“MISSION BENDY BACK” – A Back & Shoulder Flexibility Mentorship with Ruby Lai


Mission Bendy Back

A 6-Week Back and Shoulder Flexibility Mentorship with Ruby Lai

Is back and shoulder flexibility something you struggle with?

In “Mission Bendy Back”, a Back and Shoulder Flexibility Mentorship with Ruby Lai, we are giving 20 dancers the exclusive chance to work with Ruby over 6 weeks. Ruby will guide and support you through a structured program of specialised content to improve your back and shoulder flexibility. Ruby’s back and shoulder flexibility workshops were so loved we decided to bring you a complete 6 week program! You’ll be amazed at the progress you will make in just 6 weeks!

Who is this mentorship for?

This Mentorship is for you if:

  • You’re committed to improving your backbends and want to have healthy, strong, flexible shoulders
  • You feel a bit lost or unmotivated when you train flexibility on your own
  • You like a structured, progressive program with live workshops, self-study/practice, peer support
  • You want personal feedback from your coach Ruby so you can improve faster
  • You like to train with others to keep you motivated and accountable
  • You want to learn safe & effective flexibility exercises you can build into your own training

This program is suited for beginner to advanced flexibility! There are no flexibility requirements for this mentorship program. It’s suited to all levels, as Ruby will tailor the content and her support to meet your needs. You don’t need a pole for this mentorship.

Your instructor

Ruby Lai (@polekadotruby) is a full-time pole and flexibility instructor, professional pole artist and passionate teacher. Ruby is famous at Bobbi’s for flexibility and sensual, flowing pole style. She has multiple titles under her belt including Miss Pole Dance and Dance Filthy.

Ruby is one of our most loved instructors, and dancers rave about the progress they make in her workshops. We have worked with Ruby to develop a more intensive, 6-week mentorship, focused on developing both mobility and strength through active and passive flexibility techniques. Ruby has a wealth of experience as a flexibility coach, professional pole instructor and competitive pole dancer, and her passion is to support and mentor her students to become their bendiest, strongest selves.

What’s included in the mentorship?

During the 6-week mentorship, you’ll enjoy:

Live zoom interactive workshops (240): 6 x 90min interactive Zoom workshops with Ruby (1 per week, max 20 dancers) including personal guidance and feedback throughout the workshop. You’ll also receive the recording directly after class. This workshop series is progressive & covers exclusive content not taught anywhere else. All recordings are yours to keep forever.

Tutorials for self-study (value €180): Weekly edited tutorials, showing the key techniques & combos learned in class. Use this to practice what you’ve learned throughout the week, & to further your own self-practice. You’ll also receive an additional tutorial series on the targeted exercises to accelerate your progress. All tutorials are yours to keep forever.

Personalised feedback on your video submissions (value €200): Personalised feedback on your videos every week by private video & voice message. You will be able to share your videos privately with Ruby, showing you practising what you’ve learned, and you’ll receive personalised feedback to help you improve. Feeling stuck on a particular element, or unsure about something?

Ruby’s personal support (value €240 – but really, priceless!): Think of Ruby as your personal coach during your Mentorship. You’ll have private messaging access to Ruby 24/7 during the Mentorship. Throughout the month Ruby will be available to answer all your questions & provide guidance, whenever you need it, tailored to your unique body & flexibility journey. You can also check in with Ruby, when you just need a pep talk, or if something doesn’t feel right!

Final feedback report (value €50): At the end of the 6-week program, you’ll receive personalised written or video feedback from Ruby, on your technique, your development, strengths, to help you improve your flexibility into the future.

Q&A session with Ruby: 1 x Zoom Q&A (45 min) where Ruby will answer questions you have about all things flexibility, pole, teaching and more. Ask anything!

Messaging support: A private Telegram messaging group with Ruby and the other dancers on your Mentorship program, so you can connect & stay accountable & motivated during your mentorship program.

A certificate of completion

Lifetime access to all content: All zoom recordings and tutorials (more than 12 hours worth) are yours to download and keep forever!

24/7 customer support: You’ll also receive complete customer support from our team here at Indi Pole, should you have any questions or need anything at all during the program. We are here to help!

TOTAL VALUE: €910 (but…scroll down for our offer!)

What will I learn?

As Ruby says “you must look after your back, you only have one!” Over the 6 weeks, you’ll connect, align and create more movement with your entire back and shoulders.

Each week you’ll be guided through a back and shoulder focused warm-up and flexibility session, combining a variety of primarily active exercises and mobility techniques specifically aimed at working through many common limitations. Each week you’ll take progress pictures to track your progress.

Over the 6 week mentorship we’ll overcome mental, physical and emotional stresses to get you started, enhance or advance your mobility, wherever you’re at now.

You will focus not on flexibility, but also strength at your end range. What does this mean for you? Safer movements, and preventing injuries in your back & shoulders that are so common with pole!

Along our journey we’ll be working toward a variety of peak poses including:

  • Cobra
  • Bridge/wheel
  • One-legged king pigeon
  • Foot to head
  • Introduction to chest stands

Watch this video to find out more about Ruby’s approach to teaching flexibility, her advice to dancers starting out on their flexibility journey, and get the inside scoop on the Mission Bendy Back Mentorship!


Your mentorship program will be held over 6 weeks.

Here’s the schedule for the live 90 min Zoom workshops (there will be 1 per week):

  • Dates: 21st Feb / 28th Feb / 7th Mar / 14th Mar / 21st Mar / 28th Mar
  • Time: Sundays 11am Berlin CET / 10am London GMT / 6pm Perth AWST / 9pm Sydney AEDT / 5am NY EDT
  • If you can’t attend the zoom workshop live, don’t worry. The zoom workshops are all recorded & available directly after class for you to keep.

The Zoom workshops are the only live component. All other content can be delivered electronically so you can learn at your own pace.

If you can’t attend live, you can also complete the zoom workshops by “catch up” (we will send you the zoom recording within 3 hours of the live session).

Your investment

€299 / AUD$484/ USD$357

Payment plans are available (50% deposit to secure your place, 50% due 2 weeks prior to the Mentorship start date)

This mentorship is limited to 20 dancers.

This investment may be tax-deductible if you’re a pole or flexibility instructor.

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