Rael Isacowitz holds a Bachelor of Education and teaching credentials from the Wingate Institute, Israel and a Master of Arts in Dance from the University of Surrey, England. He has been practicing Pilates for 4 decades and is recognized internationally as an expert in the field.
In 1989 Rael founded BASI Pilates® (Body Arts and Science International®), a comprehensive Pilates education organization spanning the globe. He spearheaded the development of Pilates Interactive, the one-of-a-kind e-learning software and designed the concepts for BASI Systems equipment. Rael has authored two best selling books, Pilates and Pilates Anatomy (Human Kinetics); the latter co-authored with Karen Clippinger, plus multiple professional workbooks.
Rael is part of the great legacy of Pilates teachers and mentors. He has studied and taught with luminaries of the Pilates world including several of the Pilates Elders, first generation teachers. His contributions to Pilates as a teacher, author and innovator are recognized and respected throughout the Pilates industry. Rael’s passion for the art of Pilates is well known as is the unique athleticism he brings to the work; a synthesis of body, mind, and spirit. Creativity and energy suffuse his work, and teaching is, for Rael, the ultimate gift.