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Professional Bridging Course (ProBridge)

BASI Pilates ProBridge program is making it possible for qualified Pilates professionals to benefit from the advantages of studying the BASI Pilates system.

It may not always be possible for the working professional to devote the time and funds necessary to undertake another full-length teacher training course. Therefore, BASI is proud to offer a program designed specifically for you!

BASI's ProBridge program is a specialized bridging course for the qualified Pilates professional interested in experiencing the depth, intensity, and precision that only BASI provides. ProBridge is the perfect opportunity to acquire a BASI education and ultimately join the BASI professional network. Our program credits the experience of the qualifying professional for previous Pilates education, study and work. Focus is placed on the principles and methodologies that represent the key differentiators between BASI and other teaching methods.

In addition to those individuals who have completed a different training program, we also encourage and welcome those students who have previously completed the BASI Comprehensive Teacher Training Course to join and share an intense review of the work they did previously. Clarification and nuances of movement allow the BASI graduate to revisit the original material by honing their existing skills (graduates, please contact BASI headquarters directly for more information about auditing the ProBridge program).

The ProBridge program is an ideal vehicle to link the BASI CTTC and the Mentor Program.

This course has been approved for 36 CECs by the PMA.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • An intensive review of individual work on Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Ladder Barrel, Avalon® Chair, Avalon® Step Barrel, as well as auxiliary equipment.
  • Introduction to the unique BASI methodology, including the BASI Block® System, teaching methods, comprehensive programming and the specifics of the BASI repertoire.
  • Muscle focus, objectives and cueing will all be reviewed as they apply to each movement.
  • Study of the science of human movement, an overview of anatomy as it is appropriate to Pilates movement, and physiology concepts from the BASI perspective.
  • Students successfully completing the ProBridge program are eligible to take the BASI comprehensive course examination.

BASI Pilates has long been regarded as the pinnacle of education in the method by Pilates professionals worldwide. While many programs have fashioned their education after the BASI model, none have met or surpassed the standard set by BASI’s founder and CEO, Rael Isacowitz.

Rael's passion for excellence and love of Pilates has shaped the past, present and now the future of the method. ProBridge bridges the gap between where you are today and where you could be in the future!

"I was first attracted to the program after I realized that all my favorite Pilates classes were taught by BASI-qualified Pilates instructors. I have multiple certifications and BASI has given me by far the most value." Kaita Lepore, Santa Barbara Athletic Club

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Course Description

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.

-OR- 

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.

Qualification

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.