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Theo Botha

Theo Botha has been on the faculty of Body Arts and Science International® since 2002 and is currently one of only two principal instructors for BASI Pilates®.

Ashley Ritchie

Ashley is the founder of Body Mechanix Wellness Centre, primarily a Pilates Studio, situated in Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa. Ashley embodies over 15 years as a Pilates Practitioner, 23 years of RAD Ballet training and 7 years of dance instruction – all wrapped together by the natural enthusiasm she brings to her teaching.

Tash Barnard

“She loved life and it loved her right back.” Tash Barnard is undoubtedly an embodiment of this adage. With her illuminating smile, infectious laugh and effervescent personality, Tash effortlessly exudes a characteristic warmth that endears everyone she meets, to her.

Monique Martinengo

Through teaching Pilates I feel inspired knowing that I not only make a difference to my students but also within myself. The different dynamic of each individual allows me to educate the students about what I have learned and make them enjoy the instruction.

Inge Pretorius

I have a deep passion for the Pilates method, specifically the BASI approach and all it embodies. To me it is about more than just teaching Pilates as an exercise form, I believe it should be integrated into all areas of one’s life and that everyone can benefit from its teachings.

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