BASI Pilates® is the leading International Pilates education academy, with a reputation for innovation, dedication and academic excellence. Established in 1989 by world-renowned Pilates educator, Rael Isacowitz, BASI Pilates preserves the legacy of Joseph and Clara Pilates, while complementing their method with contemporary scientific knowledge.

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. Though a BASI education is anchored in anatomy, physiology and scientific principles, its emphasis is on the aesthetic quality of every movement.The mission 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. Unlike other, all-in-one Pilates enterprises, the sole purpose of BASI Pilates is to educate Pilates instructors and maintain that education on the cutting edge of the discipline for the duration of their careers.

BASI Pilates UK

For numerous years BASI Pilates UK has brought top-class education to Pilates instructors in the United Kingdom. BASI Pilates is the educational vehicle that drives numerous successful studios, supporting its graduates with advanced education and regular industry updates.

From 2014, program directors Theo Botha and Lisa Lamberti obtained the BASI Pilates License for the United Kingdom. That enables them to provide top-class education at affordable rates, while enjoying continuous support from the International Head Office in the USA and associated partners. The headquarters of BASI Pilates in the United Kingdom is in Wimbledon, London.  Since 2018 Lisa has pursued the BASI Pilates UK business alone, as the wonderful Theo stepped down in order to  increase her Pilates pursuits and businesses in South Africa.

BASI Pilates UK supports all regulatory requirements of local government and organizations whose interest are to uplift and set standards for the industry. BASI Pilates UK is dedicated to ensuring that graduates stay informed about, and current with, all industry developments and requirements specific to United Kingdom.

BASI Pilates UK has an open door policy and invites all Pilates instructors to communicate any questions or concerns. Ultimately, it is the people that make BASI Pilates the singular company that it is.

Welcome to the family!

Contact us for all your Pilates requirements

BASI Pilates UK
Lisa Lamberti
Tel: +44 79 614 952 97

BASI Courses

BASI Pilates Courses are presented at over 100 locations in 25 countries across the world, and offers the following.


  • BASI Mat Program or BASI Mat intensive Program
  • BASI Comprehensive Global Program
  • The Professional Bridging Program – ProBridge (not currently offered in the UK)

Continued Advanced Education

  • Post Graduate Certificate Courses (for UK hover on Advanced Ed above, for Global click here)
  • Workshops (for UK hover on Advanced Ed above, for Global click here)
  • Symposiums (for UK hover on Advanced Ed above, for Global click here)

Continued Support & Communication

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