Dav Cohen, MSPT, PMA®-CPT
Dav Cohen, MSPT, PMA®-CPT is the owner and director of Byron Bay Pilates and Physiotherapy in Byron Bay, Australia. www.byronbaypilates.com.au
Dav began teaching Pilates in 1993 and completed his physical therapy training at the University of Miami in 1998. As an international teacher trainer and examiner for Polestar Pilates, he has been educating the Pilates industry for nearly 20 years. He is dedicated to the continued evolution of the Pilates community and is a Principal Trainer Member of the Pilates Alliance of Australasia and a Certified Pilates Teacher through the Pilates Method Alliance. Through his work he hopes to help maintain the highest standards of Pilates education and instruction and to create a spirit of unity and professionalism within the industry.
In addition to running Byron Bay Pilates and Physiotherapy, Dav continues his work with Polestar Pilates. He has been the Director of Educator Development for Australia and New Zealand since 2003, and a Principal Educator and Examiner since 1997. He also held the role of Director of Curriculum for Polestar Pilates International from 2006 to 2010.
Dav has authored more than a dozen CEC/PDP workshops and regularly conducts advanced Pilates teacher training workshops and master classes. He also presents at seminars and conferences both nationally and internationally.
Master of Science in Physical Therapy, The University of Miami, 1998
Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction 91491, Polestar Pilates Australia, 2010
PMA Certified Pilates Teacher (PMA®-CPT) 2016
Certified Polestar Pilates Comprehensive, Polestar Pilates, 1998
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, 2015
Certificate IV in Pilates Instruction, Pilates International, 2006
Bachelor of Science, University of Maryland, 1990
Registered Physiotherapist, Australia from 2010
Previously Registered Physical Therapist, Colorado, USA from 2000