Polestar Pilates is an international authority in Pilates instructor courses and teacher training. Our focus is on whole body wellness, healing through movement, and the mind-body connection. We are best-known for our holistic and science-based approach to functional movement that leads to complete mastery of body and mind.

Polestar Pilates Instructor Courses are dedicated to training highly skilled teachers, well-known and respected for their skills industry-wide. Teachers that are confident in their ability to assess and resolve faulty movement patterns in all body types and levels of ability; from the injured to the dancer, from the elderly to the high-performance athlete.

Now there a number of ways you can train to become a world-class Pilates teacher with Polestar. Completing your accreditation in stages is a great option if you’re a busy mum or working, with little time on your hands. If you want to add Pilates to your current repertoire, or walk away a fully accredited Pilates teacher, choose from the following courses by Polestar Pilates:

pilates gateway course

Interoductory Pilates Gateway

pilates matwork

The Complete Mat Series

pilates reformer

The Ultimate Reformer Series

pilates rehab

The Studio & Rehab Series


Polestar Pilates is dedicated to making Pilates accessible to everyone.

Since 1992, our curriculum has been shaped by concepts from biomechanics, motor learning, communication skills, current research to enhance the work of Joseph Pilates.

We seek to encourage and challenge our educators and students to reach their goals in life, health and movement.


noun  | pole’star | \ˈpōlˌstär \

  1. Astronomy: The Polestar, or North Star, is a star of the second magnitude situated close to the north pole of the heavens in the constellation Ursa Minor; the outermost star in the handle of the Little Dipper.
  2. a : a directing principle : guide

b : a center of attraction


noun | piˈla’tes | \ piˈlätēz \

  1. A mind-body exercise that provides daily conditioning, promotes whole body health and develops mental awareness to optimize your personal performance.

Origin,1960s: named after German physical fitness specialist

Joseph Pilates (1880-1967), who devised the system.


At the helm of Polestar is Brent Anderson, PhD, PT, OCS. Brent is a licensed physical therapist and orthopedic certified specialist with more than 22 years of experience.

Based on his extensive background in rehabilitation and movement science, Brent elaborates Joseph Pilates’ mind-body work through the Polestar curriculum by developing tools for critical-reasoning and applying supportive scientific research. He also infuses the integral role of psychology and energy systems on motor control and motor learning.

Brent is an influencer in performing arts medicine for his approach to rehabilitation in drawing from Pilates techniques. He is an active consultant for hospitals, universities, and wellness organizations throughout the world as well as an avid public speaker invited to lecture at health conferences and forums.

Brent received his degree in Physical Therapy at University of California, San Francisco in 1989 and his PhD. in Physical Therapy at the University of Miami in 2005. His doctoral thesis explored the impact of Pilates rehabilitation on chronic low back pain using psycho-emotional wellness and quality of life measures. He is currently adjunct faculty at the University of Miami, Division of Physical Therapy.