Who we are

Teaching pole is more than just mastering physical strength. It’s about unleashing your inner power and confidence to teach with passion and purpose. That's why Pole Teacher Training (PTT) has developed the most comprehensive certification platform - because we want you to shine as a Pole Teacher!

Our experienced, research-based curriculums provide all of the tools necessary for success so that no matter where you are on your journey, our programs allow you take flight into serious badassery!

Our mission is to amplify the potential of Pole Teachers and their students alike. We firmly believe that each individual has the capacity for strength, power, and confidence – a fact we strive to bring into reality through our certified Pole Teachers’ classes. Take your pole journey as far you'd like; whether it be teaching casually or making this career choice - with us supporting every step along way - becoming a successful Teacher will no longer seem out-of-reach!

Dive right in by starting off with our comprehensive Pole Beginner Certification course which covers all basics necessary before taking on more advanced courses designed specifically for continued growth & understanding within this discipline





Karolyne LaFortune

Also known as Kerosene. I'm a French-Canadian mama of 2 and the owner of EmbodiPole Sensual Arts studio and Pole Teacher Training. I'm also a performer, competitor and coach. Since the age of 3, I have performed in dance and music until finding my passion in pole in 2009. At around that same time, I was performing in burlesque with my own troupe, Bourbon&Spice Burlesque and playing violin for session gigs with different bands. I toured all over northern Canada to Indigenous communities and Tokyo, Japan for a music competition sponsored by Yamaha, in which we placed 2nd. 

The origins of my teaching experience come from many years of instructing violin. I always enjoyed the teaching aspects but after some time, I realized music wasn't the career path for me. As a result, in 2014 I went back to study Fitness & Health and during the summer of my 2 year program, I also completed my 200 hour intensive yoga teacher training. I used my newfound knowledge to teach yoga and pole from my home, local studios and running outdoor bootcamps until I decided to open my own space, EmbodiPole Sensual Arts (previously Iron X Fitness), in 2016.

My teaching journey was mostly self-taught and involved a lot of trial and error and hard lessons along the way. It would have saved me a lot of heartache if there was a course for guiding me to teach pole. This is why I combined all my experiences and life lessons to create Pole Teacher Training. My goal is to help you thrive along your way.