Movement heals the body – Joseph Pilates
Esteem Pilates is not just another fitness studio, but a place where you begin a journey of transforming your body while connecting your mind and body.
We believe fitness and health goes beyond just toned muscles, which are a natural result of regular physical activity. Through the teaching of the Pilates method, we embrace mind and body fitness where we train the mind to connect with the body movements and improve balance, concentration, focus, and breathing ability. We will teach you how to move better so you can do what you love with ease, strength and agility. Ultimately, through the practice of Pilates, you will not only restore your health, but you’ll find yourself a new body that you’ll love along the process.
About BASI PILATES
BASI Pilates® is a leading Pilates education academy with a reputation for innovation, dedication, and academic excellence.
BASI stands for Body Arts and Science International, which is both the name of academy’s holding company and an affirmation of its approach to Pilates studies. The mission of BASI Pilates is to create and maintain professional standards for the teaching of the Pilates Method and to preserve and perpetuate the gift of Pilates by educating teachers of the highest caliber.
Why BASI Pilates?
With a reputation for academic excellence, innovation, and exceptional value BASI Pilates offers the highest caliber, most comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training Programs available. Our faculty and hosts are unsurpassed as teachers and mentors, and our administrative staff is fully dedicated to the support and welfare of our students.
The range of programs BASI offers includes Mat, Comprehensive US and Global, Pro Bridge, Advanced and Continuing Education studies, master-level Workshops and international symposiums. These are highly respected college-level Pilates teacher training programs that prepare students to teach Pilates professionally, and to take the PMA Pilates certification exam. And, unlike some teacher trainings, our programs do not separate equipment training into different courses or modules. Our students learn on all the Pilates equipment!
The BASI Pilates Edge
Since 1989, BASI Pilates founder Rael Isacowitz has been training Pilates to be passionate, dedicated, highly skilled and deeply committed to the Pilates ethos of ensuring happiness through physical fitness. These are the qualities that distinguish the BASI educational programs.
Pilates enthusiasts must be able to trust the legitimacy and caliber of their Pilates instructors. Likewise, those aspiring to practice the method professionally must have the confidence of knowing that the educational program they choose will provide them with a successful and enduring career path. No Pilates teacher training program is more trusted than that offered by BASI Pilates®.
Wooyang Shin is the owner of Esteem Pilates. At Esteem Pilates she ensures quality instruction for her studio members. Her own personal back injury led her to Pilates. She found Pilates as a way to rehabilitate her injury.
Realizing the amazing benefits to her body, she began her Pilates journey studying under the renowned Rael Isacowitz of BASI Pilates.
She earned her Pilates certification through the BASI Graduate Program and training at Balanced Body. Through her practice with Pilates and different forms of movement, Wooyang fell in love for the aerial arts.
She earned her Aerial Pilates certification from Jennifer Van Deausen of Pegasus Aerial Pilates.
She is an avid aerialist who wants to share her passion for the aerial arts.
This led her to open her own aerial hammock studio at Esteem Pilates, one of the largest in Orange County.