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Pilates and Shoulder Stability with Rael Isacowitz – A Mat Chat

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Whenever you are teaching or doing a Pilates exercise, and whatever life activity you are engaged in, shoulder stability is important. Recently, we introduced a new series of mini videos: Pilates Mat Chats with BASI founder and Master Teacher Rael Isacowitz. Here is Rael’s Mat Chat, Shoulders, the Second Powerhouse. Enjoy! Add a deep understanding of shoulder […]

Inside a BASI Pilates Teacher Training Foundation Program

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The Journey begins…   BASI’s Foundation Program kicked off at the end of February at our Host studio, Beach Pilates in Toronto, Canada. BASI faculty member Katie Wright introduced our newest group of Pilates teachers in training to anatomy, repertoire and BASI’s approach to the Pilates Method. Here, we get an inside look at the […]

Pilates in Lebanon- a report by Sandy Razzouk

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The Pilates Method is a recent arrival in the Middle East, especially in Lebanon.  Lebanon doesn’t have a sports culture.  It is only since 2010 that people started to care about fitness.  Like almost everywhere in the world, there are fitness clubs that have adopted the Method.  Their programs are taught by non-certified instructors and […]


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From Neuroscience to Pilates, Jim Velier’s Journey to BASI Pilates Teacher Training In the early eighties, I was a serious cyclist riding with local groups. My home town of West Allis, Wisconsin was the training location for the US speed skating team and during the summer many of the athletes would participate in weekly rides […]