– Comprehensive USA
The Foundation Program is the exciting beginning of the Comprehensive Teacher Training journey.
Balance Point Pilates Studio
Apr 17, 2020 - May 17, 2020
Pilates of San Diego
Apr 17, 2020 - May 31, 2020
Body Balancing Pilates
Apr 24, 2020 - May 31, 2020
The Body Sanctuary
May 01, 2020 - Apr 09, 2020
La Playa Pilates & Wellness Center
May 16, 2020 - Jun 28, 2020
The Foundation Program is the first half of the full Comprehensive Program and gives students a solid base for teaching Mat Pilates, as well as a thorough introduction to exercises on the Reformer, Ped-a-Pul, Cadillac, and Wunda Chair.
Primary concepts covered include the 10 movement principles of the Pilates method, an overview of the pelvic region, Pilates breathing, an historical overview of Pilates, the BASI approach, and the importance of safety when teaching Pilates. Repertoire includes fundamental Mat and Reformer exercises.
Includes a one-hour Mat class.
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.
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, Reformer and exercises with Leg Weights.
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. Includes a one-hour Mat class.
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.
Includes a one-hour Mat class.
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 general review of the repertoire is conducted and the online Written Examination is available at the end of the program.
The Foundation Program is a prerequisite to the Graduate Program. After completing both programs, students are eligible to pursue a BASI Pilates Comprehensive Teaching Certificate.
To receive a BASI Pilates Comprehensive Teaching Certificate, students must complete the following graduation requirements:
In the USA the final Practical exam and final Teaching Evaluation are conducted at a Centralized Testing location. Additional testing fees apply (see Tuition and Fees for more information).
Students are encouraged to begin their student hours during the Foundation Program. Up to 50% of Observation hours may be completed via BASI Interactive.
Please note the Foundation Program includes the full Mat Program. Students who complete the Foundation Program are eligible to pursue a BASI Pilates Mat Teaching Certificate if they choose, though this is not a requirement for the Comprehensive Teaching Certificate. See details in the Mat Program for more information.
Total Foundation Program Tuition: $2199
Due Upon Enrollment:
The remaining balance of $1699 is due 10 business days prior to the start of the Foundation Program.
DISCOUNT: When you sign up for both the Foundation Program and the Graduate Program at the same time with a $1000 deposit, $200 will be discounted off the Graduate Program price.
Tuition Fees include:
Studio Use Fees: Some studios may charge a studio use fee to complete observation, self-practice, and student teaching hours. Please contact your local studio for more information.
BASI Interactive Monthly Subscription – $10/month for Pro Version
Please review our Refund Policy before registering for a program (may not apply to programs in License Territories).
Program schedule is subject to postponement or cancellation based on student enrollment.
All pricing is in U.S. Dollars (USD)
BASI offers limited refunds for students who cancel prior to or during the Program. A $500.00 sum payable upon submission of your Enrollment Application is comprised of a $100.00 fee for processing your application (“Administration Fee”) and a $400.00 deposit (the “Deposit”).
If BASI does not accept your Application or if you cancel thirty (30) or more days prior to the start of the first module, we shall, as soon as possible, refund all monies paid by you to us other than the Administration Fee.
Your enrollment into a program is a deciding factor as to whether the program would run as scheduled. Therefore if you cancel fewer than thirty (30) days prior to the start of the first module, then within thirty (30) days of receiving your cancellation request, we will refund all monies paid by you to us other than the Initial Deposit (including the Administration Fee).
We shall not be obligated to refund any monies if you cancel at any time following commencement of the first module of any program (whether or not you attend that or any other module).
We reserve the right to cancel any program. If a program is cancelled and a replacement is not offered, we will refund all monies paid by you to us.
In the event of your cancellation as described above, BASI will allow you to transfer any monies paid by you for the cancelled program to any other BASI program for which you qualify, so long as such program is scheduled to commence within one (1) year of your Application to the cancelled program. In the event that you fail to transfer as stated, BASI shall have no obligation to refund any monies paid by you to us, regardless of when you cancelled or requested a transfer.
Please note: Our Refund Policy pertains to each Program for which you enroll and is stated in full in the Enrollment Agreement. In the event of any discrepancy between our website and the Enrollment Agreement, the Enrollment Agreement shall prevail.
Washington and Colorado Residents – Please refer to your state specific agreement.
Testing fees and Auditing fees are non refundable and non-transferable.
All fees and refunds are in U.S. dollars (USD).
I feel totally inspired in my Pilates teaching and love every minute of it!
I feel like I made the right choice by choosing BASI to study Pilates.
A wonderful start of the journey to the world of Pilates and teaching.
The course content truly empowers a future instructor.
The depth of knowledge and community created together in this course is indescribable.
Becoming a solid teacher is a process of learning and growth, both mentally and physically.
It was a life-changing experience.
Rael is magnetic, and his passion is beyond inspiring.
Learning the BASI approach has been a game-changer in the way I teach and understand Pilates.
I would highly recommend it to other Pilates teachers looking for a way to gain a deeper knowledge of the work.
Now that I have discovered BASI, I would recommend it to anyone wishing to pursue a career in Pilates.
I am amazed at how much I’ve learned in just 6 modules!
I appreciate this ever-changing field and am proud to be a part of BASI.
The course was so informative, structured, and useful for my future career!
I can not tell you how honored and excited I am to be apart of the BASI Alumni.
I think BASI is a leader in the industry and will be proud when I complete my program!
To see all these beautiful people, to be together, to move together, to learn together, I’m so happy that I was there.
The energy in the room was amazing! Rael just made everyone feel so alive!
I’m sad because it’s over, but happy, it was an amazing weekend.