Learn From The Leaders


BASI Learn From The Leaders (LFTL) is the ultimate Pilates experience – a Pilates conference like no other.

Big enough to be exciting. Small enough to enjoy!

BASI LFTL Is for Pilates professionals, practitioners, and enthusiasts. With a wide variety of workshop topics, anyone can benefit from the wealth of knowledge being offered from presenters all around the globe.


BASI Pilates has been a leading Pilates education academy with a reputation for innovation, dedication, and academic excellence for thirty years. The first BASI LFTL debuted in 1992 in Australia and has since been held annually with great success in other countries worldwide.

BASI Pilates

BASI Pilates is a leading Pilates education academy with a reputation for innovation, dedication, and academic excellence.


BASI stands for Body Arts and Science International, which is both the name of the academy’s holding company and an affirmation of its approach to Pilates studies.


The mission of BASI Pilates is to create and maintain professional standards for the teaching of the Pilates Method and to preserve and perpetuate the gift of Pilates by educating teachers of the highest calibre.

BASI Pilates Australia

BASI Pilates in Australia holds a special place in the heart of founder Rael Isacowitz. In 1989 Rael started the first teacher training program for students in Sydney and now 30 years later BASI Pilates has over 15,000 graduates across the globe.

BASI Pilates Australia offers a wide range of programs alongside the traditional BASI Pilates Mat Program and Comprehensive Global Program teacher training programs. These highly respected college-level Pilates teacher training programs prepare students to teach Pilates professionally.

2021 is an exciting year for BASI Pilates Australia with host studios in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, and Canberra running certificate courses, workshops and of course BASI LFTL 2021!

Additionally BASI Australia offers ProBridge, advanced and continuing education workshops & Master level symposiums.

Program directors Shayne and Jordanna Smith have the BASI Pilates Licence for Australia and are excited to represent and build the BASI Pilates Australian community.

Meet the Presenters

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

Past LFTLs



Newport Beach, CA

Rael Isacowitz LFTL 2019

BASI LFTL 19 Newport Beach

Rael’s Wrap Up

“The last few days have been so very special. My gratitude and heartfelt thanks to everyone from around the world who made such an effort to be here and in turn made BASI Learn From The Leaders 2019 such a success. Exhaustion has taken over my body, yet as I reflect back on the weekend I would not change a thing. You were all amazing! Until we meet again. Thank YOU!” -Rael Isacowitz

This was by far the best BASI Learn From The Leaders conference to date, and we have so many to show our appreciation to!

To all of the attendees, BASI LFTL could never happen without you. Thank you for your positive energy and present engagement. We hope you took away more from this event than you anticipated, and have nothing but wonderful memories and stories to share. A thousand times, thank you!

To all of our amazing volunteers, there are not enough words to express our sincerest appreciation for all of your help! From check-in and registration, to proctoring workshops, to setting up for the One Family, Bright Future dinner, and overall providing positive assistance and support to our staff and attendees, we thank you from the very bottom of our hearts.

To all of our fantastic sponsors, a huge shoutout to BASI Systems, pulling triple duty as the official Equipment, Mat, and Bag sponsor for BASI LFTL’19! We’d also like to thank BASI Flex, Pilates Style Magazine, Pilates Nerd, BootyBarre, Tucketts, Peace Passion Pilates, and Newport Beach Tourism for their generous sponsorship of this event. Lastly, thank you to The Hyatt Regency Newport Beach for being such a phenomenal accommodations partner and venue for BASI LFTL 19.

Watch Rael’s live streaming mat class

Video Testimonials


The best thing I learned from LFTL was: 'Never stop learning.' Keep yourself hungry for more knowledge; don't be afraid to ask questions. I would for sure recommend BASI graduates to attend LFTL to be inspired even more.


There were so many great moments from LFTL , the quality of the workshops were fantastic, each one we learnt so much from and I cannot wait to put what we have learnt into practice with my clients in the studio. As well as taking a mat class with Rael , there was also the opportunity to do workshops with him, and this was an absolute highlight.