Pilates for Yoga® on the mat, or in the studio on reformer machines reaches beyond plain Pilates by incorporating yoga.
Pilates for Yoga® facilitates relaxation and increased body awareness while fostering core stability and physical strength. Students develop core strength through the practice of Pilates exercises executed from the inside-out, without tension or strain, contemplative and focused with concentration on quality and accuracy. This refined method allows them, sometimes for the first time, to feel their bodies in a state of both ease and strength.
Lifelong benefits of Pilates for Yoga® include: improved posture, coordination, balance, flexibility, strength, precision, and fluidity of movement; prevention of injuries; alleviation of tension and chronic pain; stress relief; stabilization of the spine; rehabilitation of injuries; improved digestion; improved circulation; and improved performance in athletic, exercise or everyday activities because Pilates for Yoga® develops strong abdominal and postural muscles to support the skeletal system and act as the "powerhouse" of the body.
In the Pilates for Yoga® Santa Fe studio, use of reformers by Balanced Body, the world’s largest producer of Pilates equipment adds variety and dimension to the exercises, and support for the joints. The resistance aids in strengthening bones and muscles without putting stress on the joints.