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Mat Work Teacher Training Course (MTTC)

4 testimonials

BASI’s unique approach to Mat Work as the foundation of the Pilates method permeates this exciting course. Taught to be applicable in many different settings and environments, it covers a very wide repertoire of Mat Work exercises and the integration of small apparatus. BASI encourages students to regard the Mat Work course as a springboard to the Comprehensive course.

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  • Date(s)

    Aug 29, 2013 - Sep 28, 2013

  • Location

    Ballito, South Africa

  • Host Studio

    Tash B Pilates

  • 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

Name Date Time Instructor Overview  
Module 1 Aug 29, 2013 10:00 am - 2:00 pm View Overview

Module 1 - The Fundamentals

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Module 2 Aug 30, 2013 10:00 am - 2:00 pm View Overview

Module 2 - Anatomy Overview Part 1

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Module 3 Aug 31, 2013 10:00 am - 2:00 pm View Overview

Module 3 - Anatomy Overview Part 2

Close Overview

Module 4 Sep 26, 2013 10:00 am - 2:00 pm View Overview

Module 4 - Posture Assessment

Close Overview

Module 5 Sep 27, 2013 10:00 am - 2:00 pm View Overview

Module 5 - Core Strength: Back and Abdominals

Close Overview

Module 6 Sep 28, 2013 10:00 am - 2:00 pm View Overview

Module 6 - Exercise Adaptation

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Read Reviews by course participants below:

This course is great.

By Tracie S, published September 30th, 2013

This course is great and at this point I feel I would have liked a bit more time each day for the mat training portion to allow for more group support and prep for the written exam as well as more practice together in the classroom.
I am very excited about what I have learned.

By Sherry B, published September 29th, 2013

I am very excited about what I have learned and appreciate the professionalism of my instructors as well as staff I have talked to on the phone. The expectations are high with very respectful time to master the BASI Pilates method. It is wonderful how the program is ever evolving. Thank you so much.
I feel like I made the right choice by choosing BASI to study Pilates.

By Kristy C, published August 12th, 2013

I feel like I made the right choice by choosing BASI to study Pilates. I was surprisingly impressed by the overall experience. I learned a lot. I loved the teachers. The only thing I wish were different was the options of the courses. Having a full time career, I found it difficult to be able to commit to the Comprehensive Teaching Course, which is ultimately what I want to do. And as a wife and full time employee, I don't find the length of the course and the amount of observation and practice hours doable. I wish that you guys would break down the curriculum, like in Mat, and have different repertoire certifications for those of us with families and full time jobs. Other schools do offer this and I have been looking into that as an option instead, so that I can start working in this field and continue to work full time and take the training by bit. If these options were available, BASI would be my next certification choice.
Structured very well.

By Douglas M, published August 1st, 2013

Structured very well, books and study guides organized and helpful. Grateful for a practice test after Module 4.
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Academic Study
Six 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

Minimum of 40 hours of self-practice. Mat Work classes are highly recommended and are offered at student rates at most Host locations and affiliated studios. In addition most Host locations offer “open studio time,” during which students can practice on their own or in groups.


Minimum of 15 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
Minimum of 30 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


The cost of the BASI Pilates Mat Teacher Training Course is $1,100, to be paid within 15 days of the commencement of the course. There is no payment plan available.

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 licesees may differ from those specified here. For up-to-date international payment information please see the appropriate Web site of BASI JapanBASI ChinaBASI GermanyBASI 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.


What you get

At the beginning of the course, MWTTC students receive the current BASI Study Guide and the Mat movement analysis workbook.

Pricing and Cancellation

Payments can be made by check, cash, money order, wires or credit card. Please make checks and money orders out 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


  • In the event that BASI Pilates decides to make a refund, administration fees will apply.
  • 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.


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 research 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.