About Us

About BASI Pilates Academy

At BASI Pilates Academy, our goal is to change lives through the art and science of Pilates. We are a full-service Pilates studio offering Pilates classes, private sessions, and semi-private sessions to our local community. We also proudly offer year-round BASI Pilates teacher training programs and continuing education for Pilates instructors. With a clean, welcoming environment and friendly staff, BASI Pilates Academy, Brisbane is the perfect place for new clients to achieve their fitness goals, whether to gain more core strength, reduce back pain, improve athletic performance, and retrain post-injury, or simply stay pain-free. Because our studio serves as an education center for Pilates professionals, our team of high caliber instructors ranges in experience level from apprentice through senior instructors. Our instructors have gone through the BASI Pilates teacher training program and teach consistently thorough, well-rounded sessions to ensure our clients receive a balanced, full-body workout. Contact us today to schedule a tour of our studio and learn more about how to get started.

BASI Pilates Academy, Australia in Brisbane

The BASI Pilates method is a true blend of the art and science of human movement. It focuses on low-impact, highly specialised exercises that are ideal for people from all walks of life.

BASI Pilates Academy, Australia is proud to represent BASI Pilates in Brisbane.

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Why Choose Us?

We are the team for all things Pilates, Barre and Indo-Row. Our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment are second-to-none, so you can count on us with whatever fitness routine you need in order to achieve a healthier body and mind. For your complete satisfaction, we always tailor our programs and strategies to suit your individual needs.

Our credentials:

We have clients who have been attending the studio for over 8 years. Maintaining their core strength and muscle flexibility has become a part of their life. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, recovering from an injury or increasing your athletic stamina, we are here to help.

Join the movement today and be guided by our team of qualified Pilates instructors.

Meet Our Team

Get to know our team of skilled and friendly instructors at BASI Pilates Academy, Australia.

Jordanna Smith

BASI Pilates Academy, Australia Founder,
BASI Pilates Australia Director,
BASI Pilates Faculty

Jordanna is a certified Pilates specialist and the owner of BASI Pilates Academy, Australia in Brisbane. She continued her dance studies and completed an Associate Degree in Dance at the Queensland University of Technology after graduating from high school. With extensive experience in dancing, including ballet, contemporary dance, modern jazz, hip hop and tap, she opened her studio in October 2005. For years, it has grown into one of the most sought-after BASI Pilates Academy, Australia in Brisbane.

In 2002, she started her Pilates career with the Pilates Institute of Australasia (PIA) and completed her full Comprehensive Training Course with Body Arts and Science International (BASI) in 2008.

Come 2011 and 2013, Jordanna was directly mentored by the BASI owner and founder, Rael Isacowitz, at BASI headquarters. In December 2014, she completed the Master Programme under Rael’s mentorship.

Jordanna loves to see her clients progress from the onset of the program through to obtaining functional movement patterns. Countless referrals come to her for Pilates training and continue their sessions as a way of life.

Jordanna is proud to represent BASI Pilates Australia alongside her husband, Shayne. She is a Principal Trainer in PAA and holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Jordanna Smith

BASI Pilates Academy, Australia Founder,
BASI Pilates Australia Director,
BASI Pilates Faculty

Jordanna is a certified Pilates specialist and the owner of BASI Pilates Academy, Australia in Brisbane. She continued her dance studies and completed an Associate Degree in Dance at the Queensland University of Technology after graduating from high school. With extensive experience in dancing, including ballet, contemporary dance, modern jazz, hip hop and tap, she opened her studio in October 2005. For years, it has grown into one of the most sought-after BASI Pilates Academy, Australia in Brisbane.

In 2002, she started her Pilates career with the Pilates Institute of Australasia (PIA) and completed her full Comprehensive Training Course with Body Arts and Science International (BASI) in 2008.

Come 2011 and 2013, Jordanna was directly mentored by the BASI owner and founder, Rael Isacowitz, at BASI headquarters. In December 2014, she completed the Master Programme under Rael’s mentorship.

Jordanna loves to see her clients progress from the onset of the program through to obtaining functional movement patterns. Countless referrals come to her for Pilates training and continue their sessions as a way of life.

Jordanna is proud to represent BASI Pilates Australia alongside her husband, Shayne. She is a Principal Trainer in PAA and holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Jordanna Smith

BASI Pilates Academy, Australia Founder,
BASI Pilates Australia Director,
BASI Pilates Faculty

Jordanna is a certified Pilates specialist and the owner of BASI Pilates Academy, Australia in Brisbane. She continued her dance studies and completed an Associate Degree in Dance at the Queensland University of Technology after graduating from high school. With extensive experience in dancing, including ballet, contemporary dance, modern jazz, hip hop and tap, she opened her studio in October 2005. For years, it has grown into one of the most sought-after BASI Pilates Academy, Australia in Brisbane.

In 2002, she started her Pilates career with the Pilates Institute of Australasia (PIA) and completed her full Comprehensive Training Course with Body Arts and Science International (BASI) in 2008.

Come 2011 and 2013, Jordanna was directly mentored by the BASI owner and founder, Rael Isacowitz, at BASI headquarters. In December 2014, she completed the Master Programme under Rael’s mentorship.

Jordanna loves to see her clients progress from the onset of the program through to obtaining functional movement patterns. Countless referrals come to her for Pilates training and continue their sessions as a way of life.

Jordanna is proud to represent BASI Pilates Australia alongside her husband, Shayne. She is a Principal Trainer in PAA and holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Shayne Smith

BASI Pilates Faculty,
Z-Health Practitioner

Shayne is a qualified Karate instructor and a certified Pilates specialist. He holds the rank of 4th Dan Shidon awarded by the Shukokai Karatedo World Union. Since 1992, he has been a Karate practitioner and been training with 8th Dan and Samurai Karate International Chief Instructor, Paul Mitchell.

In 2006, Shayne started training in the Pilates method after obtaining a knee injury during a Karate competition. Over time, he developed a passion for Pilates which led him to become a qualified BASI instructor.

Shayne is a qualified BASI Instructor. Rael’s inspiration of the Pilates method has encouraged Shayne to further develop the importance of Pilates for men and he is continually involved with advanced education, nationally and internationally. To enhance his Pilates knowledge, Shayne has furthered his studies in neurology and pain management with Dr Eric Cobb creator and co- founder of Z-Health Performance based in Arizona USA. Shayne is a Qualified Z-Health Practitioner in: R-Phase, I-Phase, T-Phase and 9S Structure (Brain). 

His interest grew after meeting and practising with BASI owner and founder, Rael Isacowitz. Inspired by his mentor, Shayne further developed his skills and focused on the importance of Pilates for men.

With a desire to enhance his knowledge in the Pilates field, he studied neurology and pain management under the creator and co-founder of Z-Health Performance, Dr. Eric Cobb, in Arizona USA.

To date, Shayne is involved with interstate and international advanced education.

Shayne Smith

BASI Pilates Faculty,
Z-Health Practitioner

Shayne is a qualified Karate instructor and a certified Pilates specialist. He holds the rank of 4th Dan Shidon awarded by the Shukokai Karatedo World Union. Since 1992, he has been a Karate practitioner and been training with 8th Dan and Samurai Karate International Chief Instructor, Paul Mitchell.

In 2006, Shayne started training in the Pilates method after obtaining a knee injury during a Karate competition. Over time, he developed a passion for Pilates which led him to become a qualified BASI instructor.

Shayne is a qualified BASI Instructor. Rael’s inspiration of the Pilates method has encouraged Shayne to further develop the importance of Pilates for men and he is continually involved with advanced education, nationally and internationally. To enhance his Pilates knowledge, Shayne has furthered his studies in neurology and pain management with Dr Eric Cobb creator and co- founder of Z-Health Performance based in Arizona USA. Shayne is a Qualified Z-Health Practitioner in: R-Phase, I-Phase, T-Phase and 9S Structure (Brain). 

His interest grew after meeting and practising with BASI owner and founder, Rael Isacowitz. Inspired by his mentor, Shayne further developed his skills and focused on the importance of Pilates for men.

With a desire to enhance his knowledge in the Pilates field, he studied neurology and pain management under the creator and co-founder of Z-Health Performance, Dr. Eric Cobb, in Arizona USA.

To date, Shayne is involved with interstate and international advanced education.

Shayne Smith

BASI Pilates Faculty,
Z-Health Practitioner

Shayne is a qualified Karate instructor and a certified Pilates specialist. He holds the rank of 4th Dan Shidon awarded by the Shukokai Karatedo World Union. Since 1992, he has been a Karate practitioner and been training with 8th Dan and Samurai Karate International Chief Instructor, Paul Mitchell.

In 2006, Shayne started training in the Pilates method after obtaining a knee injury during a Karate competition. Over time, he developed a passion for Pilates which led him to become a qualified BASI instructor.

Shayne is a qualified BASI Instructor. Rael’s inspiration of the Pilates method has encouraged Shayne to further develop the importance of Pilates for men and he is continually involved with advanced education, nationally and internationally. To enhance his Pilates knowledge, Shayne has furthered his studies in neurology and pain management with Dr Eric Cobb creator and co- founder of Z-Health Performance based in Arizona USA. Shayne is a Qualified Z-Health Practitioner in: R-Phase, I-Phase, T-Phase and 9S Structure (Brain). 

His interest grew after meeting and practising with BASI owner and founder, Rael Isacowitz. Inspired by his mentor, Shayne further developed his skills and focused on the importance of Pilates for men.

With a desire to enhance his knowledge in the Pilates field, he studied neurology and pain management under the creator and co-founder of Z-Health Performance, Dr. Eric Cobb, in Arizona USA.

To date, Shayne is involved with interstate and international advanced education.

Katrina Coomber

Certified BASI Pilates Instructor,
Bootybarre Instructor,
Indo-Row Instructor

A former client in 2009, Katrina is now a certified Pilates instructor at BASI Pilates Academy, Australia. After returning to adult contemporary dance classes, she realised she needed to improve her core strength, flexibility and balance. This led her to start training in the Pilates method.

Katrina has continued to further her studies by attending workshops after completing the BASI Pilates Comprehensive Teacher Training and becoming a fully certified instructor. Her Pilates training has progressed as she attends the Mentor Programme with Rael Isacowitz.

A certified Bootybarre and Indo-Row instructor, Katrina enjoys teaching these two group fitness classes in our fully equipped studio.

Emily Lamb

Emily has been practicing Pilates for almost 20 years and teaching for six. Her discovery of the Pilates method was due to chronic jaw and back pain as a child but she has continued to value it as a teenager and adult.

After deciding to leave the corporate life and undertaking the full Comprehensive Training Course with BASI, Emily has built a strong passion for its system and the incredible results it provides. She operated a successful home-based boutique studio for over 5 years (until her young family needed the extra space) and now enjoys the opportunity to work alongside other BASI faculty.

Emily has participated in many courses such as Booty Barre, Rhythm Pilates, Pilates Kinesiology as well as several other workshops through BASI Pilates. She looks forward to constantly furthering her knowledge and learning from many inspiring Pilates specialists as well as sharing the BASI method with upcoming students.

Emily considers it an incredible honour to be a part of the BASI Pilates faculty team.

Emily Lamb

Emily has been practicing Pilates for almost 20 years and teaching for six. Her discovery of the Pilates method was due to chronic jaw and back pain as a child but she has continued to value it as a teenager and adult.

After deciding to leave the corporate life and undertaking the full Comprehensive Training Course with BASI, Emily has built a strong passion for its system and the incredible results it provides. She operated a successful home-based boutique studio for over 5 years (until her young family needed the extra space) and now enjoys the opportunity to work alongside other BASI faculty.

Emily has participated in many courses such as Booty Barre, Rhythm Pilates, Pilates Kinesiology as well as several other workshops through BASI Pilates. She looks forward to constantly furthering her knowledge and learning from many inspiring Pilates specialists as well as sharing the BASI method with upcoming students.

Emily considers it an incredible honour to be a part of the BASI Pilates faculty team.

Emily Lamb

Emily has been practicing Pilates for almost 20 years and teaching for six. Her discovery of the Pilates method was due to chronic jaw and back pain as a child but she has continued to value it as a teenager and adult.

After deciding to leave the corporate life and undertaking the full Comprehensive Training Course with BASI, Emily has built a strong passion for its system and the incredible results it provides. She operated a successful home-based boutique studio for over 5 years (until her young family needed the extra space) and now enjoys the opportunity to work alongside other BASI faculty.

Emily has participated in many courses such as Booty Barre, Rhythm Pilates, Pilates Kinesiology as well as several other workshops through BASI Pilates. She looks forward to constantly furthering her knowledge and learning from many inspiring Pilates specialists as well as sharing the BASI method with upcoming students.

Emily considers it an incredible honour to be a part of the BASI Pilates faculty team.