About the Team
Our graduates are the key to our growing BASI Family. All of our graduates have successfully completed an intensive teacher training program and have passed a number of requirements in order to be called a "BASI Graduate".
FacultyBASI Pilates® programs are taught by a select faculty of expert educators, based in the U.S., Europe, Japan, China, Australia and South Africa. Each faculty member is a highly experienced teacher and practitioner of Pilates. Faculty Members are diverse, eclectic, and multicultural teacher trainers coming from backgrounds such as dance, academia, physical therapy and martial arts.
The process of becoming a BASI® teacher trainer is a lengthy and rigorous one. Each faculty is individually chosen and only the most qualified and dedicated succeed in joining our faculty. Our Faculty's performance is continually monitored by BASI headquarters, ensuring that every student receives a high-quality education.
Administrative TeamThe BASI Pilates administrative team works at the international headquarters in Costa Mesa, California. The office is responsible for writing the educational curriculum, coordinating the course offerings, scheduling, and marketing efforts for the BASI Host studios and worldwide Licensees.
It also operates and manages the BASI Studio which offers classes for local Pilates enthusiasts, professionals and students. Workshops and certificate courses are offered in BASI Pilates Advanced Education, providing professionals with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of Pilates for select populations and teaching practices.
Rael Isacowitz holds a Bachelor of Education and teaching credentials from the Wingate Institute, Israel and a Master of Arts in Dance from the University of Surrey, England. He has been practicing Pilates for close to 4 decades and is recognized internationally as an expert in the field.
In 1989 Rael founded BASI Pilates® (Body Arts and Science International®), a comprehensive Pilates education organization spanning the globe. He spearheaded the development of Pilates Interactive, the one-of-a-kind e-learning software and designed the concepts for BASI Systems Pilates equipment. Rael has authored two best selling books, Pilates and Pilates Anatomy (Human Kinetics); the latter co-authored with Karen Clippinger, plus multiple professional workbooks and DVD’s.
Rael is part of the great legacy of Pilates teachers and mentors. He has studied and taught with luminaries of the Pilates world including several of the Pilates Elders, first generation teachers. His contributions to Pilates as a teacher, author and innovator are recognized and respected throughout the Pilates industry. Creativity and energy suffuse Rael’s work. His passion for the art of Pilates is well known as is the unique athleticism he brings to the method – a synthesis of body, mind, and spirit.Read More
— Meet The Team —
Serap ErbasLondon, ENG
Serap is originally from Turkey and has been living in London since 2001.
She has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Anthropology from Ankara University, in Turkey and her Master’s Degree in Social Policy from the Open University of London. She hooked up Pilates to improve her posture from years of desk work. Then it became her passion to learn and now to teach to others to improve their strength, flexibility and increase body awareness through this amazing system for whole-body healing.
She took the CYQ Teacher training course for Mat and Equipment 500 hours in the UK in 2010. She has followed her continuous education with Rael Isacowitz by taking BASI Pilates system ‘Professional Bridging’ course in Costa Mesa and completed her Bridging programme as Comprehensive Teacher training in 2013 - 2014.
Serap is recently completed all the Legacy Programme which is advance BASI Pilates training programme consists of 4 stages: Mentor, Master I, Master II, Honours that Rael Isacowitz presented and obtained her Legacy Certificate in May 2019. She is a lifetime BASI Pilates student and teacher.
Serap obtained Level 3 certificate in Exercise Referral Specialist for Specific Controlled Conditions in the UK which gives her opportunity to teach people with specific medical conditions such as Osteoporosis, OA, RA, Mechanical back pain, people with diabetes or respiratory problem, depression, obesity or neurologically related conditions such as Parkinson disease or MS.
She is also a Level 4 Instructor for ‘Exercise Management of Low Back Pain Specialist’ in the UK.
2015 -2019 Serap attend 500-RYT Multi-style Yoga TTC School in Goa and Dharamshala in India and become Trimurti Yoga Instructor.
Serap opened her dream studio Pilates4you in the heart of London in Bayswater in 25th May 2019 and working with closely with health therapists at Sprint Physiotherapy, Massage therapists, Women health therapists in her studio have fantastic results freeing clients from pain and post rehabilitating them after injury.
She is a lifetime student and teacher in BASI Pilates and also continuously learning and improving her technique by attending workshops, taking training from international leaders in the Pilates field including Rael Isacowitz, Michael King, Brent Anderson, Deborah Lessen, James Di’Silva, Alan Herdman and Madeline Black.
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