Yoga Seven

Serving the Port Credit area since 2014

Mat Pilates fundamentals

A series of four workshops guided by Margo

Mondays at 11:00 am to 12 noon

May 30 and June 6, 13, & 20 2022
At 55 Woodlawn Avenue, Mississauga, ON  L5G 3K7

$75 for all four sessions, taxes included

Sign up by noon on May 29 and receive a FREE 2-week trial for yoga classes at Yoga Seven

Strength - flexibility - endurance

Have you heard about the great benefits of a regular mat Pilates practice but don’t know where to start? Do you want to build your core strength? This series of workshops is for you! Explore the basic concepts and movements of mat Pilates and discover how to approach certain movements, building up with challenging and inspirint modifications. Through these progressive sessions, you will build body awareness to improve your alignment and intention with a goal of increasing your strength, flexibility, and endurance.

Benefits you can expect from a Pilates practice include:

• Improved core strength

• Relief for back pain

• Improved posture and balance

• Enhanced body awareness

• Increased flexibility and mobility

• Improved sleep 

• Less stress and more fun in your life!

All workshops take place at Yoga Seven’s studio, 55 Woodlawn Ave, Mississauga L5G 3K7. 

What is mat Pilates?

Pilates is a type of mind-body exercise developed in the early 20th century by German physical trainer Joseph Pilates, after whom it was named. Some of the principles that guide the Pilates method include concentration on each movement, use of the abdomen and low back muscles, flowing precise movement patterns, and steady controlled breathing. Pilates focuses more on muscle tone than building muscle and, while it specifically focuses on the core, the exercises coordinate movement and breath to work the smaller and deeper stabilizing muscles of the body just as much as the major muscle groups.  

While Pilates is often practised with the use of machines called Reformers, it is just as effective as a series of mat-based exercises. For mat Pilates, all you need is your own body, a yoga mat, and potentially some yoga blocks and a strap. 

A mat Pilates class in a studio
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About Margo

Margo teaches Hatha yoga with a strong mat Pilates influence. She has found that combining these mind-body practices offers a pathway to maintain an optimal level of wellness:

  • Yoga focuses on static strength, balance and flexibility, beginning each practice with breath work and completing the practice in deep relaxation.
  • Pilates concentrates on strengthening the body with an emphasis on the core.

Whether her classes are a mix of yoga or mat Pilates, or whether they are one or the other, Margo delivers an experience offering movement for the whole body, with options for beginner to advanced students. Her classes contain reliable yet dynamic sequences that encourage mobility and strength, as well as providing physical and mental tension release, leaving you feeling relaxed and clear for the day ahead

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Yoga Seven is at 55 Woodlawn Avenue, Mississauga, Ontario L5G 3K7

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