Principles of Movement - Teacher with Pilates Students

Polestar Principles

Polestar Pilates Foundation Concepts

Polestar Principles of Movement will bring to life your ability to assess, problem-solve, design and modify exercise programs to meet specific needs and abilities.
**This course includes 90 days of unlimited online access.

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10 hours
NCPC (PMA) Credits
Brent Anderson

Discover the building blocks to the Polestar Pilates repertoire

Experience and apply the theories of movement that lay the foundation for Polestar Pilates in this prerequisite for all other Polestar courses. Using evidence-based research, you will discover the passage ways for movement throughout the body and develop the tools to provide either assistance for or challenge your clients in helping them achieve their goals.

Principles of Movement

This is a 10-hour online course with 8 segments. Each segment will be available after the completion of the previous one. Quizzes, resources, and discussions qualify your learning as you go through the course.

Joseph Pilates on the Cadillac


This segment covers the history of Pilates, its evolution, and the guiding Polestar principles.

Woman meditating and breathing


This segment introduces the principle of breath. Anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and application are explored.

Pilates student practicing

Axial Elongation & Core Control

Axial elongation and core control places the body in its optimal position to increase efficiency of movement. This segment dives further into the concept and application.

Student practicing on Pilates Teacher the mermaid

Spine Articulation

This spine is integral to efficient movement. In this principle you will learn more about how the spine moves, its anatomy, and how this principle is applied in Pilates exercises.

Woman with arms raised

Organization of the Head, Neck, and Shoulders

Organization of the head, neck, and shoulders fall into proper alignment of the body. You will learn more about this principle from a scientific perspective as well as from its integration to movement.

Man using the Pilates Reformer Straps to work on weight bearing with the arms.

Alignment and Weight Bearing of the Extremities

Alignment is crucial in proper weight bearing of the extremities. You will dive into these concepts from the same mechanical, anatomical, and movement perspectives.

Pilates instructor with student assisting in alignment

Movement Integration

Movement integration is the understanding of the full picture of the body to allow for optimal movement. This segment will conclude with the science of the concept as well as bringing together all of the other principles.

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