Booking a class?
All classes are booked online via this link: Book Class Online. This also means that you can cancel your class via this online system too. When you first join, you will be asked to set up an account and then follow the prompts to book your class. To make booking a class even easier download our Phone App.
What is your cancellation policy?
All classes are cancelled online via your online log-in. When cancelling a class please do your best to provide 4 hours notice as this then allow those on the wait-list to be notified and you will also avoid the late notice cancellation fee (a class pass forfeited). Cancellation fee charge details.
What is Pilates?
The Pilates method is an exercise program created to allow the body to be in its finest natural state. It aims to undo the postural damage that our modern day lives produce thus building a healthier body. This allows for a more aligned spine and in turn allows you to walk pain free with ease of movement.
What benefits will Pilates have?
“In 10 sessions you will feel the difference, In 20 sessions you will see the difference, In 30 sessions you will have a new body” Joseph Pilates.
Increased core strength and stability
Longer, leaner and more flexible muscles
Improved posture and body awareness
Enhanced ease of movement
Improved balance, coordination, and circulation
Enhances and compliments all other exercise and sporting pursuits
Reduces back pain
What is Yoga?
Yoga is a Sanskrit word meaning union. In the West we generally use the word Yoga to describe the practice of specific physical postures or poses. Traditionally these poses are referred to as Asana and they constitute only one part of the eight-limbed path of Yoga.
What can practicing Yoga Asana do for me?
The practice of Asana allows one to strengthen the body, developing muscle tone, building fitness and increasing stamina and endurance. You will become more flexible and open through the joints and reduce tension and tightness in the body. It also promotes a calmer outlook and encourages you to cultivate mindfulness, being present in each moment. Yoga stimulates and improves organ function and can be helpful in alleviating stress, anxiety and tension.
Ultimately, practicing Yoga Asana helps one to cultivate a deeper understanding between the mind, body and spirit. With a regular and committed practice you will not only enhance the physical body but also develop a deeper awareness of the mind/body connection.
Are Yoga and Pilates suitable for anyone?
Yoga and Pilates are suitable for men, women and even children regardless of your fitness level, size or degree of flexibility. Yoga and Pilates can be practiced through all stages of life including during pregnancy, postpartum or if you are rehabilitating from an injury or illness. If you are pregnant we ask that you speak with one of our staff before attending as there are certain classes that are not suitable. Dependent on your particular limitations each posture can be adapted or modified and/or props can be used to assist you to move into the pose and get the most out of the class. Regardless of your capabilities Yoga and Pilates have the ability to make a positive impact in your everyday life.
Can men participate in Yoga and Pilates?
Yes. It doesn’t matter if you are a business man, truck driver, sportsman or retiree, practicing Yoga and/or Pilates will enable you to build strength, become more flexible and potentially help you to manage and reduce stress and body aches. Yoga and Pilates are now regularly practiced by many sports teams including: Western Bulldogs (AFL), New Zealand All Blacks (Rugby) and the England Rugby and Cricket Teams.
Can I lose weight with Yoga or Pilates?
Definitely! Yoga Asana and Pilates are great for toning and conditioning muscles and improving all over strength and flexibility. Vinyasa sequences and Pilates exercises, where each posture flows on from the next and the movements are matched to the breath, work to quickly build heat within the body, increasing respiration and the heart rate. By regularly practicing Yoga and/or Pilates you can increase your cardiovascular fitness, build muscle definition and lose weight.
Are Yoga and Pilates good for back pain?
Absolutely! The combination of increased strength in the abdominal girdle and back muscles, improved range of motion and heightened body awareness are the critical ingredients for overcoming back pain. This is the core of our program.
How often should I practice Pilates or Yoga?
Two to three times a week is recommended to get the benefits.. Like any form of exercise, consistency is the key. It is helpful to not let too much time pass in order to remember the previous session and incorporate the information in your body.
Is Yoga/Pilate safe to practice whilst I am pregnant?
It is recommended that you consult your doctor or obstetrician prior to embarking on any exercise routine particularly a new one. No two women’s bodies are the same and this is especially true during pregnancy. There are workouts that are quite appropriate for some people during pregnancy and not for others. During a normal, healthy pregnancy, moderate exercise is safe for the baby. Exercise is also said to prevent varicose veins, hemorrhoids and low back pain and it also helps to boost self esteem, maintain fitness levels and prepare the body for motherhood. Please speak to our instructors prior to commencing for more up to date information. Please note that there are certain classes that you can not attend. Before you attend your first class, a Dr certificate must be provided stating that you are fit to attend Yoga and Pilates. You are able to attend up until you are 33 weeks and then we advise you move into private sessions. Please visit our pregnancy page for the suggested classes to attend.
What should I wear to class?
Comfortable clothing that you can move easily in. For Yoga classes we suggest you bring socks and/or a warm top to wear for Savasana (a meditative pose) at the end of class.
Do I need to bring anything else?
Mats and other equipment will be provided but you should bring your own towel. During yoga practice it is best to abstain from drinking water and/or fluids so as to allow tapas/heat to build within the body; however, you may like to have a water bottle with you so you can rehydrate at class end if required.
Can I bring my baby/children?
Children are not allowed in the class. We do have a waiting area that your children are more then welcome sit quietly. Please note that if you bring your children they are your responsibility. Be mindful that during classes that your child is not running around.
Health Fund Rebates
Depending on your cover some health funds will allow you to claim Pilates and Yoga under your extra's. Some health funds require you to complete a health management form by your GP that suggest yoga and pilates as part of your rehab, fitness, health program. Please contact your health fund for more information. More details here