Pacific NW Pilates blog

Pilates Travel Tips to Keep a Supple Body

May 26, 2015

Pack your own bag of travel tricks to stay fit. STOTT PILATES® Lead Instructor Trainer Leslie Braverman is teaching choreography, helpful cues and tips for workouts to take home, to Tokyo, the beach or wherever you go. Tricks for Surviving an 18-inch Airline Seat with a Supple Body This time of year makes me think […]

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Where Pilates and Yoga Meet—A Powerful Mix

April 14, 2015

Sue Brantley, PNWP Pilates and yoga instructor is a master at fusing yoga with Pilates and shares a few insights with the simple and clear examples that make her such a popular teacher. I think yoga and Pilates are a match made in heaven. The flowing poses in yoga are made more seamless and graceful […]

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Total Barre Mix of Dance & Cardio Kicks Dancer’s Bias to Curb

April 2, 2015

Holly Shaw, brand new STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainer at PNWP and professional dancer, sent this guest blog from Toronto, where she’s training to teach Total BarreTM — a marvelous mix of Pilates, dance, cardio and strength training.  She was impressed at the new skills and mind-body connections she found in this joyful and challenging class and […]

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Kim Kraushar is Coming to Portland & She Expects Amazing Coffee

March 25, 2015

We have a special treat for you this week: Highlights of a conversation with Kim Kraushar. If you’re a Pilates pro, you may already know her. If you’re a client, here’s a glimpse of the continuing education that your teachers pursue to challenge and support you in your quest to be strong, balanced, and flexible. Kim […]

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The Art of Teaching Pilates: Voice, Touch, Variation

February 21, 2015

 Leslie Braverman is devoted to training Pilates pros-in-training how to share the principles of Pilates—and to do it with keen attention to the individual client. The art of teaching Pilates is to connect with clients in ways that are meaningful to them. Pilates teachers need multi-layered ways of communicating with clients in a group or […]

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