Polestar Teacher Training

PILATES COMPREHENSIVE COURSES

The Gold Standard in Pilates Accreditation

Polestar training is a passport to a rewarding career and a global community committed to making real changes to the lives of the people they teach. Polestar is renowned for integrating the latest research and best practices in orthopedics, sports medicine and movement science.

The Polestar Pilates Comprehensive course qualifies you to work as a fully accredited and highly respected Pilates Teacher almost anywhere in the world. Polestar is recognised in 40 countries and backed by the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA). Polestar graduates are proficient in the Pilates principles, movements, cueing and practice, across the entire Pilates repertoire.

This includes Reformer, Trapeze Table, Chair, Ladder Barrel and Mat. Teach Pilates with confidence in any studio, fitness or Pilates centre.

As well as medical and physiotherapy clinics, sports coaching facilities and performing arts centres.

If you are changing career, you will need to take our introductory Gateway Pilates course and you will require a reasonable knowledge of Anatomy & Physiology. We offer a periodic introductory workshop that will give you this, details here.

Upcoming Comprehensive Courses

Pilates Comprehensive, Leeds (Polestar Pilates)

Pilates Comprehensive Leeds

8th Jan 2021 - 11th Jun 2021

Pilates Comprehensive, London (Polestar Pilates)

Pilates Comprehensive London

22nd Jan 2021 - 4th Jul 2021

Comprehensive Course Content

  • PPO Module - Polestar Principles Online

    Experience and apply the theories of movement that lay the foundation for Polestar Pilates in this prerequisite for all other Polestar courses. Using evidence-based research, you will discover the passage ways for movement throughout the body and develop the tools to provide either assistance for or challenge your clients in helping them achieve their goals.

    Polestar Principles will bring to life your ability to assess, problem-solve, design and modify exercise programs to meet specific needs and abilities.

    This is a 10-hour online course with 8 segments. Each segment will be available after the completion of the previous one. Quizzes, resources, and discussions qualify your learning as you go through the course.

    Upon completion, you will be able to:

    • Deepen your knowledge in current evidence-based research pertaining to movement science, motor learning, bioenergetics and communication;
    • Understand the Polestar Principles of Movement;
    • Demonstrate ability to correctly execute and teach over 130 exercises and their variations;
    • Be able to use the ICF Model or the Polestar Screening™, specifically designed for the movement professional, which includes postural evaluation and functional testing to determine your clients’ strengths, weaknesses and goals.
  • SR1 Module

    This module teaches the practical skills needed to become proficient with the assessment techniques, movement sequences, and selection and principles of movement learned in PPO. The movement selections focus on early intervention and beginning exercises on all equipment.

    Experiential lecture and lab will address Basic Postural Assessment. A special lab will address adjustment of equipment for patient safety and instructor efficiency. Exercise lab themes include basic hip disassociation, basic core stabilization, thoracic spine mobility and lower extremity alignment.

    Case studies will be reviewed and you will design an exercise or treatment plan based on the information in the case study. You will learn 8 pre-Pilates mat exercises and 9 exercises and their variations for Pilates equipment.

    Upon completion, you will be able to teach these exercises to patients and clients.

    Duration: 2 days

  • SR2 Module

    This module teaches the practical skills needed to become proficient with the assessment techniques, movement sequences, and selection and principles of movement learned in PPO and SR1.

    The movement selections focus on beginning and early intermediate exercises on all equipment. Experiential lecture and lab will address Polestar Pilates Program Design and Sequencing. Exercise labs address basic shoulder organization, spine mobility in flexion and side-bending, core strength, spine extension strength and lower extremity stretching.

    Case studies will be reviewed and you will design an exercise plan based on the information in the case study. You will learn 24 Pilates exercises and their variations for the mat and Pilates equipment.

    Upon completion, you will be able to teach these exercises to patients and clients.

    Duration: 2 days

  • SR3 Module

    This module teaches the practical skills needed to become proficient with the assessment techniques, movement sequences and selection and principles of movement learned in PPO and SR1-2.

    The movement selections focus on intermediate exercises on all equipment. Experiential lecture and lab will address use of imagery in teaching Pilates. Exercise labs address functional upper extremity strengthening and weight bearing, basic standing alignment and balance, intermediate core stabilization, coordination in spine mobility, and intermediate movement integration.

    Case studies will be reviewed and you will design an exercise plan based on the information in the case study. You will learn 24 Pilates exercises and their variations for the mat and Pilates equipment.

    Upon completion, you will be able to teach these exercises to patients and clients.

    Duration: 2 days

  • SR4 Module

    This module teaches the practical skills needed to become proficient with the assessment techniques, movement sequences, and selection and principles of movement learned in PPO and SR1-3.

    The movement selections focus on intermediate and early advanced exercises on all equipment. Experiential lecture and lab will address use of touch and tactile cueing in teaching Pilates. Exercise labs address advanced upper extremity weight bearing, advanced core work in flexion, intermediate standing work, lower extremity strengthening and alignment, and intermediate spine extension work.

    Case studies will be reviewed and you will design an exercise plan based on the information in the case study. You will learn 25 Pilates exercises and their variations for the mat and Pilates equipment.

    Upon completion, you will be able to teach these exercises to patients and clients.

    Duration: 2 days

  • SR5 Module

    This module teaches the practical skills needed to become proficient with the assessment techniques, movement sequences and selection and principles of movement learned in PPO and SR4.

    The movement selections focus on advanced exercises on all equipment. Experiential lecture and lab will address communication skills in teaching Pilates. Exercise labs address advanced core work in flexion, advanced upper and lower extremity weight bearing, advanced lateral flexion work, advanced standing and balance work, and advanced movement integration.

    Case studies will be reviewed and you will design an exercise plan based on the information in the case study. You will learn 24 Pilates exercises and their variations for the mat and Pilates equipment.

    Upon completion, you will be able to teach these exercises to patients and clients.

    Duration: 2 days

  • SR6 Module

    This module teaches the practical skills needed to become proficient with the assessment techniques, movement sequences and selection and principles of movement learned in PPO and SR5.

    The movement selections focus on advanced exercises on all equipment. Experiential lecture and lab will address Energy Medicine and its relevance to movement and healing. Exercise labs address advanced movement integration work in all planes of movement and all positions.

    Case studies will be reviewed and you will design an exercise plan based on the information in the case study. You will learn 21 Pilates exercises and their variations for the mat and Pilates equipment.

    Upon completion, you will be able to teach these exercises to patients and clients.

    Duration: 2 days