About BASI Pilates
Established in 1989 by world-renowned Pilates educator, Rael Isacowitz, BASI Pilates preserves the legacy of Joseph and Clara Pilates, while complementing their method with contemporary scientific knowledge.
BASI stands for Body Arts and Science international, which is both the name of the academy’s holding company and an affirmation of its approach to Pilates studies. Though a BASI education is anchored in anatomy, physiology and scientific principles, its emphasis is on the aesthetic quality of every movement.
The mission of BASI Pilates is to create and maintain professional standards for the teaching of the method and to preserve and perpetuate the gift of Pilates by educating teachers of the highest caliber. Unlike other, all-in-one Pilates enterprises, the sole purpose of BASI Pilates is to educate Pilates instructors and maintain that education on the cutting edge of the discipline for the duration of their careers.
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For qualified Pilates professionals, BASI Pilates offers a comprehensive program of Advanced Education studies, spanning specialization in specific facets of the method, master-level workshops and international symposiums. BASI Pilates endeavours to secure continuing education credits from the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) for participants in these courses.
Today, the BASI Pilates network extends to over 20 countries and encompasses thousands of graduates. Teacher training courses are on the go constantly, in over 100 locations around the world. Our faculty and hosts are unsurpassed as teachers and mentors, and our administrative staff are dedicated to the support and welfare of our students.
Ultimately, it is the people that make BASI Pilates the singular company that it is. Welcome to the family!