BASI® CTTC

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Comprehensive Teacher Training Course

The CTTC provides a thorough, comprehensive education in Pilates that includes study on the full complement of Pilates apparatus. As the term comprehensive implies, this course is NOT splintered into individual apparatus and many levels, as some programs are; it is about the whole.

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
  • 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

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

Course Contents & Requirements

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

At the beginning of the course, CTTC students receive the current BASI® ® Study Guide and five movement analysis Work Books, covering Mat, Reformer, Auxiliary, Cadillac and Wunda Chair, a unique six volume text of detailed descriptions of the BASI® Pilates System (over 500 pages total)

Personal Study
Required after each module. Many host locations organize workshops (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® CTTC. Please check with the BASI® host or affiliate studio as many instructors offer discounted sessions to current BASI® students. In addition most host locations offer “open studio time,” during which students can practice on their own or in groups.

Observation
Up to 100 hours at the host location or a studio approved by BASI® Pilates Germany/Austria/Switzerland. These are 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 a studio approved by BASI® Pilates Germany/Austria/Switzerland. These are the recommended number of hours; they may be adjusted based upon the past experience of the student.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
Your BASI® Pilates certificate will be issued when all BASI® 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.

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