Natasja Barnard


Tash embarked on a career in Pilates after graduating with honours in the
Cecchetti Ballet and IDTA Modern Dance methods in 2000. Tash studied the
BASI Pilates(r) <>  method directly under Rael
Isacowitz  <> and Kristi White
and was qualified as a BASI Instructor in 2001.  Since then, Tash has
experienced the power of BASI worldwide, working and teaching in London,
Dubai, Salzburg and Hong Kong whilst becoming a member of the BASI Faculty
in the interim.  Tash has settled in a growing coastal town called Ballito
in her home country which is South Africa with her husband, Andre (a
well-respected chiropractor whom she works closely with), and two children.
Along with other BASI loyalists Tash has managed to build a very strong and
focused Pilates community through running her own successful Pilates Studio
and lecturing workshops and courses for BASI South Africa.  Tash currently
has a growing number of appearances as a guest instructor on Pilates Anytime
and is the only qualified Core Fitness Roller instructor in South Africa.
As a caring instructor and lecturer with an immense amount of energy and
real passion for the work, Tash strives for continued improvement both
personally and professionally with a focus on achieving results.  Tash has
an incredible faith which fires her vision of being able to share Pilates
with as many people as she possibly can - all over the world.  Tash's vision
is manifesting in numerous ways, such as leading a Pilates Retreat in
Indonesia under Pilates Retreat Asia.  This forum has enabled Tash to ground
the concept of making connections beyond the physical and instructing