Rooted Pilates’ group classes use the underlying principles of Pilates (breath, control, concentration, centering, precision, and flow) and core integration to teach the Pilates method. Joseph Pilates' original exercises provide the foundation for our classes, along with a focus on functional movement, modification for all abilities, and skill-building. To ensure appropriate modification, please speak to your teacher before class if you have any injuries or special conditions.
Rooted Movement Principles focuses on using breath and the basic principles of movement to help you build the strength and skill to apply to the Pilates method matwork. This is class is appropriate and recommended for all levels. Learn more about the class here.
Rooted Pilates Mat builds on the foundation of Rooted Movement Principles, allowing you to delve deeply into the traditional Pilates method matwork at a challenging but intentional pace.
Group Studio is about challenging yourself to work deeper through your own full-studio practice on the various pieces of Pilates apparatus, including the Reformer, Chair, Springboard, Barrels, and Mat. This class is a small group, full-studio experience that encourages independence under the watchful eye of a skilled instructor as students move through a complete Pilates method circuit workout.
A small group setting of four (4) students will ensure that there’s still plenty of one-on-one guidance, support, and structure while encouraging you to own your Pilates practice
To keep you safe and ensure that you’re able to comfortably set up your equipment and understand your own body’s movement and limitations on it, we require that students take at least three (3) Private sessions with us and two (2) Rooted Movement Principles classes prior to joining a Studio Class.
Prenatal and Postpartum
Prenatal classes apply the Pilates principles to movements that strengthen and stretch the pregnant body through all three trimesters and prepare for birth and postpartum recovery. Particular attention is spent on breathwork, deep-core activation, and strengthening the pelvic floor and stabilizers
Postpartum classes focus on reconnecting with the deep core and addressing the common physical complaints of the postpartum period (diastasis recti, poor posture, achy low back, sore neck). Students will practice a mix of “pre-Pilates” and classical Pilates exercises to safely build strength and prepare the core for more advanced work.
*Pre-crawling infants are welcome to join postpartum classes!