The Foundation Program is the exciting beginning of the Comprehensive Teacher Training Journey.
The Foundation Program gives students a solid base for teaching Mat Pilates and a thorough introduction to exercises on the Reformer, Ped-a-pul, Cadillac, and Wunda Chair.
A certificate for the Comprehensive Program is awarded after completion of both the Foundation and Graduate Programs. However, Pilates Mat Teacher Training is part of the Foundation Program and completion of this program allows students to pursue a Mat Pilates teaching certificate (see requirements in Mat Certificate tab) or continue on to the Graduate Program.
BASI's Foundation Program prepares students for the Graduate Program as it is a prerequisite. The Foundation Program consists of six modules (see Program Structure tab below), which includes lectures, discussion, exercise analysis and exercise practice.
Students are encouraged to begin their hours during the Foundation Program.
Please note: The Foundation Program includes the Mat Program.
For Mat Centralized Testing information, go to Examination Process.
Please review our Refund Policy before registering for a program (may not apply to Licensee territories).
Program schedule is subject to postponement or cancellation, based on student enrollment.
*All fees are in U.S. Dollars.
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Jan 19, 2018
11am - 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. Repertoire includes fundamental Mat and Reformer exercises. A one-hour mat class is taught.
Anatomy Overview Part 1
Jan 20, 2018
10am - 5pm
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 covers fundamental Reformer, intermediate Mat, Pole and Ped-a-pul. A one-hour mat class is taught.
Anatomy Overview Part 2
Jan 21, 2018
9am - 4pm
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 taught is intermediate Mat and Reformer and Leg Weights. A one-hour mat class is taught.
Mar 23, 2018
11am - 6pm
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, intermediate Reformer, and fundamental Cadillac. A one-hour mat class is taught.
Core Strength: Back and Abdominals
Mar 24, 2018
10am - 5pm
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 taught includes advanced Mat, intermediate Reformer, and Arm Chair. A one-hour mat class is taught.
Mar 25, 2018
9am - 4pm
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 taught is advanced Mat, intermediate Reformer, fundamental Wunda Chair and Magic Circle. A one-hour mat class is taught. A general review of the repertoire is conducted and the online Written Examination is available at the end of the program.