Shelly Power teaches nationally and internationally for Polestar Pilates, and administers exams, conducts Pilates workshops and Polestar educator trainings worldwide. She is a frequent presenter at international fitness and Pilates conferences. In her role as Curriculum Director for Polestar, Shelly brings a unique and fresh approach to the work of Joseph Pilates.
Shelly danced professionally for 12 years and received her BS degree in dance from California State University, Sacramento, where she served on the faculty from 1992-1998. Shelly is a PMA Certified Pilates Teacher, a member since its inception and currently serves as the President of the Pilates Method Alliance Board of Directors.
Christi Idavoy has dedicated her life to movement. As a young dancer and philosophy student at NYU she found an instant affinity with the science and practice of yoga. The Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy in NYC was Christi’s second home as she studied the traditions of Swami Rama from 1999 – 2001. On a voyage to share her passion for yoga as a healing art she moved to Costa Rica where she taught yoga and furthered her studies as a graduate student at the United Nations University for Peace. In 2005 she stumbled into a Pilates studio in San Jose, CR where she started her career as a Pilates instructor. Today Christi has lectured and taught yoga and Pilates in many Latin American countries thanks to her role at Polestar Pilates Education. When she met Polestar founder, Brent Anderson in 2009, she knew she had found the organization that would allow her to bring together her passion for international relations and development with her career as a movement practitioner. As a Polestar Senior Educator and Director of Polestar Latin America, Christi is a teacher’s teacher and is the owner of the first Polestar Pilates franchise in Miami, FL. In January of 2018 she also opened Polestar Pilates Costa Rica with her partner, Natalia Montero.
Christi’s teaching style is captivating and educational, leaving her students feeling like they receive more than a work-out, but rather a deeper sense of connection and understanding of themselves. She holds certifications in yoga, Pilates and GYROTONIC®.
Nichole is a believer in movement and the power it has to bring awareness to self, community and the world around us. An experienced professional in the Pilates education industry, she is skilled in using and teaching others to use movement to facilitate healing both inwardly and outwardly.