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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    Pilates & Masaze Studio
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    Studio Rituel
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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

(Please note the tuition price may vary by country.)

Full Payment Price: $3,995 USD

$500 USD Initial Deposit (includes the Non-Refundable $100 USD Processing Fee). The balance of $3495 USD is to be paid up to 10 business days prior to commencement of the program.

Payment Plan Price: $4,195 USD (3 installments), available in most locations.

$500 USD Initial Deposit (includes the Non-Refundable $100 USD Processing Fee).

Payment Plan below is after the Deposit:

  • 1st payment: $1,495 USD (due ten (10) business days prior to Module 1)
  • 2nd payment: $1,100 USD (due ten (10) business days prior to the next training weekend)
  • 3rd payment: $1,100 USD (due ten (10) business days prior to the next training weekend)
  • The Payment Plan option is only valid for teacher training programs conducted by BASI Pilates at its own or host facilities.

    Tuition includes: registration, one (1) Study Guide, five (5) movement analysis workbooks, and two (2) written examinations.

    Additional Fees may include:

    • Final Teaching/Practical Testing Fees: $250 USD (typically taken together)

    • Obtain Observation, Self-Practice and Student Teaching Hours

    • Subscription to Pilates Interactive, $10 USD/monthly

    • Other resources or suggesting reading materials that are not included in the tuition. Please contact BASI HQ (US) for the list of Suggested Readings

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

    Method of payment is accepted by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, AmEx, Discover) or bank transfer. If paying by bank transfer, all bank fees will be the sole responsibility of the enrolled student at time of payment.

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

    Teaching Credential

    Requirements for Certificate

    • Attendance of all 12 Modules

    • Student Paper

    • Observation: 100 hours (50% can be completed using only Pilates Interactive).

    • Self-Practice: 200 hours

    • Student Teaching: 200 Hours

    We recommend that you start working on your hours as soon as you begin the program.

    • Midterm Written Exam

    • Final Written Exam

    • Teaching Evaluation

    • Practical Exam

    Passing grade of 70% or better on all examinations.

    Final Teaching and Practial Exams are taken during the next Comprehensive Global Program at your host studio or at any other host studio worldwide.

    Testing Fees are required. For more information go to Examination Process.

    All requirements should be completed within one-year of the last module of your program. However, we are happy to give an extension, if needed. If the requirements are not completed within three years, we may require the student to repeat 50% of the program prior to receiving a BASI Teacher Certificate.