Cape Town, South Africa
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 24 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.
Exercise Description, Analysis and Teaching
Nov 14, 2019
10am - 6pm
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. The importance and practice of cueing is also discussed. Repertoire includes fundamental Mat exercises. A one-hour mat class is taught.
Nov 15, 2019
10am - 6pm
Primary concepts covered include an anatomy and terminology overview, 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 covers intermediate Mat exercises. A one-hour mat class is taught.
The Principles of Alignment, Posture and Posture Assessment
Nov 16, 2019
8am - 3pm
Primary concepts covered are the principles of alignment and posture assessment. Discussion includes exercise as a tool for assessment. Repertoire taught includes intermediate through advanced Mat exercises and Leg Weights. A one-hour mat class is taught.
Nov 17, 2019
8am - 3pm
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. An in-depth look into exercise adaptation and the use of assists and modifications will be discussed. Lecture focuses on how to construct a complete and comprehensive program. Also addressed are the role of the teacher and the importance of flow in a session. Repertoire taught includes advanced Mat and Magic Circle. A one-hour mat class is taught.