Pacific NW Pilates blog

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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Pilates Passion is Valentine Fitness Secret

February 10, 2015

At Pacific NW Pilates we see true love in action every day. In a pact that’s sweeter than chocolate and longer lasting than roses, five couples share health and wellness with their beloved Valentines. They practice Pilates in the studio and at home. I think you may enjoy seeing what heartfelt, encouraging, enduring commitment and […]

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Erica Loder Joins Melanie in Therapeutic Pilates

February 4, 2015

I am thrilled to introduce Erica Loder, the newest member of our Pacific NW Pilates (PNWP) Instructor Trainer team. Erica, who has been an instructor with a private clientele at PNWP since late last year, will debut as an Instructor Trainer and co-teach STOTT PILATES Rehabilitation Courses (February) with me. Erica previously assisted me with […]

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