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Professional Bridging Course (ProBridge)

ProBridge is a development program for Pilates professionals who want to learn the principles and methods of BASI Pilates. Open only to qualified Pilates teachers from recognized schools, ProBridge is the equivalent of the BASI Pilates CTTC. It is also recommended as a refresher course, prior to acceptance for the advanced Ultimate Program, which comprises the Mentor, Master and Master Reunion courses. This course has been approved for 36 CECs by the PMA.

Please read the BASI Pilates Terms & Conditions

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS LIVING IN CALIFORNIA

  • Date(s)

    Sep 20, 2013 - Jan 26, 2014

  • Location

    Costa Mesa, CA, United States

  • Host Studio

    BASI Pilates Studio

  • Course Cost

    $2,995.00

  • Registration

    Register for all modules listed below pertaining to this course.

  • 25 Years of global Pilates teacher training
  • Supervised by renowned Pilates master Rael Isacowitz
  • Full qualification on all apparatus and mat
  • Internationally-accepted Pilates teacher training certificate
  • Join a thriving global network of Pilates professionals
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Course Schedule

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Module 1 Sep 20, 2013 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Rael Isacowitz Costa Mesa, CA, United States

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Module 1 ProBridge

  • DAY 1 – THE FUNDAMENTALS AND PART 1 OF ANATOMY REVIEW

Topics covered will include the Principals of the Pilates method and a brief overview of the importance of the pelvis, breathing, exercise description, analysis and teaching. In addition, review of anatomy, importance of appropriate cueing as well as basic safety topics will all be discussed. Repertoire includes Mat and Reformer. A one-hour mat class will be given. Total of 6 hours class time is provided.

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Module 2 Sep 21, 2013 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Rael Isacowitz Costa Mesa, CA, United States

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Module 2 ProBridge

  • DAY 2 – ANATOMY OVERVIEW PART 2 AND POSTURE ASSESSMENT

Topics covered will include anatomical movement analysis, introduction of the BASI Block System®, format and progressive layering as well as principles of alignment and complete postural assessment. Repertoire includes intermediate to advanced Mat, Reformer and Cadillac. A one-hour mat class will be given. Total of 6 hours class time is provided. 

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Module 3 Sep 22, 2013 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Rael Isacowitz Costa Mesa, CA, United States

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Module 3 ProBridge

  • DAY 3 – CORE STRENGTH AND EXERCISE ADAPTATION    

Topics covered will include core strength of the back and abdominals including contraindications, effective exercises as well as the teacher’s role in creating “flow” in a session. Discussion on the correct use of modifications and assists and construction of complete and effective programs. Repertoire includes intermediate to advanced Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair and the Avalon® Chair. A one-hour mat class will be given. Total of 6 hours class time is provided.

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Module 4 Jan 24, 2014 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Rael Isacowitz Costa Mesa, CA, United States

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Module 4 ProBridge

  • DAY 4 – MUSCULAR BALANCE/IMBALANCE - THE LOWER LIMBS

Topics covered will include imbalance in strength and flexibility, functional exercises and movement patterns. In addition, a look at the hip joint, knee joint and ankle complex as well as an examination of the gait cycle are included. Repertoire includes intermediate/advanced Mat, Reformer and Wunda Chair. A one-hour mat class will be given. Total of 6 hours class time is provided.

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Module 5 Jan 25, 2014 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Rael Isacowitz Costa Mesa, CA, United States

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Module 5 ProBridge

  • DAY 5 – THE SHOULDER / PROGRAM DESIGN PRINCIPLES

Topics covered will include the shoulder complex, correct mechanics, dysfunction and injury. In addition, principles of training, appropriate level of repertoire and working with a broad range of clients will be offered and discussed. Repertoire includes intermediate to advanced Reformer, Wunda Chair and Cadillac, Avalon® Step Barrel and Ladder Barrel. A one-hour mat class will be given. Total of 6 hours class time is provided.

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Module 6 Jan 26, 2014 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Rael Isacowitz Costa Mesa, CA, United States

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Module 6 ProBridge

  • DAY 6 – SPECIFIC POPULATIONS

Topics covered will include a look into specific populations requiring specialized sessions. Various groups will be discussed with a special look at the athlete and populations with restrictions. Habitual movement patterns, imbalances, teaching methodology as well the differences of working with women versus men will all be reviewed. Repertoire includes intermediate/advanced Reformer, Wunda Chair, Avalon®         Step and Ladder Barrel. A one-hour mat class will be given. Total of 6 hours class time is provided.

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Requirements

Academic Study
Twelve modules, taught in two segments of six modules each, including lectures, exercise analysis, practice, and discussion.

 

Personal Study
Should be completed after each segment. Most host locations organize tutorials (or informal study sessions) with the course instructor or assistant instructor to review and discuss material.

 

Course Prerequisites

The ProBridge Program is open to any Pilates professional whose qualifications are deemed sufficient by BASI Pilates, as well as all BASI graduates of the Comprehensive Teacher Training Course. In order to be considered for eligibility in the ProBridge Program an applicant must meet the following criteria:

1. Produce documentation of successful completion of a recognized Pilates teacher training program*.

2. The recognized teacher training program must be a minimum of 450 hours, including training on all apparatus. Online training does not qualify.

3. The previous training must have included a practical assessment of movement and teaching skills.

4. The director of the previous training program must have had a minimum of ten years experience teaching Pilates at the time of training.

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5. Successful completion of the BASI CTTC.

*View a list of the Approved Pilates Teacher Training Programs. If the name of your school is not on the list, please contact BASI at 949-574-1343 to discuss the possibility of a pre-course evaluation.

Tuition and Fees

Full tuition price: $2995

A $500 required registration fee is to be submitted with the completed application form. $450 of the registration fee will be credited toward course tuition, while $50 is a non-refundable administrative fee. If for any reason an application is not accepted, a refund in the amount of $450 will be sent within thirty (30) days. 

The registration fee is non-refundable following approval of an application by BASI. 

If remitting payment via bank transfer, all bank fees will be the sole responsibility of the enrolled student at time of payment.

Participants completing the course will be entitled to take part in Centralized Testing* by BASI founder Rael Isacowitz and/or Director of Education Constance Holder. Please see our testing procedures for specific information.

*Does not apply to international locations.

Qualifications

In order to receive a BASI Pilates Certificate of Completion, ProBridge graduates must participate in Centralized Testing. Those who choose not to go through the Centralized Testing process will receive a Letter of Attendance.