BASI Pilates Teacher Training will begin at Studio Blue the weekend of April 5th, 2014. See class schedule below.

BASI Pilates teacher training is a college-level program for anyone who is serious about making a profession of Pilates.

The BASI Comprehensive Teachers Training course (CTTC)is the most rigorous in the business, and a student needs to pass all of it in order to be accredited as a teacher by BASI. There are no half-measures. As the term comprehensive implies, this course is NOT splintered into individual apparatus and many levels, as some programs are; it is about the whole. BASI believes that a teacher needs to be familiar with it all.
The curriculum covers physiology, applied anatomy, the theory of movement, the principles of alignment and posture, exercise assessment and teaching methodologies, as well as an in-depth introduction to the classical Pilates repertoire and its appropriate application.

Your education will cover the full range of Pilates equipment: Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Ladder Barrel and various other Auxiliary apparatus.

  • Attendance of all modules
  • Examination process including written assignment
  • Teaching observation: up to 100 hours
  • Student teaching: up to 200 hours
  • Practice: over 200 hours

A CTTC graduate has both the knowledge and the accreditation to teach students of all levels on all apparatus. We do not give partial accreditation for a partial education. It may sound severe, but it maintains the extremely high standard of our education and it avoids misinterpretation. There is never any question about what a BASI-trained teacher is, or is not, qualified to teach.

Devised by BASI Pilates founder Rael Isacowitz, the Block System® is a unique and specialized ‘filing’ system for the hundreds of exercises in the Pilates repertoire. It categorizes them in a logical sequence and ensures the progressive structuring of classes within a flexible framework.

The Block System encourages progressive thinking within a structure, a plan, a map. It enables the instructor to construct a class that is balanced, well-rounded and addresses all planes of movement and multiple muscle groups. In short, the Block System is a methodology for categorizing exercises and using them to structure routines.

As is clear from the name, the Block System categorizes each exercise in the Pilates repertoire into one or more of 12 Blocks:

  • Warm Up
  • Foot Work
  • Abdominal Work
  • Hip Work
  • Spinal Articulation
  • Stretches
  • Arm Work
  • Leg Work
  • Full Body Integration
  • Lateral Flexion / Rotation
  • Back Extension

The course schedule at Studio Blue is as follows:
Module 1-2: April 5-6
Module 3-4: April 26-27
Module 5-6: May 17-18
Module 7-8: June 7-8
Module 9-10: June 28-29
Module 11-12: July 19-20

Full Payment: $3,995*
Single payment, to be paid up to 15 days prior to commencement of course.

With BASI you know what the cost of the course is right up front; there are no additional requirements or supplementary costs. Compare the cost of our one, comprehensive course with the cumulative costs of all the courses you have to take at other institutes to achieve a similar level of expertise. You’ll be amazed at how reasonable our price really is at just $3,995.00, when paid in full and $4195 if paid in installments ( see below).  Pricing includes; registration, materials and other associated payment plan fees. (All pricing information listed here is for US courses only. Please note the tuition price may vary by country.)

BASI also offers a convenient payment plan as well

Payment Plan: $4,195*

  • 1st payment: $1,995 (includes $500 registration fee: due ten (10) business days prior to first day of commencement of course)
  • 2nd payment: $1,100 (due seven (7) business days prior to the first day of the 4th Module)
  • 3rd payment: $1,100 (due seven (7) business days prior to the first day of the 7th Module)

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The installment payment option is only valid for educational courses conducted by BASI Pilates at its own or host facilities

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You can also call us at the Studio at 503-224-5073 or email for more information.