• MAT
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Get a full understanding of Pilates Mat work and the principles the Pilates Method is built on.

The BASI Mat Program is designed for those who want to gain thorough knowledge of Pilates Mat exercises and who want to become highly qualified Pilates Mat instructors. It is perfect for students who do not have the time or resources to study the Comprehensive Apparatus Program, or those in locations without Pilates equipment. It is also a stepping stone to the BASI Comprehensive Apparatus Program.

Upon completion of the program, you will be qualified to:

  • Work according to the principles of Pilates and introduce these tenets to clients and students
  • Assess posture and posture types, as well as detect postural deviations
  • Solve problems and provide effective exercise solutions to many physical conditions
  • Compile comprehensive and safe Pilates mat work programs tailored to individual and group needs
  • Adapt a class to different settings and environments
  • Integrate small apparatus into a mat class to achieve optimum results
  • Use the BASI® Block System to successfully administer mat work classes
  • Analyze and understand the Pilates exercises based on anatomical and biomechanical principles
  • Demonstrate at a high level the vast repertoire of classic Pilates exercises as well as a wide range of original BASI exercises
  • Modify exercises according to the needs and goals of the individual

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Mat Program Structure

The program structure is modular. A student can make up or repeat each of the six modules at any BASI Pilates Host location around the world. Find the Mat Program closest to you.

This program includes 24 hours of lecture divided into six study modules. Students who complete the Mat Program may test for a BASI Pilates teaching credential which will qualify them as a teacher of BASI Pilates Mat. Those attending this program will receive a Study Guide and a Mat Movement Analysis Workbook (MAWB).

The module portion of the program is generally held over a three-month period and requires approximately 100 hours of study, practice, observation and apprentice teaching.

The process of becoming a skilled teacher is highly individual and BASI encourages each individual to work at his or her own pace. The goal is to develop excellence in each and every person, no matter how long it takes. Students are allowed to repeat any element of the examination process to achieve the required BASI Pilates standard.

Location & Schedules

The Mat Program is taught by members of the BASI Pilates faculty in Host studios around the world. Programs are ongoing in multiple locations throughout the year. Find the Mat Program closest to you.

 

What Makes This Program Great

Pilates Mat work is a superb vehicle for learning the principles of the Pilates Method. It is also affordable, easy to integrate into many different settings, and a great way to introduce people to Pilates in general. Here, students have the opportunity to study and learn to teach a wide repertoire of Pilates Mat exercises and the integration of small apparatus into Pilates Mat exercise programs.

Liability Insurance

BASI Pilates is proud to offer its students and graduates premium liability coverage from Pilates Insurance Plus at a special group rate.

BASI Pilates has teamed with Pilates Insurance Plus (PIP) to offer its students and graduates the best liability insurance available for the lowest cost! BASI is the first Pilates educational institute to implement a group liability insurance discount from Pilates Insurance Plus to cover its students both during enrollment and following graduation for a total of 12 months. For the first-year rate of $79, BASI students receive professional, general and product liability insurance, rental damage insurance, identity theft protection and stolen equipment coverage. Each student also receives a free professional website! BASI graduates have access to the same premium coverage and benefits for the discounted annual rate of $149. Plus, each graduate receives coverage for more than 350 health and wellness disciplines!

For more information, call 800-969-3189. 

*Open to students studying or graduates teaching within the United States and its territories or on U.S. military bases around the world