Rael Isacowitz is a teacher of teachers and is recognized internationally as a leading expert in the Pilates method, having lectured and taught in universities, colleges, clinics and studios world-wide. He received his teaching credentials and Bachelor of Education degree in Israel, at the prestigious Wingate Institute of Physical Education, and his Master of Arts degree in Dance at the University of Surrey, England. In 1989, Rael established Body Arts and Science InternationalÂ® (BASI Pilates,) as a means of preserving the legacy of Joseph and Clara Pilates, while complementing their method with contemporary scientific knowledge. Under his guidance, BASI Pilates has become a world leader in Pilates education. Rael has published widely, including Pilates, the authoritative book on the method. He has served on the Board of the Pilates Method AllianceÂ® and has been a driving force in several initiatives advocating educational standards in the Pilates community. With a rich background as a dancer, athlete, yogi and Pilates practitioner, Rael brings to his teaching unparalleled expertise, combined with a passion for his work.