History of Pilates

There really was a guy named Joe… check out this wonderful little animated video.

Walk Tall This Summer



Our summer unlimited pass series is back, with 16 classes available/week… and our focus is on one of the most fundamental movements we do – walking.

Did you know that with each step you take, you move through every joint of your body around all three planes? Gait requires full 3D movement. This seemingly simple act can get fouled up by habitual over/under-use patterns or compensations from injuries, preventing you from freely moving through your natural 3D motion.

Our goal is to help you find freedom of movement supported by your innate strength and coordination that will allow you to walk, run, and play.

Yamuna Body Rolling (YBR) classes open fascial lines through the body, much like self-directed massage. Using a 6″ diameter rubber ball, gravity and your own body weight, you will work to release restrictions in muscle and fascHip Picture 2ia. The three classes in the series will focus on: the entire back line from feet to head; through the shoulder girdle; and opening the hips.

Pilates mat and barre classes will build strength from the intrinsic core outwards, from primary movement patterns to the complex classical Pilates repertoire. The range of classes span from our gentle Restorative Pilates class (Wednesdays at 11:00 am), a Pilates Barre class (Monday at 9:00 am), Fundamental Mat (Tuesday at 12:00 pm, Saturday at 8:30 am), Intermediate Mat Class (Tuesdays at 7:10 pm, Wednesdays at 6:
00 pm), to our Advanced Pilates Matwork (Mondays at 7:10 pm) where we will be channeling Joseph Pilates himself as we go old-school with the classical repertoire. Up for the challenge?

All of the classes, YBR and Pilates, will incorporate sequenced movements designed to integrate the fluid 3D coordination needed in  gait. These movement exercises take you to standing and challenge the full body mobility through the five phases of the gait cycle. By summer’s end, you will be walking taller and stronger, moving with more ease and freedom.

Come join us and change the way you move!

Prior Pilates experience is not required to join us this summer.

On A Mission To Help Find Your Space

Space…space…space…it is all around us! We are very fortunate to live in Canada where living space is abundant.

But have you ever thought about making sure you have abundant living space in your body?

Joint space? Disc space? Nerve space? Organ space? When the body starts talking to us through messages of discomfort and tension, the body is really telling us that we are losing our space. Similarly to when we cram stuff in a drawer, things get jammed up, disorganized and possibly damaged, the same exact consequences can occur in our bodies! When we take too much impact into our bodies, we end up getting stuck in our joints, disorganizing the body and damaging the integrity of our structure. Breakdowns of our body can occur quicker and more frequently.

Take a moment to reflect on what you do in your everyday living that might put undue impact into your body. What is your posture like? Does your job leave you sitting for most of the day? Do your activities pull into or impact the body? Do you live with stress? Have you lost height?

Have you thought about what is happening under the surface when you lose height? You are losing space into the joints, losing space into discs, losing space for your central nervous system, but most importantly losing space for your organs to function as they should.  Structure will always rule function. A compromised structure means compromised function everywhere.

Good news…getting our space back is more rewarding than cleaning out and reorganizing our drawers! We can improve…your body is wonderfully adaptable. Pilates helps to align, open and strengthen our bodies. Yamuna Body Rolling takes the impact out of the bones, aligns and reorganizes the structure and frees the restrictions. Working with these 2 modalities works wonders to take impact out of the body to regain and find your space again. You will have increased circulation, energy and capacity to do most things. Your drawers won’t be disorganized and jammed any longer!

Space is what every body needs but not every body gets. Once the body feels space, it moves with greater vitality and ease.  We are here to help your body get the space it deserves.