Portrait of Brent Andersson

President Polestar International

He is Founder & President, Polestar Pilates International and a leading authority on the rehabilitative application of Pilates. He lectures widely at national and international symposia and consults for physiotherapy companies, universities and other educational institutions around the world.

Portrait of Alexander Bohlander

Managing Director of Polestar Europe/Trainer

Since 1995 practice for holistic physiotherapy and osteopathy with integrated Pilates studio. Since 2002 owner of 'Springs Cologne' with 3 branches (www.springs-koeln.de). International lecturer, author of the first German-language textbook on Pilates training („Das Pilates Lehrbuch“ – Springer Verlag)


POLESTAR Pilates instructor, certified dancer/dance teacher and certified Feldenkrais® teacher. Feldenkrais® teacher

Birigt teaches at Springs Pilates Studio Cologne/Germany and at the Centre for Contemporary Dance at the Cologne University of Music and Dance. She works as an instructor for POLESTAR in Cologne and internationally in Paris, Basel and Amsterdam. Birgit studied dance/dance pedagogy at the Hanover University of Music and Drama. This was followed by engagements as a classical and contemporary dancer at various theatres, most recently in Dortmund and Darmstadt. Experience in different dance techniques, the Feldenkrais method and further training in Spiraldynamik and the Franklin method enrich her teaching. Birgit is a member of the DPV and 'tamed' e.V.

POLESTAR Educator Mat and Studio

POLESTAR instructor mat and studio, instructor Gyrotonic System Expansion since 2008. Yaelle runs her own studio Equilibrepilates in Paris/France since 2008. Yaelle is the representative of POLESTAR Pilates in France. After graduating from the Conservatoire Superieur de Danse de Paris and the London Contemporary Dance School, she continued her dance career in France and Brazil. She works with Physiopilates (POLESTAR Pilates South America) as a studio instructor. Yaelle has the opportunity to continue to meet Lolita San Miguel and Mary Bowen while training. Contact: equilibrepilates@sfr.fr
Dirk Torloxten

Dipl. sports teacher, Shiatsu practitioner, POLESTAR Pilates Trainer Rehabilitation.

After his studies at the German Sports University, Dirk worked for 11 years as a certified sports teacher in an outpatient rehabilitation clinic in Krefeld. Since '04 Dirk has been working in the Springs Pilates Studio in Cologne/Germany. Since 2009 he has been working for POLESTAR in the training team and since 2011 as assistant to the management.


Pilates POLESTAR Instructor Mat and Allegro. Swiss certified gymnastics and sports teacher, Examiner American College of Sports Medicine ACSM, Swiss certified cardiac therapist SAKR

Michi is the owner of Studio Spirit in Basel/Switzerland with Tamara Blösch from the Polestar Instructor Team and teaches endurance and strength training for various fitness training organisations in Switzerland and as an international presenter.

Co-founder and director of Waves-leuven/Belgium

Katina is an accredited exercise physiologist and comprehensively certified Pilates trainer and instructor at Polestar Pilates. She is the POLESTAR representative in the Benelux. She has more than 15 years of experience in the industry in her home country of Australia and also in Belgium. Her extensive clinical experience in Pilates/physiotherapy clinics, hospitals and universities in Australia and Belgium has given her first-hand experience of how targeted Pilates and exercise interventions can make a lasting difference to everyone's wellbeing and quality of life.


She is the representative of POLESTAR in the Netherlands. She has been teaching Pilates to top dancers and dance students for twenty years and has specialised in this field. Her main goal is to encourage these dancers to find their strength and maximise their physical potential in this competitive profession. She also works with the national rowing teams of the Netherlands and Austria. Leila loves training future Pilates teachers through Polestar Comprehensive Education. It is a great privilege to be part of this process and encourage people to find their voice as teachers. Leila is also a qualified Vaganova ballet teacher, floor barre teacher and massage therapist. She has her own studio in Amsterdam. Contact: polestarstudenten.nl@gmail.com

Instructors not only teach the POLESTAR courses, but can also be booked by you individually to improve your teaching or execution skills of the exercises.



POLESTAR mentors are extremely valuable members of the POLESTAR training process, supporting and strengthening the role of instructors. They work with students enrolled in POLESTAR courses and help them learn exercises, teaching skills and theory.