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Graduate (US)
San Diego, CA

The Graduate Program is for students who have completed the Foundation Program and wish to gain comprehensive knowledge of Pilates on all the Pilates apparatus, including Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Ped-a-pul, Ladder Barrel, Step Barrel, BASI’s proprietary F2® System and various other Auxiliary apparatus.

BASI’s Graduate Program consists of six modules (see Program Structure tab below), which include lectures, discussion, exercise analysis and practice. To receive the BASI Comprehensive Certificate, students must completed 500 hours, pass exams and pass a Student Paper (see requirements in Certification tab below). Additional fees apply

The Graduate Program is an enduring foundation for a career in Pilates, with graduates qualified to teach up to advanced level students on the full complement of standard Pilates equipment.

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

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Program Schedule

  • Module 1 Muscle Balance and Imbalance Apr 27, 2018 12pm - 7pm
    Ofie Dates Ofie Dates

    Primary concepts covered are the meaning of balance, and the implications of imbalances in strength and flexibility. Lecture focuses on functional exercises, movement patterns, neuromuscular re-education and muscle testing. Repertoire taught includes intermediate and advanced Reformer, Wunda Chair, and Cadillac.

  • Module 2 The Lower Limbs Apr 28, 2018 12pm - 7pm
    Ofie Dates Ofie Dates

    Primary concepts covered include the hip joint, the knee joint and the ankle-foot complex. The gait cycle is discussed and analyzed. Repertoire taught is intermediate Reformer, Wunda Chair, and Cadillac.

  • Module 3 The Shoulder Apr 29, 2018 11am - 6pm
    Ofie Dates Ofie Dates

    Primary concepts covered are the structure and function of the shoulder region. The shoulder joint, muscles of the shoulder, and the importance of correct shoulder mechanics are presented. Lecture includes how to work with clients with shoulder problems and recognizing scope of practice. Repertoire taught is intermediate Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, and introduction of the Ladder Barrel and Step Barrel.

  • Module 4 Program Design Principles May 18, 2018 12pm - 7pm
    Cara Frazier Cara Frazier

    Primary concepts covered are the principles of training, such as overload, specificity and reversibility. Components of physical fitness are addressed and analyzed. Lecture includes repertoire levels and how they relate to working with a broad range of clientele. Repertoire taught is advanced Reformer, Wunda Chair, and Cadillac.

  • Module 5 Specific Populations Part 1 May 19, 2018 12pm - 7pm
    Cara Frazier Cara Frazier

    Primary concepts covered are habitual movement patterns, cross training, imbalances and setting goals. The athletic population is looked at closely. Lecture focuses on teaching methodologies. Repertoire taught includes intermediate- and advanced-level work on both Ladder Barrel and Step Barrel.

  • Module 6 Specific Populations Part 2 May 20, 2018 11am - 6pm
    Cara Frazier Cara Frazier

    Primary concepts covered are based on populations with restrictions and an in-depth look at pregnancy guidelines. Lecture includes teaching men and women, different body types as well as objectives and approaches. A general review of the repertoire is conducted and the Final Written Examination is given.

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  • Tessa
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

    I have enjoyed my instruction time with Carrie and Adriana. I am looking forward to completing the course and receiving my certification. Thank you!

    I have enjoyed my instruction time with Carrie and Adriana. I am looking forward to completing the course and receiving my certification. Thank you!
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  • Giovanna

    Such a great education!
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  • Jennifer

    I am so happy I finally chose BASI. I had gone through two reformer trainings at another studio and BASI was much better. Very happy with the training I received.
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  • Samantha

    The course was comprehensive and inclusive...

    The course was comprehensive and inclusive of everything that I expected and hoped to learn. I have a much deepened understanding of movement, anatomy as it relates to Pilates, injuries, and of course BASI Pilates and the BASI Block System. The BASI teaching staff was superb, inclusive, and welcoming. The written materials combined with access to Pilates Interactive and Rael's other publications provided a rich wealth of material. The weekends ran seemingly flawlessly.
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  • Ronalda

    This experience has been life changing.

    This experience has been life changing. The mind body connection and ways to move my body and help others affects every part of my life in a happy way!
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  • Alexis

    The course was great...

    The course was great the way it was broken down, it helped absorb all the information easier. It was a good balance of lecture and repertoire in each class.
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  • Kelly

    The course was amazing!

    The course was amazing! I feel we were provided with everything we need to be a well rounded, knowledgeable Pilates instructor. What we do with it, and where we take it, is up to us. Rael and Ofie, plus all of the other faculty, gave their absolute everything to us. They were not only just genrerous with their knowledge, but they were so kind and patient, and all together lovely to be around! Incredible experience:)
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  • Suzanne

    This course was really well organized and explained.

    This course was really well organized and explained. The faculty was friendly, patient, and supportive. I love the challenge of BASI Pilates and how well they prepare you for the professional field
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  • Michelle

    I loved the course and especially the 3-day component.

    I loved the course and especially the 3-day component. I would have preferred to start each day at 9 vs. noon.
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  • Leciana

    The person who referred me to BASI said I would like the program.

    The person who referred me to BASI said I would like the program....I LOVE it!!!!! Best decision I've made in my career.
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  • Morgan

    Comprehensive Apparatus Program- Standard

    Very thorough on BASI principles and overall pilates practice.
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