Therapeutic Yoga

Therapeutic Yoga

Cost:  $2 / session (drop-in pass)

Description: Carefully selected practices aimed at general physical (mobility, strength, flexibility) and emotional well-being (mood, energy, mental clarity).  What to expect from each session:  An initial check-in so that the class can be customized according to the moment’s needs. Bring your own mat.

Instructors: Kelli

Therapeutic Yoga (drop-in):  Maple Ridge Hall C

Tuesdays  6:30pm – 7:15pm 

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOGA AND PILATES?

We are often asked what the differences between Yoga and Pilates are.

In a nutshell, both address mindful movement, involve a gentle and relaxing full body stretch, and body awareness.  Yoga can have a spiritual focus – Pilates on daily movement mechanics. 

The breathing techniques are different.  (Pilates inhales through the nose, out through the mouth.)

Pilates focuses on one’s “core” (abdominal) muscles to support one’s posture and balance.  Yoga teaches mindfulness, awareness, focus.

Chair Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga, and Pilates each have their own strengths and benefits for the user.

Ultimately, the best way to note the differences and determine what works for you is to come out and try these classes.

Come a few minutes early, introduce yourself to the instructor, share your health goals and any medical concerns.  Our qualified experienced instructors will advise how you can best participate.