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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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Holly Shaw

Holly Shaw
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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 Reformer (IR)

LEVEL: 1      50 hours
​Fall 2016 | October 22-23, November 3-6, 10-13
Thursday 11:15am-4:45pm | Friday 1:15pm-6:45pm | Saturday 12pm-5:30pm | Sunday 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 2016 | October 29
Saturday 12pm-7pm

Advanced Reformer (AR)

LEVEL: 2      18 hours
​Fall 2016 | December 9-11
Friday 11am-6pm | 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.

There are currently no ISP courses scheduled at this location

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.

Peripheral Joint Stabilization: Reformer (RR2)

      18 hours
​Fall 2016 | October 28-30
Friday & Sunday 9am-4:15pm | Saturday 12pm-7pm

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.

Continuing Education Workshops

Saturday April 29 ZEN•GA® Full Body Integration 5pm-7pm
Sunday June 4 ZEN•GA® V2 Vinyasa on the V2 Max Plus™ Reformer, Level 1 10am-12pm
Sunday June 4 ZEN•GA® Flowing Sequences 12:45pm-2:45pm

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.

CORE™ is currently not scheduled at this location. To find another location that works for you, click here.

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.

Total Barre™ Instructor Foundation Course

LEVEL: 1      7 hours
​Fall 2016 | October 30
Sunday 12pm-7pm


Continuing Education Workshops

Saturday April 29 Total Barre™ Modified for Pre & Post Natal 12pm-2pm
Sunday March 12
Total Barre™ Endurance 1 10am-2pm
Sunday October 29 2017 Total Barre™ Creating Great Choreography to Music 9:30am-1:30pm


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

Tuesday November 29 Matwork Flow with Ankle Tubing 1pm-3pm
Wednesday November 30 Jumpboard Strength & Conditioning 2pm-4pm
Thursday December 1 Pilates with the Medicine Ball 12pm-2pm
Friday December 2 Matwork Interval Training, Level 2 12pm-2pm
Friday December 2 Pilates on the Barre™, Level 1 2:30pm-4:30pm
Saturday December 3 Matwork Flow with Weights 12:30pm-2:30pm
Saturday December 3 Athletic Conditioning on the Reformer, Level 4 2:45pm-4:45pm
Saturday January 28 Programming for Osteoporosis Management 12:20pm-2:30pm
Saturday January 28 Flexion-Free Workshop 3pm-5pm
Sunday January 29 Mini Stability Ball™ Workshop 10am-12pm
Sunday March 12 Total Barre™ Endurance Level 1 10am-2pm
Friday April 28 Toning Ball Workshop 11am-1pm
Friday April 28 Matwork Flow: Conditioning Sequence Workout 1:45pm-3:45pm
Friday April 28 Prenatal Pilates on the Reformer 3pm-5pm
Saturday April 29 Total Barre™ Modified for Pre & Post Natal 12pm-2pm
Saturday April 29 Reformer Workout for Men 12pm-2pm
Saturday April 29 Stability Chair™ Flow Workout 2:30pm-4:30pm
Saturday April 29 Athletic Conditioning on the Reformer, Level 2 2:30pm-4:30pm
Saturday April 29 ZEN•GA® Full Body Integration 5pm-7pm
Sunday June 4 ZEN•GA® V2 Vinyasa on the V2 Max Plus™ Reformer, Level 1 10am-12pm
Sunday June 4 ZEN•GA® Flowing Sequences 12:45pm-2:45pm
Sunday October 29 2017 Total Barre™ Creating Great Choreography to Music 9:30am-1:30pm
Thursday December 7 2017 Superior Balance, Stability Ball™ Level 4 12pm-2pm
Friday December 8 2017 Precision & Control with the Fitness Circle® 1:30pm-3:30pm
Sunday December 10 2017 Matwork Interval Training Level 1 12:30pm-2:30pm
Sunday December 10 2017 Reformer Intervals on Accessory Boards: Ideal for Teens 2:45pm-4:45pm
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.