Therapeutic Yoga and Pilates
Whether you're trying to recover from or prevent injury, get your body back after having a baby, or you're looking to improve flexibility and strength for athletic performance our specialized yoga and pilates programs can help you reach your goals.
We’ll teach you the basic principles for safe exercising, and focus on correct postural alignment & awareness, core strengthening, as well as general muscle toning & strengthening. Movement awareness that can be applied to everyday activities to reduce strain, as well as proper stretching techniques will also be covered.
Ou program help you:
- Stay on track with your exercises
- Improve your core strength
- Be more active… safely
- Reduce the risk of re-injury
- Improve your posture
Clients with musculoskeletal injury or concerns may be eligible to claim the course under their extended health care coverage as part of a therapeutic exercise program treatment plan. Contact us to find out if you qualify.
We offer private one-on-one sessions, as well as group classes in Therapeutic Yoga for individuals with conditions or injuries that cause limitations, Yoga for Athletes for more active individuals, and Postnatal Mom and Baby Yoga.
Level 1 “Gentle Therapeutic Yoga”
This class is designed for individuals recovering from injury or working with physical limitations. The class is gentle in nature with the majority of time spent in restorative lying or seated postures. Classes will also progress to include some gentle standing postures. The goals of this class are to provide breathing and relaxation techniques to aid recovery from injury. As well as gently increase joint range of motion, improve posture and gain a greater awareness of body position and core strength.
Level 2 “Physi-yoga”
This class is designed for individuals recovering from injury yet wishing to participate in a slightly more vigorous practice than Level 1. This class will progress from the foundations taught in level 1 and will explore more of the standing postures of yoga with continued emphasis on correct alignment and safety. Individual modifications will be provided depending on particular needs in order to ensure each participant is working towards their specific goals.
This gentle class utilizes supported postures and props such as blankets, pillows, bolsters and straps to aid the body in relaxation. These gentle poses combined with breathing and meditation techniques offer tools to reduce stress and promote healing of the body. Whether you are hoping to calm the mind, find rest in the body or just looking for some balance to a busy lifestyle this class is appropriate for all levels and needs.
Most students within the therapeutic yoga program are working with a physical limitation or injury. Our Yoga Instructors will modify postures as needed and ensure that each participants needs are met while working toward specific goals. Participants are encouraged to meet with one of our Physiotherapists for an assessment before joining the class to ensure that our Yoga Instructors are aware of all physical limitation as well as setting goals for each class to maximize participant enjoyment of the class.
Weekly Classes begin Monday, May 13th at 6:30PM
6 Week Program
Taught by Registered Physiotherapists & Certified Yoga Instructors, Sarah Symmes & Heather Cracower
The PhysioPlus Health Group Pilates instructors are specially trained to work with injured individuals. They understand how to modify an exercise program to accommodate an injury, allowing you to build strength and return to your activity or sport safely. They work closely with our physiotherapists, osteopaths and other practitioners to help get you moving again after an injury, and safely get you back to doing whatever it is you enjoy doing.
We offer private one-on-one sessions as well as group classes. Classes are small in size to allow for ample time for individual instruction, hands on adjustments and questions.
Saturday 10AM - 11AM
1 Class: $14
5 Classes: $65 ($13/class)
10 Classes: $120 ($12/class)
Taught by Leslie Hopkins, Certified Pilates and Yoga Instructor and Physiotherapist Assistant
To register or for more information call us at (416)760-8280 or email firstname.lastname@example.org