You journey does not end with the Polestar Exam… Polestar Pilates provides you with a rich source of Advanced Education that will last throughout your entire career!
Keep growing as a professional with us. Expand your knowledge with Polestar Continuing Pilates Education!
At Polestar Pilates UK we offer a rolling programme of events, teaching workshops and peer-group classes. We help you stay abreast of trends and developments in Pilates Education. This list is updated often with Pilates teacher training opportunities.
The Advanced Assessment Skills series helps movement teachers learn and apply necessary intake, assessment and reasoning skills to maximize outcome and increase professionalism in practice.
Course script in English :: course language German, in Paris English
COURSE A 1 :: Part 1 (3 days)
600,- € (Part 1 and Part 2 together 1000,- €)
This workshop will cover the legal and professional requirements for a teacher to initiate a session with a new client in a studio or a gym. It will include basic forms for gathering information pertaining to client’s medical, health and fitness status. Students will learn basic communication skills for interviewing clients. Participants will learn the Polestar Pilates Screening and interpretation skills appropriate for scope of practice and how to apply this information to design a safe program and/or refer client to the appropriate care provider.
This workshop will also provide the teacher with basic skills in a static and dynamic postural assessment. The focus will be structural alignment in functional activities (e.g. squatting, walking, rolling, and reaching). Emphasis will be placed on how Pilates exercises can influence asymmetries of the head, neck, trunk and pelvis. It will include Polestar’s Postural Assessment, identifying key anatomical landmarks to improve the teacher’s eye in assessing symmetries and asymmetries that are common to many clients. Alignment being a key principle in Pilates work, it is essential to develop a keen eye and a deeper understanding to assess which postural variances will produce the greatest change in clients’ performance and overall outcome.
Objectives. Students will:
Course A 2 :: Part 2 (3 days)
2019 Paris/FR — Date follows
600,- € (Part 1 and Part 2 together 1000,- €)
This workshop will provide the teacher with basic skills in a static and dynamic postural assessment. The focus will be structural alignment in functional activities (e.g. squatting, walking, rolling, and reaching). Emphasis will be placed on how Pilates exercises can influence asymmetries of the upper and lower extremities. It will include Polestar’s Postural Assessment, identifying key anatomical landmarks to improve the teacher’s eye in assessing symmetries and asymmetries that are common to many clients. Alignment being a key principle in Pilates work, it is essential to develop a keen eye and a deeper understanding to assess which postural variances will produce the greatest change in clients’ performance and overall outcome.
This workshop will also facilitate the practitioner’s discovery of what really makes a Pilates teacher unique. Pilates principles provide a unique way to measure quality of movement. Qualitative assessment skills using these principles and video observation will allow the student to gain an enhanced eye for assessing not only Pilates movement but all movement. Learning this technique of critical thinking enables teachers to apply their knowledge of exercise design to maximize the benefit to their clients.
Objectives. Students will:
25/11/2017 Dortmund 29/04/2018 Basel/CH 15/09/2018 Stuttgart
175,- € / 240,- CHF
This course provides in-depth instruction on assessing and improving gait. Learn functional and dysfunctional gait mechanics and movement patterns, as well as the relationship between gait and Pilates. We will use POLESTAR’s unique principles to facilitate qualitative analysis in gait. “Open the Gait” to improved gait patterns in yourself and future clients.
21/10/2017 Amsterdam/NL 18/11/2017 Basel/CH 16/06/2018 Hamburg – Pinneberg
16/06/2018 Hamburg – Pinneberg
175,- € / 240,- CHF
Many sports involve rotation and repetitive movements that can result in overuse injuries. A few examples include golf, tennis, and hockey. Athletes of these sports commonly develop imbalances and injuries – the effects can range from impaired performance to a sidelined athlete.
POLESTAR Education’s Rotational Sports course teaches Pilates practitioners to incorporate Pilates exercises into the training/rehabilitation sessions of these athletes to develop greater stability, core control, and range of motion while decreasing fatigue, injuries, and biomechanical issues.
04-05/11/2017 Cologne 17-18/02/2018 Berlin 10-11/11/2018 Paris/FR
This course consists of 16 hours of lecture and laboratory, based on the intervention and prevention of spine pathology. The curriculum provides an in-depth approach to Pilates evolved interventions for acute to chronic discogenic patterns, stenosis, spondylolisthesis, pre-and post-surgical conditions, scoliosis, facet dysfunctions, degenerative disc disease, sacroiliac and pelvic girdle dysfunction. This course also integrates existing manual therapy skills of mobilization into the Polestar repertoire.
By the end of the course, you will be able to design a treatment plan in the Polestar environment, successfully facilitate exercise with manual therapy skills and constructively critique their outcome.
16-17/09/2017 Paris/F 27-28/10/2018 Frankfurt
350,- € / 450,- CHF
Course script in English :: course language German
This course is designed to identify special needs and interventions for individuals suffering from common neurological pathologies: Neurological Injury & Neurological Disease.
This course will build on POLESTAR’s principles of movement to facilitate a successful movement experience for clients suffering from the above impairments. Participants will be instructed in treatment planning using the entire POLESTAR Pilates Environment.
POLESTAR movement fundamentals and instructional techniques are compatible with many exercise systems and somatic practices. Course participants are encouraged to apply this theory and practice to Pilates-evolved techniques, as well as to other movement practices and their professional and personal experiences.
24/02/2018 Hamburg – Pinneberg
05/05/2018 Stuttgart – Esslingen
This successful continuing education course has been developed by Pamela A. Downey, MSPT, DPT, to demystify working with the pregnant client and to give clear, evidence-based treatment approaches for women with different types of musculoskeletal dysfunctions. This course is appropriate for Physical Therapists and Pilates Instructors and is intermediate in nature. A sound knowledge base is required in therapeutic exercise, Pilates and basic anatomy. More advanced discussions will be introduced based on the level of the class.
Objectives. At the completion of this course, the participants will be able to:
Upon registration, a short list of recommended reading will be provided to aid in learning and understanding of the course material.
Dr. Downey has a physical therapy practice dedicated to the needs of women and men with pelvic pain, incontinence, gynecological complaints and pregnancy-excerbated spine and musculoskeletal pain. She is adjunct clinical faculty at the University of Miami School of Medicine, Division of Physical Therapy, and Nova Southeastern University. She is the author of multiple published research articles and a book chapter on pelvic pain, as well as a nationally recognized lecturer on topics in Women’s Health.
18-19/08/2018 Hamburg – Pinneberg
350,- € / € 200 while booking a POLESTAR educational series package
This course is focused on identifying and testing key anatomical structures for your Pilates training.
175,- € / 240,- CHF
Women have very special needs in the happiest period of their life. This course is focused to support the period of pregnancy and the restoration of a healthy body after.
Anatomy and functional changes during pregnancy
Principles of exercises in all 3 trimesters
Functional changes after birth
Exercise selection and adaptions
COURSE A 11 (1 day)
Pathokinesiology of upper Extremities
This course focuses on pathology of the cervical-thoracic spine, shoulder girdle, elbow and wrist, and presents interventions in the Pilates environment to restore function.
This course consists of pathology lectures followed by movement assessment and intervention labs that do not require apparatus. The second part consists of intervention labs utilizing Pilates apparatus for movement dysfunctions seen in the pathology of the Upper Extremity. By the end of the day, you will be able to design a program in the Pilates environment that addresses movement dysfunctions common to typical upper extremity pathologies utilizing the Pilates apparatus in a post rehabilitation setting.
Review common upper extremity pathologies from a motor perspective:
Understand applications for the above related to movement dysfunction
COURSE A 12 (1 day)
Pathokinesiology of lower Extremities
This 1 Day non apparatus course focuses on pathology of the hip, knee, foot and ankle. Lecture will be followed by cases studies where the student will develop movement interventions in the Pilates environment based on the POLESTAR Pilates movement principles.
By the end, you will be able to design exercise programs for clients with lower extremity pathology in:
The following lower extremity pathologies will be presented and discussed:
This continuing education course will advance the skill set of both the novice and expert Pilates instructor. This course may also be a great Introductory Pilates course for those who have a strong understanding of the body and movement science but have had minimal or no formal training in the Pilates repertoire.
03-04/03/2018 Stuttgart – Esslingen
350,- € / 450,- CHF
Course script english
Enhance practical knowledge of scoliosis from early age thru adulthood and the accompanying pathologies, limitations and co-morbidities. Learn to identify what is and is not important when assessing movement of individuals with scoliosis. We will use the POLESTAR Principles and POLESTAR Pilates exercises to aid in interventions and to improve function. Discussion will include a review of practical applications of Pilates exercises for both corrective and facilitative approaches to treating scoliosis. POLESTAR introduces the use of special props and small apparatus including the BAC discs for safe interventions and home exercise programs.
240,- CHF oder 200,- €
The clinical day will bring the world of comprehensive Pilates with a clinical approach to the participant. You will learn how to use Pilates in a therapeutical environment.
You will learn the unique concept of POLESTAR Rehabilitation, that is successfully used worldwide. During the workshop you will learn specific features that will increase your practical skills. Real case studies will be discussed from case history to therapy and training schedule.
All relevant Pilates Equipment will be in use.
Participate with the experience and international knowledge of our educators.
Alexander Bohlander, Anke Sinz, Christine Biedermann-Parodi and Andreas Wellhöfer.
17/06/2018 Hamburg – Pinneberg
In this practical, experimental workshop you will learn in detail how Pilates reduces your effort and supports your performance of running and cycling more effective and maximizes your output. The most common injuries of endurance sport and the preventive use of special Pilates exercises will be discussed.
03/03/2018 Berlin — 13:00-18:00 am
With Pilates to a top Bikini style:
The most successfull POLESTAR continuing workshop of the last years, this year for you on offer: Hardcore workout with a specific set of exercises and teaching skills that you can use for a 5 Week – intensive class with your clients. Ready to go to the beach…!
Learn this exciting class for your clients, it will be sold out in the blink of an eye!
In all aspects of Life the myofacial system communicates in spontaneous, sustainable and multi-dimensional pattern with the physical, emotional and energetic Level of each human being. Fascia are at the same time separating and connecting tissues and they surround and influence muscels, bloodvessels, nervoussystem and bone structures. The holistic approach of the Pilates Method represents a useful synergy to the holistic view on the impact of facial tissues.
2019 Amsterdam – Date follows
Pilates for the Dancer addresses the needs of dancers from a Pilates perspective. The course includes special labs to facilitate strength, flexibility, coordination, and technique specific to the performers’ needs. Further, the course covers techniques for performance enhancement, injury prevention and rehabilitation of the dancer. This one is supporting Dancers and teachers working with dancers.
The usage of the pilates role in numerous, creative and unusual ways: In this workshop we go one step beyond the common exercises and show how to apply the role as an assistance, a proprioceptive aid, an a challenging tool as well for group classes as for privat sessions. This course is the right one for anyone in search of new Exercises and idea.
Paris/FR – date follows
This course is for anyone who is looking for new ideas and wants to expand their understanding of movement and their teaching tools.
Aspects of the Feldenkrais method are presented and used to support Pilates training. The goal is to train one’s own perception, to question established ideas of movement and to see known exercises from a new perspective. So your own movement will be easier and teaching more diverse.
How do I learn movement? How do I teach movement? This should be explored together with simple practical exercises.
03-04/02/2018 Dortmund 24-25/02/2018 Basel/CH 24-25/02/2018 Amsterdam/NL 17-18/03/2018 Munich 28-29/04/2018 Wien/AUT 12-13/05/2018 Paris/FR
Discover this new Pilates Device, developed by Daniel Vladeta, an Australian osteopath and neuro-scientist, and taught exclusively by the team POLESTAR in Europe. Find a balanced body through spontaneous and natural movements – wich according to Joseph Pilates should be the goal of every movement. In this two-day course, you will get to know the OOV as an extension of mat exercises. Experience how effective and sustainable a new functional orientation is created. Muscle and joint chains are convincingly modified by the OOV with neurophysiological impulses.
Participant: “The OOV is not just a new Pilates device, it demands subconcioulsy from the body what we try to create with words in our Pilates lessons.”
25/08/2018 Hamburg – Pinneberg
This Polestar Continuing Education course was developed by Birgit Scheefe and is aimed at all Pilates teachers who would like to develop lively and variation-rich Mat classes.
You will learn variations on well-known mat exercises and develop an understanding of how they can be built and implemented in your classes in order to best meet the needs of your clients. Variations can be used progressively, thus making exercises more difficult, but especially also regressively, in order to facilitate challenging exercises and make even courses for beginners more diverse. Most of the exercises will be without the help of small props.
In addition to our regular training courses, POLESTAR also invites internationally renowned Pilates protagonists or excellent specialists from other systems who enrich our work through special courses.
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