The ideal approach to transform your body

BASI Pilates Stage

BASI stands for Body Arts and Science International®, which is the name of the academy’s holding company and an affirmation of the approach to Pilates teacher training. BASI Pilates was founded by Rael Isacowitz.


A BASI Pilates education is anchored in scientific principles while celebrating the art of every movement. BASI Pilates upholds and perpetuates the work of Joseph and Clara Pilates by educating teachers of the highest caliber. The BASI Pilates network extends to over 30 countries and encompasses thousands of graduates. Teacher training courses are on the go constantly, in over 100 locations around the world. What makes BASI approach so unique is the Block System®, a means of classifying and combining the hundreds of exercises in the Pilates repertoire. The Block System ensures the progressive structuring of classes within a flexible framework; creating sessions that are balanced, well-rounded, and address all planes of movement and multiple muscle groups.


Warm Up
Foot Work
Abdominal Work
Hip Work
Spinal Articulation
Full Body Integration 1
Arm Work
Full Body Integration 2
Leg Work
Lateral Flexion/Rotation
Back Extension


Elvan is proud to be a BASI educated teacher and strives for representing the values and quality of BASI approach in her teaching.

Transform your body

Pilates is a full body integrated exercise method that stretches, strengthens, and aligns your body all at the same time under the control of the mind.

[…]exercises like words[…]are valuable in themselves, but they convey a message only when put together in sentences. The more finely crafted the sentences the more powerful the message. So it is with Pilates[…]. Each movement takes on more meaning when it is placed within a well-conceived structure[...]like poetry in motion.
Rael Isacowitz
Founder of BASI Pilates