Mondays 18:30h | 19:45h @Studio
Pilates was not intended to be about solely shaping the body—Pilates is “…the complete coordination of the body, mind and spirit.” (Joseph Pilates) Therefore in this class through the use of imagination, intuition, intelligence, memory and willpower we will find the power deep inside to strengthen and stretch the body, mind and spirit. Through this practice we will grow in mindfulness of how we can be more efficient with our bodies in our daily life by connecting to our powerhouse. We will connect you to your own unique wildly winged self. Once we are connected we will unleash the animal within through focusing on the head tail connection in the body and the natural spirals that allow us to coil and release the body in space, in and out of the floor. This section of the class will draw on a variety of movement disciplines.
+++This is an in-person class. Please stick to the hygienic rules.+++
Tuesdays 12:00-13:00 & Thursdays 18:30-19:30
This Yogilates class combines the asana and mindful breathing quieting of yoga practice and the focus and precision of the Pilates Method. It is designed to fill you with physical knowledge and skills to work in harmony and understanding of how your mind and body actually work. This class is designed to allow you to safely explore the language and benefits of asana and Pilates practice. The focus is on freeing and fortifying the spine and integrating the supporting abdominal and chest muscles correctly and consciously as we move into the larger standing asanas, inversions, twists, and extensions that challenge our balance and our minds in gentle playful ways.
The basics of biomechanics, strengthening of the body centre and "natural movement" are the foundation of this Remedy system class. A perfect mixture to relief stress and to start energized into the second half of the day.
Wednesdays 20:00 & Saturdays 10:30
Improve your Pilates and your Yoga practice with the fundamentals of biomechanics and body control!
Wednesdays 18:45h @Studio
Up to four people work out simultaneously on the Pilates Equipment Reformer, Cadillac & wunda chair.
"I believe passionately that the best way to feel better and improve our lives is through empowered and supported movement.
My teaching style combines classical Pilates repertory with a contemporary understanding of anatomy, biomechanics, and an individual’s needs. I strive to meet my students wherever they are, without judgement or expectation. That being said, I do like to push my students to find new and deeper sensations and movements!
As a dancer, I have experienced many different techniques and approaches to movement. I often incorporate these styles, including contemporary dance, yoga, Gyrokinesis, Feldenkrais, and Klein Technique, into my teaching." Ami Garmon
Not available for USC members.
Saturdays 9:15h @studio
This class is open for the healthy and experienced practionner (at least one year of Pilates experience). This is a fun class that keeps you moving over moving surfaces as you execute the exercises. These will playfully challenge your balance and core control while developing your skills in the Pilates Method. Working with foam rollers, trigger point balls, and therabands, the exercises are selected to restore balance to the length/tone relationship of the musculature and myofascial chains essential for maintaining good health and improving posture.
(Recently not scheduled)
Whole-body-oriented mat class with emphasis on strengthening the deep core musculature of the abdomen and the back, and on mobilization of the spine.
You will enjoy a varied course of exercises, with some use of small equipment such as rollers, circles, balls and Therabands.
This class is open to all.
Personal Training sessions also available.