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Pilates Teacher Training Built on a Real Foundation

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 also a prerequisite for BASI’s renowned  Comprehensive Apparatus Program.

The Foundation Apparatus Program is modular and is comprised of 36 hours of lecture and practical work divided into six study modules. The program is generally held over a five-week period. 

The process of becoming a skilled teacher is highly individualized and BASI encourages each individual to work at his or her own pace. The goal is to develop excellence in each and every person, no matter how long it takes. Students are allowed to repeat any element of the examination process to achieve the required BASI Pilates standard. Additional fees may apply.

Students who complete the Foundation Apparatus Program may request a letter of attendance for the study of the Foundation Apparatus Principles. Students have the option to test for a BASI Pilates Mat teaching credential, qualifying them as a teacher of BASI Pilates Mat® (please see Mat requirements) or continue in the Comprehensive Apparatus Program.

Those attending the Foundation Apparatus Program will be issued a Study Guide and six Movement Analysis Workbooks (MAWBs) to guide them through the exercises on the various Pilates apparatus.

Students may make up missed modules at any BASI Pilates Host location around the world. Returning students can also Audit any of the six modules to refresh the BASI repertoire and theory. Find the Foundation Program closest to you. *Dance Specialization is not eligible for Auditing.

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Location & Schedules

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

Refund Policy

Please review our Refund Policy before registering for a program.

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