BASI Pilates® Advanced Education Certificate Courses  are specialized programs specifically for experienced Pilates professionals.

BASI Pilates advanced courses offer a structured framework in which practicing experts from different disciplines work hand in hand with founder Rael Isacowitz and BASI faculty to cover a wide spectrum of disciplines. From Injuries & Pathologies to Innovations in Pilates, these certificate courses are intensive and fascinating ways for Pilates professionals to advance their understanding and careers. Highlights include the Ultimate in Pilates program (Mentor, Master and Master Reunion Programs) with BASI founder Rael Isacowitz, represents the highest level of Pilates study available anywhere in the world.

These courses require prior completion of the BASI Pilates Comprehensive Apparatus Program (or a similar program from another recognized teacher training organization). See our refund policy here.

Participants of Advanced Education Courses are awarded a certificate from BASI Pilates and are well qualified to practice in their chosen area of specialization.

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Pilates:Integration into Therapeutic Practice

Presenter: Samantha Wood, MPT, MBA, PMA-CPT, RYT

This introductory course is designed for Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Certified Athletic Trainers and Chiropractors who have little or no experience with Pilates but have an interest in integrating this method into their orthopedic rehabilitation practice. Participants will learn how to use Pilates as therapeutic exercise with specific patient populations. Emphasis will be placed on core stabilization. Safe use of the equipment and basic Pilates principles will be taught; in addition, specific exercises from the BASI Pilates repertoire will be demonstrated and practiced. Indications and Contraindications for specific diagnoses and how these relate to the Pilates repertoire will be discussed. Tips on starting and running a successful Pilates-based business will also be shared. Upon completion of this course, participants will have the tools and skills to effectively integrate Pilates into any practice to meet therapeutic goals.

Course Objectives

  • Gain an understanding of the Guiding Principles of Pilates and how these can be applied clinically to patients.
  • Discover the many benefits and advantages of using Pilates in a therapeutic environment.
  • Learn safe use the Pilates equipment (Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Mat) and how to modify for different patient populations and abilities. 
  • Perform basic Pilates exercises chosen from Pilates Exercise Protocols (created and utilized by physical therapists for over 16 years).
  • Identify how to effectively cue for proper activation of the core stabilization muscles.
  • Learn how to document and bill properly for maximum reimbursement.
  • Examine current clinical research on the effectiveness of Pilates in rehabilitation.
  • Discuss the basics of managing a Pilates-based business (e.g. cost of equipment, billing, training and education programs, hiring and retention).

 *This course is pre-approved by the California Physical Therapy Association for 1.4 CEUs (CPTA #16-76)

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Pilates for Dancers

Presenter: Karen Clippinger, M.S.P.E.

This four-day certificate course presents repertoire that addresses key demands of dance and common imbalances, so that dance performance can be enhanced and injury risk reduced. Participants will learn repertoire on the mat and Pilates apparatus designed to improve upper back extension, turnout, extensions of the legs, arabesques, knee hyperextension, point of the foot (plantar flexion), ankle-foot stability, jumps, and carriage of the arms. In addition to learning individual exercises, participants will participate in a sample mat class with elastic bands, as well as a sample reformer class. A course manual is included and participants will receive a certificate of completion.

This course is approved by the PMA for 24 CECs.

Pilates for Injuries & Pathologies

Presenter: Samantha Wood, MPT, MBA, PMA-CPT, RYT

This three-day, advanced education certificate course presents a Physical Therapy approach to working with clients who have injuries, physical limitations, or movement dysfunctions. Specific injuries and pathologies are examined and students learn about precautions and/or contraindications for these conditions, as well as exercise options and modifications to the original BASI Pilates repertoire.  Course participants learn safe ways to work with clients who suffer from some of the most commonly encountered pathologies and injuries. Course manual is included and participants receive a certificate of completion.

This course is approved for 18 CECs by the PMA.

Mentor Program

Presenter: Rael Isacowitz

This course is the first phase of Ultimate Pilates, Rael’s voyage of discovery to the extreme edges of the Method with the most accomplished of his colleagues and students. This program focuses on refinement of the work and introduces us to the higher principles. Advanced repertoire utilizing all apparatus is introduced. The Mentor Program provides the Pilates professional with the opportunity to work with the mentor himself!

To be eligible for this course, you must have completed the BASI or another recognized comprehensive teacher training course (proof of certificate required). Two (2) years of teaching experience for BASI qualified teachers and three (3) years for all others.

This course is approved by the PMA for 18 CECs.

Master Program I

Presenter: Rael Isacowitz

This course is the second phase of Ultimate Pilates, Rael’s voyage of discovery to the extremes of the Method with the most accomplished of his colleagues and students. The Master Program introduces a level of the repertoire that Rael has never previously taught. Attention is given to teaching, cueing and methodology, but the main thrust is the in-depth exploration of master-level exercises that have seldom been part of any teacher training curriculum. 

To be eligible for this course, you must have previously completed the Mentor Program.

This program is approved by the PMA for 15 CECs.

Master II (formerly Master Reunion)

Presenter: Rael Isacowitz

This course is the final phase of Ultimate Pilates journey - Rael’s voyage of discovery to the extreme edges of Pilates repertoire and the creative process.

Pilates Through Pregnancy

Presenter: Ashley Ritchie, BASI Faculty Member

This 3 day Certificate Course will give you an in depth understanding of  the process the mother-to-be is going through within and the physical changes without that pregnancy brings. Pilates through Pregnancy and beyond course will take you through the 3 trimesters, the "Red Flag" conditions, exercise recommendations, modifications and assists. Hormonal affects from pregnancy, birthing and feeding the new born as well as Post pregnancy training protocols will be addressed. Diastasis Recti, what it is and how to treat it will be discussed in detail.

This program is approved by the PMA for 19 CECs.