Events & Media

Pilates Week 2015

by Leslie Braverman on April 12, 2015


Contact: Leslie Braverman
(503) 292-4409 or

PNWP Pilates Week 2015: Professional Education &

 Special Free Pilates Studio Classes


Portland’s premier Pilates education center and client studio builds 10-day series of professional and client events, April 24-May 3, 2015

Portland, Ore. (April 11, 2015) — Inspired by International Pilates Day, May 3, 2015, Pacific NW Pilates (PNWP) elevates its tradition of Pilates Week events with professional education by nationally recognized guest instructors, and a roster of special free classes for beginning or continuing Pilates fans.

Pilates Week for Professional Pilates Instructors

ProfessioJohn teaching 3nal Pilates instructors can take workshops from leading-edge master instructors—the people who create and refine classic Pilates principles within an evolving framework of contemporary science, bio-mechanical and lifestyle facts. Cumulatively, the workshops address beginner to advanced exercises, strategies to progress clients to advanced work, and observation and modification direction to serve individual and group class dynamics.

10703715_10153413360708357_2536079911525296202_nJohn Garey and Kim Kraushar, STOTT PILATES® Master Instructor Trainers and celebrities in the Pilates fitness world, will lead 15 updated and new-to-Portland workshops, April 24-26 and May 1-3, including core fitness for running, barre-based conditioning at both ends of the spectrum (dancers and special populations), and innovative hybrid programming that incorporates Pilates exercise, traditional healing mind-body movement, equipment and props. All are eligible for CECs. Prices/fees vary.

Pilates Week Invitation to Portlanders


PNWP instructors will host a dozen special, complimentary one-hour Pilates group classes, April 27-30. Designed to expand upon the experience of those who have simply tried Pilates or are already ardent Pilates fans, the classes range from intermediate level work on Pilates equipment, strength and stamina work for sports, beginner level movement for yard/garden warriors, and the first PNWP Total Barre class. Every guest will be given two exercises from the class that can be practiced at home or when traveling.PA-Blog-1-225x300

Those new to PNWP may benchmark their current posture with a complimentary 30-minute postural analysis. This assessment is the starting point for all PNWP clients; it is the basis of identifying relevant group classes and/or personal training. Each guest will receive the results of their postural analysis app and two principles of Pilates to practice at home.

All special group classes and postural sessions are free and available, on a first-come first-served basis, to those who call (503) 292-4409 to reserve their spot.

About PNWP

PNWP opened its doors in 2001 as a personal fitness and STOTT PILATES® licensed training center. STOTT PILATES-certified owners Melanie Byford-Young and Leslie Braverman layer their Pilates training with their first careers in physical therapy/rehabilitation and ballet, respectively. Vivid collaborators, the pair takes great pride and satisfaction in teaching Pilates as a lifestyle, to prevent and treat injury—adapting core principles in very individual, customized solutions. Their expertise, insights and ability to communicate both teacher and client perspectives have made them popular Pilates, rehabilitation and movement authorities in the Pacific Northwest, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia. Byford-Young and Braverman have accepted teaching invitations in Manila, Osaka, Dublin, Perth, Copenhagen, Istanbul, Madrid, Dubai, Vancouver, B.C., Cyprus and The Hague, Netherlands.



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