Pilates Teacher Training

Interested in Becoming a Pilates Teacher?

Polestar Pilates is an internationally respected Pilates Teacher Training program that aims to raise the bar for the profession of Pilates and rehabilitation by adhering to the philosophy of “Improvement through Movement.” The Polestar curriculum was designed by physical therapist, Brent Anderson, with Elizabeth Larkam, in 1992, and it emphasis in teaching effective assessment skills, communication, and exercise planning is strongly based on scientific research and a foundation of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, motor control, bioenergetics, and neurolinguistics. Polestar Pilates International is taught in 28 countries and The Pilates Place is proud to be one of the select instructional facilities on the west coast.

There are several Pilates Teacher Training programs out there, but what sets Polestar apart is the emphasis on “why” not just “what”. It’s more than just learning how to perform or teach a repertoire of exercises. Understanding the rationale (the “why”) helps the teacher implement the “how.”

Graduates of the Polestar Pilates Comprehensive program are well prepared to know HOW to safely and effectively design and progress Pilates exercise programs specifically for the individuals in front of them using the Polestar Fitness Screening tool and assessment and problem solving skills that are honed throughout the series. This specificity on the rationale and implementation of Pilates program design will create a transformative experience for the patients and clients of a Polestar Pilates Practitioner.

Polestar offers a large number of high quality advanced coursework beyond the basic series. Most of the advanced courses are developed by Polestar’s seasoned and highly respected physical therapists and movement specialists that delve deeper into the details of pathologies, neurological conditions, post surgical considerations, and the science of movement.

Becoming a graduate of the Polestar Pilates Program enable the student to sit for the Pilates Certification Exam administered by Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) which is an NCCA accredited program. In addition, the advanced coursework is eligible for CEU’s for maintaining PMA certification, and many of Polestar’s Advanced course are also eligible for physical therapy CEC’s (Check state requirements and specific course for details.

Prerequisites for Polestar Pilates Comprehensive Teacher Training are:

  1. Completion of Principles Online
  2. Completion of Comprehensive Mat Foundations Online
  3. Participation in 25 hours of group or private Pilates classes at any location. Training with a Polestar Instructor is encouraged but not required

STRONGLY RECOMMENDEDPolestar Anatomy Course or completion of one semester of basic anatomy/physiology or equivalent

The Comprehensive Teacher Training Series consists of virtual and in-person sessions broken into 6 modules over a 6 month time period.  Dates/times for sessions are listed below:

DATES (Virtual Sessions)

Module 1 : Session 1Sep 9, 2021 : 5-7pm CSTModule 4 : Session 1Dec 2, 2021 : 5-7pm CST
Module 1 : Session 2Sep 23, 2021 : 5-7pm CSTModule 4 : Session 2Dec 16, 2021 : 5-7pm CST
Module 2 : Session 1Oct 7, 2021 : 5-7pm CSTModule 5 : Session 1Jan 6, 2022 : 5-7pm CST
Module 2 : Session 2Oct 21, 2021 : 5-7pm CSTModule 5 : Session 2Jan 20, 2022 : 5-7pm CST
Module 3 : Session 1Nov 4, 2021 : 5-7pm CSTModule 6 : Session 1Feb 3, 2022 : 5-7pm CST
Module 3 : Session 2Nov 18, 2021 : 5-7pm CSTModule 6 : Session 2Feb 17, 2022 : 5-7pm CST

IN-PERSON SESSIONS (Saturdays 12pm-4pm, Sundays 8am-12pm)

Module 1Sep 11-12, 2021Module 5Jan 15-16, 2022
Module 2Oct 9-10, 2021Module 6Feb 5-6, 2022
Module 3Nov 6-7, 2021Module 6 checkoffMar 5, 2022
Module 4Dec 4-5, 2021

EDUCATOR: Roxanna Cohen, PT, NCPT

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Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 477-5167 (website)

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