BASI Pilates® Comprehensive Teacher Training Course CTTC

BASI Pilates® the world’s most respected and sought after Pilates Training Program

Classes will be held over the following dates:

IZMIR / 3. Comprehensive Teacher Training Course CTTC

Module 1- 4 | 30 March – 2 April 2017 | Instructor: Cengiz Han Üçgün
Module 5 – 8 | 18 – 21 May 2017 | Instructor: Mariam Younossi
Module 9 – 12 | 29 June – 2 July 2017 | Instructor: Maria Sylla

Turkish translation

@ E’line BASI Pilates Host Studio – İzmir

For more information:
444 7659 |

İSTANBUL / 15. Comprehensive Teacher Training Course CTTC

Module 1 – 4 | 21 – 24 September 2017 | Instructer: Maria Sylla
Module 5 – 8 | 9-12 November 2017 | Instructor: Ashley Ritchie
Module 9 – 12 | 14 – 17 December 2017 | Instructor: Miriam Honorio

Turkish translation

@ BASI Pilates Teşvikiye Studio – İzmir

For more information:
444 7659 |

More than simply a program of study, the BASI Comprehensive Global Format Program (formerly known as CTTC) is an enduring foundation for a career in Pilates, with graduates qualified to teach up to advanced level students on the full complement of standard equipment.

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

• Work according to the principles of Pilates and introduce these tenets 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
• 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 major Pilates apparatus, including the revolutionary Avalon System®*
• Modify exercises according to the needs and goals of the individual
• Work with specific populations and be equipped to embark on BASI Advanced Education courses

The module portion of the course is generally held over a three to six-month period and requires approximately 500 hours of study, practice, observation and apprentice teaching.

The process of becoming a skilled teacher is highly individual and BASI encourages each individual to work at his or her own pace. The goal is to develop excellence in each and every person, irrespective of how long it takes. Students are allowed to repeat any element of the examination process to achieve the required BASI Pilates standard.

All courses, no matter where they are held, are under the supervision of BASI Pilates and conform to BASI Pilates policies and procedures.


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 in presented, plus the BASI Pilates® 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 Pilates® system of movement analysis, exercise physiology, and aerobic/anaerobic exercise. The BASI Pilates® 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.

Module 7 – Muscle Balance and Imbalance

Primary concepts covered are the meaning of balance, and the implications of imbalances in strength and flexibility. Lecture focuses on functional exercises, movement patterns, neuromuscular re-education and muscle testing. Repertoire taught includes intermediate and advanced Reformer, Wunda Chair, and Cadillac. Mid-term exam.

Module 8 – The Lower Limbs

Primary concepts covered include the hip joint, the knee joint and the ankle-foot complex. The gait cycle is discussed and analyzed. Repertoire taught is intermediate Reformer, Wunda Chair, and Cadillac.

Module 9 – The Shoulder

Primary concepts covered are the structure and function of the shoulder region. The shoulder joint, muscles of the shoulder, and the importance of correct shoulder mechanics are presented. Lecture includes how to work with clients with shoulder problems and recognizing scope of practice. Repertoire taught is intermediate Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, and introduction of the Ladder Barrel and Step Barrel.

Module 10 – Program Design Principles

Primary concepts covered are the principles of training, such as overload, specificity and reversibility. Components of physical fitness are addressed and analyzed. Lecture includes repertoire levels and how they relate to working with a broad range of clientele. Repertoire taught is advanced Reformer, Wunda Chair, and Cadillac.

Module 11 – Specific Populations Part 1

Primary concepts covered are habitual movement patterns, cross training, imbalances and setting goals. The athletic population is looked at closely. Lecture focuses on teaching methodologies. Repertoire taught includes intermediate- and advanced-level work on both Ladder Barrel and Step Barrel.

Module 12 – Specific Populations Part 2*

Primary concepts covered are populations with restrictions, with an in-depth look at pregnancy. Lecture includes teaching men and women, different body types and different objectives and approaches. A general review of the repertoire is conducted. Final Examinations. *Module 11 and 12 are typically taught together on the same day. An entire day is then devoted to the final examination process.


Course Requirements

Academic Study

Twelve modules, including lectures, exercise analysis and practice, and discussion.

Personal Study

Required after each module. Most host locations organize tutorials (or informal study sessions) with the course instructor or assistant instructor to review and discuss material.

Practical Work

Practical Work consists of individual practice completed by the student. This can include, but is not limited to, private, semi-private and group sessions, as well as mat classes. This work should include practice on all apparatus and mat exercises included in the BASI Pilates® CTTC. Please check with the BASI Pilates® host or affiliate studio as many instructors offer discounted sessions to current BASI Pilates® students. In addition most host locations offer “open studio time,” during which students can practice on their own or in groups. Up to 200 hours at the host location or an affiliate studio.


Up to 100 hours at the host location or an affiliate studio. (This is the recommended number of hours; they may be adjusted based upon the past experience of the student.)

Apprentice Teaching

Up to 200 hours at the host location or an affiliate studio. (This is the recommended number of hours; they may be adjusted based upon the past experience of the student.)


Course Prerequisites

Familiarity with the teachings of Joseph Pilates

It is highly recommended that each student be familiar with the theoretical basis of Pilates and be experienced in both Mat Work and on the apparatus, before embarking on this course of study.

Experience in a related form of physical activity

Prior experience in an athletic activity develops body awareness and other attributes that are extremely beneficial to the study of Pilates.

Study in basic anatomy and physiology

It is recommended that this be a college-level course. Specialization in a related area of study, such as a physical therapy or massage therapy, is normally acceptable and will be judged on its merits.

Teaching experience is recommended

Teaching is both a natural talent and a learned skill. Any past teaching experience, even in an unrelated field, will contribute to your becoming a skilled teacher of the Pilates method.


Comprehensive Teacher Training Course Fees (CTTC)

CTTC (Comprehensive teacher training course) hosted by BODYNETWORX Studio

If paid by cash: $3.995

The payment in whole to be paid 30 days prior to the start of the course at the latest.

If following a payment schedule: $4,195

Payment Plan: $4,195 (3 payments)
  • 1st payment: $1,995 (includes $500 registration fee: due thirty (30) days prior to first day of commencement of course)
  • 2nd payment: $1,100 (due seven (7) business days prior to the first day of the 5th Module)
  • 3rd payment: $1,100 (due seven (7) business days prior to the first day of the 9th Module)

Bank Account:

UC SPOR SANAYİ TİCARET A.Ş. Garanti Bank/Avcılar -425
  • TL No: 425/6293425-IBAN: TR10 0006 2000 4250 0006 2934 25
  • USD No: 425/9075870-IBAN: TR10 0006 2000 4250 0009 0758 70
  • EUR No: 425/9075869-IBAN: TR37 0006 2000 4250 0009 0758 69



What you get

At the beginning of the course, CTTC students receive the current BASI Pilates® Study Guide and five movement analysis Work Books, covering Mat, Reformer, Auxiliary, Cadillac and Wunda Chair. Students are also eligible for a reduced-price subscription to Pilates Interactive, an online resource with video documentation of every exercise covered in the course. BASI Pilates® strongly recommends the use of this resource.


Your BASI Pilates® Diploma will be issued and forwarded to the address that we have on file when all BASI Pilates® requirements have been met. These include satisfactory attendance of all modules, passing scores on all required exams, submission and acceptance of your research paper and completion of all observation, practical and teacher training hours. If you change address after the course but before you receive your diploma, please be sure to update your address with BASI Pilates®.

Recording of classes

Audio recording of modules is allowed, as long as it is discrete and does not distract the class. Video recording is not allowed.

Pre-existing physical conditions

Please advise the BASI Pilates® instructor or host at the location where you are studying if you have any pre existing conditions that inhibit normal movement abilities, or if you are, or become pregnant during the course.


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