BASI Pilates® Advanced Education Certificate Courses  are specialized programs specifically for experienced Pilates professionals.

BASI Pilates advanced courses offer a structured framework in which practicing experts from different disciplines work hand in hand with founder Rael Isacowitz and BASI faculty to cover a wide spectrum of disciplines. From Injuries & Pathologies to Innovations in Pilates, these certificate courses are intensive and fascinating ways for Pilates professionals to advance their understanding and careers. Highlights include the Ultimate in Pilates program (Mentor, Master and Master Reunion Programs) with BASI founder Rael Isacowitz, represents the highest level of Pilates study available anywhere in the world.

These courses require prior completion of the BASI Pilates Comprehensive Apparatus Program (or a similar program from another recognized teacher training organization). See our refund policy here.

Participants of Advanced Education Courses are awarded a certificate from BASI Pilates and are well qualified to practice in their chosen area of specialization.

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Pilates for Dancers

Presenter: Karen Clippinger

This four-day certificate course presents repertoire that addresses key demands of dance and common imbalances, so that dance performance can be enhanced and injury risk reduced. Participants will learn repertoire on the mat and Pilates apparatus designed to improve upper back extension, turnout, extensions of the legs, arabesques, knee hyperextension, point of the foot (plantar flexion), ankle-foot stability, jumps, and carriage of the arms. In addition to learning individual exercises, participants will participate in a sample mat class with elastic bands, as well as a sample reformer class. A course manual is included and participants will receive a certificate of completion.

Pilates for Injuries & Pathologies

Presenter: Samantha Wood, MPT, MBA, PMA-CPT, RYT

This three-day, advanced education certificate course presents a Physical Therapy approach to working with clients who have injuries, physical limitations, or movement dysfunctions. Specific injuries and pathologies are examined and students learn about precautions and/or contraindications for these conditions, as well as exercise options and modifications to the original BASI Pilates repertoire.  Course participants learn safe ways to work with clients who suffer from some of the most commonly encountered pathologies and injuries. Course manual is included and participants receive a certificate of completion.

This course is approved for 18 CECs by the PMA.

Mentor Program

Presenter: Rael Isacowitz

This course is the first phase of Ultimate Pilates, Rael’s voyage of discovery to the extreme edges of the Method with the most accomplished of his colleagues and students. This program focuses on refinement of the work and introduces us to the higher principles. Advanced repertoire utilizing all apparatus is introduced. The Mentor Program provides the Pilates professional with the opportunity to work with the mentor himself!

Master Program

Presenter: Rael Isacowitz

This course is the second phase of Ultimate Pilates, Rael’s voyage of discovery to the extremes of the Method with the most accomplished of his colleagues and students. The Master Program introduces a level of the repertoire that Rael has never previously taught. Attention is given to teaching, cueing and methodology, but the main thrust is the in-depth exploration of master-level exercises that have seldom been part of any teacher training curriculum. 

To be eligible for this course, you must have previously completed the Mentor Program.

Master Reunion

Presenter: Rael Isacowitz

This course is the final phase of Ultimate Pilates, Rael’s voyage of discovery to the extremes of the Method with the most accomplished of his colleagues and students. The Master Program introduces a level of the repertoire that Rael has never previously taught. Attention is given to teaching, cueing and methodology, but the main thrust is the in-depth exploration of master-level exercises that have seldom been part of any teacher training curriculum.

Pilates Through Pregnancy

This 3 day Certificate Course will give you an in depth understanding of  the process the mother-to-be is going through within and the physical changes without that pregnancy brings. Pilates through Pregnancy and beyond course will take you through the 3 trimesters, the "Red Flag" conditions, exercise recommendations, modifications and assists. Hormonal affects from pregnancy, birthing and feeding the new born as well as Post pregnancy training protocols will be addressed. Diastasis Recti, what it is and how to treat it will be discussed in detail.