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

Contact: Emily Keane
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
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Katherine Brown
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Pacific Northwest Pilates Education

CERTIFICATION COURSES & CONTINUING EDUCATION

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STOTT PILATES Available  
TOTAL BARRE
CORE
ZEN•GA
WORKSHOPS / EXAMS
REHAB
ISP
ADVANCED
INTENSIVE

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
Fall 2015 | October 2-4, 10-11, 16-18
Friday 1:15pm-6:45pm | Saturday 12pm-5:30pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm
   

Crossover from Intensive Mat-Plus™ to Group Training (XMG)

LEVEL: 1      6 hours
Fall 2015 | October 25
Sunday 9am-4pm
   

Intensive Reformer (IR)

LEVEL: 1      50 hours
​Summer 2015 | July 30- August 2, 7-9, 14-16
Thursday 11:30am-5pm | Friday 1:15pm-6:45pm | Saturday 12pm-5:30pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm
   
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
​Summer 2015 | August 23
Sunday 9am-4pm
   
​Fall 2015 | December 13
Sunday 9am-4pm
   


Intensive Barrels (IBRL)

LEVEL: 1      10 hours
​Summer 2015 | August 28-29
Friday 1:15pm-6:45pm | Saturday 12pm-5:30pm
   

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
​Summer 2015 | August 20-22
Thursday 11:30am-6:30pm | Friday 1:15pm-8:15pm | Saturday 12pm-7pm
   
​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
Fall 2015 | September 10-13
Thursday 11:30am-4pm | Friday 1:30pm-6pm | Saturday 12:30pm-6pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm
   

Spinal, Pelvic & Scapular Stabilization: Reformer (RR1)

      18 hours
Fall 2015 | October 1-4
Thursday 11:30am-4pm | Friday 1:30pm-6pm | Saturday 12:30pm-6pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm
   

Peripheral Joint Stabilization: Matwork (RM2)

      18 hours
Fall 2015 | September 17-20
Thursday 11:30am-4pm | Friday 1:30pm-6pm | Saturday 12:30pm-6pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm
   

Peripheral Joint Stabilization: Reformer (RR2)

      18 hours
Fall 2015 | October 8-11
Thursday 11:30am-4pm | Friday 1:30pm-6pm | Saturday 12:30pm-6pm | Sunday 9am-2:30pm
   

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 Health & Fitness™ 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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Workshops/Exams

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

Friday September 25 Thorax & Upper Quadrant Therapeutic Pilates** 2pm-6pm
Saturday September 26 Thorax & Upper Quadrant Therapeutic Pilates** 1pm-6:30pm
Sunday September 27 Programming for Osteoporosis Management 9am-11am
Sunday September 27 Equipment Programming for Breast Cancer Rehab 11:30am-1:30pm
Sunday September 27 Prenatal Pilates on the Split Pedal Stability Chair 2pm-4pm
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
**non STOTT PILATES approved workshop eligible for 0.2 CECs
Prerequisites:
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.