Created by: Rael Isacowitz
Presenters: Maria Sylla and Ilaria Pulidori (Faculty BASI Pilates, Greece and Italy)
December 3-5, 2021
BASI Community Studio, Via San Silvestro 12, Prato, Italy.
The Mentor program is the first phase of the BASI Pilates Legacy Program -Rael’s voyage of discovery to the extreme edges of the Pilates Method with the most accomplished of his colleagues and students. The Legacy Program is the highest achievement within BASI Pilates and consists of 4 individual programs in sequence: Mentor, Master I, Master II and Honors. Graduates of this unique educational experience are well-equipped to carry the torch of Pilates for future generations of students and teachers.
The Mentor program represents the fundamental phase of the Legacy Program where teachers enter into a deeper dimension of the Pilates Method. As such, the Mentor Program is for seasoned professionals who want to hone their teaching skills and study at the highest levels of the work. This is a very personal experience, where students receive the skills and lessons learned by Rael over four decades at the peak of his profession and shared with selected teachers.
The Mentor Program introduces the Higher Principles while focus is placed on refinement of teaching methodology and the advanced repertoire. This is a great leap forward from the wide array of comprehensive teacher training programs and requires unwavering dedication, commitment and open-mindedness.
Friday, December 3
Primary concepts covered include teaching methodology, the art of cueing and cueing as a process, as well as a discussion on higher principles. New repertoire will be taught on the Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair and Step Barrel.
Saturday, December 4
Concepts covered include exercise progression and programming, the Block System, programming for different populations, program progression and selecting the appropriate level for clients. New repertoire will be introduced on the Reformer, Wunda Chair and Cadillac
Sunday, December 5
Concepts covered are exercise analysis through movement, muscle testing, movement observation and analysis, and advanced level work as a goal. Implementation of these concepts will be discussed. More new repertoire will be introduced on the Reformer, Wunda Chair, Cadillac, Step Barrel and Ladder Barrel.
The Mentor Program begins at 10:00 and concludes at 18:00 (includes lunch break and refreshments) all days.
Students must have completed a recognized comprehensive Pilates teacher training program and have at least 2 years Pilates teaching experience.
This program is approved by the PMA for 18 CECs.