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Qualifications: World renowned Pilates Teacher, Rael Isacowitz is the founder of BASI Pilates.
Personal History: Rael Isacowitz is a world-renowned practitioner and teacher of Pilates. With over three decades of Pilates practice and achievement, he is a prominent lecturer and teacher at symposia, universities, colleges, and studios around the globe. He received his bachelor of education degree and teaching credentials from Israel's prestigious Wingate Institute, where he subsequently joined the teaching faculty. He later earned a master of arts degree in dance from the University of Surrey, England.
Rael's early Pilates teachers included Alan Herdman and thereafter several of the first-generation Pilates teachers (known as the Elders), including Kathy Grant, Ron Fletcher, Romana Kryzanowska, Eve Gentry, and Lolita San Miguel.
Rael has mastered all levels of the Pilates repertoire and is noted in the industry for his unique athleticism; synthesis of body, mind, and spirit; and passion for teaching. In 1989 he founded Body Arts and Science International (BASI) Pilates, which has developed into one of the foremost Pilates education organizations in the world. BASI Pilates is currently taught in more than 100 locations spanning 30 countries.
Rael's first edition of Pilates (Human Kinetics, 2006) and his Pilates Anatomy (coauthored with Karen Clippinger, Human Kinetics, 2011) have received worldwide acclaim and been translated into multiple languages. He has published a series of movement analysis workbooks on all the Pilates apparatus, produced DVDs, designed the revolutionary Avalon System line of contemporary equipment, and created the groundbreaking Pilates Interactive software. He is a regular contributor to several industry publications. Creativity, passion, and energy suffuse his work. Teaching Pilates is, for Rael, the ultimate gift.
Rael Pilates System: Advanced 27 Movements
Rael Pilates System: Advanced 27 Movements$ 14.99Pilates master Rael Isacowitz presents System 27 (Advanced) 27 Pilates Movements for Center, Flow, and Power. Rael's Advanced (System 27) original classic DVD is about movement. There is flow, vigor,...» View full product details
Rael Pilates System: Beginner 7 Movements
Rael Pilates System: Beginner 7 Movements$ 14.99Pilates master Rael Isacowitz presents System 7 (Beginner) 7 Basic Pilates Movements for Awareness, Balance, and Control. Rael's Beginner (System 7) original classic DVD gives you an understanding of the...» View full product details
Rael Pilates System: Intermediate 17 Movements
Rael Pilates System: Intermediate 17 Movements$ 14.99Pilates master Rael Isacowitz presents System 17 (Intermediate) 17 Pilates Movements for Strength, Flexibility, and Coordination. Rael's Intermediate (System 17) original classic DVD offers a challenging sequence building on the...» View full product details