Comprehensive Global

BASI Pilates teacher training is available to you at locations around the world!

The Comprehensive Global Program includes the Mat Program as well as a thorough and complete education in Pilates covering the full range of Pilates equipment (Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Ped-a-pul, Ladder Barrel, Step Barrel and various other Auxiliary apparatus). This program consists of 12 modules, which is comprised of 72 hours of lecture, discussion, and exercise analysis and practice.

More than simply a program of study, the Comprehensive Global Program is an enduring foundation for a career in Pilates. This is a college-level teacher training program that give students knowledge of Pilates theory, exercises, and teaching skills on all Pilates equipment.

From the UK to Asia, Canada, Brazil, South Africa, Australia and beyond Pilates students are becoming BASI qualified Pilates professionals.

When you complete BASI’s Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training, you will have graduated from the most rigorous, exciting, and positively life-changing Pilates teacher training in the business. You may test for a BASI Pilates Comprehensive teaching certification and you will be eligible to take the PMA Pilates Certification exam*.

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 (may not apply to Licensee territories).

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  1. Program Structure
  2. Certification
  3. Tuition & Fees

Comprehensive Global Program Structure

  1. Module 1 - The Fundamentals

    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.

  2. Module 2 - Anatomy Overview Part 1

    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.

  3. Module 3 - Anatomy Overview Part 2

    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.

  4. Module 4 - Posture Assessment

    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.

  5. Module 5 - Core Strength: Back and Abdominals

    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.

  6. Module 6 - Exercise Adaptation

    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. The Midterm Written Examination.

  7. Module 7 - Muscle Balance and Imbalance

    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. 

  8. Module 8 - The Lower Limbs

    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.

  9. Module 9 - The Shoulder

    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.

  10. Module 10 - Program Design Principles

    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.

  11. Module 11 - Specific Populations Part 1

    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.

  12. Module 12 - Specific Populations Part 2*

    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. The Final Written Examination will be available online at the completion of the module.

Tuition & Fees


$3,995 (USD) if paid in full $4,195 USD if paid in installments (see below).

$500 USD Initial Deposit (includes the Non - Refundable $100 USD Administrative Fee). Pricing includes; registration, books and other associated payment plan fees. ( Please note the tuition price may vary by country.)

Payment Plan may be available.

Full Payment: $3,995*
Single payment, to be paid up to 15 days prior to commencement of course.

Payment Plan: $4,195 (3 payments)

  • 1st payment: $1,995 (includes $500 registration fee: due ten (10) business days prior to first day of commencement of course)
  • 2nd payment: $1,100 (due ten (10) business days prior to the first day of the 4th Module)
  • 3rd payment: $1,100 (due ten (10) business days prior to the first day of the 7th Module)
  • The installment payment option is only valid for educational courses conducted by BASI Pilates at its own or host facilities.


    Tuition fees charged by international BASI licensees may differ from those specified here. For up-to-date international payment information please see the appropriate Web site of BASI Japan, BASI China, BASI Germany, BASI Greece and BASI South Africa.

    If paying by bank transfer, all bank fees will be the sole responsibility of the enrolled student at time of payment.

    Teaching Credential

    Requirements for Certificate

    • Attendance of all modules

    • Submission of Student Paper

    • Observation: 100 hours (50% can be completed using Pilates Interactive)*. Recommend that you start working on your hours during the Foundation Program

    • Self-Practice: 200 hours

    • Practice Teaching: 200 Hours

    Passing grade of 70% or better on all examinations

    • Final Written Exam

    • Practical and Teaching Examinations

    *Final Examinations are to be arranged with the host studio. Testing is typically scheduled on the last module of the Comprehensive Global Program.

    Testing in the states is scheduled at specific Centralized Testing locations throughtout the year. Additional fee required

    For more information go to Examination Process

    All requirements should be completed within one-year of the last module of the program. If the requirements are not completed within three years, the student will need to repeat 50% of the modules prior to submitting hours and receiving a BASI Teacher Certificate. Hours must be logged and submitted either by BASI Pilates’ Tracking forms or via the Student Dashboard portal online.