Global Comprehensive Program - Wimbledon/Online -Sept 2020

Price £3600 (or £3700 if using instalments) (Module 1-4 Sept 10-13; ) (Module 5-8 Oct 15-18) (Module 9-12 Nov 19-22) (for all modules, Thurs - Sat are 1pm to 8pm and Sunday 9am to 4pm)


September 10, 2020 - 1:00 pm


November 22, 2020 - 4:00 pm


The Pilates Clinic, 2nd Floor, 7 Elm Grove, SW19 4HE   View map
1st September – Digital manuals sent.  Module recordings sent for pre-preparation.
Weekend 1 – staying with original dates but doing online
10th Sept – Zoom session from 1-4pm.  We will do a live mat class covering module 1 repertoire, followed by Q&A on the mat exercises.  Then we will do Q&A on the Reformer repertoire that you will have watched the videos for.
11th Sept – 1-4pm – Same as above but for module 2
12th Sept – 1-4pm – Same as above but for module 3
13th Sept – 9am-12pm – Same as above but for module 4
After this you will receive recordings for  these live sessions for mod 1-4, plus the pre recorded material for modules 5-12, the entire rest of your course.
Weekend 2 – Scenario A – In the studio
Ideal scenario for this weekend would be as planned, in the studio.  However if this is not possible see below for plan B.  If Plan A can happen, it will look as follows:
15th Oct – 1-8pm – Module 5&6 Mat class and review, followed by practice of Apparatus Modules 1 – 4
16th Oct – 1-8pm – Module 5,6 &7 – Comp repertoire practice
17th Oct – 1-8pm – Module 8, 9 &10 – Comp repertoire practice
18th Oct  – 9-4pm – Module 11 & 12 – Comp repertoire practice
If we did this in-studio there would be no live recordings to watch later.
Weekend 2 – Scenario B – Online (we may be able to offer both options if students are divided and if we have enough numbers)
If we can’t meet safely in studio, the modules will be as follows online:
15th Oct – 1-4pm – Module 5&6 Mat class and review, followed by Q&A of Apparatus Modules 5&6
16th Oct – 1-4pm -Module 7&8 Mat class and review, followed by Q&A of Apparatus Modules 7&8
17th Oct – 1-8pm – Module 9&10 Mat class and review, followed by Q&A of Apparatus Modules 9&10
18th Oct  – 9am-12pm – Module 11&12 Mat class and review, followed by Q&A of Apparatus Modules 11&12
You will receive the live recordings for these sessions.
Weekend 3 – staying with original dates
This weekend has to take place in the studio so there is no option for it to go online.  If for any COVID related reason we are not permitted to go into the studio, we have to postpone to a future weekend.  However by doing it the above way, you will have all the material for the entire course by then so you can press on and achieve your hours and your other criteria towards certification.  If we had to follow scenario A above, you will have actually already had access to the whole course and could consider this final weekend a bonus, ie. optional.  If we followed scenario B above, you really should come and get to try all the equipment repertoire in your body.  So considering these factors, if we can come in on those days, then how we structure the days will depend on whether we executed scenario A or B above.
If A, then we will focus this whole weekend on teaching skills and practice teaching.
If B, then we will focus the whole weekend on practicing all the repertoire on apparatus from modules 1-12 and some mock exams for teaching practice.


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 student on the full complement of equipment including Mat work.

“Great to see how Pilates and physio are so interlinked! Very interesting, interactive and extremely exciting, although, of course, also challenging at times! I had a great workout” – University Physio student

“It is challenging but I am determined to practice till I have mastered it!”

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

  • Work according to the principles of Pilates and introduce them to clients and students
  • Assess posture and posture types, as well as detect postural deviations
  • Solve problems and provide effective exercise solutions for many physical conditions
  • Compile comprehensive and safe Pilates programs, tailored to individual needs
  • Direct a studio according to the highest professional standards
  • Use the BASI® Block System to successfully administer individual and group sessions
  • 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
  • Use the full line of Pilates apparatus (Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Barrels & Auxiliary Equipment) including the Mat Work
  • Modify exercises according to the needs and goals of the individual

The course structure is modular. A student can make up or repeat any of the 12 modules (6-7 hours each) at any BASI Pilates host location around the world. 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 80% can be done using BASI Interactive ), self-practice (200 hours, of which 50% can be done using BASI Interactive ) and student teaching (200 hours, of which 50% can be done using an online teaching tool like Zoom or the like).  

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 installments, 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)
£330 non refundable deposit
£1400 1st Installment due 3 weeks before module 1 commences
£985 2nd Installment due 3 weeks before module 5 commences
£985 3rd Installmetn 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.