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Teacher Training Course

BASI Pilates Training is more than simply a program of study, the BASI CTTC is an enduring foundation for a career in Pilates, with graduates qualified to teach all levels of client, on the full complement of equipment including Mat work.

The BASI Pilates Mat Teacher Training Course (MTTC) is for anyone who is serious about making a profession out of Pilates. It is a rigorous and demanding program of study, practice, apprenticeship and observation, which will qualify you for a career at the highest levels of the Pilates Method.

The program includes several unique methodologies that have made the BASI teacher trainer the most contemporary and exciting of its kind.

BASI PILATES COURSE PREREQUISITES 

Students NEED to meet the following prerequisites, before deciding to take part in this highly sought after international pilates certification course.

Each potential student will need to attend a minimum of 10 BASI Pilates classes, at a BASI Pilates studio, prior to joining the course.

You need to have completed Matric and/or be at least 20 years of age (we will consider a letter of motivation if the student applying is younger than 20). 

Familiarity with the teachings of Joseph Pilates

Familiarity in basic anatomy and physiology - Specialization in a related area of study, such as physical therapy or massage therapy is an added benefit, but not essential.

Experience in a related form of physical activity - Prior experience in an athletic activity which develops body awareness, discipline and other attributes that are extremely beneficial to the study of Pilates.

Teaching experience is recommended - Any past teaching experience, even in an unrelated field, will contribute to you becoming a skilled teacher of the Pilates method.

This 6-module program is comprised of 24 hours of lecture, discussion, exercise practice, and exercise analysis.

The program structure is modular. each module consists of practical and theoretical components.

  • If a student needs to transfer between Host locations within SA during a course, to make up for missed modules or other, they may BUT the student needs to do all modules sequentially and there is an additional transfer fee of R575.00 per transfer, arrange this with PTA (BASI H/O) info@basipilates.co.za

Tuition, Registration and Manual Fees apply when registering for the MTTC Program (you receive the following)

Modules 1- 6 (InStudio) Tuition

1 x Mat Study Guide

1 x Movement Analysis Workbook

Final ONLINE Written Exam (in English) via student dashboard on basipilates.com PORTAL, no extra fee for written.

Due Upon Registration: R1437.50 Inclusive of VAT is payable (This is a Non-refundable registration/administration fee)

Remaining balance: Due at least 4 weeks prior to the start of the Mat or Comprehensive Course/Program or can be included as a once off payment with registration.

Additional Fees over and above the Course fees: 

Centralised Testing Fees apply for Mat & Comprehensive Course Students: Centralised testing has an annual fee increase, please keep this in mind when planning your budget.

Mat students - Teaching or Demonstration section/s fees for 2021:

R625.00 per section (Including VAT) or R1250.00 for both sections (Including VAT).

Centralised Testing &/or Re-do's must be completed within 1 year of last module completed, no exceptions.

Comprehensive students - Teaching or Demonstration section/s fees for 2021:

R875.00 per section (Including VAT) or R1750.00 for both sections (Including VAT).

Centralised Testing &/or Re-do's must be completed within 1 year of last module completed, no exceptions.

If there is a NO SHOW by a student for the testing date registered for, the student forfeits the testing fee paid and will need to re-register and pay again for another date and/or location.

Centralized testing fees are Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable if registered testing date is missed.


Banking Details: (Payments via EFT)

BASI Pilates South Africa

Standard bank

Menlyn branch: 012345

Current Account: 41 444 9274

Swift Code: SBZAZAJJ

***Please use your order number, name/surname as reference and e-mail proof of payment to info@basipilates.co.za


Payments via PayPal:

If you have a PayPal account you may make payment in dollars or Euro's: Please request Dollar or Euro amounts from BASI Pilates H/O (PTA) info@basipilates.co.za 

PayPal - BASI Pilates SA - info@basipilates.co.za 

***Please use your order number, name and surname as reference in your payment notes on PayPal and e-mail proof of payment to info@basipilates.co.za


PAYMENT Plans available: 

6 & 12 Month Payment Plans are available. A signed debit order instruction/mandate is compulsory with any payment plan option taken, also be advised that there are extra finance changes included for all payment plans.


Studio Free Use time & Fees due after limited free use time expires: (BASI Pilates HOST Studio's)

Once you have started your course/program with BASI Pilates SA, Comprehensive students receive a limited period of free studio use time (6 months from Comp course start date) Mat students receive a limited period of free studio use time (4 months from Mat course start date) and this may be used at any BASI Pilates South Africa "HOST" Studio:

- Free Pilates Group Mat classes (Bookings essential) protocols to be adhered to.

- Free "InStudio" time for observation and teaching (Bookings essential) protocols to be adhered to.

- Free Arranged Contact time with a BASI faculty member "InStudio" (Tutorials etc.) these times and dates are made available during the course.

After a students Free Use time has expired at a HOST studio, students may book for classes as usual but then will be charged Normal Studio rates, if you need extra time InStudio for observation and teaching, there will be a daily/hourly fee payable by you the student to the Host studio on arrival, always make arrangements with Host studio manager at front desk prior to arrival and get costs as each studio is different. 

You may obtain hours from other BASI studio's owned & run by BASI graduates (Affiliated studio's) but please make the necessary enquiries & arrangements directly with that studio as they are affiliated studio's and not BASI HOST Studio's, their studio rates apply at all times. Please contact your local BASI studio's for more information & rates. (Google)

Optional Extra's:

BASI Pilates Interactive Monthly Subscription – $10/month for Pro Version - To access Pilates Interactive go via portal.basipilates.com. If it is your first time accessing the Portal, use your e-mail address and the "Forgot Password" option, Additional subcription rates apply.

Please keep abreast of any changes through your BASI Host Studio, &/or follow us on social media – as "CHANGE" & "ONLINE" offerings are our NEW reality. IF and When you are able to visit your Host studio's please make sure to request their COVID-19 Protocols, regulations and Indemnity forms as we are all committed to ensuring a safe environment when you visit the Host studios.

ALL BASI Pilates® South Africa Host studio's will be adhering to stringent safety, decontamination and sanitising protocols in accordance with government directives and regulations on a continued basis to mitigate the risk of infection, so that you are able to exercise in the Host studio's with peace of mind, so PLEASE we ask that you respect, understand and adhere to all protocols and regulations when visiting any studio's.


 

Click here to view our MTTC Course Policies

 

Program structure and Hours required before centralised testing can be done.

  • Academic Study (Modules1-6) – 24 hours:

    All BASI Pilates Programs have a modular structure, which covers lectures, exercise analysis, practice and discussions. The theoretical component of the course is essential study. These hours are covered during the course. In the event that a student misses a module/s, private tuition is available on request from the Teacher Trainer at an additional hourly fee of R700.00 per hour and must please be arranged directly with the Teacher Trainer, or you could request a transfer to another HOST location to complete your modules missed at an additional transfer fee - request info for this option by mailing info@basipilates.co.za 

     
  • Practical Work (Self practise) – 40 hours:

    Practical Work is individual practice on the mat by the student. It can be done at any location, e.g. home, office, other BASI graduate studio's or the host studio. Students can practice on their own or in groups (Buddy systems with other students) at times arranged between the studio front desk and student. Practice hours can be obtained from after the first module of the course. Please ensure that you are familiar with the studio policies/protocols when making use of the host or BASI graduate studio facilities.

     
  • Observation – 15 hours:

    Observation hours require that the student observe how seasoned BASI Pilates instructors teach (mat & equipment) classes. Observation hours can be obtained at either a BASI host studio or at any BASI Graduate studio's at a time arranged between the studio & the student. Observation hours can be obtained from after the first module of the course. Please ensure that you are familiar with the studio policies/protocols when making use of the host or BASI graduate studio facilities. You may also obtain observation hours through Pilates Interactive go via portal.basipilates.com If it is your first time accessing the Portal, use your e-mail address and the "Forgot Password" option, Additional subcription rates apply.
  • Apprentice Teaching – 30 hours:

    Teaching hours require that the student teaches an individual (any individual, fellow students) or a group of individuals at any location.
  • Additional Practical Hours if Course in done ONLINE:
  • Comprehensive (including Mat) students need to do an additional 36hrs of InStudio Practical work and if you are a Mat student you will need to do an additional 12hrs of InStudio Practical work, where a Faculty or Experienced Instructor could assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

    NB: All Required Hours will need to be completed within the 1year period from last module completed. 

  • If you are doing the MAT Intensive training Course, please be aware that this is mentally and physically taxing on your body, having an anatomy and or a teaching background is not a prerequisite but an advantage in the group, a Pre-requisite that is a must is to be Pilates fit before you take on a pilates course of this caliber, by doing at least 10 BASI Pilates classes before course start date.

There are dates for Mat course offerings, iether (Mat Intensive - dates and locations available on the site) which take place over 4 full days or join any of the other groups and dates that run in conjuction with the Comprehensive course at any of the Host studio's which run over 6 half days. (MTTC - dates and locations available on the site)

Program Syllabus

    Module 1 - The Fundamentals

    Primary concepts covered include the 10 movement principles of the Pilates method, an overview of the pelvic region and Pilates breathing. A historical overview of Pilates is presented, plus the BASI® approach, and the importance of safety when teaching Pilates are discussed. Repertoire includes fundamental Mat and Reformer exercises. A one-hour mat class is taught.

    Module 2 - Anatomy Overview Part 1

    Primary concepts covered include an anatomy and terminology overview: major bones, muscles, joints, bony landmarks and center of gravity. The importance and practice of cueing is discussed. Repertoire covers fundamental Reformer, intermediate Mat, Pole and Ped-a-pul. A one-hour mat class is taught.

    Module 3 - Anatomy Overview Part 2

    Primary concepts covered include the BASI® system of movement analysis, exercise physiology, and aerobic/anaerobic exercise.  The BASI® format of teaching is discussed and the Block System®, created by Rael Isacowitz, is introduced. Repertoire taught is intermediate Mat and Reformer and Leg Weights. A one-hour mat class is taught.

    Module 4 - Posture Assessment

    Primary concepts covered are the principles of alignment and posture assessment. Discussion includes exercise as a tool for assessment. Repertoire taught includes intermediate through advanced Mat, intermediate Reformer, and fundamental Cadillac. A one-hour mat class is taught.

    Module 5 - Core Strength: Back and Abdominals

    Primary concepts covered are core strength and the relationship of the various muscle groups that make up the core with particular focus on the abdominals and the back extensors. Contraindications, effective exercises and the importance of understanding your client’s needs and body type are discussed. Also addressed are the role of the teacher and the importance of flow in a session. Repertoire taught includes advanced Mat, intermediate Reformer, and Arm Chair. A one-hour mat class is taught.

    Module 6 - Exercise Adaptation

    Primary concepts include an in-depth look into exercise adaptation and the use of assists and modifications. Lecture focuses on how to construct a complete and comprehensive program. Repertoire taught is advanced Mat, intermediate Reformer, fundamental Wunda Chair and Magic Circle. A one-hour mat class is taught. A general review of the repertoire is conducted, and the online Written Examination is available at the end of the program.

     

      Centralised Testing - (Evaluation Process)

      In each course/program, the student is continuously evaluated in order to measure consistent progress.

      • At Module 4 : Quiz (20 multiple choice questions on work covered during modules 1-3) 
      • After Module 6 and before Centralised Testing, the student will need to Take the ONLINE Theory Test via his/her student dashboard by logging onto the portal.basipilates.com - No fee is charged to do or re-do the written section of the testing.
      • Once all Modules are done and all required hours have been obtained and logged on your student dashboard the Mat Student will need to register via his/her profile/account on the BASI Pilates South Africa website www.basipilates.co.za for Centralized Testing (Set Dates and Host locations are listed)

      What if the student needs to repeat section/s that they’ve not passed?

      Students that do not pass ONLINE theory Test can re-take it as many times as needed. Students that need to re-do any section/s of Centralised testing will need to re-register for the next available centralised testing date via the website and this must be done before the one year period from when your last module ended. Centralised testing fees apply every time you register or re-register for testing. 

      NOTE:

      Should a student not successfully pass the teaching or demonstration section/s of the Centralized testing, the student will need to re-register on the next available Centralized Testing date OR most convenient location and dates provided (www.basipilates.co.za) and only re-do the section/s that were not passed.


      ADDITIONAL FEES, NOT INCLUDED WITH COURSE FEES

      Centralised Testing Fees For Mat & Comprehensive Course Students: Seperate registration needed for Centralised testing once student is ready!

      Mat students - Teaching or Demonstration section/s fees for 2021:

      R625.00 per section (Including VAT) or R1250.00 for both sections (Including VAT).

      If the student needs to re-do a section/s it needs to be done within 1 year of last module completed.

      Comprehensive students - Teaching or Demonstration section/s fees for 2021:

       

      R875.00 per section (Including VAT) or R1750.00 for both sections (Including VAT).

      If the student needs to re-do a section/s it needs to be done within 1 year of last module completed.

      If there is a NO SHOW by a student for the testing date registered for, the student forfeits the testing fee paid and will need to re-register and pay again for another date and/or location.

      Centralized testing fees are Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable if registered testing date is missed.


      ISSUE OF CERTIFICATE

      Students have (1) One year in which to complete everything. The BASI certificate will only be requested once all required hours (practice, teaching & observation) is complete, testing is passed with 70% or above and all fees are paid in full.

      Qualifications

      Upon completion of the course, you will be qualified to:

      • Work according to the principles of Pilates and introduce these to your clients.
      • 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/or group needs.
      • Adapt a class to different settings and environments.
      • Integrate small apparatus into a Mat class to achieve optimal 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 high level and vast repertoire of classic Pilates exercises as well as a wide range of BASI exercises.
      • Modify exercises according to the needs and goals of the individual client.
      • Establish a sound foundation to embark on the CTTC

      BASI Pilates South Africa offers a once-off course payment and offers payment plans. If financing is an obstacle in you obtaining quality Pilates education, please contact theo@pilatessa.co.za to discuss financial planning.

      A non–refundable registration fee of R1437.50 Including VAT is due on registration

      Course Costs

      Item Once Off 6 Months 12 Months
      Tuition (Ex VAT) R9552.17 R10 507.39 R12 226.78
      Registration (Ex VAT) R1250.00 R1250.00 R1250.00
      Manuals (Ex VAT) R1050.00 R1050.00 R1050.00
      Sub Total R11 852.17 R12 807.39 R14 526.78
      VAT R1 777.83 R1 921.11 R2 179.02
      Grand Total R13 630.00 R14 728.50 R16 705.79

      Payment Plan

      Item Once Off 6 Months 12 Months
      30% Deposit R0.00 R4418.55 R5011.74
      Monthly Instalments (6mths) Or (12mths) R0.00 R1 718.32 p/m R974.50 p/m

      Banking Details: (Payments via EFT)

      BASI Pilates South Africa

      Standard bank

      Menlyn branch: 012345

      Current Account: 41 444 9274

      Swift Code: SBZAZAJJ

      ***Please use your order number, name/surname as reference and e-mail proof of payment to info@basipilates.co.za


      Payments

      • Late Payments are subject to interest being charged on your outstanding amount.
      • A Debit Order Instruction is mandatory if any Payment Plan Option is chosen. (DOWNLOAD Debit Order Instruction while registering) Or request one via info@basipilates.co.za
      • Centralized testing is not included in the course fees - See Centralised Testing Tab for Rates...

       


      Should a MAT graduate decide to continue onto the CTTC, the following financial terms apply:

      • The Mat Graduate receives a DISCOUNT of R6000.00 from the CTTC Tuition/Mat manual amount, this discount applies if the Mat graduate decides NOT to take a new Mat movement manual and rather uses their Mat movement manual from previous MTTC. (Please bring along your previous Mat Movement Manual when starting the CTTC).

      • The Mat Graduate then still has the following financial outlay - the balance of the CTTC Tuition, the non-refundable registration fee and the cost of the CTTC manuals.

      • This arrangement is applicable to both once-off and payment plan options.

      • The Mat Graduate has the opportunity to review the full Mat section during the CTTC at no additional cost, but if the Mat Graduate prefers not to attend the Mat sections of the CTTC modules the Mat Graduate is welcome to join the group for only the equipment sections of the CTTC, arrangements for this must please be done directly with your HOST Studio administrator/faculty. Doing a refresher on the Mat sections while doing the CTTC is a unique opportunity and doesn’t come around often so rather sit in on those extra few hours per day.


      Cancellation

      No refunds are given!

      Students may transfer funds to a subsequent course at the same location or at another course Host location within South Africa. Valid for (1) one year.

      No refunds are given if:

      • A student misses any modules of the program.
      • A student chooses to leave the program of her/his own volition.
      • A student fails to attend the  program, following BASI Pilates notification of acceptance and confirmation by the student.
      • A student fails to attend the program without reasonable prior notification, this will be dealt with on a case by case basis.

      All Course fees are inclusive of VAT. A non–refundable registration fee of R1437.50 is due on registration to keep your spot and the balance of the once off payment is due at least 4 weeks before the course/program start date. If you opted for the payment plan complete the Debit order Instruction and return it with your proof of payment of the 30% deposit which is due at least 4 weeks prior to the course/program start date. Your first instalment will be deducted from your bank account between the 1-7 of every new month after the course starts or before if requested. info@basipilates.co.za  

      • If a student needs to transfer between Host locations within SA during a course, to make up for missed modules or other, they may BUT the student needs to do all modules sequencially and there is an additional transfer fee of R575.00 per transfer, arrange this with PTA (BASI H/O) info@basipilates.co.za

       

      Training Dates

      Course

      Date

      Venue

      MTTC 2021 | PTA 1 (BASI SA H/O) Brooklyn
      • MTTC (Modules 1-3)
        03 Mar 2021 to 05 Mar 2021
      • MTTC (Modules 4-6)
        21 Apr 2021 to 23 Apr 2021
      Body Intellect Pilates Studio - Brooklyn PTA
      Sold Out
      MTTC 2021 | KZN 1 (Ballito) BPA
      2021-03-10T00:00:00 2021-04-16T00:00:00 Africa/Johannesburg MTTC 2021 | KZN 1 (Ballito) BPA BASI Pilates Workshop BASI PILATES ACADEMY BALLITO (KZN) BASI Pilates info@basipilates.co.za
      • MTTC (Modules 1-3)
        10 Mar 2021 to 12 Mar 2021
      • MTTC (Modules 4-6)
        14 Apr 2021 to 16 Apr 2021
      BASI PILATES ACADEMY BALLITO (KZN)
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