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Inhale, Exhale


BASI Pilates Johannesburg facilitates Pilates in the studio, is a local BASI accredited MTTP & CTTP training centre and offers training through the global BASI Advance education network.

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Feel the benefits of Body, Mind and Soul awareness through the precision of Pilates.


BASI Pilates Academy offers courses for future Pilates Trainers. These include Mat Teacher Training Programs and Comprehensive Teacher Training Programs.

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Ashley Ritchie offers an expansive selection of advanced education courses hosted by BASI Pilates. These include: Pre & Postnatal,

Get in touch to book your class or training today.

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About BASI Pilates Academy - Johannesburg

At BASI Pilates Academy, our goal is to change lives through the art and science of Pilates. We are a full-service Pilates studio offering Pilates classes, private sessions, and semi-private sessions both locally and globally.  We also proudly offer year-round BASI Pilates teacher training programs and continued and advanced education for Pilates instructors.

Its fresh, bright environment and the friendly staff of the BASI Pilates Academy welcomes you to the perfect place to achieve your fitness goals.  Whether it’s to gain greater core strength, reduce back pain, improve athletic performance, retrain post-injury or simply to stay pain-free.

Because our studio also serves as an education centre for Pilates professionals, our team of high calibre instructors range from apprentice through to senior instructors. The BASI Pilates teacher training program, based on the values of Passion, Compassion, Commitment and Excellence, ensures that every trainer takes you through a consistently thorough, well-rounded session, resulting in a balanced, full-body workout.

Contact us today to schedule a tour of our studio and learn more about how to get started.

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“My love for movement and flow was first awakened at the tender age of 4 as an eager ballet dancer - and I was teaching ballet by the age of 17. My life unfolded around me and when I became a mother, I chose to give up teaching ballet to focus on my young family.


Then I was introduced to the Pilates world of balance, core strength and flexibility. 


I was captivated.  And in 198I opened the doors of Body Mechanix Wellness Centre in my garden cottage in Johannesburg.


Then came the turning point in my career.  In 2000 I attended a workshop by South African-born American, Rael Isacowitz, founder of the BASI method.


In 2001, I completed the BASI Pilates Comprehensive Teacher Training certificate under the watchful eye of Rael Isacowitz himself.  And that was just the beginning.  Inspired by the BASI principles, and having had a child in my twenties, thirties and forties, I created the Pilates Through Pregnancy and Beyond programme which is today taught all over the world under the BASI banner.


It has always been a dream of mine for my studio to become the BASI Pilates Academy Johannesburg.  Being part of the BASI world is who we are as both a team and a family.  

BASI has made this all possible for me, and for this, I am more than grateful.”


BASI Pilates Academy - Johannesburg



Body Mechanix Wellness Centre, 119 Buckingham Ave, Craighall Park, Gauteng, 2194

+27 82 413 8008

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