BASI Teacher Training

Our Annual BASI® Teacher Training Programs Begin on September 8th, 2017

The BASI Standard Apparatus Programs are an enduring foundation for a career in Pilates. These programs are designed for those who want to gain thorough knowledge of The Pilates Method and who want to become highly qualified Pilates instructors. These programs, taken sequentially, make up our Standard Apparatus Training: The Foundation Program followed by The Comprehensive Program.

Graduates are qualified to teach up to advanced level students on the full compliment of Pilates equipment, including BASI’s F2 System. They will also qualify to take the PMA Pilates Certification exam.

Total Cost for the Mat and both Apparatus Programs: $3,998.00  – Tuition Includes: 12 hands on modules led by a BASI Faculty Member, The BASI® Pilates Study Guide, the six BASI® Movement Analysis Workbooks, and access to the Host Studio for all Observation, Practice and Student Teaching hours necessary to complete the course.


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Course Descriptions & Dates:

Foundation Apparatus Program – $2199.00

The BASI Pilates® Foundation Apparatus Program gives students a thorough knowledge of Pilates mat as well as a solid foundation in the Pilates Method on the various Pilates apparatus. The Foundation Apparatus program is a prerequisite for BASI’s renowned Comprehensive Apparatus Program.

Students who sign up for both the Foundation Apparatus Program and the Comprehensive Apparatus Program will receive a $200 discount on the Comprehensive Program deposit fee.

  • Modules 1, 2, & 3: September 8th thru 10th, 2017
  • Your teacher: TBD
  • Modules 4,5 & 6: October 6th thru 8th, 2017
  • Your teacher: TBD

Comprehensive Apparatus Program – $1999.00

The BASI Pilates® Comprehensive Apparatus Program is for students who have completed the Foundation Apparatus Program.More than simply a program of study, the Comprehensive Apparatus Program is an exciting and challenging immersion into the art and science of Pilates. In this program students gain knowledge of Pilates theory, exercises, and teaching skills on all the Pilates apparatus, including BASI’s proprietary Avalon System®.

  • Modules 1, 2, & 3: November 10th thru 12th, 2017
  • Your teacher: TBD
  • Modules 4, 5 & 6: December 1st thru 3rd, 2017
  • Your teacher: TBD



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Course Curriculum



This module covers the 10 Principals of The Pilates Method, The Pelvis, Breathing in Pilates and Safety Considerations.

Repertoire Covered: Fundamental Mat and Fundamental Reformer Exercises.



This module covers Anatomical Terminology, and the Structure and Types of Joints.

Repertoire Covered: Intermediate Level Mat, Fundamental Level Reformer, and Fundamental Ped-A-Pul Exercises.

module 3

This module covers the Skeletal System, the Muscular System and the BASI Block System.

Repertoire Covered: Intermediate Level Mat, Intermediate Level Reformer, and Fundamental Leg Weight Exercises.


module 4

This module covers the Principles of Alignment, Common Types of Faulty Posture and the Roll Down as an assessment tool.

Repertoire Covered: Intermediate & Advanced Level Mat, Intermediate Level Reformer, and Fundamental Cadillac Exercises.


module 5

This module covers core strength in the back and abdominal muscles, contraindications and guidelines for successful Teaching

Repertoire Covered: Intermediate & Advanced Level Mat, Intermediate Level Reformer, Fundamental Avalon Chair, and Fundamental Cadillac Exercises.


module 6

This module covers Exercise Adaptation and Progression and the Construction of a Complete and Comprehensive Program

Repertoire Covered: Advanced Level Mat, Intermediate Level Reformer, Fundamental Wunda Chair, and Fundamental Magic Circle Exercises.



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module 7

This module covers Muscle Imbalances and their causes, the Principals and Goals of Treating Imbalances, Muscle Imbalances as a Cause of Injury, Functional Exercises, and Muscle Testing and Function.

Repertoire Covered: Fundamental & Intermediate Reformer Exercises, Intermediate & Advanced Wuda Chair Exercises, and Intermediate & Advanced Cadillac Exercises.


module 8

This module covers the Hip Joint, the Knee Joint, and the Ankle-Foot Complex, as well as the Gait Cycle.

Repertoire Covered: Intermediate & Advanced Reformer Exercises, Intermediate & Advanced Wuda Chair Exercises, and Intermediate & Advanced Cadillac Exercises.


module 9

This module covers the Structure of the Shoulder Joint and the muscles that act on it.  Working with Shoulder Problems and the Shoulder Region in the Pilates Repertoire.

Repertoire Covered: Intermediate Reformer, Intermediate Wuda Chair, Fundamental Ladder & Step Barrel, and Intermediate Cadillac Exercises.


module 10

This module covers the Principles of Training and the Components of Physical Fitness, Dividing the Repertoire into Levels and Working with a Broad Range of Clientele.

Repertoire Covered: Advanced Reformer, Advanced Wuda Chair, and Advanced Cadillac Exercises.


module 11

This module covers working with Select Populations – Athletes, Cross Training and Teaching Methodology

Repertoire Covered: Intermediate and Advanced Level Step Barrel Exercises.


module 12

This module covers Select Populations – Pregnancy, Children and Aging. Teaching Men and Women, and Training for a Goal

Repertoire Covered: Intermediate & Advanced Level Ladder Barrel, Advanced Reformer, and Advanced Wunda Chair Exercises


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Graduation Requirements

Must attend all (12) Modules

Pass the Foundation Final Written Exam with a score of 70% or greater

Pass the Comprehensive Final Written Exam with a score of 70% or greater

Complete (100) Observation Hours 

Complete (200) Self Practice Hours 

Complete (200) Student Teaching Hours

Submit / Pass a Student Paper 

PASS Final Teaching Evaluation (Additional fees may apply)

PASS Final Practical Exam (Additional fees may apply)


BASI Teacher Training Testimonials

Joyce Valera, Mat Program Graduate

Testimonial: Joyce ValeraI was nervous and intimidated when I first started the Mat program. However, the BASI Faculty & Matt at A Body in Balance made me feel so confident about my practice. I felt so much at ease! Matt was very good at making sure that my questions are answered, that I have complete knowledge of BASI Pilates and that I was comfortable with teaching.

I’m so glad I had my first Pilates teaching experience at A Body in Balance! I believe having a positive environment and clean facility could have an effect on teaching and A Body in Balance defines that. I really enjoyed my time in the studio and I wished I was still teaching there! Thank you so much Matt!


Testimonial: Joyce Valera

Corryne Graf, Apparatus Training Graduate

corrynegrafpilatesLet me preface this by saying that Pilates has changed my life. I first started doing mat Pilates as a college credit when I was in nursing school. I quickly fell in love with the practice and continued doing it even after I had graduated.

Fast forward two and half years later and I found myself in a career slump. I was working two nursing jobs straight out of college and I was worn out. It wasn’t until someone very close to me sat me down and talked to me about my career goals, passions, and vision for life  that I realized I needed a change.

Shortly after that, I picked my life up from Chicago, Illinois and moved across the country to Las Vegas, Nevada. With a fresh outlook on life and a new environment I started my research into finding a Pilates certification program…..Click Here To Read More