Courses start in Feb and Sept each year – to register interest or ask questions, please email info@basipilatesuk.com.  Online booking is available through www.basipilatesuk.com

Are you interested in becoming a Pilates teacher?  The Pilates Clinic began hosting BASI Pilates Teacher Training Courses in 2013. We have put together some preliminary information about the course, and there is also more to be found on the BASI UK Website as well as the BASI USA headoffice website.  The Comprehensive course is made up of 12 modules and the mat course is 6 modules. We do four modules at a time, with a  break in between to consolidate the information.

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COMPREHENSIVE COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Extensive knowledge of the Pilates repertoire on the Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Ladder Barrel, Step Barrel, Arm Chair and Auxiliary equipment
  • The Block System, comprehensive programming and teaching methodology
  • Science of human movement, anatomy and physiology
  • Assistance in job placement

 

COURSE OUTLINE

  • MODULE 1 – THE FUNDAMENTALS. Significant concepts covered include the ten tenets of the Pilates method, the pelvis, and Pilates breathing. Module discusses an historical overview of Pilates, the BASI™ method, and the role of safety with a client and in the studio. Repertoire includes fundamental Mat and Reformer exercises. A one-hour mat class is given. 6 hours long.
  • MODULE 2 – ANATOMY OVERVIEW PART 1. Significant concepts covered include an anatomy overview and terminology covering the major joints and center of gravity. The importance and practice of cueing is discussed. Repertoire covers fundamental Reformer, intermediate Mat, Pole and Ped-a-pul. A one-hour mat class is given. 6 hours long.
  • MODULE 3 – ANATOMY OVERVIEW PART 2. Significant concepts covered include an anatomical movement analysis, the muscles, and aerobic/anaerobic exercise. The BASI™ format of teaching is discussed. The Block System®, created by Rael Isacowitz is introduced. Repertoire taught is intermediate Mat and Reformer and Leg Weights. A one-hour mat class is given. 6 hours long.
  • MODULE 4 – POSTURE ASSESSMENT. Significant concepts covered are the principles of alignment and posture assessment. Discussion includes exercises as tool for assessment. Repertoire taught includes intermediate through advanced Mat, intermediate Reformer, and fundamental Cadillac. A one-hour mat class is given. 6 hours long.
  • MODULE 5 – CORE STRENGTH: BACK AND ABDOMINALS. Significant concepts covered are core strength and the relationship of the abdominals and the back. Contraindications, effective exercises and the importance of understanding your client’s needs and body type are discussed. Most importantly, theory touches upon the roles of the teacher and the importance of the flow in a session. Repertoire taught includes advanced Mat, intermediate Reformer, and Arm Chair. A one-hour mat class is given. 6 hours long.
  • MODULE 6 – EXERCISE ADAPTATION. Significant concepts take an in-depth look into exercise adaptation and the use of assists and modifications. Topics discussed include how to construct a complete and comprehensive program. Repertoire taught is advanced Mat, intermediate Reformer, fundamental Wunda Chair and Magic Circle. A one-hour mat class is given. 6 hours long.
  • MODULE 7 – MUSCLE BALANCE AND IMBALANCE. Mid Term exam. Significant concepts covered are the meaning of balance, imbalance in strength, and imbalance in flexibility. Discussion includes functional exercises, movement patterns, and neuromuscular re-education. Muscle testing is also presented. Repertoire taught includes intermediate and advanced Reformer, Wunda Chair, and Cadillac. 6 hours long.
  • MODULE 8 – THE LOWER LIMBS. The hip joint and the knee joint and the ankle-foot complex are the significant concepts covered. The gait cycle is discussed and analyzed. Repertoire taught is intermediate Reformer, Wunda Chair, and Cadillac. A one-hour mat class is given. 6 hours long.
  • MODULE 9 – THE SHOULDER. Significant concepts covered are the structure and function of the shoulder region. The shoulder joint, muscles of the shoulder, and the importance of correct mechanics are presented. Discussion includes how to work with clients with shoulder problems and recognizing their boundaries and limitations. Repertoire taught is intermediate Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, and introductions of the Ladder and Step Barrels. A one-hour mat class is given. 6 hours long.
  • MODULE 10 – PROGRAM DESIGN PRINCIPLES. Significant concepts covered are the principles of training such as overload, specificity, and reversibility. Components of physical fitness are addressed and analyzed. Discussion includes repertoire levels and how they relate to working with a broad range of clientele. Repertoire taught is advanced Reformer, Wunda Chair, and Cadillac. A one-hour mat class is given. 6 hours long.
  • MODULE 11 – SPECIFIC POPULATIONS PART 1. Significant concepts covered are habitual movement patterns, cross training, imbalances and setting goals. The athletic population is looked at more closely. Discussion includes teaching methodologies. Repertoire taught includes intermediate and advanced level work on both Ladder and Step Barrels. A one-hour mat class is given. 6 hours long.
  • MODULE 12 – SPECIFIC POPULATIONS PART 2. Final Examinations. Significant concepts covered are populations with restrictions with an in-depth look at pregnancy. Topics discussed include teaching men and women, different body types, and different objectives and approaches. There is a general overview of repertoire.

Students are required to do 100 hours of observation, 200 hours of practice teaching and 200 hours of personal practice. There are exams during and at the end of the course, both practical and written. There is a research paper to complete as well as a teaching evaluation to do in order to complete the final stages of the course.

MAT TEACHER TRAINING COURSE
Module Description

Module 1 – The Fundamentals
Significant concepts covered include the ten tenets of the Pilates method, the pelvis, and Pilates breathing. Module discusses an historical overview of Pilates, the BASI method, and the role of safety with a client and in the studio. Repertoire includes fundamental Mat exercises. A one-hour mat class is given.

Module 2 – Anatomy Overview Part 1
Significant concepts covered include an anatomy overview and terminology covering the major joints and center of gravity. The importance and practice of cueing is discussed. Repertoire covers fundamental and intermediate Mat. A one-hour mat class is given.

Module 3 – Anatomy Overview Part 2
Significant concepts covered include an anatomical movement analysis, the muscles, and aerobic / anaerobic exercise. The BASI™ format of teaching is discussed. The Block System®, created by Rael Isacowitz, is introduced. Repertoire taught is intermediate Mat and Leg Weights. A one-hour mat class is given.

Module 4 – Posture Assessment
Significant concepts covered are the principles of alignment and posture assessment. Discussion includes exercises as a tool for assessment. Repertoire taught includes intermediate through advanced Mat. A one-hour mat class is given.

Module 5 – Core Strength: Back and Abdominals
Significant concepts covered are core strength and the relationship of the abdominals and the back. Contraindications, effective exercises and the importance of understanding your client’s needs and body type are discussed. Most importantly, theory touches upon the roles of the teacher and the importance of the flow in a session. Repertoire taught includes advanced Mat. A one-hour mat class is given.

Module 6 – Exercise Adaptation
Significant concepts take an in-depth look into exercise adaptation and the use of assists and modifications. Topics discussed include how to construct a complete and comprehensive program. Repertoire taught is advanced Mat and Magic Circle. A one-hour mat class is given.

The mat work course is a stepping stone to the full comprehensive course. It is advised for students who do not have the time or resources to study the comprehensive course, or those in locations without Pilates equipment. It is affordable, easy to integrate into many different settings and introduces people to the foundation of Pilates. There is no part of the Pilates system that exemplifies the principles of the method, particularly flow, quite as well as the Mat work. Students study a very wide repertoire of Mat Work exercises and the integration of small apparatus into the Mat program.

Upon completion of the course, you will be qualified to:

-Work according to the principles of Pilates and introduce these tenets to clients and students
-Assess posture and posture types, as well as detect postural deviations
-Solve problems and provide effective exercise solutions to many physical conditions
-Compile comprehensive and safe Pilates Mat work programs tailored to individual and group needs
-Adapt a class to different settings and environments
-Integrate small apparatus into a Mat class to achieve optimum results
-Use the BASI® Block System to successfully administer Mat work classes
-Analyze and understand the Pilates exercises based on anatomical and biomechanical principles
-Demonstrate at a high level the vast repertoire of classic Pilates exercises as well as a wide range of original BASI exercises
-Modify exercises according to the needs and goals of the individual
-Establish a sound foundation to embark on the CTTC

 

HOW TO ENROLL – go to the BASI UK website to enroll

Feel free to come and visit us in the studio to have a chat to help make up your mind.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Courses are always run in blocks from Thurs-Sun (Thurs, Fri and Sat 1pm – 8pm; Sunday 9am-4pm)

The cost of the Comprehensive Teacher Training Course is:  £3400. If you would like to pay for this in installments, the total is £3500 and the breakdown is as follows: (exams are not included in this fee, they are charged at the time of examination)
£330 non refundable deposit
£1350 1st Installment due 3 weeks before module 1 commences
£910 2nd Installment due 3 weeks before module 5 commences
£910 3rd Installmetn due 3 weeks before module 9 commences

Mat courses are £1200 paid in full before the course commences.