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BASI Faculty (South Africa, Australia)
Ed Botha is a BASI Pilates Faculty Instructor and joined the Dynamic Pilates team after relocating to Sydney from Cape Town, South Africa where he previously owned and ran a successful Pilates studio business. Ed has been teaching BASI Pilates for the past 16 years and has a keen interest in human movement, which started initially with the practice of martial arts. Over the course of the past 16 years Ed has worked with a range of clients from top-tier athletes to being widely known for his expertise in BASI Pilates and is a highly accredited member of the BASI Pilates faculty, making him a face many already recognise and trust in the industry, which has enabled him to travel the world teaching Pilates courses and workshops in the USA, Australia, UK, Italy, Greece, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, Turkey and London. Ed is Sydney’s BASI Instructor and currently leads BASI Teacher Training and Workshops at Dynamic Pilates while also taking Private and Semi-Private sessions and of course instructs regular Pilates classes at our Manly Studio
BASI Faculty (USA)
Samantha Wood is a licensed physical therapist since 1997, PMA Certified Pilates Instructor, Yoga Alliance certified teacher, and an international educator and Associate Faculty member for BASI Pilates, not to forget obtaining an MBA from USC. Samantha’s clinical expertise includes Pilates-based rehabilitation, yoga therapy, orthopedics, sports therapy, and functional rehabilitation. Samantha began her Pilates studies in 2001 with Rael Isacowitz and over the years since has attended many of Rael’s advanced courses, including the prestigious Mentor and Master Programs. Samantha is passionate about Pilates and how it can enhance healing in injured clients and enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience with others. Samantha has worked with many celebrities and professional athletes – while at Health South in Arizona, Samantha was the Personal Trainer for the Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Coyotes, Phoenix Mercury, and Arizona Rattlers.
BASI Faculty (USA)
Meredith is well respected in the Pilates industry. Meredith has been accredited by BASI Pilates since 2000 and joined the BASI Faculty in 2007. As a proud senior faculty member she relishes the opportunities she has been given to share the Pilates method and the BASI technique with students all over the globe. Meredith is a regular presenter for the online Pilates program, Pilates Anytime. Born and raised in Lake Tahoe, Meredith is passionate about all things athletic. As a child she competed in soccer and downhill skiing. Meredith discovered the Pilates method to rehabilitate a knee injury and immediately fell in love with the method. She then went on to complete her BASI Comprehensive training. The rest is history! Now based in California, Meredith travels the world sharing her love of the Pilates method. When she isn’t practicing Pilates or teaching, Meredith continues her loves of sport with swimming, hiking and snow sports. BASI Faculty and Dynamic Pilates Instructor, Ed Botha knows Meredith well and is thrilled Meredith is visiting Australia once again; “Meredith brings a unique style and athleticism to BASI Pilates. I can’t wait for her to share her wealth of knowledge with the Sydney Pilates community”.
BASI Faculty (Europe)
Natascha Eyber holds the BASI Pilates license for Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Scandinavia. She was accredited by BASI in 2003, under the direction of Rael, joined the BASI Faculty in 2006, and was entitled as senior faculty in 2014. Since 2002, Natascha has dedicated herself to Pilates education. In 2009 she founded the Pilates House in Munich, the headquarters of BASI Pilates for Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Scandinavia. Natascha has since completed her intensive studies and achieved Rael’s advanced educational program, “Ultimate Pilates”. Natascha’s main interest lies in the bio-mechanics of the human body and the influence of gravity. Her focus is discovering and correcting muscular imbalances of clients and teaching them economic and functional movement, working with clients to enhance their physical possibilities and with that improving their quality of life.