One of the world’s premier Pilates conferences is coming to Australia in 2021 with BASI Pilates founder, Rael Isacowitz.


The concept for BASI Learn from the Leaders (LFTL) Conferences originated in Queensland in the early nineties and will now be returning to Queensland’s beautiful Gold Coast in April 2021.


Founder and owner of BASI Pilates, Rael Isacowitz, conceived the series as a forum in which leaders of the Pilates world could come together to further the philosophy and practice of Pilates education in a collaborative manner. Since then the conference has been held with great success in the USA, Australia, South Africa, Germany and Greece.


So who is the LFTL conference for?

The conference welcomes Pilates professionals and enthusiasts with experience from all Pilates schools and traditions.


What can I expect at the LFTL conference?

Over the two days you’ll benefit from an extraordinary Pilates education consisting of workshops and classes with outstanding presenters. You’ll also enjoy some exciting social events and of course the chance to catch up with ‘BASI family’ from all over the world.


Get ready to immerse yourself into the world of Pilates.

Rael IsacowitzMEET RAEL ISACOWITZ (Owner & Founder BASI Pilates)

Rael holds a Bachelor of Education and Teaching Diploma from the Wingate Institute, Israel and a Master of Arts in Dance from the University of Surrey, England. He has been practicing Pilates for four decades and is recognized internationally as an expert in the field.

Among his myriad contributions to the Pilates industry, Rael has authored two best-selling books, Pilates and Pilates Anatomy (Human Kinetics)—both in their second edition, the latter co-authored with Karen Clippinger—plus multiple professional workbooks and DVDs. He spearheaded the development of BASI Interactive (formerly Pilates Interactive) and designed the concepts for BASI Systems equipment.

Besides establishing a highly acclaimed Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training Program and countless workshops and courses, Rael has created the Legacy Program, comprised of Mentor, Master I, Master II, and Honors, a four-part voyage of discovery into the most advanced realms of all facets of the Pilates method.

Rael is part of the great legacy of Pilates teachers and mentors. He has studied and taught with luminaries of the Pilates world including several of the Pilates Elders, the first-generation teachers.

Rael’s contributions to Pilates as a teacher, author and innovator are recognized and respected throughout the Pilates industry. His passion for the art of Pilates is well known as is the unique athleticism he brings to the work; a synthesis of body, mind, and spirit. Creativity and energy suffuse his work, and teaching is, for Rael, the ultimate gift.

Meet the Presenters

Rael Isacowitz
Rael Isacowitz - USA
Meredith Rogers - USA
Theo Botha - South Africa
Sheri Long - USA
Ed Botha - AUS
Jordanna Smith - AUS
Shayne Smith - AUS
Simone Wagenaar - NZ


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