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Pilates has it covered! The exercise sequences composing it build muscular strength, flexibility, core strength, body-awareness, coordination, concentration, and balance. Pilates emphasizes natural, whole body fluid movement, creating long lean muscles and integrating/harmonizing the body/mind through conscious breathing. Thus Pilates shares many of the same exercise principles and objectives as Yoga. However, Pilates has  it own unique set of props, adding wide diversity and sophisticated elements of fitness to its abilities. Too, all movement extends out from the core- imitating how the body originally develops from the central nervous system outward reinforcing/building good posture and the overall integration of the total self. .

So...Give it a Whirl! Learn a new skill! Your body and mind will love and reward you for it! Come home into your body- restore and remodel where you truly Live!
Ongoing Classes at the Haven resume Monday, November 7th- Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays- 8:30- 9:45 a.m., and Fridays- 9 a.m.til 10:15. 
All classes use props- stretchy bands, light hand weights, different size balls, magic circles and foam rollers* which are included in the class donation fee requested. Two class packages are also available. Either class package is to be taken within a month from the date purchased. Regular class attendance of at least ONCE weekly is suggested. However- Two, or three times per week is preferred. One does not build  a new skill set or strengthen and stretch muscles through irregular, occasional attendance.
* Until one owns their own Magic Circle and Foam Roller substitutions can be made- such as the small ball for the Magic Circle and 2 rolled up yoga mats lying vertically for the foam roller. An experience with these props will be  given in class to help you make your decision. Some  students have chosen to  use the substitutes which are readily available. Have your own yoga mat? Please bring it to class. It's best to have your own- but not necessary. There is no additional fee to use the Haven's.
Monday and Friday- Pilates Using Props Classes are Basic Level - For new and ongoing students to stretch out and strengthen his/her body, emphasizing good posture & learning how to use the props. Students in these classes learn how to listen to their body to pace themselves and modify the movements according to their movement restrictions and abilities.
The Tuesday and Thursday- Pilates Props Classes are Intermediate Level-  Proceeding to integrate more complex movements into the sequences. All ongoing students are invited to come- progressing and using their prop adaptations as they see fit.
So...Insert the class dates and times on your calendar and Get Ready to have a Good Time GETTING FIT! Pilates Using Props is GREAT to Tone and Strengthen those problem areas such as the arms and inner and outer thighs. And YOUR CORE! Do your part to strengthen and protect the spine and lower back. 
Stop covering up your body to feel good about how you look and feel!  Let's age with grace, take responsibility for our health and well-being and BE AT OUR BEST!  
Susan Clare, Class Instructor, has Instructor Certifications from the US in both Pilates and Yoga. She has been teaching for over 25 years and is passionate about natural health-care, exercise and movement. Questions? Email Susan at suzeclare@gmail.com
* Note- One does not need to be a member of the Haven to partake in Spa Services or exercise classes. 
Hesitant to join a group class? Private classes are also available. Email Susan to inquire.
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