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Slings Essentials

Slings Essentials

  • 07 Feb, 2019 to 10 Feb, 2019
  • 25 Apr, 2019 to 28 Apr, 2019
  • 04 Jul, 2019 to 07 Jul, 2019
  • Thu 9:15am - 4:15pm Fri 2:00pm - 9:00pm Sat 1:00pm - 8:00pm and Sun 10 10:00am - 5:00pm
Live and Breathe Pilates

Presenter Name

Mumu Morwitzer

Target Participant Level


Speciality Tag

Musculoskeletal Therapy, Pilates

Number Of Contact Hours


Are Refreshments Included On The Day ?


Cost to Attend

€4,050 (Standard)
( ISCP Member )
(ISCP Student Member )
( CIG/EG/Branch Member )

Learning Objectives


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

Analyse 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 Matwork

Modify exercises according to the needs and goals of the individual


Event Description

More than simply a program of study, the BASI Comprehensive Global Format 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 Matwork.

The Comprehensive Global Program includes the Mat Program as well as a thorough and complete education in Pilates covering the full range of Pilates equipment (Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Ped-a-pul, Ladder Barrel, Step Barrel and various other Auxiliary apparatus). This program consists of 12 modules, which is comprised of 72 hours of lecture, discussion, and exercise analysis and practice.

The course structure is modular. A student can make up or repeat any of the 12 modules at any BASI Pilates host location around the world where available. Each module consist of practical and theoretical components.

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

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

Module 3 – Anatomy Part 2
Anatomical movement analysis, muscles, aerobic & anaerobic exercise; the BASI Block system.

Module 4 – Posture Assessment
Principles of alignment, posture and posture assessment; types of faulty postures.

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

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

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.

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 analysed. 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 recognising 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 analysed. 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 

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.


Students are required to do 100 hours of observation, 200 hours of practice teaching and 200 hours of personal practice as well as course attendance. There are exams during and at the end of the course, both practical and written.

We can provide payment plans if required, an administration fee is applicable. Get in touch if you’d like to know more.

At Live & Breathe Pilate we provide “open studio” observation hours featuring the BASI Block System and BASI Exercise Repertoire with our BASI instructors. You can observe these classes free of charge if you are one of our BASI students.

You are able to do personal practice for free during the dates of your course, as long as its booked in with us in advance and we have availability in the studio.

Please note that Live & Breathe Pilates is a separate entity from BASI. Our studio acts as a host for BASI, and BASI ‘rents’ the space from the host for the duration of the course days. Hosts don’t have any obligation to give freebies or deals to BASI students. However, as the owners of Live & Breathe Pilates, who are passionate about producing awesome BASI graduates and Pilates teachers in Ireland, we try to support students as much as we can.

We offer a 15% discount to our BASI Students on 5, 10 and 20 packs for the duration of your course.

There is a research paper to complete as well as a teaching evaluation to do in order to complete the final stages of the course.

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