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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  • Like an abstract painting. Maledives from above. A stopover just. After the plane had emptied off the tourists, I was almost alone in the 1-hr onward flight to Colombo. #andsoitbegins #offtosrilanka #pilatesgodeep2017 #yogaretreat #pilatesretreat #withoutthefamily #ilovemyjob #cantwaittostart
  • Packing for Sri Lanka. Favorite sandals, favorite book, favorite leggings from @prancingleopard ... a gift for my participants and a mala by @shifuwangbo for myself... A week of bliss doing what I do best lays ahead. 
If you missed this retreat, have a look at our 2018 Retreats - link in profile. From Teacher Trainings to Family Retreats, from Morocco to Portugal...the time is now! #pilatesretreat2017 #yogaretreat #pilatesgodeep2017 #offtosrilanka #trilanka #seeyalater
  • Kiwi is ready for class, so are you coming? The fact that I’ve moved our community yoga classes indoors makes sure I keep up my ‚saucha‘ ❤️👏 #yogainalacati #morningyoga #practicedaily #yogaclass #inside #imready
  • Yes. We have officially moved inside. The sun and blue sky is deceptive. It’s still so warm and nice in the daytime, but mornings are chilly now and who wants to shiver during savasana...? #yogaclass #morningyoga #yogainalacati #practicedaily #myfavoritestudents
  • The coming weeks have a lot of travel in store. I’ll be in Sri Lanka for our PILATES GO DEEP Retreat with @thomasshalabi, then in Costa Mesa, California to hook up with @basipilates for 2018 retreat ideas. But one of the most exciting events on my horizon is our 200-hr Pilates Mat Teacher Training in Thailand and Portugal with the gracious and always inspiring @bodyinsight_anjak - pictured here on our last trip to Greece... #alwaystraveling #exitingplans #lovemylife #livemyjob #pilatesretreat #collaborate #neverstoplearning #neverstopdreaming
  • Retreats are my life, but I do love my clients back home. Rarely have I ever taught a group with so much enthusiasm, comittment and so much laughter (much of it induced by my struggling for the right anatomical words in German). Feels really good to brush up on my poor German skills 😂! #pilatesfun #practicedaily #pilatesgroup #schoolteachersarethebest #youcandoit #doublelegstretch #pilatesinturkey
  • As the autumn days become greyer, retreat memories shine brighter ✨Here are my brother Thilo and the most wonderful Wang Bo, enjoying a post-class glass of water. Or wait - was it Vino Verde? #martialarts #basipilates #kungfu #raelisacowitz #shaolin #retreatofaliftime #pilatesretreat
  • Couldn't resist posting one more retreat moment... may we forever hold that incredible power within! #thismoment #pilatespersonal #retreatofaliftime #movementwithintention #basipilates #raelisacowitz #kungfu #shaolin #martialarts
  • Day 7. The time has come to part and to leave our bubble. I took me a while to select the right image from the plethora of exciting shots of our last Morning Pilates Class with #raelisacowitz ... the hug embodies it all. I'm still at a loss for words to describe what happened here in this week in Portugal. 🙏 #portugal2017 #basipilates #movementwithintention #retreatofaliftime #pilatespersonal #thismoment #wehavetomeetagain

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