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BASI Pilates Intensive Matwork Course

BASI Pilates Intensive Matwork Course

  • 14 Sep, 2019 to 15 Sep, 2019
  • 16 Nov, 2019 to 17 Nov, 2019
  • Sat, Sep 14 - 11:30am - 6:30pm Sun, Sep 15 - 11:30am - 6:30pm Sat, Nov 16 - 11:30am - 6:30pm Sun, Nov 17 - 11:30am - 6:30pm
Live and Breathe Pilates

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Musculoskeletal Therapy, Pilates

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Are Refreshments Included On The Day ?


Cost to Attend

€1,595 (Standard)
( ISCP Member )
(ISCP Student Member )
( CIG/EG/Branch Member )

Learning Objectives

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

·       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 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

·       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

·       Modify exercises according to the needs and goals of the individual



Previous regular participation in Pilates classes is recommended.

Event Description

The matwork course is a stepping stone to the full comprehensive course. The mat course is introduces students to the foundations of Pilates. Students study the full complement of Matwork 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 Program.

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 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 posture.

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)
Self-practice (40 hours)
Student teaching (30 hours)

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BASI Pilates

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