P I L A T E S + Y O G A
We're a boutique Pilates and Yoga studio tailored for personal attention, offering group mat classes and private sessions.
Therapeutic Mat Pilates :: These classes begin by weaving together myofascial release and stretching to open and prepare the body for movement. Then the focus moves to developing core strength, flexibility, balance and stamina. Movements are presented at multiple levels which allows students to choose to work at a beginning or intermediate pace. Students learn to be aware of breathing patterns and spinal alignment while engaging the deep muscles of the core. Various props (e.g. thera bands, foam rollers, rings, blocks, mini stability balls, etc.) are incorporated to enhance and intensify the workout. No previous Pilates experience is necessary to join a mat class.
Uplevel Mat Pilates :: This class is for devoted and experienced pilates students who are yearning to kick their practice up a notch. These classes remain true to our studio's roots of safe, mindful and intelligent movement with a bit more burn.
Blend + Restore :: The perfect class for beginners or those students working with an active injury. This class is both a blend of gentle pilates and yoga, combined with the restorative practice of myofascial release. It really ticks all the boxes. You leave feeling stronger, lighter and very relaxed.
The Blend :: This class offers the perfect blend of Yoga and Pilates, with a focus on full body optimum functioning - strength and stability as well as flexibility and mobility. We will move through standing and seated yoga postures which will be woven together with pilates movements and principles. This course will increase your body awareness, support you in developing deep core strength and reconnect you to breath-centric movement.
Southern Man Blend :: The course is specifically designed for men who are wanting to focus on building strength, flexibility & focus. The combination of Yoga, Pilates and myofascial release creates a balance that allows us to intentionally build muscle, core strength and also release and unwind tight tissues stored deeper in the body.
Yang to Yin :: This class blends two approaches to yoga into one practice, bringing together the benefits of dynamic sequences and standing postures with passively holding poses. We begin with a dynamic Vinyasa sequence that aims to intentionally activate specific muscles, generate blood flow, build strength, stamina & flexibility. The second part of the class is spent in Yin postures, where the focus is on long holding asanas, marinating in stillness. In Yin, we work on on the deep, dense connective tissues and joints in the body, and turn our awareness inward to the subtleties of the body, breath and mind.
Vinyasa Flow :: A yang practice that is a whole mind-body movement. This flow invites us to slow down, feel more, think less and be here now. This class focuses on proper alignment for your individual body and weaves together elements of flow (movement with breath), pranayama, meditation and myofascial release using specially designed massage balls. As we flow slower, we gain more consciousness and a deeper understanding of what the asanas (poses) are doing for us. Physically they help train our balance, build strength and stimulate our muscles, joints and organs. By connecting our natural rhythm of the breath to the asanas it allows us to move more mindfully. Rather than using the body to get into the asanas we intend to use the asanas to go deeper into the body and mind.
Yin Yoga Restore :: This class combines the use of Yin Yoga asanas and myofascial release techniques. Yin allows us to completely surrender to the present moment to help relax, release and restore both the body and mind. In this practice, we tend to hold the poses for 3-5 minutes which helps physically open beyond the superficial to go deeper into what is known as the fascia – a web of connective tissue that wraps and supports our muscles and organs. Myofascial Release is a technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore mobility. Students will be guided on how they can use massage balls to apply the appropriate amount of pressure to facilitate release of the fascia using their own body weight and movement. Combining the two approaches is truly a treat for the mind and body
Private Sessions :: These are designed to deliver individualized instruction based on a person’s fitness needs, goals, and schedule. New clients are encouraged to start with the introductory package of 4 private sessions for $315 (Discount of $25).