Mat Intensive

„Mat Intensive“ is a three day advanced education in three modules: „The principle of flow in a matclass“, „Mat with props“ and „Teaching methodology – verbal and tactile cueing“. This continuing education is for Pilates educational students as well as certified instructors, who like new input and deepen their knowledge. Instructors and students from all educational institutions are welcome to attend!

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Dates 2023/2024


Module 1 October 13th 2023​
13:00 - 19:30
Module 2 October 14th 2023​
10:00 - 16:30
Module 3 October 15th 2023
09:00 - 15:30

Lecturer: Sabine Schlegel
Place: Dynamic Arts, Kartäuserstr. 13, 79102 Freiburg


Module 1 December 01th, 2023​
12:00 - 18:30
Module 2 December 02nd 2023​
10:00 - 16:30
Module 3 December 03rd 2023
09:00 - 15:30

Lecturer: Sara Canini
Place: Pilates Atelier Untere Augartenstraße 26, 1020 Wien


Modul 1 19th January 2024​
12:00 - 18:30
Modul 2 20th January 2024
10:00 - 16:30
Modul 3 21st Januar 2024
10:00 - 16:30

Lecturer: tba
Place: PURE BALANCE – Pilates Bewegungsraum
Sillemstraße 76A, 20257 Hamburg/Eimsbüttel


Module 1 May 10th, 2024​
12:00 - 18:30
Module 2 May 11th 2024​
11:00 - 17:30
Module 3 May 12th 2024
10:00 - 16:30

Lecturer: tba
Place: PILATES HOUSE, Spiegelstr. 9, D- 81241 München

Tuition: 400,- Euro for all 3 days (149,- Euro for a single module)

Course contents

Module 1: Achieving Flow in a Mat Class

Fluent transitions from one exercise to the other and the choreography/variations of individual exercises are the essentials of a mat class. Flow is one of the ten principles from Joseph Pilates and there for of a BASI Mat class. The structuring of a class according to the BASI Block System is a great support in terms of methodology and anatomy, gives the class a clear structure and at the same time maintaining flexibility.

With the aspect of flow concentration can be maintained throw the whole class unnecessary breaks can be avoided.

With a clear structure and clear transitions you can also guide larger groups and manage different levels to give each participant a secure and responsible guidance throw the class.
The challenge of guiding beginners throw class without breaks between the exercises will as well discussed and being practice after a short theory lecture. The workshop is mainly oriented to practice and develop variation and transitions.


Module 2: Mat Class with Props

The different props such as the Magic Circle, Foam roller, Pilates balls, Toning balls and elastic bands can be included in a BASI® Pilates mat program. Props can be used on different levels- to make exercises easier or to increase the level of difficulty in a mat class. Each prop has its unique quality and offers abundant variations of approach for the several needs of the participants and level of the exercises.


Module 3 Teaching Methodology: Verbal and Tactile Cueing

This course focuses on one of the main teaching tools: Cueing.

Cueing means communication and is an integrate part of a good session. Communication means skill/expertise: the information must be transferred, understood and integrated within milli seconds to achieve the goal. Good Cueing should be the base of each class.
In this course we related directly to the Pilates method we will mainly concentrate on verbal and tactile cueing and practice on and with each other. Because most then anything cueing needs experience.



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