WITH ELIZABETH APRIL, jennifer gelfand, joy many & jackie gallo

Saturdays & Sundays | All sessions meet from 9:30am-6:30pm

September 7th & 8th | September 21st & 22nd | October 5th & 6th | October 19th & 20th | November 2nd

Early Bird $1050 (if paid in full by July 1st) | Full Price $1250 | Deposit $250 | Payment plans available

Love barre and interested in taking the leap into teaching? Looking for a training that brings you deeper than just choreography and set movement? We are excited to be offering a full 100-hour Barre Teacher Training beginning September 2019, which will provide exactly that plus more!

Join Elizabeth April, Jennifer Gelfand, Joy Many & Jackie Gallo in this one of a kind in-depth barre teacher training. You will receive a full 100 hours worth of anatomy, sequencing, movement lab, practice teaching, hands-on assists & we do not stop there. The training also includes one full weekend of how to work safely and efficiently with your Pre AND Post-Natal students and another full weekend of how to work safely and efficiently with students with injuries or limitations at ANY age.

You will leave this training with the skill set to teach an effective, fun and safe barre class to the general public and/or to specific demographics. When delivered mindfully and intelligently barre can not only be an amazing workout but it is a practice we can bring through life to protect and create integrity especially within joint stability throughout the entire body… This is our approach and this is why we believe that every hour of this training is necessary.

Spots are limited to ensure enough space and time for each trainee. Put your deposit down now to secure your spot. Reach out anytime with any questions at all… elizabeth@theportlandyogaproject.com

For more policy information & to learn more on your trainers, continue reading…

Elizabeth April, Lead Trainer

yoga & barre teacher

Elizabeth, co-owner of The Portland Yoga Project, completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Santa Monica, CA through YogaWorks in 2008 and later finished her 300 hour training through Down Under Yoga School in Brookline, MA in 2015. She holds a 100-hour Barre Teacher Training certification from Barre & Soul in Melrose, MA, in 2014. Elizabeth has led several Barre Trainings throughout the last 3 years, as well as many barre based workshops.

Jenn Gelfand, Barre for Healthy Aging Trainer

yoga teacher, barre teacher & doctor of physical therapy.

Jenn’s yoga journey began over a decade ago when she took her first power Vinyasa class in 2007.  She completed her 200hr teacher certification with Leslee Clark of Well Heart Yoga School in Falmouth Maine in 2015 and Yoga Assistant Training with Sue Jones and Ray Mucci of Prana Power Yoga in Cambridge Massachusetts in 2011 and 2017.

A Doctor of Physical Therapy practicing locally in Portland with over 10 years of experience, Jenn is a specialist in orthopedics, women’s health and pelvic floor rehabilitation.

She received her barre teacher certification from Elizabeth April in 2018.

Joy Many, Barre for Healthy Aging Trainer

yoga teacher & doctor of physical therapy

Joy was introduced to the physical practice of yoga at a young age and studied for her yoga teacher certification in 2010 at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, Mass.

She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University in NY and has been blending the two disciplines ever since. She has post-doctoral experience within the fields of women's health, orthopedics, pediatrics, and geriatrics, and she enjoys working with people across the lifespan as they journey into wellbeing.

Jackie Gallo, Pre/Post Natal Barre Trainer

prenatal yoga teacher, doula, & barre teacher

Having worked in Women's Health since 2008, Jackie has served women throughout all stages of the perinatal journey - preconception, pregnancy, and postpartum.  Her experience in clinical trials research paired with her work in midwifery and holistic prenatal care allow her to integrate traditional wisdom with modern medicine in her teaching, providing students and clients with a well rounded experience drawing from a variety of disciplines.

In addition to her 200hr yoga teacher training, Jackie has completed 90 hours of advanced study in Prenatal and Postpartum specific yoga, Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Margo Rosingana, and is a trained Yoga for Recovery teacher through Y12SR. Outside of the yoga community, Jackie completed Doula training through DONA, a year long midwifery apprenticeship, is a certified Lactation Educator with over 90 hours of education through UC - San Diego, and is an ongoing student of Western Herbalism.

Jackie completed her Barre Teacher Certification with Elizabeth April in 2018.




Study in Restorative Yoga Through a Trauma-Informed Lens


Saturday & Sunday | September 21st & 22nd | 12pm-8pm | $400

“You do not have to be good./ You only have to let the soft animal of your body/

love what it loves.” ~ Mary Oliver

The art of undoing patterns of tension, gripping, and protective holding is at the heart of restorative yoga. At this particular moment in our collective history, creating the time and space for deeper listening is crucial for self-care and for leading a truly well-balanced yoga class.

This training is dedicated to exploring the benefits and transformative potential in restorative yoga for EVERY body, everyday. From the strategic use of props, to crafting genuine and customized support tailored to a diverse audience, we’ll tap into a quieter, nourishing practice. (You’ll also get plenty of time on the bolster for yourself!)

You’ll leave this training with a dynamic and mobile restorative toolbox, confidence in your intuition as a teacher and practitioner, and a quiet sense of grounding.

Who is this training for?

  • Yoga students interested in a deeper understanding of the power of restorative yoga, and how to integrate these techniques into your home practice

  • Yoga teachers who are interested in teaching restorative yoga

  • Yoga teachers who are interested in weaving restorative shapes into their non-restorative classes

You’ll leave with:

  • A clear understanding of how to skillfully incorporate restorative poses into your classes

  • Working with abundant AND limited props

  • Crafting an intuitive and soulful restorative yoga class for your students, and yourself

  • Understanding the power of basic hands-on assists

  • Thoughts on the wisdom of omitting hands-on assists

  • Knowledge of the variables that can create a trauma-informed restorative class

Join Nicole and Kate for a Trauma-Informed Restorative Yoga long weekend! Yoga Alliance CE’s available.




Saturday, September 28th | 12pm-6pm & Sunday, September 29th | 12:30pm-4:30pm

$210 | space limited to 9 students

The teachings of the Shoden degree are the foundation of the entire system of Reiki. At this level, the student practitioner is initiated into the roots of the practice. Here we will explore the fundamental philosophies and techniques that support our spiritual growth and our journeys as practitioners of the system of Reiki. Practices learned at this level focus on cultivating relationship with the divine center; with our true nature. It is from this connection to center, to our remembered Light, that we move and grow in the system of Reiki. We remember this connection through the rituals of attunement and reiju (“spiritual blessing”), as well as through meditations and practices that empower us to touch the wisdom within through our own daily practices. At this level, hands-on healing sequences for working with the self and others are learned, as well as practitioner ethics and the Reiki Precepts: wise guides which allow us to live in the flow of these teachings from our rooted center.

At the culmination of this degree of training, each practitioner will receive certification as a Shoden Level/1st Degree practitioner of the system of Reiki, empowering them to practice this work within themselves as well as in their communities.