The BASI Pilates™ Teacher Training Programs offer a college-level learning experience for the serious professional seeking a thorough education in the Pilates method. Designed and developed by Rael Isacowitz M.A., founder and director of BASI Pilates™, this program is unique in integrating both the art and science of human movement with a contemporary approach to the work of Joseph Pilates.
Each course covers a fundamental understanding of applied anatomy, physiology and the theory of movement while offering a comprehensive curriculum in the correct and appropriate application of the complete Pilates repertoire. In addition, the course explores many innovative BASI Pilates™ developments of the work that can help the future graduates tailor the technique to different populations and situations for a positive outcome.
Pilates mat teacher training is the perfect vehicle for learning the principles of the Pilates Method. It is affordable, easy to integrate into different settings, and a great way to introduce people to Pilates. At BASI we regard Pilates Mat Work as the “crown jewel” of Pilates.
The Mat Program provides a thorough education in the Pilates Mat Work and its infinite applications. It is also the perfect springboard to the Comprehensive Programs. The Mat Teacher Training program is the same for U.S. and international students.
This program is comprised of 24 hours of lecture divided into six study modules.
Course Materials Included a Mat Study Guide and Workbook.
The Foundation Program will give you a solid foundation for teaching Mat Pilates and a thorough introduction to exercises on the Reformer, Ped-a-pul, Cadillac, and Wunda Chair.
This program is a prerequisite for the Graduate Program and students can begin their observation, self-practice and student teaching hours during the Foundation Program.
There is no credential for the Foundation Program. However, completion of this program allows students to pursue a Mat Pilates teaching certificate or continue on to the Graduate Program. The Mat Pilates Teaching Certification requirements are listed in the Mat Program section or the Examination Process.
The Graduate Program is an enduring foundation for a career in Pilates, with graduates qualified to teach up to advanced level students on the full complement of standard equipment, and BASI’s proprietary F2® System.
BASI’s Graduate Program consists of six modules (see below), which include lectures, discussion, exercise analysis and practice. In addition to academic study, students complete observation (100 hours), self practice (200 hours) and student teaching (200 hours). Additional fees may apply.
This program is for students who have completed the Foundation Program and wish to gain comprehensive knowledge of Pilates on all the Pilates apparatus. The Graduate Program is an enduring foundation for a career in Pilates, with graduates qualified to teach up to advanced level students on the full complement of standard equipment, and BASI’s proprietary F2® System.