, professional dancer and choreographer. Kat enjoyed an intensely rewarding career teaching fitness/dance and performing for 20 years. She discovered Pilates following an injury in the 90’s, which dramatically shifted the trajectory of her path. She switched her teaching track over to Pilates. In 1997 she completed an intensive Pilates Rehabilitation apprenticeship (The Method Center) and in 1999 became a fully Certified Stott® Pilates Teacher. She was teaching Pilates out of various Vancouver studios, before she took on her life-changing overseas teaching adventures.
Certified TRE® Provider
Level 2 TRE® – Tension, Trauma and Stress Release Exercise
Level 1 TRE® – Tension, Trauma and Stress Release Exercise
Certified Fascial Fitness Trainer – Dr. Robert Schleip PhD., Ulm
Certified Myofascial Teacher – Associate for Thomas Myers, Maine
Certified Polestar® Pilates Instructor – All Apparatus, Hong Kong
Certified Meridian® Pilates – Cadillac, Chair & Barrels, Kuala Lumpur
Certified Yamana® Body Rolling Practitioner (SMR) – Level 2, New York
Canadian Pilates Institute – 350 hour apprenticeship, Vancouver
Certified Stott® Pilates Instructor – Reformer and Mat, Vancouver
The Method Center – Pilates Rehabilitation, 1000 hour apprenticeship, Vancouver
Certificate Health and Fitness – Simon Fraser University, Vancouver