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education & certification
at Pacific Northwest Pilates
in Portland, Oregon & Vancouver Washington

Pacific Northwest Pilates
in Portland Oregon
5201 SW Westgate Drive, Suite 114
Portland, OR 972221

in Vancouver Washington
9901 North East 7th Avenue, suite C-247
Vancouver, Washington 98685

phone: 503-292-4409

visit Pacific Northwest Pilates at www.pacificnorthwestpilates.com

Leslie Braverman, (co-owner), has been teaching the STOTT PILATES method since 1997, and training instructors since 1998. Leslie brings fifteen years of professional dance experience to her teaching and has worked with a variety of athletes, including dancers, skaters and gymnasts.

Melanie Byford-Young, (co-owner), certified as a STOTT PILATES instructor in 1999. She worked as a physiotherapist in Canada for 10 years, specializing in orthopedics and manual therapy. She enjoys working with people of all ages and levels of fitness.

Jean M. Leavenworth, (co-owner), is a former modern dancer and dance educator with an M.S. in Kinesiology. She has taught STOTT PILATES in physical therapy clinics, health clubs and private studios since 1998. She has been a STOTT PILATES instructor trainer since 2000. Jean is also a certified Yogilates instructor.

Getting There
Portland Oregon: see map.
Vancouver Washington: see map.

Driving directions to Portland Location:
From Portland: Take Hwy 26 west to Sylvan exit. Turn right at Sylvan and stay in right lane. Turn right again at Westgate Drive which is the first stop light. Continue down the hill to 5201, which is the first building on the left. Our studio is in suite 114 in the SW corner of the building.

Driving directions to Vancouver Location:
From Portland: Take I-5 North through downtown Vancouver. Continue heading north until exit 5 at 99th Street. Take a left at 99th Street and then turn right immediately on 9th Street. PNWP is located in Stockford Square on the left. We are in building C which will be the second driveway on your left, just behind Pogys restaurant. Our studio is located on the second floor of Building C opposite to Pogys restaurant. We regret that at this time there is no wheelchair access.

From Seattle: Take I-5 south to Vancouver. Just after the I-205 junction take exit 5 at 99th Street. Turn right at 99th and then turn right again at 9th Street, or take 2nd right at 7th Street. From East Vancouver: Take Hwy. 14 or Hwy 500 to I-5 northbound and follow above directions for northbound travelers. Or take I-205 to I-5 and turn south on I-5 and follow above directions.

currently offering:

course FA Functional Anatomy
winter 2004
2 weekends 20 hours instruction level one Vancouver Studio
Jan 10, 11 | Jan 24, 25
Saturdays 12pm-5:30pm; Sundays 9am-2:30pm (includes 1/2 hour break daily)

course IMP Intensive Mat-Plus level one
fall 2003 3 weekends 40 hours instruction Eugene, Oregon
Nov 14, 15, 16 | Nov 22, 23 | Dec 5, 6, 7
times to be determined

winter 2004 2 weekends 40 hours instruction Portland Studio
Jan 15 to 18 | Jan 29 to Feb 1
Thurs & Fri, 3pm-7pm, Saturday 11:30am-6pm, Sunday 9am-3:30pm

winter 2004 2 weekends 40 hours instruction off-site in Spokane, Washington
Jan 15 to 18 | Jan 29 to Feb 1
Thurs & Fri, 3pm-7pm, Saturday 11:30am-6pm, Sunday 9am-3:30pm

course IR Intensive Reformer level one
winter 2004 4 weekends 50 hours instruction Portland Studio
Feb 6, 7, 8 | Feb 14, 15 | Feb 27, 28, 29 | Mar 6, 7
Fridays 3pm-8:30pm. Saturdays 11:30am-5:00-pm; Sundays 9am-2:30pm (includes 1/2 hour break daily)
course ISP Injuries & Special Populations
winter 2004 1 weekend 24 hours instruction off-site in McCall, Idaho
Jan 8 to 11 | Thursday-Sunday times to be announced

course AM Advanced Matwork level two
fall 2003 1 weekend 6 hours instruction Portland Studio
Nov 14, 15
Friday 4pm-7pm, Saturday 12pm-3pm

course AR Advanced Reformer level two
fall 2003 2 weekends 18 hours instruction Portland Studio
Nov 16 | Nov 22, 23
Saturday 11:30am-6pm, Sundays 9am-3:30pm (includes 1/2 hour break daily)
course RMR1 Rehab:
Lumbar & Shoulder Stabilization on Mat & Reformer
winter 2004 2 weekends 24 hours instruction Portland Studio
Jan 24, 25 | Feb 21, 22
Saturdays 11:30am-6pm. Sundays 9am-3:30pm (includes 1/2 hour break daily)
A written & practical exam is required for certification
exam may be taken within six months of completing course(s)
Space is limited! To register or for costs and additional information regarding these courses email oregon@stotteducation.com or call Leslie Braverman, Melanie Byford-Young or Jean Leavenworthat 503-292-4409
earn continuing education credits with these workshops
.03 CECs per workshop

workshop W7 Advanced Postural Analysis
fall 2003 1 day 3 hours instruction Vancouver Studio
Oct 25 Saturday 1pm-4pm

workshop W8 Pre-Natal Pilates
winter 2004 1 day 3 hours instruction Portland Studio
Dec 5 Friday 6pm-9pm

workshop W1 Pilates for Dancers
winter 2004 1 day 3 hours instruction Portland Studio
Jan 24 Saturday 1pm-4pm


for a list of recommended and required course materials please click here.

EARN ACE CREDITS STOTT is recognized by the American Council on Exercise* as a Continuing Education Specialist. Earn 3.0 ACE CECs for Matwork course. Earn 5.2 CECs for Reformer course

PREREQUISITES The intensive courses above 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.

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