Polestar Faculty Highlight : Joanne Bezzina – Sydney, Australia

In your own words – describe “the Spirit of Polestar”

JB: Using Pilates as part of the tool kit- empowering our clients to connect to themselves. Creating a space where it is safe to challenge ourselves and explore our capabilities beyond our perceived limitations.

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What do you love about teaching Pilates and owning a Studio?

JB: I love owning a studio that consistently has my clients commenting that they feel happy in. I love seeing people understand their own body.

Where did you take your Training and who was the educator?

JB: I studied with a great team of educators: Dav, Audrey, Kimberley and Cat here in Sydney.

What are your current Inspirations? What do You love about them?

JB: Deborah Lessen- always, her calm and measured instructions with so much wisdom. Also my clients! They teach me so much…

Why Pilates? How did you find the practice?

JB: I wanted to move in a way that was just for me after hanging up my dancing shoes. I was obsessed pretty quickly!

What do you hope to convey in your teaching?

JB: That this is part of an ongoing journey. Having a relationship with Pilates is part of a greater opportunity to connect mind, body and spirit. Also, that pain is not forever and that there is strength and ability within us all.

What is your favorite Quote? How do you live or embody this?

JB: “I accept you for who you are, as you are” – Brent Anderson.

It makes the experience of teaching a grounding one. It reminds me that we are all in this together and that we can work as a team without clients.

What is your Favorite Apparatus or favorite way to move? What do you love about it?

JB: Anything that encourages fluid spinal articulation. Kneeling cat on the wunda chair is up there along with swan on the trapeze table.

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