Educator Highlight : Murat Catbas, NCPT

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

MC: Movement is everywhere in life.

What three words come to mind when you think of “Polestar Pilates”?




What do you love about teaching Pilates?

MC: Communicating with people through movement. Helping others to help oneself. 

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

MC: Started off with Polestar in Cologne. My first educators were Nina Metternich and Susanne Dickhaut under Alexander Bohlander. I took a master training with Balanced Body under Nora St. John. Studying with Shelly Power was a miraculous way back home as an educator and Brent is continuous enlightenment.

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

MC: Nature, travel, sun, summer, sea…..air, feet, hands…They keep me thinking and finding new ways.

Why Pilates?  How did you find the practice?

MC: As an advice of my ex-sister in law. She thought it would be something good for me !!!!

What do you hope to convey in your teaching?

MC: Simplicity, Effectiveness

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

MC: As much as necessary, as little as possible! As a good friend would say. We don’t need more than what we really need to experience our daily life. Simplicity is the key to happiness.

What is your Favorite Apparatus or favorite way to move?

MC: It changes and depends on the situation and needs. They all have their unique touches to the expected or wanted movement and are beautiful in their own ways.

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