Training Workshops: 2014

PNWP offers 2014 fall workshops in Portland, Oregon, Tacoma, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia. Workshop descriptions & schedule can be found here. 

Pilates instructors, you can select from a range of workshops that will enhance your professional credibility, increase your critical thinking skills, and add value to your client interaction.

Secure your spot by calling PNWP at 503-292-4409. 

Note:  Annual CEC requirement is .6 (6 hours)


Post-Rehabilitative Specialty Track

STOTT PILATES Programming for Osteoporosis Management

Saturday,  September 27, 2014, noon-2 p.m. (.2 CECs)

Clients with osteoporosis face genuine issues when looking for a suitable exercise program. Learn the causation of osteoporosis, the different forms of the condition and how they will affect your client. Use the biomechanical foundation of STOTT PILATES® to discover how to create effective programs that address the specific needs of this population. Explore how balance and resistance props can effectively assist clients and offer myriad modifications and variations to a Matwork routine. Case study work will challenge your understanding of osteoporosis and potential programming solutions for their obstacles will be presented. This workshop counts towards the Active Aging Specialty Track and the Post-Rehabiliation Conditioning Track.

STOTT PILATES  Programming for Scoliosis Management FILLED    (call for access to wait list) 

Saturday, September 27, 2014,  2:30-4:30 p.m. (.2 CECs)

Design a suitable exercise program for scoliosis clients by understanding different forms of the condition and how each effects stability and mobility. Explore how the fundamentals of STOTT PILATES can benefit clients who have simple or complex curvature of the spine. Learn to create effective programs that address specific needs, using portable balance and resistance equipment.



Melanie to teach RMR2 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Last chance in 2014.

Melanie Byford-Young, Master Instructor and orthopedic/therapeutic movement expert with 25 years training — and owner of Pacific NW Pilates in Portland, Oregon, will lead a STOTT PILATES Rebilitation course, designed specifically for licensed physical therapists, occupational therapists, sports medicine professionals and chiropractors wishing to integrate modified STOTT PILATES exercises for injury prevention and rehabilitation into their practices.

Peripheral Joint Stabilization: Matwork & Reformer (RMR2)  24 hours

Cost:  $1,125 plus $50 application fee

October 2-5

Thursday 11 am-6 pm | Friday & Sunday 9 am-4 pm | Saturday noon-7 pm

Prerequisite: RMR1

All course materials are included
Space is limited

Location: Full Circle Studio (satellite location of West Coast Pilates & Health, 1183 Odium Drive, Vancouver BC V5L2P6

To register for this Rehab course, contact Tracy O’Hagan at (503)292-4409 or email



Leslie Braverman in Tacoma, Washington at Studio Malulani

Leslie is a STOTT PILATES Lead Instructor Trainer & owner of Pacific NW Pilates in Portland, OR.  The fee for each workshop is $125.

Mini Stability Ball Workout (.2 CECs)
4-6 p.m., Saturday, November 1

This energizing workout, developed by the Merrithew Health and Fitness™ team, incorporates the 12-inch Mini Stability Ball™ to create total-body strengthening and conditioning. These exercises work on improving posture with a major focus on core stability and back mobility while also lengthening and strengthening the surrounding muscles. Keeping the elements of the STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles in mind, learn how to add variety and fun to traditional Matwork routines.

Intense Sculpting Challenge, Flexband Level 4 (.2 CECs)
9-11 a.m., Sunday, November 2

Build more challenge and diversity with this Level 4 Flex-Band workshop. You will learn how to challenge core and peripheral strength with the resistance provided by the Flex-Band® exerciser and increase exercise intensity in the areas of neuromuscular coordination, balance, strength and flexibility. Cues and corrections for safety and effectiveness are also covered.

Pilates on the Barre, Level 2 (.2 CECs)
11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m., Sunday, November 2

This unique and highly effective workout, developed by the Merrithew Health & Fitness™ team, offers sound biomechanical principles alongside current concepts in functional fitness and dance training while incorporating the Foam Roller™, Mini Stability Ball™ and Toning Balls™. Using the support of the exclusively engineered Stability Barre™, this workout will continue building strength and stability as well as improving balance and flexibility. Bring out the dancer in yourself and your clients with this series of fluid exercises that combine the best of the dance world with the foundations of STOTT PILATES®.

$125 per workshop 
Call (503) 292-4409 or email
to register.

Space is limited. Don’t miss out.

“Sweating for Your CECs” in December, Portland, Oregon

Valuable topics in worthwhile workshops—just in time to satisfy annual CEC requirements.

STOTT PILATES Matwork for Men

Monday, December 1, 2014, 1-3 p.m. (.2 CECs)

A mat workout that is not for the faint of heart. This is a full-body workout that athletes swear by for sports conditioning, cross training and a strong, injury-resistant core. Every last muscle will feel this challenging routine that uses toning balls and innovative exercise to focus on precision and control.

STOTT PILATES Matwork for Golf, Level 1

Wednesday, December 3, 2014,  11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (.2 CECs)

This workout, developed by the Merrithew Health and Fitness team, is designed specifically for golfers looking to increase club head speed and get more distance on the drive. Learn specifically chosen and modified STOTT PILATES Matwork exercises, which work on increasing focus and body awareness, isolating crucial core muscles and combining the elements of strength with flexibility. Trainers can use this workout to benefit any level golfer from amateur to professional.

STOTT PILATES Athletic Conditioning on the Cardio-Tramp Rebounder

Friday, December 5, 2014, 3-5 p.m. (.2 CECs)

In this workshop, developed by the Merrithew Health and Fitness™ team, participants learn innovative new programming on the STOTT PILATES® Reformer and Cardio-Tramp™ Rebounder. The workout, designed to stimulate both cardiovascular and muscular effectiveness is ideal for both the recreational and professional athlete. Discover how to combine progressive plyometric intervals, varying both in length and intensity, with muscular strength and endurance moves on the vertical mini trampoline. The routine features non-traditional Pilates exercises that use the incredible diversity of the Reformer to effectively train both concentric and eccentric muscular ability.

STOTT PILATES Golf Conditioning on the V2 Max Plus Reformer

Saturday,  December 6, 2014, 1-3 p.m. (.2 CECs)

There are few pieces of fitness equipment that can help golfers realize the same off-course training benefits as the STOTT PILATES® V2 Max Plus™ Reformer. Discover how to use the unique features of this groundbreaking unit to perform specially designed Reformer-based exercises that raise a client’s golf game to a new level. With a better understanding of the conditioning requirements of golfers, these exercises, developed by the Merrithew Health and Fitness™ team, can help improve balance and flexibility while enhancing core stability and body awareness. The height adjustable vertical pulley system allows exercises to be performed in sitting, kneeling and even standing positions to create a workout never possible before. This workshop counts towards the Golf Conditioning Specialty Track.

Exam Prep Workshop 2015 (tbd)

Exam Prep Workshop Schedule Overview

Expert Support to Prepare for Your Exams 

Interactive study weekends are designed to help students sharpen skills and build confidence in preparation for the STOTT PILATES® certification exams.  Students get the chance to ask questions, review key material and practice teaching their skills. 

Basic Principles Review & Supervised Practice Session 

Friday, 2 – 4 p.m.

Postural Analysis Review 

Saturday, 12:15 – 2:15 p.m.

Anatomy Review

Saturday, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Supervised Practice Session 

Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.