Thank you for choosing to study with Polestar® Pilates in order to obtain your Pilates Instructor qualification. Polestar is recognized world-wide for the depth and quality of training that is afforded to course participants. We welcome you to this training course and to the extended Polestar community!


At this point we would like to bring to your attention a number of things which we believe will enhance the benefit that you receive from the Polestar® training programme. Much more extensive and detailed information can be found in your Polestar Pilates Student Handbook which your host has or will pass on to you.




ピラティス指導者認定の取得に、ポールスター・ピラティス(PolestarÒ Pilates)のコースをお選び頂き、有難うございます。ポールスターは、その指導の「深さ」と「質」で世界的に知られています。このトレーニング・コース、そしてポールスター・ピラティスのコミュニティーは、心から皆さんを歓迎します。


ポールスターのトレーニング・プログラムでより多くの事を学んで頂く為に、留意して頂きたい事項についてお知らせ致します。これらの事柄についての詳しいご案内は、Polestar Pilates Student Handbook (ポールスター・ピラティス受講生向けハンドブック)をご参照下さい。


Host Centres

Polestar Pilates Asia Inc. facilitates education over a wide geographical and cultural area by presenting the core training and workshops in “Host Centres” such as the one where this training is taking place. Your Host Centre is the one that you have registered with.


The Host Centre is responsible for organizing and facilitating all aspects of your training. Stay in close touch with your Host Centre for all administrative aspects of the course and to find out things like training times, workshop and mentorship sessions/trainings scheduled, fee payment procedures, convenient accommodation if you are from out of town, the continuing education (CEC) programme. Your host centre will do everything that can be reasonably done to make your training as trouble free and productive as possible.


You can find out more about our Host Centres here.


ホスト・センター Host Centers

ポールスター・ピラティス・アジア・インク(Polestar Pilates Asia Inc.)は様々な地域、文化圏にある「ホスト・センター」でトレーニング・コース及びワークショップを開催しております。皆さんが受講なさるコースが開かれる場所も、そのホスト・センターの1つです。ここから、ホスト・センターの詳細をご覧いただけます。






Polestar Pilates Asia Student Number

You will be allocated a Polestar student number which we will assign to you just after your first contact course module. Please use this number in all correspondence and contact with us as it will greatly facilitate our record keeping and communication. You may obtain your Polestar student number by contacting your host.


ポールスター・ピラティス・アジア受講生番号  Polestar Pilates Asia Student Number




The Polestar educator conducts the actual training. He or she is responsible for primary instruction of the course curriculum and is often assisted in class by a translator (if required) and Qualified Polestar graduates who are themselves working and training to become Polestar mentors and educators. You might have a different educator for each course module or have the same educator instruct for two or more of your course modules.


[If becoming a Polestar mentor or educator is something that interests you, you may approach the educator and he or she will inform you of the process involved. Bear in mind that the training is long and requires considerable effort and commitment. Not everyone who applies is accepted on to the Polestar educator track].


エデュケーター Educators





Extra Curriculum study activities

The contact training modules that you will participate in are the core elements of the course. Around this core it is necessary for you to develop your skills and accumulate experience as a Pilates instructor in order to pass the qualification exam and most importantly, in order to become a quality Pilates instructor who will be capable of….. ”Impacting the world through intelligent movement”…!


To this end you are required to supplement the core training modules with mandatory self mastery training, observation, assisting and teaching hours. All of these are incorporated in your Host’s Mentorship Program, details of which may be obtained from your Host.  Your educator will also assist you and explain how to go about this and how to record these “extra curricula” training hours in your log sheets.


コース外での学習  Extra Curriculum study activities

コースの主要な部分は、皆さんが受講なさるトレーニング・モジュールです。このトレーニング・モジュールを柱として、ピラティス・インストラクターとしての技術を高め、経験を積み、認定試験での合格をめざして下さい。そして、皆さんが「知的な動きで自分の周りの世界を変える(Impacting the world through intelligent movement)」事のできる優秀なピラティス・インストラクターとして成長して頂ければと願っています。





Qualification Exams

In order to take the qualification exam, as mentioned above, you must have completed all Online courses, the core course training modules and the additional extra curriculum training hours. The training time required in the lead up to the exam is different for each person and also depends on how much time you have practiced, how much prior Pilates/instructing experience you have had and how “ready” you and your educator/mentor feel you are. Be guided by them. Except under very special circumstances, it is required that course participants take the exam at least 3 months (for Mat and Reformer qualification) and at least 4 months (for Studio and Rehabilitation qualification)-after completion of the final course module. Please remember also that the exam should be taken within 12 months from the date of the final contact course module.


You are encouraged after completing all core training modules to start teaching on an “Apprenticeship” basis wherever possible. The more experience that you have the better prepared you will be in attempting the exam and equally importantly, to be an effective Pilates instructor.


When you are ready to take the exam and have registered with your host centre, please remember that your examiner prior to the exam will ask you for:

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    • All course module attendance certificates.
    • Log sheets signed off by an authorized educator or mentor.
    • Confirmation of course fee payment from your host.
    • Identification Document.



If you are not successful on your first attempt at the certification exam, don’t worry.


Discuss the reasons why you were unsuccessful with the examiner and/or educator or the Polestar Asia education director, Ms. Dawnna Wayburne either at a mutually convenient meeting or by email. Usually additional effort in areas that need attention will ensure a better result at your next attempt.


認定試験 Certification Exams






  • 全てのコース・モジュールの出席証明書(attendance certificates)
  • エデュケーター又はメンターから承認のサインを受けているログ・シート
  • ホストによるコース受講料の支払い確認書
  • 身分証明書



試験官/メンター、またはポールスター・アジアのエデュケーション・ディレクターであるMs. Dawnna Wayburneに、面談あるいはEメールで、不合格の理由を相談して下さい。努力が必要な分野を明確にする事で、次の試験でより良い結果を出すことができるでしょう。


Continuing Education

As you probably already know, the Pilates training that you will receive in this course, although extensive, is only the beginning, a springboard to a wealth of knowledge and experience that may be gained from a continued and extended association with Polestar. We look forward to this continued association with you even after you have obtained your Polestar certification. Your certification is valid for a period of 2 years and you are required during this period to complete 16 Continuing Education Credits (CEC’s) in order to maintain the validity of your certificate OR if you are or become PMA (Pilates Method Alliance) certified, a valid renewal of your PMA certification automatically entitles you to Polestar qualification renewal for an additional 2 years.


Stay in close touch with your host who will inform you of the continuing education workshops, seminars and mini courses that Polestar offers all over Asia on a continuous basis. These workshops are often presented by educators when they come to a host centre to present a core module and cover a wide range of interesting and useful topics such as Advanced Mat, Reformer, Cueing, Sports Specific and Rehabilitation  Pilates and many others. Participation in these will earn you CEC’s and without doubt enhance your knowledge and skills as a Pilates instructor.


Also if you are not aware, Polestar Pilates Asia holds a Retreat every few years at some exciting and relaxing location in Asia when Polestar graduates and pupils from all over Asia and other countries, get together and participate in a range of workshops and sessions presented by Pilates and movement educators from all over the world. Besides enhancing your skills and knowledge as a Pilates instructor, lots of fun and abundant networking possibilities are available at our Retreats. Polestar graduates will also earn up to 16 CEC’s for full retreat attendance. Not to be missed if at all possible.


Polestar Pilates Asia will arrange Country Intensive Seminars in years that the Retreat is not offered. These Country Intensive Seminars held locally with local language facilities, are an extremely valuable education opportunity, provide Polestar CECs and are not to be missed if at all possible.


Polestar Education LLC and Polestar Asia post a lot of information about ongoing activities in Polestar Asia and other places around the world on websites: www.polestarpilatesasia.com and www.polestarpilates.com.


Your host will also post important information relevant to you on their website.


Make sure you check them out every so often.


Polestar Pilates Asia publishes a soft copy interactive e-newsletter: Polestar News Asia approximately 4 times a year. Our newsletter is full of the latest Polestar and Pilates news from around the world, upcoming events, focus topics as well as contributions from our Polestar Asia community concerning any aspect of their Polestar experience. We welcome your news and views!


継続教育 Continuing Education

ご存知のとおり、皆さんが受けるピラティスのトレーニングは、幅広い領域をカバーしていますが、まだ訓練の第一歩で、ポールスターとの長い関係を通して、より深い知識を得る段階への踏み台でしかありません。皆さんがポールスターの認定証を取得なさった後も、引き続き皆さんと関わり合っていく事が私達の望みです。皆さんの認定証は2年間有効です。認定証を有効に継続するには2年間の有効期限内に16ポイントの継続教育ポイント(CEC)を取得する事が必要となります。もし、PMA〈Pilates Method Alliance〉の認定証を取得した場合には、PMA認定証を更新すると、ポールスターの認定証も自動的に2年間更新されます。






このリトリートが開催されない年には、ポールスター・ピラティス・アジアでは、国別リトリート(Country Intensive Retreat)を開催する予定です。この国別リトリートは、大きな「学習のチャンス」です。ポールスターの継続教育ポイントを取得する良い機会でもあるので、是非ご参加下さい。


ポールスター・エデュケーションLLCとポールスター・アジアはアジア域内とその他の国々での活動の情報をwww.polestarpilatesasia.comwww.polestarpilates.com に掲載しています。




ポールスター・ピラティス・アジアはコンピューター上で電子ニュースレターPolestar News Asiaを年4回発行しています。ニュースレターにはポールスター(及びピラティス)の国内外の直近のニュース、これから開催されるイベント、ポールスター・アジアのメンバーから寄せられた記事等が掲載されています。




We at Polestar do everything possible to make your training as beneficial and enjoyable as possible. Invariably, problems and hiccups do arise from time to time. If you do encounter a situation which you feel needs rectifying contact your host first to solve the problem. If the problem remains unsatisfactorily resolved please contact:


David Wayburne, Director-Polestar Pilates Asia Inc; david@polestarpilatesasia.com and we will do our best to find an acceptable solution.


If you change your contact details, please let your host (and us) know of your new email, tel, or address as soon as possible so that we can stay in touch with you.


I greatly look forward to meeting with you personally during the course of your training with Polestar and wish you every success in your Pilates training (and continuing education) with us and in your career as a Pilates instructor.


Warm regards,

Dawnna M. Wayburne

Education Director


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David Wayburne, Director-Polestar Pilates Asia Inc;








Warm regards,

Dawnna M. Wayburne

Education Director