BASI Global Comprehensive Program - Online - Mar 2022

Price £3700


March 4, 2022 - 12:00 am


July 22, 2022 - 1:00 pm


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The new format will be as follows:

As soon as students sign up (must be before 1st March) they will receive online materials to start preparing.  We will cover all 12 modules over 5 months.  We will meet online every Friday at 12 for roughly an hour or 2 (this time might change if the group would prefer and we might need longer than 1 hour but not longer than 2).  We will finish in July and add extra days if we feel it is necessary.  We have not done it this way before so we will adapt as needed.  Below is my plan, but it is not a rigid plan and can change if we need to with all agreeing.  This plan only works if students are doing a LOT of their own work and preparation in between all the live meet up dates.  If they don’t, this will not be successful for them.  On the days that we do equipment work, students should have access to the apparatus specified for that day.  Students should also attend student time each week to keep up their practice.
Prep: Before the 4th March students should have thoroughly watched and practiced modules 1 and 2, ALL the recordings.
Live: 4th March we have our first Zoom call to work through the mat material in the first module honing in on all the basic principles.  We will also have time to answer any questions that students might have about the module 1 lecture.
Prep: (Watch Modules 1 and 2 reformer and Mat again)
Live: 11th March – Module 1 and 2 reformer, so students must have access to a reformer to be cued through the work (or be happy to just watch others on the reformer on screen)
Prep: (Watch modules 1 and 2 mat and lectures again)
Live: 18th March – Module 2 mat and module 2 lecture Q&A
Prep: (Students must thoroughly watch and practice modules 3 and 4, ALL of the recordings)
Live: 25th March 9am- Module 3 mat and 4 mat
Prep: (students must watch module 3 and 4 reformer thoroughly practicing if possible)
Live: 30th March 9am- Module 3 and 4 reformer
Prep: (students must watch module 3 and 4 reformer and lectures thoroughly, practicing if possible)
Live: 8th April 9am- Module 4 cadillac and mod 2 Ped-a-pul and module 3 and 4 lecture Q&A
Prep: (In this two week break, students should watch and practice modules 5, 6, 7 and 8, all of the recordings, especially mod 5 and 6 mat and lecture)
Break: 15th April – Good Friday
Live: 22nd April 9am- Mod 5 and 6 mat and module 5 and 6 lecture Q&A
Prep: (In this 2 week break watch modules 5 and 6 reformer and wunda chair and practice a lot and do any review from previous modules)
Break: 29th April 
Live: 6 May 9am – Mod 5 and 6 Reformer and Wunda chair
Prep: (watch modules 5 and 6 Cadillac and Arm chair and practice)
Live:13 May 9am (or possibly change to wed 11th)- Mod 5 and 6 Cadillac and Arm Chair
Prep: (rewatch modules 7 and 8 reformer and lectures)
Live: 20 May 9am- Mod 7 and 8 Reformer and module 7&8 lecture Q&A
Prep:  (rewatch modules 7 and 8 cadillac)
Live: 27 May 9am – Module 7 and 8 Cadillac
Prep1: (In the two week break students should consolidate modules 5-8 and practice as much as possible)
Prep2: (watch mod 7 and 8 Wunda chair) – if time (start watching modules 9, 10, 11 and 12)
Break: 3 June – Bank holiday Queens Jubilee
Live: 10 June 9am – Module 7 and 8 Wunda Chair and review all of modules 5-8
Prep: (Rewatch and practice reformer for modules 9-12 and module 9 lecture)
Live: 17 June 9am – Module 9, 10, 11, 12 Reformer and module 9 lecture Q&A
Prep: (Rewatch and practice Wunda chair modules 9-12 and Module 10 lecture)
Live: 24 June 12pm- Module 9, 10, 11, 12 Wunda chair and module 10 lecture Q&A
Prep: (Rewatch and practice cadillac for modules 9-12)
Live: 1 July 9am- Module 9, 10, 11, 12 Cadillac
Prep: (Rewatch and practice ladder barrel for modules 9 -12 and mod 11 and 12 lectures)
Live: 8 July 9am- Module 9 and 12 Ladder Barrel and module 11 and 12 lecture Q&A
Prep: (Rewatch and practice spine corrector for modules 9-12)
Live: 15 July 9am – Module 9, 11, 12 Spine corrector/F2 and review of all modules 9-12
Prep: tbc
Live: 22 July – tbc
We will be done at that point and will take stock of how we did.


The course structure is modular. Each module consist of practical and theoretical components.

Module 1, The Fundamentals

The principles, the pelvis, breathing, exercise description, historical overview, safety.  Mat and Apparatus repertoire covered.

Module 2, Anatomy Part 1

Anatomy overview & terminology, joints, centre of gravity, cueing & imagery.  Mat and Apparatus repertoire covered.

Module 3, Anatomy Part 2

Anatomical movement analysis, muscles, aerobic & anaerobic exercise; the BASI Block system.  Mat and Apparatus repertoire covered.

Module 4, Posture Assessment

Principles of alignment, posture and posture assessment; types of faulty postures. Mat and Apparatus repertoire covered.

Module 5, Core Strength – Back & Abdominals

Effective exercise, contraindications for the spine, guidelines for successful teaching, being a teacher.  Mat and Apparatus repertoire covered.

Module 6, Exercise Adaptation

Exercise adaptation, exercise progression, modifications to exercise, using small equipment, constructing a complete and comprehensive program. Mat and Apparatus repertoire covered.

Module 7, Muscle Balance and Imbalance

The meaning of balance, imbalances in strength and flexibility as a cause of injury, functional versus isolation exercises, muscle testing and function.  Apparatus repertoire covered.

Module 8, The Lower Limbs

The hip joint and the knee joint and the ankle-foot complex are the significant concepts covered. The gait cycle is discussed and analyzed. Repertoire taught is intermediate Reformer, Wunda Chair, and Cadillac. A one-hour mat class is given. 6 hours long.

Module 9,The Shoulder

Significant concepts covered are the structure and function of the shoulder region. The shoulder joint, muscles of the shoulder, and the importance of correct mechanics are presented. Discussion includes how to work with clients with shoulder problems and recognizing their boundaries and limitations. Repertoire taught is intermediate Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, and introductions of the Ladder and Step Barrels. A one-hour mat class is given. 6 hours long.

Module 10, Program design principles

Significant concepts covered are the principles of training such as overload, specificity, and reversibility. Components of physical fitness are addressed and analyzed. Discussion includes repertoire levels and how they relate to working with a broad range of clientele. Repertoire taught is advanced Reformer, Wunda Chair, and Cadillac. A one-hour mat class is given. 6 hours long.

Module 11, Specific population Part 1

Significant concepts covered are habitual movement patterns, cross training, imbalances and setting goals. The athletic population is looked at more closely. Discussion includes teaching methodologies. Repertoire taught includes intermediate and advanced level work on both Ladder and Step Barrels. A one-hour mat class is given. 6 hours long.

Module 12, Specific populations Part 2

Final Examinations. Significant concepts covered are populations with restrictions with an in-depth look at pregnancy. Topics discussed include teaching men and women, different body types, and different objectives and approaches. There is a general overview of repertoire.

In addition to the academic study, students must complete the following hours of study: observation (100 hours, of which 50% can be done using BASI Interactive ), self-practice (200 hours, of which 50% can be done using BASI Interactive ) and student teaching (200 hours).  

Your observation and personal practice are best done in a BASI environment, for your learning sake, and your UK/Ireland host will allow you time for observation in their studio or to practice quietly on the apparatus. You can also book in with them for paid sessions, which is highly recommended and a very important part of your learning.

If you have no access to a BASI studio and don’t live near your host studio, then you can log hours in a non-BASI environment and then refer to BASI Interactive  to check on what might be different and why.  Your teaching can be done at home or anywhere you can find friends or family willing to have you teach them.  To teach using the apparatus, you can generally book in time at your host studio to teach fellow students to gain hours of practice.  Please treat your host studio and their apparatus with the utmost respect.  

There are exams during and at the end of the course, both practical and written. There is a research paper to complete as well as a teaching evaluation and practical demonstration to do in order to complete the final stages of the course.  Exam dates are published on this website under the tab ‘Dates’.

The cost of the Comprehensive Teacher Training Course is:  £3600. If you would like to pay for this in instalments, the total is £3700 and the breakdown is as follows: (exams are not included in this fee, they are charged at the time of examination) – digital manuals are included in this price.  A hardcopy set of manuals can be purchased for £220.
£330 non refundable deposit (this includes the £30 registration fee)
£1400 1st Instalment due 3 weeks before module 1 commences
£985 2nd Instalment due 3 weeks before module 5 commences
£985 3rd Instalment due 3 weeks before module 9 commences

Comprehensive course testing and Exam Outline

At Module 4

Written Quiz (30 minutes) on all practical and theory work from Module 1 – 3.

At Module 7

Written Midterm paper (1hr,30 minutes) on all practical and theory work from Module 1 – 6.

A practical exam where you are asked to demonstrate 4 exercises randomly selected on the day.

At Module 12

Final Written paper

Centralised testing

  • Demonstrate 4 exercises
  • Teach a half hour class
  • 2 Hour written exam (done as above in module 12)
  • A summary of hours done to date


Your host will be able to give you more details about your exam venue and date options.