Pacific Northwest Pilates
Portland, Oregon
5201 SW Westgate Drive, Suite 114
Portland, OR 97221

Contact: Tracy O'Hagan
t: 503-292-4409

Leslie Braverman
Lead Instructor Trainer
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Melanie Byford-Young
Master Instructor Trainer
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Jean M. Leavenworth
Instructor Trainer
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Ishbel Miller
Instructor Trainer
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Erica Loder
Instructor Trainer
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Katherine Brown
Instructor Trainer
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Pacific Northwest Pilates Education


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The Intensive Program

The STOTT PILATES Intensive program is for fitness and health professionals. This program prepares you to teach STOTT PILATES Level 1 Matwork and equipment-based repertoires safely, effectively and with confidence.

Intensive Mat-Plus™ (IMP)

LEVEL: 1      40 hours
Winter 2016 | January 28-31, February 11-14
Thursday 10:30am-4pm | Friday 1:15pm-6:45pm | Saturday 12pm-5:30pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm

Intensive Reformer (IR)

LEVEL: 1      50 hours
Fall 2015 | October 29-30, November 5-8, December 3-6
Thursday 11:30am-5pm | Friday 1:15pm-6:45pm | Saturday 12pm-5:30pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm

Crossover from Intensive Reformer to Group Training (XRG)

      6 hours
​Fall 2015 | December 13
Sunday 9am-4pm

Intensive Cadillac (ICAD)

LEVEL: 1      25 hours
Winter 2016 | January 8-10, 22-23
Friday 1:15pm-6:45pm | Saturday-Sunday 12pm-5:30pm
​except January 22 | 1:15pm -6:45pm & January 10 | 9am-2:30pm

The Comprehensive Program

Designed for those with some movement training and exposure to Pilates, Comprehensive courses cover functional anatomy and the practical skills needed to develop effective and motivating Level 1 Matwork and equipment-based programs.

There are currently no Comprehensive courses scheduled at this location.

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The Advanced Program

The Advanced program consists of Level 2 courses in Matwork, Reformer, and Cadillac, Chair & Barrels. Completion of the Advanced program is required for full certification.

Advanced Matwork (AM)

LEVEL: 2      6 hours
​Fall 2015 | October 24
Saturday 12pm-7pm

Advanced Reformer (AR)

LEVEL: 2      18 hours
​Fall 2015 | December 10-12
Thursday 11:30am-6pm | Friday 1:15pm-8:15pm | Saturday 12pm-7pm

Advanced Cadillac, Chair & Barrels (ACCB)

LEVEL: 2      12 hours
Fall 2015 | October 17-18
Saturday 12pm-7pm | Sunday 9am-4pm

Injuries & Special Populations

The STOTT PILATES Injuries & Special Populations course equips you with the skills required to address a broad range of physical challenges among your clients. Completion of ISP is required for full certification.

Injuries & Special Populations (ISP)

      24 hours
​Fall 2015 | November 12-15
Thursday-Friday 9am-4pm | Saturday 12pm-7pm | Sunday 9am-4pm

The Rehabilitation Program

The Rehabilitation program is specifically for licensed physical therapists, occupational therapists, sports medicine professionals and chiropractors wishing to integrate modified STOTT PILATES exercises for injury prevention and rehabilitation into their practices.

Spinal, Pelvic & Scapular Stabilization: Matwork (RM1)

      18 hours
Winter 2016 | February 5-7
Friday 9am-4:15pm | Saturday 12pm-7pm | Sunday 9am-4:15pm

Spinal, Pelvic & Scapular Stabilization: Reformer (RR1)

      18 hours
​Winter 2016 | February 12-14
Friday 9am-4:15pm | Saturday 12pm-7pm | Sunday 9am-4:15pm

ZEN•GA Courses

ZEN•GA™ is an innovative fusion of exercise science and mindful movement that brings about clarity of the mind while releasing body tension through purposeful movement. ZEN represents the search for inner discovery, while YOGA symbolizes the way to reach it. Together they form ZEN•GA, which is based on Four Mindful Movement Principles: breath, support, yield and flow. When applied together, these principles allow you to become aware of how the body and the mind move in tandem. ZEN•GA focuses on core stability, stamina and resilience while attaining a state of presence. The increase in demand on your neuromuscular system allows you to reap the benefits of improved strength, clarity and overall fitness.

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CORE™ Courses

Take your workouts to the next level with our CORE Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training – developed exclusively by MERRITHEW™ experts. This unique training program focuses on functional fitness targeting core strength and kinesthetic awareness leading to improvements in total-body strength and power. This multi-layered system is designed for both novice and high-level athletes.

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Total Barre™ Courses

Total Barre™ is a high-energy program that focuses on strength, flexibility, stamina and dynamic stability by combining elements from Pilates, dance, cardio and strength training. Programming is driven by music which increases coordination, motivation and improve movement quality. Incorporating the Total Barre Foundational Principles, this program teaches choreography, exercise essence and correct biomechanics of movements as well as how to cue effectively and safely to music.

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This area may include upcoming Continuing Education workshops, Exam Preparation workshops and Practical & Written Exam dates. Please note only Continuing Education workshops qualify for CECs. No prerequisites required.

Continuing Education Workshops

Sunday November 15 Stability Ball Challenge, Level 5 9am-11am
Sunday November 15 Reformer & Cardio-Tramp™ Barre Workout 11:45am-1:45pm
Tuesday December 1 Intermediate Pilates on the BOSU® 1pm-3pm
Friday December 4 Reformer with Fitness Circle® 1pm-3pm
Friday December 4 Pilates with the Medicine Ball 3:30pm-5:30pm
Saturday December 5 Athletic Conditioning on the Arc Barrel 12:30pm-2:30pm
The intensive courses are recommended for certified fitness instructors, personal trainers, and other fitness & health professionals who want to expand their knowledge and enhance their business. Applicants must have, at least three years experience teaching fitness, dance or movement, familiarity with the works of Joseph Pilates, formal anatomy training and a working knowledge of muscle origins, insertions and functions, in order to attend the course.
A Note Regarding Exams:
You are not obliged to write (and pay for) two exams if you are planning to take both courses. You may choose to wait until completion of the second course to write your exam (a combined Matwork and Reformer exam). If you prefer to pause between courses, you may choose to take an exam to become certified in Matwork only, and another exam (a combined Matwork and Reformer exam) after completing the second course to become certified in Reformer work. In this case two exam fees would apply.