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For more than 30 years, BASI Pilates (Body Arts Science International/BASI) has built a reputation for quality. Because of the theory, innovation, and unparalleled value of its research, BASI has provided Pilates instructor training and education, educating top-notch instructors. BASI strives to preserve the content of the classical Pilates practice and the essence of Joseph Pilates' philosophy while complementing it with today's scientific knowledge. Graduates of the state-of-the-art [BASI Pilates Instructor Training Course] have taught in various disciplines around the world, expanding the BASI community while continuing to pursue their professionalism.

About BASI Pilates

Principles

[Full display of the effectiveness of movements "Flow Work"] is the characteristic of the BASI system with 10 principles.

01
Awareness

02
Breath

03
Balance

04
Concentration

05
Control

06
Center

07
Efficiency

08
Flow

09
Harmony

10
Precision

Block System (BASI system)

The BASI system, designed by Rael, is a unique training method that categorizes hundreds of exercises in Pilates training. This is an approach that allows the trainer to create a system of balance and use of all the body's muscle groups.

BASI Pilates Teacher Training Program Introduction

BASI Pilates Teacher Training Program

Mat Pilates
Teacher Training Program

BASI Mat Program
Class hours: 24 hours
Fee $1,500USD (+VAT)

overview

The content of the Mat Instructor Training Course is the same globally. The course consists of 6 modules (units). The modules consists of lecture notes and movement instruction, and takes a total of 24 hours.

Requirements for Qualification

The following three certification requirements must be completed within the allotted time of the training course.

1. Attend all modules
Attend all modules on the prescribed timetable.
2. Submit your homework
1. 40 hours of practice (offline practice + independent practice *submit log)
2. 15 hours of course observation (Up to 50% of Observation hours may be completed via BASI Interactive.)
3. 30 hours of teaching practice (conducted by the student and provide an actual teaching video during the exam for the instructor to assess)
3. Pass final exam
1. Written exam (BASI-related knowledge)
2. Movement inspection exam (the teacher chooses to inspect from the movements learned)
3. Teaching exam

※Passing the final exam requires a score of at least 70%
※ If you fail the exam, you will be asked to practice based on the teacher's feedback and pay 150USD to retake the exam

Machine Pilates
Teacher Training Program

BASI Machine Program
Class hours: 48 hours
Fee $3,500USD (+VAT)

overview

This Machine Teacher Training Course is for the mat course graduate and will add up to qualify for the Global Comprehensive course. The course consists of 12 modules (units). The modules consists of lecture notes and movement instruction, and takes a total of 48 hours.

Requirements for Qualification

The following three certification requirements must be completed within the allotted time of the training course.

1. Attend all modules
Attend all modules on the prescribed timetable.
2. Submit your homework
1. 160 hours of practice (offline practice + independent practice *submit log)
2. 85 hours of course observation (Up to 50% of Observation hours may be completed via BASI Interactive.)
3. 170 hours of teaching practice (conducted by the student and provide an actual teaching video during the exam for the instructor to assess)
3. Pass final exam
1. Written exam (BASI-related knowledge)
2. Movement inspection exam (the teacher chooses to inspect from the movements learned)
3. Teaching exam (provide an actual teaching video for 60 minutes to be assessed by the instructor)

※Passing the final exam requires a score of at least 70%
​※ If you fail the exam, you will be asked to practice based on the teacher's feedback and pay 150USD to retake the exam

Comprehensive
Teacher Training Course
BASI full venue coach certification training

BASI Comprehensive Teacher Training Program
Class hours: 72 hours
Fee $4,750 (+VAT) *You can save 250USD
by applying
for both programs together

overview

Comprehensive program is equivalent to completing both the Mat and Machine program. The course consists of 18 modules (units). The modules consists of lecture notes and movement instruction, and takes a total of 72 hours.

Requirements for Qualification

The following three certification requirements must be completed within the allotted time of the training course.

1. Attend all modules
Attend all modules on the prescribed timetable.
2. Submit your homework
1. 200 hours of practice (offline practice + independent practice *submit log)
2. 100 hours of course observation (Up to 50% of Observation hours may be completed via BASI Interactive.)
3. 200 hours of teaching practice (conducted by the student and provide an actual teaching video during the exam for the instructor to assess)
3. Pass final exam
1. Written exam (BASI-related knowledge)
2. Movement inspection exam (the teacher chooses to inspect from the movements learned)
3. Teaching exam (provide an actual teaching video for 60 minutes to be assessed by the instructor)

※Passing the final exam requires a score of at least 70%
​※ If you fail the exam, you will be asked to practice based on the teacher's feedback and pay 150USD to retake the exam

certificate

Detailed Contents of BASI Pilates Teacher Training Program

Mat Pilates Teacher Training Program

Certifications that can be obtained|BASI Mat Coach Qualification

Certifications that can be obtaine

BASI Mat Coach Qualification

Program content

Mat module (Mat coach unit)

MODULE 1 - THE FUNDAMENTALS
Primary concepts covered include the 10 movement principles of the Pilates method, an overview of the pelvic region and Pilates breathing. A historical overview of Pilates is presented, plus the BASI® approach, and the importance of safety when teaching Pilates are discussed. Repertoire includes fundamental Mat. A mat class is taught.
MODULE 2 - ANATOMY OVERVIEW PART 1
Primary concepts covered include an anatomy and terminology overview: major bones, muscles, joints, bony landmarks and center of gravity. The importance and practice of cueing is discussed. Repertoire covered includes intermediate Mat exercises. A one mat class is taught.
MODULE 3 - ANATOMY OVERVIEW PART 2
Primary concepts covered include the BASI® system of movement analysis, exercise physiology, and aerobic/anaerobic exercise. The BASI® format of teaching is discussed and the Block System®, created by Rael Isacowitz, is introduced. Repertoire covered is intermediate Mat and Leg Weights. A mat class is taught.
MODULE 4 - POSTURE ASSESSMENT
Primary concepts covered are core strength and the relationship of the various muscle groups that make up the core with particular focus on the abdominals and the back extensors. Contraindications, effective exercises and the importance of understanding your client's needs and body type are discussed. Also addressed are the role of the teacher and the importance of flow in a session. Repertoire covered is advanced Mat. A mat class is taught.
MODULE 5 - CORE STRENGTH: BACK AND ABDOMINALS
Primary concepts covered are core strength and the relationship of the various muscle groups that make up the core with particular focus on the abdominals and the back extensors. Contraindications, effective exercises and the importance of understanding your client's needs and body type are discussed. Also addressed are the role of the teacher and the importance of flow in a session. Repertoire covered is advanced Mat. A mat class is taught.
MODULE 6 - EXERCISE ADAPTATION
Primary concepts include an in-depth look into exercise adaptation and the use of assists and modifications. Lecture focuses on how to construct a complete and comprehensive program. Repertoire covered is advanced Mat and Magic Circle. A mat class is taught. Final Exam will be available online.

Machine Pilates Teacher Training Program

BASI Equipment Instructor Qualification

Certifications that can be obtained

BASI Equipment Instructor Qualification

Program content

Machine module (equipment trainer unit)

MODULES 1 & 2 - THE FUNDAMENTALS & ANATOMY OVERVIEW PART 1
Primary concepts covered include the 10 movement principles of the Pilates method, an overview of the pelvic region and Pilates breathing. A historical overview of Pilates is presented, plus the BASI® approach, and the importance of safety when teaching Pilates are discussed. Repertoire includes fundamental Mat and Reformer exercises. A one-hour mat class is taught. Primary concepts covered include an anatomy and terminology overview: major bones, muscles, joints, bony landmarks and center of gravity. The importance and practice of cueing is discussed. Repertoire covers fundamental Reformer, intermediate Mat, Pole and Ped-a-pul. A one-hour mat class is taught.
MODULES 3 & 4 - ANATOMY OVERVIEW PART 2 & POSTURE ASSESSMENT
Primary concepts covered include the BASI® system of movement analysis, exercise physiology, and aerobic/anaerobic exercise. The BASI® format of teaching is discussed and the Block System®, created by Rael Isacowitz, is introduced. Repertoire taught is intermediate Mat and Reformer and Leg Weights. A one-hour mat class is taught. Primary concepts covered are the principles of alignment and posture assessment. Discussion includes exercise as a tool for assessment. Repertoire taught includes intermediate through advanced Mat, intermediate Reformer, and fundamental Cadillac. A one-hour mat class is taught.
MODULE 5 & 6 - CORE STRENGTH: BACK AND ABDOMINALS & EXERCISE ADAPTATION
Primary concepts covered are core strength and the relationship of the various muscle groups that make up the core with particular focus on the abdominals and the back extensors. Contraindications, effective exercises and the importance of understanding your client's needs and body type are discussed. Also addressed are the role of the teacher and the importance of flow in a session. Repertoire taught includes advanced Mat, intermediate Reformer, and Arm Chair. A one-hour mat class is taught. Primary concepts include an in-depth look into exercise adaptation and the use of assists and modifications. Lecture focuses on how to construct a complete and comprehensive program. Repertoire taught is advanced Mat, intermediate Reformer, fundamental Wunda Chair and Magic Circle. A one-hour mat class is taught. The Midterm Written Examination.
MODULE 7 - MUSCLE BALANCE AND IMBALANCE
Primary concepts covered are the meaning of balance, and the implications of imbalances in strength and flexibility. Lecture focuses on functional exercises, movement patterns, neuromuscular re-education and muscle testing. Repertoire taught includes intermediate and advanced Reformer, Wunda Chair, and Cadillac.
MODULE 8 - THE LOWER LIMBS
Primary concepts covered include the hip joint, the knee joint and the ankle-foot complex. The gait cycle is discussed and analyzed. Repertoire taught is intermediate Reformer, Wunda Chair, and Cadillac.
MODULE 9 - THE SHOULDER
Primary concepts covered are the structure and function of the shoulder region. The shoulder joint, muscles of the shoulder, and the importance of correct shoulder mechanics are presented. Lecture includes how to work with clients with shoulder problems and recognizing scope of practice. Repertoire taught is intermediate Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, and introduction of the Ladder Barrel and Step Barrel.
MODULE 10 - PROGRAM DESIGN PRINCIPLES
Primary concepts covered are the principles of training, such as overload, specificity and reversibility. Components of physical fitness are addressed and analyzed. Lecture includes repertoire levels and how they relate to working with a broad range of clientele. Repertoire taught is advanced Reformer, Wunda Chair, and Cadillac.
MODULE 11 & 12- SPECIFIC POPULATIONS PART 1
Primary concepts covered are habitual movement patterns, cross training, imbalances and setting goals. The athletic population is looked at closely. Additionally, populations with restrictions and an in-depth look at pregnancy guidelines. Lecture includes teaching men and women, different body types as well as objectives and approaches. A general review of the repertoire is conducted. Lecture focuses on teaching methodologies. Repertoire taught includes intermediate- and advanced-level work on both Ladder Barrel and Step Barrel. The Final Written Examination will be available online at the completion of the module.

Faculty

BASI instructors certified by BASI Pilates California headquarters. Instructors from other countries will also conduct courses from time to time.

Asako

Asako

Grown bilingually in both Japan and the US, Asako has been associated with Pilates through her surfing community in LA. She became a BASI faculty member and is now a great promoter for BASI in Asia, extensively teaching BASI teacher training programs for students in China, Thailand, Taiwan, and Japan.

Ena

Ena

Trained under Mr. Rael Isacowitz, the founder of BASI Pilates. Ena served as his assistant in conferences in Tokyo and courses at the Newport Beach headquarters. She also instructs at Cypress Center owned by BASI instructor Samantha Wood in Los Angeles. She frequently commutes between California and Tokyo, teaching BASI classes and courses.

Jordanna Smith

Jordanna Smith

Jordanna is a certified Pilates specialist and the owner of BASI Pilates Academy in Brisbane, Australia. She loves to witness her clients' progress from the onset of the program through to obtaining functional movement patterns. Jordanna is proud to represent BASI Pilates Australia alongside her husband, Shayne.

Eduard Botha

Eduard Botha

A certified BASI Pilates instructor and a faculty member conducting training courses worldwide for over 20 years. His teaching at Pilates Anytime is well-known among both BASI and non-BASI Pilates practitioners. Ed was a martial arts instructor and a certified personal fitness trainer at the Exercise Teachers Academy in South Africa before becoming a Pilates instructor.

Shayne Smith

Shayne Smith

Shayne is a qualified Karate instructor and a certified Pilates specialist. Rael’s inspiration in the Pilates method has encouraged Shayne to further emphasize the importance of Pilates for men. With a desire to enhance his knowledge in the Pilates field, he studied neurology and pain management.

Program Schedule

Online
MAT
PROGRAM
Dates
IST(Indian Std Time)
2024-03-02 Sat
2024-03-09 Sat
2024-03-16 Sat
2024-03-23 Sat
2024-03-30 Sat
2024-04-06 Sat
Written Test
Online
Movement exam & Teaching evaluation
To be taken during the next programs held in Mumbai
Application form
with Paypal payment

* Application Deadline : 2024-02-26 Mon

Online
MAT
PROGRAM
Dates
IST(Indian Std Time)
2024-04-27 Sat
2024-05-04 Sat
2024-05-11 Sat
2024-05-18 Sat
2024-05-25 Sat
2024-06-01 Sat
Written Test
Online
Movement exam & Teaching evaluation
To be taken during the next programs held in Mumbai
Mumbai
MACHINE
PROGRAM
Dates
IST(Indian Std Time)
2024-06-08 Sat
2024-06-11 Sun
2024-06-12 Tue
2024-06-13 Wed
2024-06-14 Fri
2024-06-15 Sat
2024-07-06 Sat
2024-07-07 Sun
2024-07-09 Tue
2024-07-10 Wed
2024-07-12 Fri
2024-07-13 Sat
Written Test
Online
Movement exam & Teaching evaluation
Online

About the next schedule

Interested in participating in BASI programs for India planned in Aug, Sep, Nov, Dec of 2024, But need more info to decide it.