Mentor Highlight: Laia Nart

Laia Nart is a Pilates Instructor and Mentor for Polestar Pilates Spain

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

LN: A Holistic approach to movement

What Three Words come to mind when you think of “Polestar Pilates”?




What do you love about teaching Pilates? 

LN: What I love the most about teaching is that I can help people to understand how important is to have an active life and to move every day in different ways!

Where did you take your Polestar training and who was the educator?

LN: I did my training in Barcelona and my educator was Maria Herranz. Maria helped me in many ways, and she’s still my inspiration.

What are your current Inspirations? 

LN: Dancing, Circus, Capoeira Angola and all the different approaches to movement including Fighting Monkey and Ido Portal.

Why Pilates? How did you find the practice?

LN: I had a bad injury while I was training in circus (on the trapeze). I was desperate until a friend recommended Pilates.

How did you choose Polestar Pilates? 

LN: I did my teacher training before with another Pilates school and didn’t connect with the way they understood the body and the movement. I found Polestar Spain and did a course with Dawnna Wayburne which blew my mind.

What do you hope to convey in your teaching?

LN: As sedentary habits become more and more common in our society, I hope to help people move more (not just with Pilates) and help people enjoy movement in all the ways!

Is there a Quote you live by?

LN: In the last month I used this quote so much:

“Our arms start from the back because they were once wings”

Martha Graham.

I like this quote because it inspires understanding of the relationship between the scapula, collar bones and shoulder. The arm doesn’t begin in the shoulder, it begins in your sternum.

What is your Favorite Apparatus or favorite way to move?

LN: Cadillac! I love it because it is so magnificent and elegant.

You can find Laia on social media at: @laia_violeta and learn more about Pilates teacher training at

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