ALL ABOUT READY SET GROW
Meeting you where you are.
Helping you gain strength and flexibility in a safe, inclusive and supportive environment.
Empowering you to take control of your physical health.
Ready Set GROW offers Yoga, Dance, & Pilates-based Core classes designed specifically for pregnancy, postpartum (and beyond), as well as Yoga and Dance for parents and kids (sometimes together!), childbirth & parent education, specialized, somatically-informed workshops, and more.
In addition to group classes and workshops at our main location in NE Portland, our satellite location in downtown Vancouver, and various other locations around town, we specialize in private lessons for late pregnancy/early postpartum women, children needing more attention and guidance, people with chronic injuries, or beginners and "yoga tentative" students. Private lessons are available in-home and in studio.
Daniele Strawmyre and the teachers of Ready Set Grow help people develop "body intelligence". Through yoga, foundational Pilates and fundamentals of dance, classes incorporate exercises to help people feel strong, centered, and good in their bodies and minds. In addition to providing nuanced and thoughtful workouts, students learn tools they can utilize in their everyday lives: Using fun imagery and tricks that stick in your head, Daniele and the rest of the crew at Ready Set GROW help you go about your day (riding a bike, lifting your children, carrying groceries, etc) with more awareness, helping you break harmful habitual movement patterns, improve posture, heal, and avoid injury.
Another (fun!) part of Ready Set GROW is community building. It takes a village to raise a child and feel supported in the rewarding but difficult job of parenting. Not only do classes provide knowledge and guidance in healing and healthy physical practices, but through group classes, offer a meeting place to find your people.
*For more info on classes and offerings, visit our Class Descriptions page!
A note from Daniele on why she created ready Set GROW:
"I was inspired to create ready Set GROW because I wanted to offer a range of services that served as a bridge between the adult members in a family on their journey as parents; and the innocence, joy and curiosity of childhood and growing up…because really, they’re not so different.
We’re always growing, always changing, always developing more fully into the people we were meant to be.
I have a unique perspective on the challenges parent’s bodies face daily (and how to address them) as well as over 15 years of experience developing and teaching dance/theater programs for children.
I’m a mother of two young children (and a dog named Lemmy), a professional choreographer, dancer and movement educator of over 25 years, with a focus on prenatal and postpartum health for the last 6 years, a Philadelphia native and a Portland transplant, a lover of children, a cook, a baker, a meatball maker, a believer in the power of positive reinforcement, love and not taking things too seriously: except we SHOULD take our health and happiness seriously.
I and all of the brilliant and highly trained teachers at Ready Set GROW look forward to meeting you and your families and helping you all FeelGoodFeelGoodFeelGood!!!"