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#LFTL2016: Rael's highlights of the event
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BASI Learn From The Leaders (LFTL) 2016

 
 
April has drawn to a close and May has sprung upon us. They say time flies, and all I can say is it accelerates into “hyper speed” as I progress further into my sixties. Birthdays come and go and if we cast our minds back over a lifetime it is hard to remember more than a few singular birthdays - some because they were particularly wonderful, and others because they were particularly somber. I can honestly say that I will always remember my 61st as being one of the greatest. Having 200 BASI Family from around the globe plus some dear personal friends and my family celebrating with me was a unique and awesome privilege.
 
April 16 (my birthday) marked the first day of LFTL. By the end of a long day of study we were all ready to “Celebrate the Night”, an extravaganza of epic proportions. It would be difficult to bring a group of such talented artists together anywhere - flamenco dancer Debora Taddei, acrobat and circus performer Melanie Chy and award winning singer/songwriter Maya Isacowitz accompanied by bass player extraordinaire, Bobby Vega (I joined them for a few numbers). The requisite birthday cake was brought in, (undoubtedly the most expensive birthday cake of my life, and never to be repeated!), and everyone shared in the joy of the moment.
 
Yet we were not only there to party, we were all there to share generously in education and the study of Pilates. There were many great topics to choose from with presentations delivered by Karen Clippinger, Deborah Lessen and myself, plus many of the BASI Faculty. The fact that BASI Systems was a sponsor of the event meant that we had an abundance of state-of-the-art equipment. It brought me great pleasure to see more than 80 people in my presentations all working hard and practicing on BASI Systems equipment. There was a spirit of openness and a hunger for learning.
 
At the conclusion of Sunday, the second day of the event, I taught a mat class to many of the participants, about 170 strong. It went out to the world, in real time, via the world wide web and hundreds of people logged on to enjoy it together with us.
 
A 3-day Summit of BASI Faculty, Hosts and Licensees preceded the LFTL. There were around 120 people in attendance from around the globe. The first two days were spent in meetings, and the final day was spent going over repertoire, addressing questions related to teaching and conducting general discussions. We had a wonderful dinner and dance that evening. The BASI team never fails to dazzle in their party finest. The ladies looked stunning and the men dashing. But the BASI babies stole the show: Jessica-Faith from South Africa and Ashley-Cooper from Australia. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I am ready to be a grandfather!
 
Many of the visiting guests stayed on for a week to attend my Mentor Program held the following weekend. Each Mentor Program is such a profound and impressionable experience. I always fear that it will not be as good as the last one, and yet each one lives up to expectations, in fact surpasses expectations. I cannot say one is better than the other, only that each one is completely unique and gratifying.
 
So now, as I reflect on April, I cannot but feel grateful, blessed, a little tired and totally rejuvenated. The spring of 2016 will forever be held dear to my heart. I want to thank each of you who helped make it such a memorable time; students, presenters, sponsors, the BASI Systems team, the BASI team, the volunteers, the event organizers, the performers, guests – in short, the universe! I humbly bow to you all.
 
Happy summer 2016,
 
Rael

BASI Learn From The Leaders (LFTL) 2016

 
 
April has drawn to a close and May has sprung upon us. They say time flies, and all I can say is it accelerates into “hyper speed” as I progress further into my sixties. Birthdays come and go and if we cast our minds back over a lifetime it is hard to remember more than a few singular birthdays - some because they were particularly wonderful, and others because they were particularly somber. I can honestly say that I will always remember my 61st as being one of the greatest. Having 200 BASI Family from around the globe plus some dear personal friends and my family celebrating with me was a unique and awesome privilege.
 
April 16 (my birthday) marked the first day of LFTL. By the end of a long day of study we were all ready to “Celebrate the Night”, an extravaganza of epic proportions. It would be difficult to bring a group of such talented artists together anywhere - flamenco dancer Debora Taddei, acrobat and circus performer Melanie Chy and award winning singer/songwriter Maya Isacowitz accompanied by bass player extraordinaire, Bobby Vega (I joined them for a few numbers). The requisite birthday cake was brought in, (undoubtedly the most expensive birthday cake of my life, and never to be repeated!), and everyone shared in the joy of the moment.
 
Yet we were not only there to party, we were all there to share generously in education and the study of Pilates. There were many great topics to choose from with presentations delivered by Karen Clippinger, Deborah Lessen and myself, plus many of the BASI Faculty. The fact that BASI Systems was a sponsor of the event meant that we had an abundance of state-of-the-art equipment. It brought me great pleasure to see more than 80 people in my presentations all working hard and practicing on BASI Systems equipment. There was a spirit of openness and a hunger for learning.
 
At the conclusion of Sunday, the second day of the event, I taught a mat class to many of the participants, about 170 strong. It went out to the world, in real time, via the world wide web and hundreds of people logged on to enjoy it together with us.
 
A 3-day Summit of BASI Faculty, Hosts and Licensees preceded the LFTL. There were around 120 people in attendance from around the globe. The first two days were spent in meetings, and the final day was spent going over repertoire, addressing questions related to teaching and conducting general discussions. We had a wonderful dinner and dance that evening. The BASI team never fails to dazzle in their party finest. The ladies looked stunning and the men dashing. But the BASI babies stole the show: Jessica-Faith from South Africa and Ashley-Cooper from Australia. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I am ready to be a grandfather!
 
Many of the visiting guests stayed on for a week to attend my Mentor Program held the following weekend. Each Mentor Program is such a profound and impressionable experience. I always fear that it will not be as good as the last one, and yet each one lives up to expectations, in fact surpasses expectations. I cannot say one is better than the other, only that each one is completely unique and gratifying.
 
So now, as I reflect on April, I cannot but feel grateful, blessed, a little tired and totally rejuvenated. The spring of 2016 will forever be held dear to my heart. I want to thank each of you who helped make it such a memorable time; students, presenters, sponsors, the BASI Systems team, the BASI team, the volunteers, the event organizers, the performers, guests – in short, the universe! I humbly bow to you all.
 
Happy summer 2016,
 
Rael
ARTICLES
ADVANCED EDUCATION
Pilates for the mature client with Sheri Long
Upcoming courses:
Costa Mesa: June 18, 2016
 
Innovations in Pilates Reformer
Upcoming courses:
Aptos, CA: July 16 – 17, 2016
BASI Bali Retreat: September 29 – 30, 2016
Costa Mesa, CA: November 5 – 6, 2016
Pilates Anatomy
Upcoming courses:
Costa Mesa, CA: July 22 – 24, 2016 with Anthony Lett
Enhancing Athletic Performance
Upcoming courses:
Brisbane, Australia: July 16, 2016, with Ed Botha
Seoul, South Korea: August 21, 2016, with Carrie Smith
 
Unwinding Scoliosis with Pilates
Upcoming courses:
Brooklyn, NY: June 11, 2016 with Karen Clippinger
 
The Scapulohumeral Rhythm, Rotator Cuff, Shoulder Impingement and Pilates
Upcoming courses:
Brooklyn, NY: June 12, 2016 with Karen Clippinger
Pilates for Dancers
Upcoming courses:
Munich, Germany: September 10 – 13, 2016 with Karen Clippinger
Pilates Through Pregnancy
Upcoming courses:
Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom: June 17 – 19, 2016, with Ashley Ritchie
Johannesburg, South Africa: September 8 – 10, 2016 with Ashley Ritchie
Mat Master Class
Upcoming courses:
Athens, Greece: July 8, 2016 with Rael Isacowitz
 
The Lower Back Enigma
Upcoming courses:
Athens, Greece: July 8, 2016 with Rael Isacowitz
 
Training the Amateur Athlete
Upcoming courses:
Athens, Greece: July 8, 2016 with Rael Isacowitz
 
Master Program
Upcoming courses:
Athens, Greece: July 9 – 11, 2016 with Rael Isacowitz
 
Wonders of the Wunda Chair
Upcoming courses:
Brisbane, Australia: July 17, 2016, with Ed Botha
 
Pilates for Injuries and Pathologies
Upcoming courses:
Amsterdam, Netherlands: May 29 – 29, 2016 with Samantha Wood
Prato, Italy: June 2 – 4, 2016 with Samantha Wood
Toronto, Canada: June 10 – 12, 2016 with Samantha Wood
Costa Mesa, CA: August 12 – 14, 2016 with Samantha Wood
BASI Bali Retreat, Ubud, Indonesia: September 26 – 28, 2016

 
Upcoming Teacher Training Programs
UNITED STATES
CALIFORNIA
Aptos  Program begins September 16, 2016
Berkeley  Program begins August 6, 2016
Costa Mesa (ProBridge) Program begins July 8, 2016
Davis  Program begins June 25, 2016
Long Beach (Dance Specialization) Program begins July 6, 2016
Los Angeles  Program begins July 30, 2016
Mt. Shasta  Program begins June 3, 2016
Pacific Palisades  Program begins September 10, 2016
Rancho Palos Verdes  Program begins May 21, 2016
Santa Barbara  Program begins June 4, 2016

COLORADO
Avon  Program begins May 27, 2016

ILLINOIS
Chicago  Program begins June 24, 2016

 
NEW JERSEY
Watchung  Program begins July 8, 2016


NEW YORK
Brooklyn  Program begins September 9, 2016

PENNSYLVANIA
Bryn Mawr  Program begins September 9, 2016


TEXAS
The Woodlands  Program begins June 10, 2016
San Antonio  Program begins September 30, 2016

VIRGINIA
Virginia Beach  Program begins May 20, 2016

Herndon  Program begins June 25, 2016

WASHINGTON
Gig Harbor  Program begins June 18, 2016
INTERNATIONAL COURSES
BAHRAIN
Al Markh  May 26, 2016 - Nov. 23, 2016
 
CANADA
Terrebonne  May 6, 2016 - Aug. 14, 2016
Vancouver  Sept. 16, 2016 - Dec. 11, 2016
Ottawa  Sept. 16, 2016 - Dec. 11, 2016
 
CHINA
Beijing  May 8, 2016 - May 12, 2016
Beijing  May 17, 2016 - May 22, 2016
Hong Kong  May 21, 2016 - Aug. 8, 2016
Beijing  Aug. 16, 2016 – Aug. 20, 2016
Hong Kong  Aug. 27, 2016 – Oct. 8, 2016

 
COLOMBIA
Bogota  May 19, 2016 - June 12, 2016
 
FRANCE
Paris  Sept. 16, 2016 - Feb. 19, 2017
 
GERMANY
Freiburg  June 10, 2016 - Jan 8, 2017
Munich  July 30, 2016 - Aug. 14, 2016
Dusseldorf  Sept. 2, 2016 - Mar. 12, 2017
Frankfurt  Sept. 23, 2016 - Mar. 12, 2017
 
INDONESIA
Bandung  Sept. 5, 2016 - Jan. 12, 2017
 
IRELAND
Dublin  May 12, 2016 - July 1, 2016
Dublin (ProBridge)  May 13, 2016 - July 3, 2016     
 
 
 
ITALY
Prato  May 5, 2016 - Sept. 18, 2016    
Nuoro  July 21, 2016 - Sept. 3, 2016 
 
JAPAN
Tokyo  May 14, 2016 - July 30, 2016
 
NAMIBIA
Klein Windhoek  June 2, 2016 - June 5, 2016
 
SOUTH AFRICA
East London  May 12, 2016 - May 15, 2016
Pretoria (ProBridge)  June 22, 2016 - Aug 19, 2016    
Knysna  July 7, 2016 – Oct. 30, 2016
Pretoria  July 13, 2016 – Oct. 21, 2016
Johannesburg  Aug. 18, 2016 – Sept. 30, 2016
Nelspruit  Sept. 15, 2016 – Sept. 18, 2016

SOUTH KOREA
Seoul  Aug. 17, 2016 - Feb. 11, 2017

SPAIN
Marbella  May 20, 2016 - Sept. 11, 2016
 
TURKEY
Istanbul  Sept. 22, 2016 - Dec. 25. 2016
 
UNITED KINGDOM
Wimbledon  Sept. 22, 2016 - Jan. 15, 2017
 
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