Amy de Sa, BASI Pilates Faculty and CPT-PMA, has been a dedicated teacher of Pilates since 1995. She holds a B.A. in Dance and a B.A. in Psychology from Hope College, Michigan and is a proud graduate of the BASI Pilates Comprehensive Teacher Training Program. As a professional dancer and movement therapy enthusiast, Amy connected instantly with Pilates and appreciated its numerous benefits to people of all ages, genders and fitness levels.
Amy began her Pilates career in 1995 in Chicago, where she completed a previous Pilates Teacher Training Certificate under Pilates elder, Romana Kryzanowska and managed a well-known Pilates studio. Continued immersion and education in Pilates led her to Body Arts and Science International, where she was instantly attracted to the BASI Pilates philosophy, methodology and approach to teaching. She received her BASI Pilates Comprehensive Teacher Training Certificate in 2007 and continues her studies yearly with Rael Isacowitz, founder of BASI and with the BASI family. In addition to teaching the BASI Pilates Teacher Training programs and Continuing Education Workshops at her studio and other locations in the US, she has also taught in Japan, China, South Korea, Australia and Argentina.
Amy is the owner of Pilates Denver Studio in Colorado which she opened in 2001 and is also a BASI Host Studio. She has been the subject for two front-page articles in the Rocky Mountain News Newspaper in Denver, CO, was featured in an article in Pilates Style Magazine and has been a guest teacher in Pilates for the Dance Department at Unicamp University in Brazil. She has also been a Presenter at the South American Pilates Conference in Brasilia, Brazil and was a Mat Presenter at the 2014 annual PMA conference. In 2019, she will be teaching and presenting at the BASI Pilates Learn From the Leaders Conference and post conference event and will be a Presenter at the Brazilian Congress Pilates Conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
She truly enjoys learning, sharing, educating and inspiring others with the beauty and benefits of Pilates and does so with joy, enthusiasm, passion and compassion.