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Pilates Mat Classes

NW Community Yoga offers Pilates classes based in the Pilates Method

Pilates Mat Class - Saturday 12:30pm (new time) & Tuesday 4:30pm
New Class on Friday 4:00-5:00pm starting June 8th!

Drop in rate: $14 (class cards and memberships available)
This mat class is based on the unique system of stretching and strengthening exercises created nearly a century ago by Joseph H. Pilates. Pilates exercises strengthen and tone the muscles of the entire body, improve posture, flexibility and balance, and unite the body and mind.

Pilates exercises initiate from the "powerhouse" - the muscles of the abdomen, lower back, hips and buttocks - and flow outward to the extremities. Although it focuses on abdominal work, Pilates also includes side series exercises for hip mobility, inversions, rolling exercises and upper body work.

Athletes can use Pilates to great advantage. (Tiger Woods once called Pilates his "secret weapon.") Pilates core stabilization exercises and flexibility training can benefit cyclists, rowers, runners, skiers, swimmers and tennis players - as well as golfers!

This class is appropriate for all ages and all fitness levels. Students receive individualized attention, and beginners are always welcome. To add variety and fun to the class, props such as foam rollers and balls are often used in conjunction with more traditional Pilates floor exercises.

About the Instructor:
Debra Dragovich has been practicing Pilates for several years and has been teaching Pilates for 4 years.  She received her training in Pilates mat work and equipment at Vitality Pilates in Mount Baker.

Besides her interest in Pilates, she is an avid swimmer and has competed in local masters’ competitions as part of the Seattle Athletic Club Sea Slugs swim team.  She also enjoys indoor cycling.  The discipline and precision of Pilates core conditioning has been of great benefit to her in these activities, and she has found that it has enhanced her day-to-day life by increasing flexibility, balance and strength.