Natasja Barnard

Natasja Barnard

Tash embarked on a career in Pilates after graduating with honours in the Cecchetti Ballet and IDTA Modern Dance methods in 2000. Tash studied the BASI Pilates® method directly under Rael Isacowitz and Kristi White and was qualified as a BASI Instructor in 2001.

Since then, Tash has experienced the power of BASI worldwide, working and teaching in London, Dubai, Salzburg and Hong Kong whilst becoming a member of the BASI Faculty in the interim. Tash has settled in a growing coastal town called Ballito in her home country which is South Africa with her husband, Andre (a well-respected chiropractor whom she works closely with), and two children. Along with other BASI loyalists Tash has managed to build a very strong and focused Pilates community through running her own successful Pilates Studio and lecturing workshops and courses for BASI South Africa.

Tash currently has a growing number of appearances as a guest instructor on Pilates Anytime and is the only qualified Core Fitness Roller instructor in South Africa. As a caring instructor and lecturer with an immense amount of energy and real passion for the work, Tash strives for continued improvement both personally and professionally with a focus on achieving results. Tash has an incredible faith which fires her vision of being able to share Pilates with as many people as she possibly can – all over the world. Tash’s vision is manifesting in numerous ways, such as leading Pilates Retreats in Indonesia and Turkey under Pilates Retreat Asia.  This forum has enabled Tash to ground the concept of making connections beyond the physical and instructing holistically.

I educate my clients about their bodies so that they understand Pilates is functional movement – the more they apply the principles to every day life the quicker it assists me in reaching their goals.



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