Online workshops give you the chance to observe an actual BASI Pilates workshop taught by Rael Isacowitz and other BASI faculty. Sharpen your skill set and enhance your knowledge on specific topics ranging from Pilates for Men to Powerhouse of the Upper Girdle and The F2 System.
Select online workshops that are eligible for NPCP CECs.
6 videos / 1hrs 33min.
Form and function are two concepts that share a symbiotic relationship; they feed each other and cannot exist without each other. In this workshop we explore the specific and particular form of certain movements and its importance as it relates to function in everyday life and athletic activities. At times the classical form of exercises has been changed based on function in contemporary society. Rael will discuss his personal journey of discovery and the path that led him to address nuances in certain Pilates movements, and introduce changes, that have become the standard in the BASI Pilates approach. His journey included two rotator cuff surgeries that played a profound role on his path to discovery.
Recorded in 2015
Is your teaching too linear? What is 3D Pilates? How do you explore that dimension with your students, and ensure it is part of your teaching? How do you look at Pilates from the dimension of energy and flow, in addition to your bio-mechanical perspective? Which exercises can maximize the 3-dimensional experience? In this 3 hour workshop Rael Isacowitz will help you understand these concepts. Filmed live with a teaching audience, Rael explores all of the concepts including dozens of exercise examples. The online multiple choice quiz on completion will help clarify your understanding.
11 videos / 7hrs 8min.
This innovative workshop filmed live will give you a new perspective that can be applied on all apparatus. Solidly grounded in the work and principles of Joseph Pilates, these designs greatly expand the range of exercises on the equipment and explore uncharted territory. The most exciting development of the Pilates equipment in recent years, the F2 System will introduce the professional to new dimensions in the Pilates work.
Bringing Back the Balance, Rael Isacowitz teaches concepts that are needed to teach men. Pilates was created by a man for men, but it has become dominated my women. Like Martial Arts, Pilates has the yin yang qualities of grace and power
6 videos / 2hrs.
In this webinar, you will explore and rediscover the roots of BASI Pilates. Unbeknown to some, BASI is an acronym that stands for Body Arts and Science Internation OR more recently Body Arts, Science, and Innovation.
Established over 30 years ago, the BASI ethos and material has continued to evolve and grow. With evolution and growth there is always the risk of losing sight of the original choreography and intention, In essence, risk of the work becoming diluted.
Every exercise is choreographed and refined to satisfy the art and science of Pilates. It is time to return to the source and revisit both the philosophy and the choreography.
In the process, we will look at the vital role fo the eyes incorrect placement, the body's instinctive response to stress and analyze and understand the infamous C-curve - in musical terms, "middle C" (256 Hz).
Let's find perfect pitch!
6 videos / 5hrs 30min.
This workshop is devoted to understanding and implementing correct mechanics of the shoulder girdle using the Pilates repertoire. Appropriate mechanics and immaculate control of the shoulder are essential, particularly when performing the higher level work. This subject is one that needs to be addressed, learned and re-learned on a regular basis.
4 videos / 2hrs 8min.
Core strength has become the focus of many exercise programs today, and justifiably so. However, instructors need to pay equal attention to the muscles of the shoulder girdle and the organization of the head and neck. This mat-based Webinar will develop the skills you need to counterbalance the effects of long hours spent in office settings and will provide programming designed to support and facilitate a free, mobile, and well-functioning upper body.
Review the anatomy of the shoulder girdle, neck, and head
Explore ways to mobilize the upper thoracic spine in order to achieve proper alignment of head, neck and shoulders.
Learn how to incorporate small props such as the foam roller, magic circle, and flexi-bands into an exercise program
Review optimal body positioning for the Pilates instructor while teaching clients
Learn how to design a home program for both clients and Pilates teachers who want to focus on this area of the body.
Equipment: Mat and small apparatus
1 video / 2hrs 27min.
This is a workshop that investigates new dimensions in movement and equipment. Since the creation of the Pilates Method by its founder, Joseph Pilates, it is impossible to ignore the advances in equipment design and scientific knowledge. Although I am a fervent believer in never losing sight of the source and always honoring the founder of the method, it is as important to fully investigate the advances that have occurred. We need to understand them and utilize them with knowhow and integrity. If not, we risk the Pilates Method becoming a hodgepodge of “just exercises” with no roots and very little substance – altered beyond recognition. In this workshop we will look at some great advanced in the equipment and the movement and trace them directly back to their roots. This process of “exercise lineage” is vital to both evolution and maintaining the integrity of the method itself.
Teaching Credential: Upon completion receive 3 NCPT CECs
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