Consciousness is only possible through change; change is only possible through movement.

Aldous Huxley

Pilates

Classical +
Restorative

Joseph Pilates, the esteemed creator of this wildly popular movement modality, said Pilates is the complete coordination of mind, body and spirit. All bodies – from young to senior, serious athlete to couch potato, strong to mending – will see and feel a difference in the way they move through the world and will awaken a renewed awareness and connection between mind and body. A consistent Pilates practice will benefit ANY body and help you do anything you do, BETTER.

Class Descriptions

Samarasa Pilates

Our signature, slower-paced Pilates reformer group class aims to open, decompress and restore the physical body while focusing on body awareness and coordination of breath, mind and body.

Samarasa Center takes the classic teachings of Joseph Pilates, adapts the traditional reformer sequences and slows down the pace with a primary focus on breath, stress release and mindful movement. This class is the intersection of the 5 bodies as taught in the yogic tradition, with the Pilates Principles taught by Joseph Pilates. The reformer becomes an extension of the physical body as we use it to elongate and increase flexibility to the spine, build steadily to a challenging full-body intensity and finish with a restorative stretch series. We like to call it “yoga meets the reformer”.

Intro to the Reformer

Interested in Pilates but have no idea where to start? We've got you... In this free-form group class, the primary objective is to help you start your Pilates journey feeling safe.

In this free-form group class, the primary objective is to help you start your Pilates journey feeling safe. You’ll get comfortable with the equipment, learn how
to move between sequences with ease, discover how to modify for specific injuries or body types and gain clarity about where you should start based on your specific goals.
Intro to the Reformer is free and required for those new to Pilates.

Pilates for Veterans

This free class for veterans uses the techniques of Pilates to promote physical and emotional resilience and recovery. Appropriate for veterans with and without physical injuries.

This free class for veterans focuses on intentional, mindful movement for veterans using the techniques of Pilates – coordinating mind, body and spirit – to promote physical and emotional resilience and recovery. Appropriate for veterans with injuries and those looking to gain strength, flexibility and body control + mental ease.

Pure Reformer I/II

Challenge yourself with the the work that made Pilates a world-wide sensation and reap all the benefits: renewed strength, stability, muscle tone, alignment, centeredness and improved posture.

Challenge yourself with the the work that made Pilates a world-wide sensation and reap all the benefits: renewed strength, stability, muscle tone, alignment, centeredness and improved posture. Our instructors take you through a traditional reformer Pilates practice, each with their own special touch using a wide range of supporting equipment and props. Level I is for beginner and intermediate-level Pilates students, Level II is for intermediate to advanced students.  You must have participated in at least 8 Level I classes to start Level II or have instructor clearance.

Pure Mat

We dive into the apparatus-free core work as Joseph Pilates originally intended. We get back to basics - on the ground - with the mind, the body and a mat.

We get back to basics – on the ground – with the mind, the body and a mat. In this class we take you through the classic Pilates mat sequences and prove that simplicity can be just as, if not more, challenging and rewarding as a reformer or apparatus practice.

Single/Double Sessions

Individual instruction in the complete Pilates apparatus repertoire - reformer, trapeze table, chair and barrels - is by far the best way to build a sound foundation to your Pilates practice.

One on one private instruction or bring your favorite body; they’ll thank you. Individual instruction in the complete Pilates apparatus repertoire – reformer, trapeze table, chair and barrels – is by far the best way to build a sound foundation to your Pilates practice. For beginners, the focused attention to detail will set you on a solid path. Intermediate to advanced clients can advance and refine their practice through personalized challenges. Or bring a 2nd body and make it a Pilates date.