Breathe Pilates Studio

A Pilates Studio designed to help you achieve a balance between the mind and the body.




Body Arts and Science International Certification 2014



The Comprehensive Teacher Training Course (CTTC) course provides a thorough, comprehensive education in Pilates covering the full range of Pilates equipment: Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Avalon®, Ped-a-pul, Ladder Barrel, Step Barrel and various other Auxiliary apparatus. It is a complete and intensive college-level program that provides a solid foundation for teaching as well as a thorough understanding of all facets of Pilates. The course also includes instruction on the BASI® "Block System™” (a comprehensive programming and teaching methodology) and on the science of human movement, anatomy and physiology. 

The Comprehensive Teachers Training Course is taught by members of the BASI Pilates faculty in Host studios around the world. Courses are ongoing in multiple locations throughout the year.

The module portion of the course is generally held over a 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

Graduation requirements for the CTTC are: • Attendance of all modules • Examination process including written assignment • Teaching observation: up to 100 hours • Student teaching: up to 200 hours • Practice: over 200 hours

Cost: $3995.00 USD

Tuition will include the 12 modules of lectures and the following:
  • BasiPilates Comprehensive Study Guide - exclusive for students and not available for individual purchase
  • BasiPilates Movement Analysis Workbooks - with detailed descriptions covering all apparatus (5 in total)
  • BasiPilates extensive curriculum - lectures, class times, and practicum plus examinations
  • BasiPilates Membership for one year - including access to online "Exercise of the Month", instructor directory and capability to build your own website
  • PMA Student membership for 1 year - including PMA newsletters and capability to purchase student liability insurance at a discount


A payment plan is available (3 installments totaling $4195). A $500.00 deposit is required to reserve your space; $50.00 is non-refundable.

Prerequisites: • Familiarity with the teachings of Joseph Pilates - It is highly recommended to have familiarity and experience in Pilates (both Mat Work and on the apparatus for the Comprehensive course) before embarking on this course of study.  • Study in basic anatomy and physiology - Although it is recommended that this be a college level course, it is also acceptable if it is part of another area of study such as a massage therapy, physical therapy or some other similar program.  • Experience in a related form of physical activity - Over the years it has become apparent that experience in other physical activities is extremely beneficial.  This allows the student to relate and compare the work to past movement experience.  • Teaching experience is recommended - Teaching is a learned skill, an art and a natural talent.  Any past teaching experience, even in an unrelated area will contribute to the process of becoming a teacher of the Pilates method.

2014 Dates are as follows:



Module 1            July 25th 12pm - 7pm The Fundamentals
Module 2            July 26th 12pm - 7pm Anatomy Overview Part 1
Module 3            July 27th  9am - 4pm Anatomy Overview Part 2

Module 4            August 22nd 12pm-7pm Posture Assessment
Module 5            August 23rd 12pm- 7pm Core Strength: back and Abdominals
Module 6            August 24th  9am -4pm  Exercise Adaptation

Module 7            September 26th  12pm - 7pm Muscle Balance and Imbalance
Module 8            September 27th 12pm -7pm The Lower Limbs
Module 9            September  28th  9am - 4pm The Shoulder

Module 10           November 7th 12pm - 7pm Program Design Principles
Module 11           November 8th 12pm - 7pm Specific Populations Part 1
Module 12           November 9th  9am - 4pm Specific Populations Part 2


The Mat Work Teacher Training Course (MTTC) is affordable, easy to integrate into many different settings and introduces people to the foundation of Pilates. There is no part of the Pilates system that exemplifies the principles of the method, particularly flow, quite as well as the Mat work. Students study a very wide repertoire of Mat Work exercises and the integration of small apparatus into the Mat program. BASI encourages students who master this program to use it as a springboard to the Comprehensive Teacher Training Program.

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 to many physical conditions
  • Compile comprehensive and safe Pilates Mat work programs tailored to individual and group needs
  • Adapt a class to different settings and environments Integrate small apparatus into a Mat class to achieve optimum results
  • Use the BASI® Block System to successfully administer Mat work classes
  • 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 Modify exercises according to the needs and goals of the individual
  • Establish a sound foundation to embark on the CTTC.

The cost of the BASI Pilates Mat Work Teacher Training Course is $1,100, to be paid within 15 days of the commencement of the course. There is no payment plan available.

To Register, go to: 

BASI Pilates Or Contact us at the Studio at 281-298-5277 or email us at for more information.