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Mat Teacher Training Program

The mat work course is a stepping stone to the full comprehensive course. It is advised for students who do not have the time or resources to study the comprehensive course, or for those in locations without adequate Pilates equipment.

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The mat course is very affordable and introduces people to the foundations of Pilates. Students study the full complement of Mat Work exercises (basic to master level) and the integration of small apparatus into the program. BASI encourages students to use this program as a springboard to the (Comprehensive Teacher Training Program).

6 Modules

Mat Course Syllabus

The course structure is modular. A student can make up or repeat each of the 6 modules (4-5 hours each) at any BASI Pilates host location around the world. Each module consists of practical and theoretical components.

Module 1 - The Fundamentals
The principles, the pelvis, breathing, exercise description, historical overview, safety.

Module 2 - Anatomy Overview Part 1
Anatomy overview & terminology, joints, centre of gravity, cueing & imagery.

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 BASI Pilates® Block System, created by Rael Isacowitz, is introduced. Repertoire taught is intermediate Mat, Reformer and exercises with Leg Weights.
Includes a one-hour Mat class

Module 4 - Posture Assessment
The 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.
Includes a one-hour Mat class.

Module 5, Core Strength – Back & Abdominals
Core strength, effective exercise, contraindications for the spine, guidelines for successful teaching, being a teacher.

Module 6, Exercise Adaptation
Exercise adaptation, exercise progression, modifications to exercises, using small equipment, constructing a complete and comprehensive program.


In addition to the academic study, students must complete the following hours of study: observation (15 hours, of which 50% can be done using BASI Interactive ), self-practice (40 hours, of which 50% can be done using BASI Interactive ) and student teaching (30 hours).  Your observation and personal practice are best done in a BASI class, for your learning sake (your UK/Ireland host will allow you time for observation and you can book in with them for classes). If you have no access to BASI classes 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.

Mat Course Exam Outline

At Module 4
Written Quiz (30 minutes) on all practical and theory work from Module 1 – 3.

Online, after completing all modules (or in the host studio if you prefer)
Final Written paper
Centralised Testing
  • Demonstrate 4 exercises
  • Teach a one hour class2
  • Hour written exam (done as above in module 12)
  • A summary of hours done to date
BASI Pilate Mat Course Costs
All mat courses will still be at £1500 in total (excluding exams)
  • Course Cost (including items below)
£1500.00
Tuition
£1385.00
Registration
£35.00
Manuals – digital
£80.00
Total to be paid in full 21 days prior to the start of the course or on a first come first served basis.  This amount excludes exam fees. A hardcopy set of manuals can be purchased for £80.

Stepping UP!

Continuing with the Comprehensive Course after completion of the Mat Course.Should a Mat Work graduate decide to continue on to the CTTC, the following financial terms apply:A % of the amount paid for the Mat course (tuition) is deducted from the total Comprehensive course tuition fee.The student also needs to pay the registration fee  and the cost of the additional manuals.

Upcoming Mat Teacher Training Programs

Mat Intensive Teacher Training Program
Teacher Training Program

Mat Intensive Teacher Training Program

Wimbledon
February 24, 2024
The mat work course is a stepping stone to the full comprehensive course. It is advised for students who do not have the time or resources to study the comprehensive course, or for those in locations without adequate Pilates equipment. The mat course is very affordable and introduces people to the foundations of Pilates. Students study the full complement of Mat Work exercises (basic to master level) and the integration of small apparatus into the program.
£1500.00
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Mat Intensive Teacher Training Program
Teacher Training Program

Mat Intensive Teacher Training Program

Online
February 24, 2024
When you sign up, you will receive recorded material to watch leading up to the course (or once you have paid in full) in your own time, ahead of the first weekend. It will be essential that you watch these recordings a few times over before the first weekend. You will receive some free credits to join our weekly BASI UK online classes followed by tutorial so that you can start to immerse your body and mind in the work.
£1500.00
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Mat Teacher Training Program
Teacher Training Program

Mat Teacher Training Program

Dublin
March 21, 2024
The mat work course is a stepping stone to the full comprehensive course. It is advised for students who do not have the time or resources to study the comprehensive course, or for those in locations without adequate Pilates equipment.
£1500.00
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Mat Teacher Training Program
Teacher Training Program

Mat Teacher Training Program

Preston
May 9, 2024
The mat work course is a stepping stone to the full comprehensive course. It is advised for students who do not have the time or resources to study the comprehensive course, or for those in locations without adequate Pilates equipment.
£1500.00
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Mat Intensive Teacher Training Program
Teacher Training Program

Mat Intensive Teacher Training Program

Online
October 5, 2024
When you sign up, you will receive recorded material to watch leading up to the course (or once you have paid in full) in your own time, ahead of the first weekend. It will be essential that you watch these recordings a few times over before the first weekend. You will receive some free credits to join our weekly BASI UK online classes followed by tutorial so that you can start to immerse your body and mind in the work.
£1500.00
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Mat Intensive Teacher Training Program
Teacher Training Program

Mat Intensive Teacher Training Program

Wimbledon
October 5, 2024
The mat work course is a stepping stone to the full comprehensive course. It is advised for students who do not have the time or resources to study the comprehensive course, or for those in locations without adequate Pilates equipment. The mat course is very affordable and introduces people to the foundations of Pilates. Students study the full complement of Mat Work exercises (basic to master level) and the integration of small apparatus into the program.
£1500.00
LEARN MORE
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