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Elizabeth Stafford

Certified Pilates Instructor, GYROTONICS (R) Apprentice, Studied in Franklin Method, Studied in Structural Integration 

I have been happily teaching Pilates and movement for almost 8 years throughout Portland with clients of all ages and abilities. With emphasis on the core, alignment and patience, I will guide you to strengthen and lengthen your body through a series of classical and modern Pilates exercises, flowing from one to the next. You will learn to stabilize and mobilize your shoulders and hips to relieve or prevent lower back pain and connect to your deepest spinal muscles using imagery and breathing. I see this practice as a lifestyle, so that you may move through life with functioning ease as you learn to connect to your body. I feel so lucky to be doing a job I love and working with amazing people in an environment that is nurturing, warm and motivating.