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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  • Which room would you choose? The all white in white or the black and golden one? Believe me, it’s not a dream, it’s a real possibility - join us in May in Morocco for PILATES RESTORE, our luxury retreat with the amazing @pilatestash  Link in profile.....
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  • Sometimes all it needs is to look out over the sea and notice. The shape of the clouds, the sparkle of the waves, that bit of blue sky in the distance. It’s there. It’s always there. All you gotta do is a take a conscious decision to notice... #learntosee #liveinnature #inspiredbythesea #itsrightnexttoyou #makeyourselfpartofyourlife
  • It’s only January and already there are so many plans and exciting events to look forward to. One of my highlights for sure will be another trip to California in June. I’ll attend the @basipilates Mentor Programme and then we will have a wonderful 4-day retreat with Rael Isacowitz. See link in profile for details...
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  • Morning kitchen yoga. #yogaeverydamnday #morningpractice #uttanasana #harderthanitlooks #kidsdoyoga #homepractice
  • 2018 looks like there is an exciting road ahead. And it’s happening on all fronts - personal and professional. I’ll tighten my bonds with @basipilates (which will bring some exciting events and Teacher Training Retreats) and of course I will continue working with those amazing teachers that make it all so real. @pilatestash is ready to make you fall in love with Pilates all over again in Morocco - see link in profile. 
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  • Retreat scouting and planning at the Backbay with #raelisacowitz and @basipilates  We are brewing another really special retreat full of Pilates, outdoor activities and a whole bunch of surprises. Sign up will open very soon. #basipilates #mentorretreat2018 #movementwithintention #pilatesretreat #theartoflife
  • On my way to California for a very exciting reunion. 2018 will be an exciting year on so many levels. Change is in the air! #pilatesretreat #movementwithintention #mentorretreat2018 #neverstopdreaming #basipilates #thefutureisnow
  • Remembering those sessions in Sri Lanka. From temple chants to peacock cries, we had a constant backdrop of exotic sounds. I’m ready to do it all over again. Get in touch if you are thinking of joining one of our retreats or teacher trainings in 2018. #neverstoplearning #pilatesretreat #yogaretreat #pilatesgodeep2017 #throwbackthursday #mylife
  • Maybe the day view catches your dreams? Our Morocco retreat is starting to fill up - have you been thinking about joining us? Make 2018 the year where ‘you did it’! We welcome all souls, the shy and the bright, the uncertain and the wild... join @pilatestash for an amazing and unforgettable time. .
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