BASI's ProBridge program allows qualified Pilates professionals to benefit from learning the BASI Pilates system.
We know it's not always possible for the working professional to devote the time and funds necessary to undertake another full-length teacher training course. Therefore, BASI is proud to offer a program designed specifically for you!
ProBridge is the perfect opportunity to acquire a BASI education and ultimately join the BASI professional network. Open only to qualified Pilates teachers from recognized schools, BASI's ProBridge program is a specialized course for those interested in experiencing the depth, intensity, and precision that only BASI provides. Our program credits the experience of the qualifying professional for previous Pilates education, study and work. Focus is placed on the principles and methodologies that represent the key differentiators between BASI and other teaching methods.
In addition to those individuals who have completed a different training program, we also encourage and welcome those students who have previously completed the BASI Comprehensive Teacher Training Course to join and share an intense review of the work they did previously. Clarification and nuances of movement allow the BASI graduate to revisit the original material by honing their existing skills (graduates, please contact BASI headquarters directly for more information about auditing the ProBridge program).
The ProBridge program is an ideal vehicle to link the BASI Comprehensive Program and the Honors Program.
This course has been approved for 36 CECs by the PMA.
BASI Pilates has long been regarded as the pinnacle of education in the method by Pilates professionals worldwide. While many programs have fashioned their education after the BASI model, none have met or surpassed the standard set by BASI’s founder and CEO, Rael Isacowitz.
Rael's passion for excellence and love of Pilates has shaped the past, present and now the future of the method. ProBridge bridges the gap between where you are today and where you could be in the future!"I was first attracted to the program after I realized that all my favorite Pilates classes were taught by BASI-qualified Pilates instructors. I have multiple certifications and BASI has given me by far the most value." Kaita Lepore, Santa Barbara Athletic Club **
Program schedule is subject to postponement or cancellation, based on student enrollment.
Upon completion of the program, you will be qualified to:
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ProBridge Global Program Structure
Module 1 ProBridge
- DAY 1 – THE FUNDAMENTALS AND PART 1 OF ANATOMY REVIEW
Topics covered will include the Principals of the Pilates method and a brief overview of the importance of the pelvis, breathing, exercise description, analysis and teaching. In addition, review of anatomy, importance of appropriate cueing as well as basic safety topics will all be discussed. Repertoire includes Mat and Reformer. A one-hour mat class will be given. Total of 6 hours class time is provided.
- DAY 1 – THE FUNDAMENTALS AND PART 1 OF ANATOMY REVIEW
Module 2 ProBridge
- DAY 2 – ANATOMY OVERVIEW PART 2 AND POSTURE ASSESSMENT
Topics covered will include anatomical movement analysis, introduction of the BASI Block System®, format and progressive layering as well as principles of alignment and complete postural assessment. Repertoire includes intermediate to advanced Mat, Reformer and Cadillac. A one-hour mat class will be given. Total of 6 hours class time is provided.
Module 3 ProBridge
- DAY 3 – CORE STRENGTH AND EXERCISE ADAPTATION
Topics covered will include core strength of the back and abdominals including contraindications, effective exercises as well as the teacher’s role in creating “flow” in a session. Discussion on the correct use of modifications and assists and construction of complete and effective programs. Repertoire includes intermediate to advanced Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair and the Avalon® Chair. A one-hour mat class will be given. Total of 6 hours class time is provided.
Module 4 ProBridge
- DAY 4 – MUSCULAR BALANCE/IMBALANCE - THE LOWER LIMBS
Topics covered will include imbalance in strength and flexibility, functional exercises and movement patterns. In addition, a look at the hip joint, knee joint and ankle complex as well as an examination of the gait cycle are included. Repertoire includes intermediate/advanced Mat, Reformer and Wunda Chair. A one-hour mat class will be given. Total of 6 hours class time is provided.
Module 5 ProBridge
- DAY 5 – THE SHOULDER / PROGRAM DESIGN PRINCIPLES
Topics covered will include the shoulder complex, correct mechanics, dysfunction and injury. In addition, principles of training, appropriate level of repertoire and working with a broad range of clients will be offered and discussed. Repertoire includes intermediate to advanced Reformer, Wunda Chair and Cadillac, Avalon® Step Barrel and Ladder Barrel. A one-hour mat class will be given. Total of 6 hours class time is provided.
Module 6 ProBridge
- DAY 6 – SPECIFIC POPULATIONS
Topics covered will include a look into specific populations requiring specialized sessions. Various groups will be discussed with a special look at the athlete and populations with restrictions. Habitual movement patterns, imbalances, teaching methodology as well the differences of working with women versus men will all be reviewed. Repertoire includes intermediate/advanced Reformer, Wunda Chair, Avalon® Step and Ladder Barrel. A one-hour mat class will be given. Total of 6 hours class time is provided.
Tuition & Fees
Tuiton fees may vary depending on the location.
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, BASI South Africa and UK.
If paying by bank wire transfer, all bank fees are to be included in the tuition fee and is the sole responsibility of the enrolled student at time of payment.
All fees are in US Dollars
If you choose to pursue a BASI Comprehensive Teaching Certificate, the requirements should be completed within one-year following the last day of the program. All examinations must be passed with a 70% or higher.
Attend all 6 days
Pass Final Written Exam
Pass Final Teaching Evaluation
Pass Final Practical Exam
If the requirements are not completed within 3-years following the last day of the program, at the discretion of BASI Pilates, student may be required to Audit 50% of their program. Auditing fees will apply.
Students may request a Letter of Attendance for the ProBridge Global Program