BASI stands for Body Arts and Science International®, founded by Rael Isacowitz in 1989, is a Pilates teacher education anchored in anatomy, physiology and scientific principles, its emphasis is on the aesthetic quality of every movement.

BASI Pilates’ mission is to uphold and perpetuate the work of Joseph and Clara Pilates by educating teachers of the highest caliber.

BASI Pilates preserves the classical repertoire and the essence of Joseph Pilates’ philosophy while supplementing it with the contemporary experience and scientific knowledge. BASI Pilates endeavors to grow in substance, not only in size, and will always strive to be true to art, science, and knowledge; and to the intentions of Joseph and Clara Pilates. Well-being is the ultimate goal and in pursuit of this goal, every level of the human condition will be addressed to better each individual as well as the world we live in.

BASI Founder, Rael Isacowitz