The process! Susan could not support herself yet while learning Control Balance from @basipilates Mat Program. Giving her assistance allowed her to feel it so she can practice safely and correctly!!! Thank you @swanpilates_ for your open mind, thirst for knowledge and beautiful long curvy spine!!! #pilates #pilatesforeverybody #basipilates #basieducation #bpa_phoenix #ilovemyjob #rael_isacowitz #basisystems #pilatesteacher #pilatesstudent #basifaculty #basifamily #basistrong #practicepracticepractice #neverstopexploring #hardworkpaysoffs

The process! Susan could not support herself yet while learning Control Balance from @basipilates Mat Program. Giving her assistance allowed her to feel it so she can practice safely and correctly!!! Thank you @swanpilates_ for your open mind, thirst for knowledge and beautiful long curvy spine!!! #pilates #pilatesforeverybody #basipilates #basieducation #bpa_phoenix #ilovemyjob #rael_isacowitz #basisystems #pilatesteacher #pilatesstudent #basifaculty #basifamily #basistrong #practicepracticepractice #neverstopexploring #hardworkpaysoffs ...

BASI Family!!! Foundation/Mat ✅ @bpa_phoenix There is nothing sweeter for a teacher than watching a group of students, who begin as strangers with something in common,  become bonded for life before my eyes! I noticed in our first picture from a couple of weeks ago after Day 1, that we were not touching each other!!! #proudteacher #pilates #basipilates #bpa_phoenix #rael_isacowitz #basisystems #thejourneybegins

BASI Family!!! Foundation/Mat ✅ @bpa_phoenix There is nothing sweeter for a teacher than watching a group of students, who begin as strangers with something in common, become bonded for life before my eyes! I noticed in our first picture from a couple of weeks ago after Day 1, that we were not touching each other!!! #proudteacher #pilates #basipilates #bpa_phoenix #rael_isacowitz #basisystems #thejourneybegins ...

Hanging Back review! This is the last Cadillac exercise taught in @basipilates Comprehensive Program.  #pilates #practicecorrectly #intentionalmovement #basipilates #basisystems #rael_isacowitz #basifamily #basifaculty #pilatesreformer #pilatescadillac #pilatesforathletes #pilatesformen #pilatesfordancers #pilatesforkids #pilatesforswimmers #pilatesforeverybody #pilatesfitness #pilatesbody #strongwomen #hardworkpaysoffs

Hanging Back review! This is the last Cadillac exercise taught in @basipilates Comprehensive Program. #pilates #practicecorrectly #intentionalmovement #basipilates #basisystems #rael_isacowitz #basifamily #basifaculty #pilatesreformer #pilatescadillac #pilatesforathletes #pilatesformen #pilatesfordancers #pilatesforkids #pilatesforswimmers #pilatesforeverybody #pilatesfitness #pilatesbody #strongwomen #hardworkpaysoffs ...

I dedicate this Jackknife on the F2 Chair to my colleague and friend @nataschaeyber @basigermany  We practiced together this morning (gotta love Zoom!) She is days away from hosting @basipilates  Master ll Program with @rael_isacowitz teaching online.  Natascha is assisting Rael live in Germany, with another incredible Principle Faculty Maria Sylla assisting Rael @bpa_usa VERY exciting!  I did have to put my saddle on and exhale a dozen times trying to keep my legs perpendicular on the way down! The creaking is NOT my body! 😉 #pilates #basilegacyprogram #rael_isacowitz #basipilates #bpa_usa #basisystems #basifamily #basifaculty #basistrong #jackknifechallenge #intentionalmovement #practicepracticepractice #practicecorrectly #pilatesstudent #pilatesteacher #pilatesforeverybody #pilatesfitness #strongwomen #sixtyoneisfun #hardworkpaysoffs #dowhatyouthinkyoucannotdo #onzieleggings #pilatesgoddessclothing

I dedicate this Jackknife on the F2 Chair to my colleague and friend @nataschaeyber @basigermany We practiced together this morning (gotta love Zoom!) She is days away from hosting @basipilates Master ll Program with @rael_isacowitz teaching online. Natascha is assisting Rael live in Germany, with another incredible Principle Faculty Maria Sylla assisting Rael @bpa_usa VERY exciting! I did have to put my saddle on and exhale a dozen times trying to keep my legs perpendicular on the way down! The creaking is NOT my body! 😉 #pilates #basilegacyprogram #rael_isacowitz #basipilates #bpa_usa #basisystems #basifamily #basifaculty #basistrong #jackknifechallenge #intentionalmovement #practicepracticepractice #practicecorrectly #pilatesstudent #pilatesteacher #pilatesforeverybody #pilatesfitness #strongwomen #sixtyoneisfun #hardworkpaysoffs #dowhatyouthinkyoucannotdo #onzieleggings #pilatesgoddessclothing ...

Congratulations @bpa_phoenix  for the first course and many more to come! I am honored to be your Faculty! Let’s BASI! More pics later… #pilates #bpa_phoenix #basipilates #rael_isacowitz #basisystems #basifamily #basifaculty #basistrong

Congratulations @bpa_phoenix for the first course and many more to come! I am honored to be your Faculty! Let’s BASI! More pics later… #pilates #bpa_phoenix #basipilates #rael_isacowitz #basisystems #basifamily #basifaculty #basistrong ...

Sunday is funday! My intention with this classical Joseph Pilates Cat Walkover Prep, taught in @basipilates Mentor program, is effortless effort. Not quite there yet! I am starting here with my weaker left side, and although my right leg is not yet straight, my pelvis and arms are aligned and my mid back extensors are working! Progress! I am an athlete with many years of overuse injuries and compensations, who has chosen to retrain my body, to learn, practice and share this work! I’ll keep trying… #pilates #intentionalmovement #precision #practicepracticepractice #progress #basipilates #rael_isacowitz #basilegacyprogram #basisystems #basifaculty #basifamily #basistrong #strongwomen #pilatesforathletes #pilatesfordancers #pilatesforswimmers #pilatesformen #pilatesforkids #pilatesforeverybody #pilatesreformer #pilatesfitness #pilatesbody #pilatesteacher #pilatesstudent #neverstoplearning #nowisnow #hardworkpaysoffs #sixtyoneisfun

Sunday is funday! My intention with this classical Joseph Pilates Cat Walkover Prep, taught in @basipilates Mentor program, is effortless effort. Not quite there yet! I am starting here with my weaker left side, and although my right leg is not yet straight, my pelvis and arms are aligned and my mid back extensors are working! Progress! I am an athlete with many years of overuse injuries and compensations, who has chosen to retrain my body, to learn, practice and share this work! I’ll keep trying… #pilates #intentionalmovement #precision #practicepracticepractice #progress #basipilates #rael_isacowitz #basilegacyprogram #basisystems #basifaculty #basifamily #basistrong #strongwomen #pilatesforathletes #pilatesfordancers #pilatesforswimmers #pilatesformen #pilatesforkids #pilatesforeverybody #pilatesreformer #pilatesfitness #pilatesbody #pilatesteacher #pilatesstudent #neverstoplearning #nowisnow #hardworkpaysoffs #sixtyoneisfun ...

Working on things to help with Handstands. Stability before mobility! Here are Up Stretch 2 and Push Up Triceps on the F2 Chair from @basipilates Master 1, part of the Legacy Program! #pilates #practicemakesprogress #intentionalmovement #basipilates #rael_isacowitz #bpa_usa #basisystems #basifaculty #basifamily #basilegacyprogram #basistrong #pilatesforathletes #pilatesformen #pilatesfordancers #pilatesforkids #pilatesforeverybody #pilatesforbreastcancer #pilatesteacher #pilatesstudent #pilatesbody #pilatesreformer #pilatesfitness #strongwomen #thepowerofaging #hardworkpaysoffs #onzie

Working on things to help with Handstands. Stability before mobility! Here are Up Stretch 2 and Push Up Triceps on the F2 Chair from @basipilates Master 1, part of the Legacy Program! #pilates #practicemakesprogress #intentionalmovement #basipilates #rael_isacowitz #bpa_usa #basisystems #basifaculty #basifamily #basilegacyprogram #basistrong #pilatesforathletes #pilatesformen #pilatesfordancers #pilatesforkids #pilatesforeverybody #pilatesforbreastcancer #pilatesteacher #pilatesstudent #pilatesbody #pilatesreformer #pilatesfitness #strongwomen #thepowerofaging #hardworkpaysoffs #onzie ...

Precision and flow. The Pilates principles that are true to @basipilates  I ALWAYS want one more try to do the best I can do. This Roll Up into Sitting is from the Honors Program, part of the BASI Legacy Program. @rael_isacowitz says to “use the spring when hinging forward.” I sure tried Rael! #pilates #intentionalmovement #leavingmycomfortzone #basipilates #bpa_usa #rael_isacowitz #basipilateslegacyprogram #basisystems #pilatesreformer #basifaculty #basifamily #basistrong #thepowerofaging #pilatesforbreastcancer #pilatesforathletes #pilatesfordancers #pilatesforkids #pilatesformen #pilatesforeverybody #pilatescadillac #strongwomen #pilatesteacher #pilatesstudent #pilatesfitness #alwaysastudent #hardworkpaysoffs #nowisnow #bewhereyouare

Precision and flow. The Pilates principles that are true to @basipilates I ALWAYS want one more try to do the best I can do. This Roll Up into Sitting is from the Honors Program, part of the BASI Legacy Program. @rael_isacowitz says to “use the spring when hinging forward.” I sure tried Rael! #pilates #intentionalmovement #leavingmycomfortzone #basipilates #bpa_usa #rael_isacowitz #basipilateslegacyprogram #basisystems #pilatesreformer #basifaculty #basifamily #basistrong #thepowerofaging #pilatesforbreastcancer #pilatesforathletes #pilatesfordancers #pilatesforkids #pilatesformen #pilatesforeverybody #pilatescadillac #strongwomen #pilatesteacher #pilatesstudent #pilatesfitness #alwaysastudent #hardworkpaysoffs #nowisnow #bewhereyouare ...

Friday’s practice—Handstands of any kind are certainly challenging for those of us with limited shoulder flexion and rounded thoracic spine. This is the Handstand on @basisystems Wunda Chair from @basipilates Mentor program.  My intention is to be more vertical and stable as I press the pedal down and up. Getting there…#practicemakesprogress #pilates #nevergiveup #intentionalmovement #basipilates #rael_isacowitz #bpa_usa #basifaculty #basifamily #basistrong #mybasilife #basilegacyprogram #pilatesforathletes #pilatesforswimmers #pilatesformen #pilatesfordancers #pilatesforkids #pilatesforeverybody #pilatesbody #strongwomen #pilatesteacher #pilatesstudent #neverstopexploring #powerofaging #bewhereyouare #nowisnow

Friday’s practice—Handstands of any kind are certainly challenging for those of us with limited shoulder flexion and rounded thoracic spine. This is the Handstand on @basisystems Wunda Chair from @basipilates Mentor program. My intention is to be more vertical and stable as I press the pedal down and up. Getting there…#practicemakesprogress #pilates #nevergiveup #intentionalmovement #basipilates #rael_isacowitz #bpa_usa #basifaculty #basifamily #basistrong #mybasilife #basilegacyprogram #pilatesforathletes #pilatesforswimmers #pilatesformen #pilatesfordancers #pilatesforkids #pilatesforeverybody #pilatesbody #strongwomen #pilatesteacher #pilatesstudent #neverstopexploring #powerofaging #bewhereyouare #nowisnow ...

BASI=LOVE!!! My friend and colleague from Germany @mariambasipilates  We were in the first @basipilates ProBridge course together in 2012, connected then and have stayed connected in our hearts all this time. To be in @rael_isacowitz last Mentor program was simply a dream come true!!! #pilates #basimentor2022 #rael_isacowitz #basipilates #bpa_usa #basifamily #basifaculty #mybasilife #basisystems #pilatesteacher #pilatesstudent #friendsforlife

BASI=LOVE!!! My friend and colleague from Germany @mariambasipilates We were in the first @basipilates ProBridge course together in 2012, connected then and have stayed connected in our hearts all this time. To be in @rael_isacowitz last Mentor program was simply a dream come true!!! #pilates #basimentor2022 #rael_isacowitz #basipilates #bpa_usa #basifamily #basifaculty #mybasilife #basisystems #pilatesteacher #pilatesstudent #friendsforlife ...

Please forgive the camera flip! Words cannot describe the feeling or express my gratitude for being able to be a part of this past weekend @bpa_usa with @rael_isacowitz in his last Mentor program! Rael challenged me to do six Hanging Front for my turning 61 over the weekend! I am beyond proud to show how hard I have worked and will continue to work to be able to represent @basipilates and the Legacy program—Rael’s heart and soul! “It is not about the exercises. It is about the experience!” Thank you, Rael, from the bottom of my heart!#pilates #mybasilife #BASIMentor2022 #rael_isacowitz #bpa_usa #basipilates #onwardandupward #BASIMentorUSA2022 #basisystems #basifamily #basifaculty #basistrong #basilegacyprogram #pilatesteacher #pilatesstudent #hardworkpaysoffs #sixtyoneandstrongerthanever #dowhatyouthinkyoucannotdo #nowisnow

Please forgive the camera flip! Words cannot describe the feeling or express my gratitude for being able to be a part of this past weekend @bpa_usa with @rael_isacowitz in his last Mentor program! Rael challenged me to do six Hanging Front for my turning 61 over the weekend! I am beyond proud to show how hard I have worked and will continue to work to be able to represent @basipilates and the Legacy program—Rael’s heart and soul! “It is not about the exercises. It is about the experience!” Thank you, Rael, from the bottom of my heart!#pilates #mybasilife #BASIMentor2022 #rael_isacowitz #bpa_usa #basipilates #onwardandupward #BASIMentorUSA2022 #basisystems #basifamily #basifaculty #basistrong #basilegacyprogram #pilatesteacher #pilatesstudent #hardworkpaysoffs #sixtyoneandstrongerthanever #dowhatyouthinkyoucannotdo #nowisnow ...

Intentional movement!!Yesterday’s @basipilates Mentor practice ended with this Hanging Front! It has not always, been attainable for me with the correct mechanics! I’m heading back to @bpa_usa to take the Mentor for my 4th time. I am as excited as my first time in 2015!
Rael says to “Have a beginners mindset!” I truly believe it makes us better students, therefore better teachers! #pilates #mybasijourney #hardworkpaysoffs #basipilates #basisystems #raelisacowitz #intentionalmovement #basifaculty #basilegacyprogram #basifamily #basistrong #bpa_usa #pilatesforathletes #pilatesformen #pilatesfordancers #pilatesforkids #pilatesforeverybody #pilatesforswimmers #pilatesbody #pilatesstudent #pilatesteacher #precision #pilatesreformer #pilatescadillac #strongwomen #dowhatyouthinkyoucannotdo #dreamersdream #alwaysastudent #onzie #sixtyonehereicome

Intentional movement!!Yesterday’s @basipilates Mentor practice ended with this Hanging Front! It has not always, been attainable for me with the correct mechanics! I’m heading back to @bpa_usa to take the Mentor for my 4th time. I am as excited as my first time in 2015!
Rael says to “Have a beginners mindset!” I truly believe it makes us better students, therefore better teachers! #pilates #mybasijourney #hardworkpaysoffs #basipilates #basisystems #raelisacowitz #intentionalmovement #basifaculty #basilegacyprogram #basifamily #basistrong #bpa_usa #pilatesforathletes #pilatesformen #pilatesfordancers #pilatesforkids #pilatesforeverybody #pilatesforswimmers #pilatesbody #pilatesstudent #pilatesteacher #precision #pilatesreformer #pilatescadillac #strongwomen #dowhatyouthinkyoucannotdo #dreamersdream #alwaysastudent #onzie #sixtyonehereicome
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Nothing magic about it!!! Working on this High Bridge from the Magician Series @basipilates Mentor Program! #pilates #basipilates #raelisacowitz #basisystems #bpa_usa #basifaculty #basifamily #basistrong #practicemakesprogress #workingonmybackextension #pilatesforathletes #pilatesformen #pilatesfordancers #pilatesforkids #pilatesforswimmers #pilatesreformer #pilatescadillac #pilatesstudent #pilatesteacher #alwaysastudent #pilatesforeverybody #pilatesbody #strongwomen #nevetstopexploring #hardworkpaysoffs #nowisnow #almost61andgoingstrong #powerofaging #onzie

Nothing magic about it!!! Working on this High Bridge from the Magician Series @basipilates Mentor Program! #pilates #basipilates #raelisacowitz #basisystems #bpa_usa #basifaculty #basifamily #basistrong #practicemakesprogress #workingonmybackextension #pilatesforathletes #pilatesformen #pilatesfordancers #pilatesforkids #pilatesforswimmers #pilatesreformer #pilatescadillac #pilatesstudent #pilatesteacher #alwaysastudent #pilatesforeverybody #pilatesbody #strongwomen #nevetstopexploring #hardworkpaysoffs #nowisnow #almost61andgoingstrong #powerofaging #onzie ...

Progress!!! Sunday is funday for sure! Practicing Grasshopper on the Ladder Barrel has been and will continue to be a journey for me! Isn’t it all about our own journey? This is from the @basipilates Legacy Program. #pilates #intentionalmovement #practicemakesprogress #thisis60 #basipilates #bpa_usa #raelisacowitz #thepowerofaging #basisystems #basifaculty #basifamily #basistrong #pilatesforathletes #pilatesformen #pilatesfordancers #pilatesforkids #pilatesforswimmers #pilatesforeverybody #pilatesreformer #pilatesfit #pilatesbody #pilatesforever #pilatesteacher #pilatesstudent #strongwomen #practicepracticepractice #alwaysastudent #neverstopexploring #bewhereyouare #hardworkpaysoffs

Progress!!! Sunday is funday for sure! Practicing Grasshopper on the Ladder Barrel has been and will continue to be a journey for me! Isn’t it all about our own journey? This is from the @basipilates Legacy Program. #pilates #intentionalmovement #practicemakesprogress #thisis60 #basipilates #bpa_usa #raelisacowitz #thepowerofaging #basisystems #basifaculty #basifamily #basistrong #pilatesforathletes #pilatesformen #pilatesfordancers #pilatesforkids #pilatesforswimmers #pilatesforeverybody #pilatesreformer #pilatesfit #pilatesbody #pilatesforever #pilatesteacher #pilatesstudent #strongwomen #practicepracticepractice #alwaysastudent #neverstopexploring #bewhereyouare #hardworkpaysoffs ...

Practice time! We know in Pilates if there’s a “prep” there’s a “full!” And if there’s a 1, there’s probs a 2, and maybe a 3! @basipilates Mentor program, the first step in the Legacy Program, presents so many challenges and is a huge leap from the Comprehensive work! And Star 1 Prep leads to so many other exercises!!! Who is joining me for the Mentor @bpa_usa with @rael_isacowitz Sept 23-25 ??? #pilates #mybirthdayweekend #basipilates #bpa_usa #rael_isacowitz #basisystems® #basifaculty #basifamily #basistrong #pilatesreformer #pilatesbody #pilatesforathletes #pilatesformen #pilatesfordancers #pilatesforeverybody #pilatesforkids #pilatesforswimmers #pilatesfitness #pilatesstudent #pilatesteacher #practicepracticepractice #strongwomen #neverstopexploring #hardworkpaysoffs #onzie #dowhatyouthinkyoucannotdo

Practice time! We know in Pilates if there’s a “prep” there’s a “full!” And if there’s a 1, there’s probs a 2, and maybe a 3! @basipilates Mentor program, the first step in the Legacy Program, presents so many challenges and is a huge leap from the Comprehensive work! And Star 1 Prep leads to so many other exercises!!! Who is joining me for the Mentor @bpa_usa with @rael_isacowitz Sept 23-25 ??? #pilates #mybirthdayweekend #basipilates #bpa_usa #rael_isacowitz #basisystems® #basifaculty #basifamily #basistrong #pilatesreformer #pilatesbody #pilatesforathletes #pilatesformen #pilatesfordancers #pilatesforeverybody #pilatesforkids #pilatesforswimmers #pilatesfitness #pilatesstudent #pilatesteacher #practicepracticepractice #strongwomen #neverstopexploring #hardworkpaysoffs #onzie #dowhatyouthinkyoucannotdo ...

Intentional movement is so much more than just the exercise! Thank you @rael_isacowitz for sharing your life’s work! This is Roll Over Horizontal Start Position from @basipilates Master 2 part of the Legacy Program!  I’m on my fave @basisystems F2 Arm Chair. And it all starts with the Pelvic Curl! #pilates #basilegacyprogram #basipilates #rael_isacowitz #basisystems #bpa_usa #basifaculty #basifamily #basistrong #pilatesforathletes #pilatesformen #pilatesfordancers #pilatesforkids #pilatesforswimmers #pilatesforeverybody #pilatesteacher #pilatesstudent #pilateslifestyle #pilatesbody #pilatesfitness #strongwomen #intentionalmovement #practicepracticepractice #alwaysastudent #hardworkpaysoffs #neverstopexploring #nowisnow #thisissixty

Intentional movement is so much more than just the exercise! Thank you @rael_isacowitz for sharing your life’s work! This is Roll Over Horizontal Start Position from @basipilates Master 2 part of the Legacy Program! I’m on my fave @basisystems F2 Arm Chair. And it all starts with the Pelvic Curl! #pilates #basilegacyprogram #basipilates #rael_isacowitz #basisystems #bpa_usa #basifaculty #basifamily #basistrong #pilatesforathletes #pilatesformen #pilatesfordancers #pilatesforkids #pilatesforswimmers #pilatesforeverybody #pilatesteacher #pilatesstudent #pilateslifestyle #pilatesbody #pilatesfitness #strongwomen #intentionalmovement #practicepracticepractice #alwaysastudent #hardworkpaysoffs #neverstopexploring #nowisnow #thisissixty ...

Working on Teaser Round Back and Flat Back from @basipilates Honors Program, part of the Legacy Program! The @basisystems F2Arm Chair is simply my fave and weekly “go to” in my practice time! #pilates #basipilates #raelisacowitz #bpa_usa #basilegacyprogram #basisystems #basifamily #basistrong #basifaculty #pilatesforathletes #pilatesformen #pilatesfordancers #pilatesforswimmers #pilatesforeverybody #pilatesreformer #pilatesteacher #pilatesstudent #pilatesbody #practicepracticepractice #pilatesfit #pilateslifestyle #strongwomen #intentionalmovement #hardworkpaysoffs #thisissixty

Working on Teaser Round Back and Flat Back from @basipilates Honors Program, part of the Legacy Program! The @basisystems F2Arm Chair is simply my fave and weekly “go to” in my practice time! #pilates #basipilates #raelisacowitz #bpa_usa #basilegacyprogram #basisystems #basifamily #basistrong #basifaculty #pilatesforathletes #pilatesformen #pilatesfordancers #pilatesforswimmers #pilatesforeverybody #pilatesreformer #pilatesteacher #pilatesstudent #pilatesbody #practicepracticepractice #pilatesfit #pilateslifestyle #strongwomen #intentionalmovement #hardworkpaysoffs #thisissixty ...