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BASI Pilates Mat Teacher Training Programs

Pilates Mat Teacher Training is the perfect vehicle for learning the principles of the Pilates Method. It is affordable, easy to integrate into different settings, and a great way to introduce people to Pilates. At BASI, we regard Pilates Mat Work as the "crown jewel" of Pilates.

BASI offers two Pilates Mat Teacher Training opportunites: Our Standard Pilates Mat Program and BASI Fit™ Mat.

The Standard Pilates Mat Teacher Training Program provides a thorough education in the Pilates Mat Work and its infinite applications. It is also the perfect springboard to the Standard U.S. or Global Apparatus Programs. The Mat Teacher Training Program is the same for U.S. and international Students.

Upon completion of the program, 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 group mat 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

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BASI Pilates Mat Teacher Training: Standard

BASI Pilates Mat Teacher Training Program includes 24 hours of lecture and practical work divided into six study modules. Training is generally held over a three-month period and requires approximately 100 hours of study, practice, observation and apprentice teaching. 

Those attending this program will receive a Mat Study Guide and a Mat Movement Analysis Workbook (MAWB).

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 Mat Program closest to you.

Students who complete the Pilates Mat Program may test for a BASI Pilates Mat teaching credential which will qualify them as a teacher of BASI Pilates Mat. Please see teaching credential requirements below.

Our goal is to develop excellence in every person. Students may repeat any element of the examination process to achieve the required BASI Pilates standard. Additional fees may apply.


Common questions about our program

Location & Schedules

The Standard Mat Program is taught by BASI Pilates faculty in Host studios around the world. Programs are ongoing in multiple locations throughout the year. All programs, no matter where they are held, are under the supervision of BASI Pilates and conform with BASI Pilates policies and procedures.

Find the Mat Program closest to you.  


Refund Policy

Please review our Refund Policy before registering for a program. 

What Makes This Program Great

Pilates Mat work is a superb vehicle for learning the principles of the Pilates Method. It is also affordable, easy to integrate into many different settings, and a great way to introduce people to Pilates in general. Here, students have the opportunity to study and learn to teach a wide repertoire of Pilates Mat exercises and the integration of small apparatus into Pilates Mat exercise programs.

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