BASI Pilates

For the past 20 years, the two most common physical limitations I have seen have been in shoulders/hips and weakness of the core.  Even for people with back, neck, or knee pain – if they are able to improve strength of the core and the functioning of their shoulders and hips, their levels of pain become much more manageble and/or resolved.

What is BASI Pilates?

BASI Pilates was established in 1989 by Rael Isacowitz, who is considered to be one of the leading figures of the Pilates world today. The acronym BASI stands for Body Arts and Science international, which is both the name of the academy’s holding company and an affirmation of its approach to Pilates studies. BASI education is profoundly anchored in anatomy, physiology and scientific principles, and at the same time places a great emphasis on the aesthetic quality of every movement.

The mission statement of BASI Pilates is to create and maintain professional standards for the teaching of the method and to preserve and perpetuate the gift of Pilates by educating teachers of the highest calibre. The sole purpose of BASI Pilates is to educate Pilates instructors and continue developing this education to be on the cutting edge of the discipline for the duration of their careers.