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The BASI Pilates Comprehensive Apparatus Program is an enduring foundation for a career in Pilates.

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®.

The BASI Comprehensive Apparatus Program is for students who have completed the Foundation Apparatus Program. It is comprised of 36 hours of lecture divided into six study modules. Upon completion of the program, a student 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 for many physical conditions
  • Compile comprehensive and safe Pilates programs, tailored to individual needs
  • Use the BASI® Block System to successfully administer individual and group sessions
  • 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
  • Use the full line of major Pilates apparatus, including the revolutionary Avalon® system
  • Modify exercises according to the needs and goals of the individual
  • Work with specific populations and be equipped to embark on BASI Advanced Education courses

Once students complete the Comprehensive Apparatus Program, they may test for a BASI Pilates teaching credential which will qualify them as a teacher of BASI Pilates Advanced Principles, and embark on a career as a fully qualified Pilates professional.

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Location & Schedules

The Comprehensive Apparatus Program is taught by members of the BASI Pilates faculty in Host studios around the world. Programs are ongoing in multiple locations throughout the year. Find the program closest to you.

The module portion of the program is generally held over a six month period and requires approximately 500 hours of study, practice, observation and apprentice teaching.

The process of becoming a skilled teacher is highly individual and BASI encourages each individual to work at his or her own pace. The goal is to develop excellence in each and every person, irrespective of how long it takes. Students are allowed to repeat any element of the examination process to achieve the required BASI Pilates standard.

All programs, no matter where they are held, are under the supervision of BASI Pilates and conform to BASI Pilates policies and procedures.

Refund Policy

Please review our Refund Policy before registering for a program.

What Makes This Course Great

When you are a BASI qualified Pilates professional you have graduated the most rigorous, as well as exciting and positively life-changing, Pilates teacher training program in the business. You will be qualified to teach Pilates at all levels and on all equipment, as well as on the Avalon System. You will have an education you can be proud of and be ready to start a career in the Pilates industry.

Liability Insurance

BASI Pilates is proud to offer its students and graduates premium liability coverage from Pilates Insurance Plus at a special group rate.

BASI Pilates has teamed with Pilates Insurance Plus (PIP) to offer its students and graduates the best liability insurance available for the lowest cost! BASI is the first Pilates educational institute to implement a group liability insurance discount from Pilates Insurance Plus to cover its students both during enrollment and following graduation for a total of 12 months. For the first-year rate of $79, BASI students receive professional, general and product liability insurance, rental damage insurance, identity theft protection and stolen equipment coverage. Each student also receives a free professional website! BASI graduates have access to the same premium coverage and benefits for the discounted annual rate of $149. Plus, each graduate receives coverage for more than 350 health and wellness disciplines!

For more information, call 800-969-3189. 

*Open to students studying or graduates teaching within the United States and its territories or on U.S. military bases around the world