– Mat Program
Learn to teach up to advanced-level clients on the Mat.
At BASI we regard Pilates Mat work as the “crown jewel” of Pilates.
The Pilates Mat Intensive Program 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.
The Mat Intensive Program provides a thorough education in the Pilates Mat work and its infinite applications, but is formatted into a shorter timeframe than the standard Mat Program. It is also the perfect springboard into the Comprehensive Programs that are offered in the U.S. and globally.
This 6-module program spans 4 days and is comprised of 24 hours of lecture, discussion, exercise practice, and exercise analysis.
Primary concepts covered include the 10 movement principles of the Pilates method, an overview of the pelvic region, Pilates breathing, an historical overview of Pilates, the BASI approach, and the importance of safety when teaching Pilates. Repertoire includes fundamental Mat exercises.
Includes a one-hour Mat class.
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 includes intermediate Mat exercises.
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 exercises utilizing Leg Weights.
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.
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.
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. A general review of the repertoire is conducted. Repertoire covered is advanced Mat and Magic Circle. The online final Written Examination is available at the end of the program.
After completing the Mat Program, students are eligible to pursue a BASI Pilates Mat Teaching Certificate.
To receive a BASI Pilates Mat Teaching Certificate, students must complete the following graduation requirements:
In the USA the final Practical exam and final Teaching Evaluation are conducted at a Centralized Testing location. For international students, the final practical exam and teaching evaluation may be taken during the next program held at your Host Studio location, or during any program held at a Host Studio location worldwide.
Additional testing fees apply (See Tuition and Fees for more information).
Students are encouraged to begin their student hours during the Foundation Program. Up to 50% of Observation hours may be completed via BASI Interactive.
Students should aim to complete all requirements within one year of the last module of their Mat 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 Pilates Teaching Certificate.
Total Mat Intensive Tuition: $1099 (U.S.) or $1095 (Global)
Due Upon Enrollment:
The remaining balance of $599 or $595 is due 10 business days prior to the start of the Mat Program.
Tuition Fees include:
$150 for Mat practical exam and teaching evaluation
Studio Use Fees:
Some studios may charge a studio use fee to complete observation, self-practice, and student teaching hours. Please contact your local studio for more information.
BASI Interactive Monthly Subscription – $10/month for Pro Version
Please review our Refund Policy before registering for a program (may not apply to programs in License Territories).
Program schedule is subject to postponement or cancellation based on student enrollment.
All pricing is in U.S. Dollars (USD)
Mat Intensive Auditing Fee: $100 per module
This program is auditable! Anyone can audit, including current BASI students, BASI graduates, non-BASI Pilates teachers, or prospective students who would like to try out our education before committing to full enrollment. We are forever students and what better way to be a student than to revisit the BASI work? There are no restrictions on how many and which modules you can audit.
Please note that course books are not included for auditors, but may be purchased separately.
Discounts are available to BASI graduates and current BASI students who wish to repeat all modules of their program. Please call BASI HQ at +1 949-574-1343 to register and receive your discount.
For prospective students, BASI Pilates will apply the paid audit price of the module to the total tuition price of the program if a prospective student registers for the entire program.
BASI offers limited refunds for students who cancel prior to or during the Program. A $500.00 sum payable upon submission of your Enrollment Application is comprised of a $100.00 fee for processing your application (“Administration Fee”) and a $400.00 deposit (the “Deposit”).
If BASI does not accept your Application or if you cancel thirty (30) or more days prior to the start of the first module, we shall, as soon as possible, refund all monies paid by you to us other than the Administration Fee.
Your enrollment into a program is a deciding factor as to whether the program would run as scheduled. Therefore if you cancel fewer than thirty (30) days prior to the start of the first module, then within thirty (30) days of receiving your cancellation request, we will refund all monies paid by you to us other than the Initial Deposit (including the Administration Fee).
We shall not be obligated to refund any monies if you cancel at any time following commencement of the first module of any program (whether or not you attend that or any other module).
We reserve the right to cancel any program. If a program is cancelled and a replacement is not offered, we will refund all monies paid by you to us.
In the event of your cancellation as described above, BASI will allow you to transfer any monies paid by you for the cancelled program to any other BASI program for which you qualify, so long as such program is scheduled to commence within one (1) year of your Application to the cancelled program.
In the event that you fail to transfer as stated, BASI shall have no obligation to refund any monies paid by you to us, regardless of when you cancelled or requested a transfer.
Please note: Our Refund Policy pertains to each Program for which you enroll and is stated in full in the Enrollment Agreement. In the event of any discrepancy between our website and the Enrollment Agreement, the Enrollment Agreement shall prevail.
Washington and Colorado Residents – Please refer to your state specific agreement.
Testing fees and Auditing fees are non refundable and non-transferable.
All fees and refunds are in U.S. dollars (USD).
I couldn’t feel more honored and humbled to be part of this life enhancing, educational journey. Stella and Ofie were both amazing and fabulous at teaching in a clear and concise way.
I totally understand why BASI teachers love and follow the way it is structured. It is truly meditation in movement and I am now totally hooked.
I am very grateful for the opportunity to get such a good education.
Lisa and the BASI team make themselves available and are responsive on email so you don’t feel alone once the course has finished. Thank you – it’s been great and I’m looking forward to continuing my journey!
The whole experience was great overall. Simone is amazing.
I feel totally inspired in my Pilates teaching and love every minute of it!
I feel like I made the right choice by choosing BASI to study Pilates.
A wonderful start of the journey to the world of Pilates and teaching.
The course content truly empowers a future instructor.
The depth of knowledge and community created together in this course is indescribable.
Becoming a solid teacher is a process of learning and growth, both mentally and physically.
It was a life-changing experience.
Rael is magnetic, and his passion is beyond inspiring.
Learning the BASI approach has been a game-changer in the way I teach and understand Pilates.
I would highly recommend it to other Pilates teachers looking for a way to gain a deeper knowledge of the work.
Now that I have discovered BASI, I would recommend it to anyone wishing to pursue a career in Pilates.
I am amazed at how much I’ve learned in just 6 modules!
I appreciate this ever-changing field and am proud to be a part of BASI.
The course was so informative, structured, and useful for my future career!
I can not tell you how honored and excited I am to be apart of the BASI Alumni.
I think BASI is a leader in the industry and will be proud when I complete my program!
To see all these beautiful people, to be together, to move together, to learn together, I’m so happy that I was there.
The energy in the room was amazing! Rael just made everyone feel so alive!
I’m sad because it’s over, but happy, it was an amazing weekend.
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Empowering Women Mat Class and Q&A
with Rael Isacowitz
Date: December 11, 2020
Time: 8am PST /18:00 GMT+2