Kristi Cooper

Kristi's Welcome Video
Pilates - Lion's Head Mountain, South Africa 9/18/09
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About Kristi Cooper

PMA® Certified
Pilates Teacher
Primary Teacher Training: BASI Pilates®

Kristi's approach to Pilates maintains that the exercises practiced in the Pilates method are the vehicle which drive us towards increased awareness, balance, and harmony.  “Through Pilates we can begin to bridge the gap between the body and the mind that seems to exist when we aren't paying attention.”  

Kristi had her first exposure to Pilates at the age of 13 when she took a “teen class” taught by Kathy Corey in Solana Beach, California. Kristi loved Pilates right from the start. She took lessons for two years and became a teacher herself at the age of 15. “I knew back then that I would always have Pilates in my life in some way,” says Kristi of her immediate love and passion towards the work. Continued learning is always a high priority for Kristi, so after earning her degree in Communication at University of California, Santa Barbara, she decided to explore the method in more depth with Cathleen Murakami. Two years later, after earning a certificate from Synergy Systems™ and the Physical Mind Institute®, Kristi met and aligned with Master Teacher Rael Isacowitz , the founder and director or the world renowned Pilates education organization, BASI Pilates®. Kristi earned her certification with BASI in 1998 and shortly after, accepted an invitation to work with Rael in his studio in Costa Mesa, California. In 2000, Kristi became a principle instructor for BASI Pilates which afforded her the opportunity to work closely with her mentor as well as travel the globe teaching Pilates.

In 2005, six months after introducing Pilates to Oprah Winfrey, Kristi was featured in a Pilates segment on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

In October of 2009, Kristi partnered with Ted Johnson and John Marston to create

Latest Videos by Kristi Cooper

Reformer Workout
Kristi Cooper Moderate Pace
Level 2 40 min
BASI Pilates® Apr 06, 2014
Wunda Chair Workout
Kristi Cooper Moderate Pace
Level 2 30 min
BASI Pilates® Mar 12, 2014
Mat Workout
Kristi Cooper Moderate Pace
Level 2 40 min
BASI Pilates® Feb 10, 2014
Spine Corrector Workout
Kristi Cooper Moderate Pace
Level 2 60 min
BASI Pilates® Nov 30, 2013
Pilates Contrology Forum
Kristi Cooper
20 min
Special Nov 22, 2013
The Pilates Legacy Project
Kristi Cooper
3 mins
Special Oct 09, 2013
The First PA Video
Kristi Cooper Deliberate Pace
Level 1 40 min
BASI Pilates® Sep 30, 2013
Shared Traditions Panel
Kristi Cooper
60 min (4 Chapters)
Discussion Sep 13, 2013
Vintage Combo Reformer
Kristi Cooper
8 min
Special Aug 07, 2013