Simone Barrett

Simone, a lover of nature and adventure, has always had a fascination for how the human body moves and functions. She qualified as a physiotherapist in 2014 at the University of Pretoria, South Africa and completed her Basi Pilates Mat Work Instructors Course in 2014.

Simone has since then enjoyed integrating Pilates with physiotherapy to promote healing and positive lifestyle adaptations. Simone had the privilege of working with some professional athletes in the build up to the 2014 Olympics, as well as the local provincial rugby team. 

In 2015, Simone worked in a rural community in South Africa, called, Manguzi as a physiotherapist. Her work varied from acute hospital care, teaching patients to walk again, getting people as independent as possible after traumatic injuries as well as equipping and educating members in the community of better healthy ways of living. Her days often started with a simple sunrise Pilates class on the hospital water tower…i.e. Pilates with a view!

Simone is currently working in a physiotherapy practice in Ballito, a coastal town in South Africa, where she daily has the opportunity to merge her skills of Pilates into her physiotherapy sessions for functional movement (specific to each person). And so this  highlights her idea that, “Simply moving, keeps moving simple.”

You can only stretch yourself as much as you stregthen. Flexibility without control breeds injury, and stability forms the foundation for optimal mobility.



  • Craving some retreat luxury? We have 2 spots left for our PILATES RESTORE retreat in Marrakech. Join us In May, don’t delay 😊 #moroccoretreat2018 #basipilates #pilatesrestore2018 #marrakech #luxeretreat
  • So proud and excited to be collaborating with @basipilates on their Teacher Training Retreats in Portugal and Thailand. Next one starts in April. Details in profile. #yay #becomeapilatesinstructor #basiretreat #basiTT2018 #welovepilates #traintobe #bewhatyouwannabe
  • You know that the move is getting serious when the Pilates equipment is being packed up. Had a nice last session before and now I am wondering where and when I will rebuild my Cadillac. 😏 
BTW, for more on my life as a nomad, also follow @paleyography 
#ourlifeinturkey #packingup #newbeginnings #matpilatesfromnowon #seeyalater #offtoportugal
  • Best of memories... we came together not knowing each other. We left as family. I cannot express how happy and proud I am that almost half of our 2017 Pilates Personal Portugal retreat participants have already signed up for our next retreat with Rael Isacowitz - The Art of Life and Movement. Link in profile...
#basipilates #basiretreat #pilatespersonal #growandbe #pilatesretreat #cantwait
  • There is this thing... this magic that happens on retreats that only those who were there will understand. Feels something like glowing and jumping for joy in a marigold field in Bali. Or does it? #howdoesitfeel #whatsyourretreatmemory #pilatesconnect2017 
#baliretreat #doyouretreat #basiretreat2018
  • We are looking forward to many new and familiar faces on our BASI Retreats this year. Join us in California for an extra special retreat with #raelisacowitz or start your journey to become a Pilates Teacher with one of our intensive Mat Teacher Training Retreats in Portugal and Thailand. #basipilates #pilatesretreat #theartoflife #basiTTretreat #basiretreat #makeithappenin2018
  • I stayed in this room at @absolutesanctuary in Koh Samui when I scouted for the new BASI Teacher Training Retreats. I mean, where would you like to be while training to become a Pilates teacher? Looks pretty awesome to me... 😊 #basipilates #raelisacowitz #basiretreat #basiTTretreat #becomeapilatesinstructor #bethebestyoucanbe
  • When it’s cold out I can’t help but miss my former life in Asia. Good thing is that I ‘have’ to go back from time to time...🌴. And what would be a better reason than to work with my favorite teachers @pilatestash and @miriamfriedrichhonorio  to facilitate the new @basipilates Mat Teacher Training Programme in retreat format! Sign up is open for Portugal & Thailand 2018. Link in Bio. #becomeapilatesinstructor #basipilates #raelisacowitz #basiTTretreat ##basiretreat #pilatesteachertraining
  • 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.....
#pilatesrestore2018 #basipilates #pilatesretreat #moroccoretreat2018 #luxurytravel #foryourbodyandsoul #fewspotsremain

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