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 its 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 ProBalance 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 enables 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 courses are also eligible for physical therapy CEC’s (check state requirements and specific course for details).

Polestar Comprehensive Teacher Training


The Principles of Fitness and Rehabilitation Course is taken prior to the comprehensive course and is taught in an online format by Brent Anderson, PT, founder of Polestar Pilates. The remainder of the Polestar Teacher Training Courses (SR1-6) will be weekend courses in person at one of our northern CA host sites. (ProBalance in Alameda/Oakland, CA or at the Pilates Place in Grass Valley, CA)

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Northern CA Comprehensive SCHEDULE
The next Polestar Pilates Combined Rehab & Studio Course in NORTHERN CA will start February 2018.  Those currently in the Polestar comprehensive program may come to ProBalance for observation, check-off's, and support, both in person and long distance via video conference.  CLICK HERE to get details on how we support your Polestar Pilates Comprehensive experience at ProBalance.

Polestar Principles (PP)Online before R1/S1
R1/S1 in Alameda, CAFeb 3-4, 2018
R2/S2Feb 24-25, 2018
R3/S3March 24-25, 2018
R4/S4April 21-22, 2018
R5/S5May 19-20, 2018
R6/S6June 16-17, 2018
Centralized ExamsAlameda/Oakland Dec 2018

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Teacher Training Courses

Comprehensive Polestar Pilates Series
(Alameda/Oakland, CA)
Series Starts Feb. 2018
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Oov Fundamentals Level 1  Course (2 Day)*
*Prerequisite for all other Oov Courses
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Oov for Pilates Apparatus Course (1 Day)
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