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Sports Specific Therapy & Coaching

About The Pole Dancing Therapist

About Kassia Portas

Kassia Portas has been pole dancing since 2010 and instructing at Spin City Bristol since 2012. She has been trained through the Spin City Instructor Training and now coaches competitive, instructors and amateur level students.
Kassia combines her knowledge of the body and pole dancing mechanics to give her clients the best treatment possible. However, she has of experience working with people from non sporting and other sporting backgrounds.  She can help reduce pain, restore functional movement, encourage recovery from injury and increase the body’s overall fluidity and ease of movement.
Read more about Kassia, her events and qualifications  below

The PDT Virtual Clinic

Kassia created the Pole Dance Therapy Virtual Clinic to help people gain informed advice about how to train effectively and reduce the risk of injury. It is a membership site that provides unlimited access to video tutorials that give the techniques and tools you need to be better – in your body, your training, and your pole dance.
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Injury Rehab & Massage Therapy – Online and in person

Work with Kassia to reduce pain, rehab an injury or for sports and holistic massage.

Via Zoom: Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
Spin City Bristol: Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays
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Pole Dance Classes –  Online and in person

Via Zoom:
Elite – Wednesday 6pm
Advanced – Wednesday 7:30pm
Spin City Bristol
Advanced – Monday 6:30pm
Advanced/Intermediate – Monday 8pm
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More about Kassia

Kassia is known for her combinations and technical teaching style, she can spot the smallest corrections to help her students perfect their tricks. She is a 4 star approved instructor through the Pole Dance Community.


Sports Rehabilitation BSc (hons)
Level 5 Diploma in Sports & Remedial Massage
Level 4 Diploma in Holistic Massage
Medical Acupuncture
Pole Dance Certifications: Beginner to Advanced


Kassia is the CEO and manager of The Bristol Pole Championships and the UK Professional Pole Championships. She has competed many times over the years which gives her a great insight into the competitive world and loves helping others when going through this experience.

Competitive Titles

South West Amateur Pole Champion 2012
Miss Pole Dance Semi-Pro Runner Up 2012
UK Professional Pole Championships 3rd place 2013
Yorkshire Pole Champion 2014
Solent Professional Champion 2014
UK Sponsors Choice 2015
2nd Place BPSC 2016
UK 2nd place professional category 2017
UK Best Entertainer – Elite Finalist 2018
UK finalist every year from 2012-18

“Kassia’s classes are the best, with a huge variety of combos catering to all types of polers! Always a supportive atmosphere, would highly recommend” – Eloise Harris


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