Pacific NW Pilates blog

Thanksgiving Overflowing

by Editrix on November 25, 2015

The view from our neighbor, Portland's International Rose Test Gardens, overlooking downtown Portland and an autumn angle of Mt. Hood.

Every day in our Pacific NW Pilates studio and classroom is brimming with reasons to be grateful. This Thanksgiving, we send waves of thanks from our perch above Portland, Oregon. We’re the two luckiest girls in the whole wide world — and have been for the past 15 years — to cross paths with so many amazing people.

Instructors and office team bond with what they love most—Pilates!

Inside the studio, instructors are changing lives, restoring movement, increasing power and body confidence — one person, one exercise at a time. Thank you, dear Anna, Cheryl, Daphna, Emily, Erica, Holly, Ishbel, Jan, Janet, Jean (our first and forever friend), Jeanette, Katherine, Lu, Lulu, Mandee, Meg, Peggy, Sada, Sarah, Sue, Traci and Valerie, for choosing to work at PNWP.

A thousand thanks and even more hugs for our divine clients, many of whom have been taking private and/or group classes with us since the very first day of PNWP. You honor us every time you step into the studio.

Hundreds and hundreds of talented women and men pursued STOTT PILATES certification  and continuing education workshops with us—here in Portland and when we travel to teach in cities around the world. It is our joy to know you and continue to connect with you.

Our studio team delights us, never more than when they greet each guest with a smile, rise to challenges, offer solutions and innovate! Thank you for everything you do, Tracy, Brette, Dan and Megan.

November flame-red leaves frame our studio view on this Thanksgiving weekend. We give thanks for all our clients, staff, teachers and students—as we do every day of the year!

The studio will be quiet on Thursday. Our thoughts are of overflowing gratitude. Two humble hearts at 5201 SW Westgate wish you a Thanksgiving Day of abundant happiness.

Leslie Braverman and Melanie Byford-Young     IMG_5048

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Pilates Instructor Wanted – Hawthorn Farm Athletic Club

by Susan October 15, 2015

Hawthorn Farm Athletic Club (HFAC) is looking for a Pilates reformer instructor to join its team. At HFAC there is great potential to grow a clientele—options to teach individual and group reformer classes are available. Hawthorn Farm Athletic Club is a full service athletic club including fitness areas, a spa, indoor/outdoor pools, children’s activities, and […]

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We Teach Instructors How to Work with Injuries & Special Populations in the Studio

by Editrix October 13, 2015

“Pacific NW Pilates Education (PNWPE) teaches the teachers. A valuable course is coming up fast: STOTT PILATES Injuries and Special Populations (ISP), November 12-15. It is one of my favorite courses to teach because of how it empowers instructors to be safe and effective with all clients.” Our modern reality is that pounding on concrete, […]

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Fall 2015 Pilates Workshops in Portland and Southern Oregon (updated)

by Editrix August 14, 2015

(Updated 5 October 2015) Pacific NW Pilates Education (PNWPE) has finalized its Fall 2015 schedule of STOTT PILATES® workshops in three locations: Portland, Ore., September 27, and  Jacksonville, Ore., November 7.. We’re especially excited to collaborate with a PNWPE grad at her unique studio in Southern Oregon. Attendees will get great workshops and a glimpse […]

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Prenatal Pilates: An Instructor Do-and-Don’t List

by Leslie Braverman July 19, 2015

Attn: Pilates teachers. Prenatal clients require special attention and programming consideration. On Sunday, September 27, PNWP Owner and STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainer Leslie Braverman will teach a two-hour ($125) Prenatal Pilates on the Split-Pedal Stability Chair workshop. Register by calling Brette, 503-292-4409. STOTT PILATES prenatal exercise adaptations will be explored in sitting, standing, side-lying and […]

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