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Comprehensive Teacher Training Course (CTTC)

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In-depth studies, both academic and practical, on the full range of Pilates apparatus. Graduates are qualified to teach students from beginner to advanced level on all standard pieces of Pilates equipment. Courses are held around the world at BASI host studios and taught by highly skilled members of the BASI educational faculty. 

Tuition includes all workbooks and a PMA student membership.  The tuition is $4,995 if paid before the course begins and $5,195 if you follow the payment plan. 

  • Date(s)

    Aug 09, 2013 - Dec 01, 2013

  • Location

    Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia

  • Host Studio

    Centre for Studio Pilates

  • Course Cost

    $4,995.00

  • 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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Module 1 Aug 09, 2013 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Joleen Watson Queensland, Australia

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Module 1 - The Fundamentals

Primary concepts covered include the 10 movement principles of the Pilates method, an overview of the pelvic region and Pilates breathing. A historical overview of Pilates is presented, plus the BASI® approach, and the importance of safety when teaching Pilates are discussed. Repertoire includes fundamental Mat and Reformer exercises. A one-hour mat class is taught.

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Module 2 Aug 10, 2013 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Joleen Watson Queensland, Australia

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Module 2 - Anatomy Overview Part 1

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. A one-hour mat class is taught.

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Module 3 Aug 11, 2013 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Joleen Watson Queensland, Australia

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Module 3 - Anatomy Overview Part 2

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 and Reformer and Leg Weights. A one-hour mat class is taught.

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Module 4 Sep 06, 2013 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Joleen Watson Queensland, Australia

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Module 4 - Posture Assessment

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. A one-hour mat class is taught.

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Module 5 Sep 07, 2013 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Joleen Watson Queensland, Australia

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Module 5 - Core Strength: Back and Abdominals

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. A one-hour mat class is taught.

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Module 6 Sep 08, 2013 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Joleen Watson Queensland, Australia

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Module 6 - Exercise Adaptation

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 one-hour mat class is taught.

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Module 7 Oct 18, 2013 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Joleen Watson Queensland, Australia

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Module 7 - Muscle Balance and Imbalance

Primary concepts covered are the meaning of balance, and the implications of imbalances in strength and flexibility. Lecture focuses on functional exercises, movement patterns, neuromuscular re-education and muscle testing. Repertoire taught includes intermediate and advanced Reformer, Wunda Chair, and Cadillac. Mid-term exam.

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Module 8 Oct 19, 2013 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Joleen Watson Queensland, Australia

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Module 8 - The Lower Limbs

Primary concepts covered include the hip joint, the knee joint and the ankle-foot complex. The gait cycle is discussed and analyzed. Repertoire taught is intermediate Reformer, Wunda Chair, and Cadillac.

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Module 9 Oct 20, 2013 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Joleen Watson Queensland, Australia

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Module 9 - The Shoulder

Primary concepts covered are the structure and function of the shoulder region. The shoulder joint, muscles of the shoulder, and the importance of correct shoulder mechanics are presented. Lecture includes how to work with clients with shoulder problems and recognizing scope of practice. Repertoire taught is intermediate Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, and introduction of the Ladder Barrel and Step Barrel.

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Module 10 Nov 29, 2013 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Joleen Watson Queensland, Australia

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Module 10 - Program Design Principles

Primary concepts covered are the principles of training, such as overload, specificity and reversibility. Components of physical fitness are addressed and analyzed. Lecture includes repertoire levels and how they relate to working with a broad range of clientele. Repertoire taught is advanced Reformer, Wunda Chair, and Cadillac.

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Module 11 Nov 30, 2013 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Joleen Watson Queensland, Australia

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Module 11 - Specific Populations Part 1

Primary concepts covered are habitual movement patterns, cross training, imbalances and setting goals. The athletic population is looked at closely. Lecture focuses on teaching methodologies. Repertoire taught includes intermediate- and advanced-level work on both Ladder Barrel and Step Barrel.

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Module 12 Dec 01, 2013 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Joleen Watson Queensland, Australia

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Module 12 - Specific Populations Part 2*

Primary concepts covered are based on populations with restrictions and an in-depth look at pregnancy guidelines. Lecture includes teaching men and women, different body types as well as objectives and approaches. A general review of the repertoire is conducted and the Final Written Examination is given.

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Testimonials

Read Reviews by course participants below:

Great staff and they were always available, knowledgeable, respectful.

By Anthony L, published August 30th, 2013

I thought the course was wonderful. I enjoyed the commitment to classical origins and contemporary scientific interpretations. loved reading the workbook material with its understanding of sports science and integration of this into the Pilates system. Great staff and they were always available, knowledgeable, respectful. In terms of improvement, I felt there was an awful lot of repertoire to learn, especially for a beginner. more modules would be better, but I understand scheduling and cost considerations. It may also be easier to break modules into equipment eg. module 3-5, reformer, module 5-6, Cadillac, More anatomy would be useful. Finally , I did think that the muscle focus was the only thing that was inconsistent with the general "thinking" approach of the whole course. Particularly in exam questions (where I got a few incorrect!) I feel it is too simplistic to define a complex movement for example as "abdominals." I think 3 to 5 answers should be acceptable, and would recognise the complex nature of any movement. overall it was terrific. :)
The faculty were wonderful,energetic and inspiring to be with.

By Geraldine L, published August 27th, 2013

The course was great,however another few half days with Faculty to practice the material and gain information would have been an excellent help.Also the covers of the books rip off over time which is a shame,as we want to have these books for a long time. The faculty were wonderful,energetic and inspiring to be with.I do hope that Basi can organise more workshops for us here in Australia in the future.
The course is well laid out and we were lucky to get the latest course materials

By Sophie D, published August 27th, 2013

The course is well laid out and we were lucky to get the latest course materials (books). Working with the Avalon was interesting, but with only one machine and lots to learn on it, that was the only drawback (we didn't get as much time to practice the exercises, knowing that we could be tested on it the very next day!)
Absolutely fantastic and in depth course, I loved every minute of it!

By Sally R, published August 27th, 2013

Absolutely fantastic and in depth course, I loved every minute of it! It would have been really great to have a bit more time, given the amount of repertoire required, and some more contact with Basi faculty (Joleen and Jordanna were really great with emails but it would have been good to have some classes or practise sessions between the prac exams so we could get corrections with Basi staff on the exercises more regularly. But I understand that this is really difficult given the lack of Basi trained instructors in Melbourne!!) It would have also been great to do a bit more on posture assessment, and maybe even have that as part of the exams, as it's such an important part of developing a comprehensive program for a client. I understand the theory of it but haven't had the opportunity to put it into practise much.
Excellent course.

By Tara B, published August 19th, 2013

Excellent course. I feel very well-prepared to continue my education and start practice teaching.
I really enjoyed the course.

By Sara S, published August 19th, 2013

I really enjoyed the course and learned a lot. Thanks!
Materials are very helpful.

By Paula C, published August 5th, 2013

Materials are very helpful; some binders are a bit outdated and the exercises contradict each other from one manual to another. Amy did a great job explaining the differences though.
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Requirements

Academic Study
Twelve modules, including lectures, exercise analysis and practice, and discussion.

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

 

Practical Work
Practical Work consists of individual practice completed by the student. This can include, but is not limited to, private, semi-private and group sessions, as well as mat classes. This work should include practice on all apparatus and mat exercises included in the BASI CTTC. Please check with the BASI host or affiliate studio as many instructors offer discounted sessions to current BASI students.  In addition most host locations offer “open studio time,” during which students can practice on their own or in groups.

 

Observation
Up to 100 hours at the host location or an affiliate studio. (This is the recommended number of hours; they may be adjusted based upon the past experience of the student.) 

Apprentice Teaching
Up to 200 hours at the host location or an affiliate studio. (This is the recommended number of hours; they may be adjusted based upon the past experience of the student.)

Course Prerequisites

Familiarity with the teachings of Joseph Pilates

It is highly recommended that each student be familiar with the theoretical basis of Pilates and be experienced in both Mat Work and on the apparatus, before embarking on this course of study.

Experience in a related form of physical activity

Prior experience in an athletic activity develops body awareness and other attributes that are extremely beneficial to the study of Pilates.

Study in basic anatomy and physiology

It is recommended that this be a college-level course. Specialization in a related area of study, such as a physical therapy or massage therapy, is normally acceptable and will be judged on its merits.

 

Teaching experience is recommended

Teaching is both a natural talent and a learned skill. Any past teaching experience, even in an unrelated field, will contribute to your becoming a skilled teacher of the Pilates method.

Tuition and Fees

Payment

The cost of the BASI Pilates Comprehensive Teacher Training Course is $3,995 if paid in full and $4,195 if paid in installments (see below). Pricing includes; registration, materials and other associated payment plan fees. (All pricing information listed here is for US courses only. Please note the tuition price may vary by country.)

Full Payment: $3,995*
Single payment, to be paid up to 15 days prior to commencement of course.

 

Payment Plan: $4,195 (3 payments)

  • 1st payment: $1,995 (includes $500 registration fee: due ten (10) business days prior to first day of commencement of course)
  • 2nd payment: $1,100 (due seven (7) business days prior to the first day of the 4th Module)
  • 3rd payment: $1,100 (due seven (7) business days prior to the first day of the 7th Module)

The installment payment option is only valid for educational courses conducted by BASI Pilates at its own or host facilities.

Registration Fee

 A $500 registration fee is required and submitted with the application form. $450 of the registration fee will be credited towards your course tuition, while  $50 is a non-refundable administrative fee. If your application is not accepted, you will be refunded $450 within thirty (30) days.  The Registration Fee is non-refundable following approval of an application by BASI.

Tuition fees charged by international BASI licensees may differ from those specified here. For up-to-date international payment information please see the appropriate Web site of BASI Japan, BASI China, BASI Germany, BASI Greece and BASI South Africa.

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

Qualifications

What you get

At the beginning of the course, CTTC students receive the current BASI Study Guide and six movement analysis Work Books, covering Mat, Reformer, Auxiliary, Cadillac, Avalon and Wunda Chair.

 

Pricing and Cancellation

Payments can be made by check, cash, money order, wires or credit card. Please make checks and money orders payable to BASI Pilates. Deposits and course fees received by BASI Pilates will not be refunded after the completion of Module 2 of the course.

Specifically, fees will not be refunded in the following circumstances:

  • A student misses one or more modules (BASI Pilates will assist the student in attending the module at a later date and in a different location.)
  • A student chooses to leave the course of her/his own volition.
  • A student fails to attend the course, following BASI Pilates notification of acceptance and confirmation by the student.
  • A student fails to attend the course without reasonable prior notification

Fees

 

  • In the event that BASI Pilates decides to make a refund, administration fees will apply.
  • Failure to make a payment under the payment plan may result in the student being unable to attend one or more modules.  Payment will still be due in full.
  • In the unlikely event that BASI Pilates course management asks a student to leave a course, a consultation process will be initiated. Fees paid up to that point in the course will not be refunded.
  • All fee payments are receipted and are exclusive of sales tax. Please let the BASI Pilates office know in advance if a pro-forma invoice is required.
  • Fees for any future courses may be subject to amendment.
  • BASI Pilates reserves the right to cancel any course. If a course is cancelled and a replacement is not offered, students will be refunded fees paid.

What you must bring

Proof of payment, comfortable and studio-appropriate attire, a note pad and pen and, above all, a positive attitude. Please note that water is the only beverage allowed on the studio floor. The host studio typically provides water, though students may also bring their own.

Certificate

Your BASI Pilates certificate will be issued and forwarded to the address that we have on file when all BASI requirements have been met.  These include satisfactory attendance of all modules, passing scores on all required exams, submission and acceptance of your student paper and completion of all observation, practical and teacher training hours.

If you change address after the course but before you receive your certificate, please be sure to update your address with BASI.

Recording of classes

Audio recording of modules is allowed, as long as it is discrete and does not distract the class.  Video recording is not allowed.

Pre-existing physical conditions

Please advise the BASI instructor or host at the location where you are studying if you have any pre-existing conditions that inhibit normal movement abilities, or if you are, or become pregnant during the course.