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Mat Intensive
Cairns, Australia

Pilates mat teacher training is the perfect vehicle for learning the principles of the Pilates Method. It is affordable, easy to integrate into different settings, and a great way to introduce people to Pilates. At BASI we regard Pilates Mat Work as the “crown jewel” of Pilates.

The Mat Program provides a thorough education in the Pilates Mat Work and its infinite applications. It is also the perfect springboard to the Comprehensive Programs. The Mat Teacher Training program is the same for U.S. and international students.

This program is comprised of 16 hours of lecture divided into four study modules.

Course Materials Included a Mat Study Guide and Workbook.

Those attending the Mat Program will be issued a Study Guide and Movement Analysis Mat Work Workbook to guide them through the exercises.

Please review our Refund Policy before registering for a program (may not apply in Licensee territories)

Program schedule is subject to postponement or cancellation, based on student enrollment.

*All fees are in U.S. Dollars.

Program Schedule

  • Module 1 The Fundamentals Aug 02, 2019 9am - 4pm
    Meredith Rogers Meredith Rogers

    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. A one-hour mat class is taught.

  • Module 2 Anatomy Overview Part 1 Aug 02, 2019 9am - 4pm
    Meredith Rogers Meredith Rogers

    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 covered includes intermediate Mat exercises. A one hour mat class is taught.

  • Module 3 Anatomy Overview Part 2 Aug 03, 2019 9am - 4pm
    Meredith Rogers Meredith Rogers

    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 covered is intermediate Mat and Leg Weights. A one-hour mat class is taught.

  • Module 4 Posture Assessment Aug 03, 2019 9am - 4pm
    Meredith Rogers Meredith Rogers

    Primary concepts covered are the principles of alignment and posture assessment. Discussion includes exercise as a tool for assessment. Repertoire covered is intermediate through advanced Mat. A one-hour mat class is taught.

  • Module 5 Core Strength: Back and Abdominals Aug 04, 2019 9am - 4pm
    Meredith Rogers Meredith Rogers

    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 covered is advanced Mat. A one-hour mat class is taught.

  • Module 6 Exercise Adaptation Aug 04, 2019 9am - 4pm
    Meredith Rogers Meredith Rogers

    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 covered is advanced Mat and Magic Circle. A one-hour mat class is taught. Final Exam will be available online.

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  • Karen
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

    Sheri was fantastic, her enthusiasm about Pilates was infectious

    There was a lot of material covered in a short space of time. Possibly add time to the course to allow for more student teaching workshops at the end of each module.



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  • Rey
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

    Mat Pilate intensive course

    Amazing and friendly instructors. I learnt so much from Emily, Lisa and Julia during my course last year Sep - Nov 2017. Course material was good. For Mat intensive 4 days course, i will only recommend to those who has done a lot of pilate classes. If not the 6 days might be a better options.
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