Mat Program

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 six study modules.

Course Materials Included a Mat Study Guide and Workbook.

All fees are in U.S. Dollars.

Upon completion of the program, you will be qualified to:

  • Work according to the principles of Pilates and introduce them to clients and students
  • Tailor comprehensive and safe Pilates mat work programs to individual and group needs
  • Adapt a group mat class to different settings
  • Integrate small equipment into a mat class
  • Use the BASI® Block System to successfully administer mat work


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    Atelier Forme
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    Korper in Balance
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    Bildungswerk des Landessportbundes Sachsen e.V.
  4. Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA USA

    The Cypress Center
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    Balanced Bodies
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    Evolve Rehabilitation and Pilates
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    BASI Pilates Studio
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    Physio Logic Pilates & Movement, Inc.
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    Framework Pilates and Conditioning
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    University of Idaho, Dance Program
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  26. Wimbledon, London, GBR

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    Tsawwassen Wellness Centre, Pilates & Health
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    Pilates Essenza
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    28th Barre & Soul
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    BASI Pilates Teşvikiye
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    Pilates Trondheim AS
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    Pilates by Janessa
  33. Gig Harbor, WA USA

    The Pilates Body Movement Studio
  34. Amsterdam, NLD

    The Movement Practice
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    The Pilates Center
  36. Paris, FRA

    Studio Rituel
  37. Dubai, ARE

    Exhale Fitness Studio
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    Equilibrium Me
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    Pilates Denver Studio
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  1. Program Structure
  2. Certification
  3. Tuition & Fees

Mat 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. 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 covered intermediate Mat. A one-hour mat class is taught.Repertoire covers intermediate Mat exercises. 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 covered is intermediate Mat 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 covered is intermediate through advanced Mat. 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 covered is advanced Mat. 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 covered is advanced Mat and Magic Circle. A one-hour mat class is taught. Final Exam will be available online.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$1,099 USD- US

$1095 USD- Select countries

$1,395 USD- Australia

Deposit $400

Admin Fee $100 (Non- Refundable)

Outstanding Tuition $599 (Due 10 Business days prior to the start of the program)

Total Tuition $1099

Fees include

Mat Study Guide

Mat Movement Analysis Workbook

Final Written Exam

Additional Fees

* Pilates Interactive Monthly Subscription - Pro Version $10/ month

* Studio Fees for Observation, Self-Practice, Teaching (Contact the studio for more information)

* Testing Fees: Fees for Mat Certification $150 (Go to Examination Process for more information)

*Tuition fees may vary according to the region of the world. For up-to-date international payment information, please refer to the specific course.* *For more information, please contact BASI Academy and review our Refund Policy

Teaching Credential

All students attending the Mat Program in the US will be tested at Centralized Testing locations. *Additional Fees Apply

Students attending the Mat Program outside of the US, will be testing at the host studio on the scheduled testing day.

Requirements for Mat Certificate:

  • Attendance of all modules

  • Pass the Final Written Examination

  • Observation: minimum of 15 hours (50% can be completed via Pilates Interactive))

  • Student Teaching: minimum of 40 hours

  • Self Practice : minimum

  • Pass Practical Examination

  • Pass Teaching Evaluation

For more information go to Examination Process