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Yoga & Pilates Classes

Register for yoga and Pilates at the Membership Services desk, online or through The Ray at DePaul app! For details on how to get a username and password and download the app, go to the Registration page.

Winter Quarter Registration
  • Member online and in person registration opens Wednesday, December 6 at noon.
  • Non-member online and in person registration opens Wednesday, December 13 at noon.
Have questions about the classes? Visit our policies to learn more about membership restrictions, class cancellations, and refund requests.

Pilates Reformer and Chair

Intensify your Pilates routine by incorporating apparatus equipment! The Reformer, a spring-loaded resistance machine, is one of the low-impact and effective ways to tone muscle, strengthen joints and realign the body. Experience in Mat Pilates classes recommended (try them on the group fitness schedule!) for Beginning and All Level classes. 

What is Pilates Reformer and Chair? Check it out right here! 


Pilates Reformer Policies

Set up / Take down


All participants are expected to:

  • Arrive 5-10 minutess prior to the start of class for set-up and sanitize your equipment. This is to help make sure the class will start promptly at its’ designated time.
  • At the end of class, sanitize, dissemble and put all equipment away

Attendance

  • Notify your instructor and Stephanie Punda  in advance of dates you will be absent from class. All absences will be accommodated, if possible.
  • Make-up classes require prior instructor approval and must be done within the session the participant has registered for. 

Dress                

  • Dress for movement
  • Preferred – Tight fitting
  • Please wear spandex under baggy gym shorts
  • Pilates is traditionally practiced in bare feet or socks

Programming/Class Content

  • Be open with your instructor about any previous or current medical/injury history so appropriate modifications and variations can be offered.​ 
  • If interested in a more customized Pilates experience, invest in private or duet sessions. 


Class Descriptions

Beginning Reformer​

Our certified instructors will teach you the basics of using the Pilates Reformer and chair. The equipment will help stretch and strengthen your body, with extra emphasis on your core. This class is perfect for beginners and anyone looking to refine their basic Pilates skills. (Prerequisite for Intermediate Reformer)

Beginning/Intermediate

This class will focus on Pilates essentials while appropriately progressing to variations to intensify and compliment your exercise regimen to increase your body's strength, flexibility, stamina and awareness of powerful postural muscular techniques with the Pilates Reformer, Mat and other equipment.  It is recommended participants recently complete at least one quarter of Beginner Reformer and have extensive mat class experience before taking this course.

Intermediate/Advanced

De-stress your mind and refine your muscles! Bring your Pilates practice to the next level by challenging your muscular strength, stability, stretch and endurance to improve posture, maintain balance, and help prevent injury. Utilizing the Pilates Reformer, Chair, and Mat, this class is will be taught at an intermediate level and flow progressively into advanced exercises. Participants should have recently completed at least one quarter of Pilates equipment classes at the intermediate level prior to taking this course. ​

Advanced

Using both Reformers and Chairs, advanced classes allow participants to maximize their core strength and stability. You'll challenge yourself with advanced moves and develop a deeper understanding. Participants should have at least two quarter of Pilates equipment classes to register.​​​

All Levels

All Levels reformer is appropriate for students who have an understanding of basic Pilates principles. The instructor will lead you through a series of different moves that will challenge your body and intensify your practice. The instructor will modify exercises for each participant.

Weekly Series Days and Times

Tuesday

  • Beginning Reformer with Wendy at 5:15 – 6:15pm
  • Advanced Reformer with Wendy at 6:30 – 7:50pm

Wednesday

  • All Level Reformer with Jillian at 7-8 am
  • Beginning/Intermediate Reformer with Zara at 6:20 – 7:20 pm

Thursday

  • All Level Reformer with Joy at  11 am – Noon
  • All Level Reformer with Claire at 6 – 7 pm
  • Intermediate/Advanced Reformer with Zara at 7:10 – 8:10 pm

Sunday

  • All Level Reformer with Claire at 10 – 11 am​​ 

Pricing/Registration

Registation

​You have the option to pick the series that works best for your shcedule. Register for 10 weeks and save $10 or register 5 weeks at a time. 

Click here to register online. ​

5 Week Series​ 

Session One: January 8 -  February 11
Session Two: February 12 - March 18

  • Beginning/Intermediate Members $65, non-members $95
  • Intermediate/Advanced Members $65, non-members $95
  • All Levels Members $65, non-members $95
  • Advanced Class $77.50; non-member $117.50 per session

10 Week Series

January 8 - March 18

  • Beginning/Intermediate Member $120; non-member $180
  • Intermediate/Advanced Member $120; non-member $180
  • All Levels Member $120; non-member $180
  • Advanced Class member $144, non-member $225 ​​


Yoga

These classes and workshops are ideal for anyone new to yoga or those wanting to expand their practice in a small group setting.


Class Descriptions

Mindful Vinyasa with Kali

This meditative form of yoga can be adapted to any level. Based on ashtanga yoga, the breath is synchronized with movement and postures to help build strength, open hips, shoulders and hamstrings, and realign and detoxify the body. In this progressive practice, each class builds off what we did the previous week. Expert adjustments insure correct alignment. Instructor Kali Om has been teaching yoga since 1998 and is certified at the highest (ERYT-500) level.

Explore Power Vinyasa with Juliana

This 75 minute class will help you explore dynamic flows that incorporate core work, strength, and inversions. Receive individualized attention in a small group setting. Registration required. In this progressive practice, each class builds off what we did the previous week

Gentle Mind and Body Vinyasa with Justine

Awaken with ease through this energizing yoga class. Rejuvenating postures combined with mindful breathing and meditation will leave you feeling invigorated for the day's journey.​

Weekly Series Days and Times

90 minute 

  • Mindful Vinyasa on Monday from 6:30 – 8 pm

75 minute

  • Explore Power Vinyasa on Wednesday from 5:45 – 7 pm

60 minute

  • Gentle Mind and Body Vinyasa on Tuesday from 10 - 11 am
  • Mindful Vinyasa on Thursday from 12 - 1pm


Pricing

Registation

You have the option to pick the series that works best for your shcedule. Register for 10 weeks and save $10 or register 5 weeks at a time. 

Click here to register online. 

5 week

Session One: January 8 - February 8
Session Two: February 12 - March 12

  • Mindful Vinyasa (90 minute): Member $72.50, non-member $112
  • Mindful Vinyasa (60 minute): Member $ 60, non-member $90
  • Explore Power Vinyasa: Member $50, non-member $80
  • Gentle Mind and Body: Member $45, non-member $75

 10 Week

January 8 - March 12

  • Mindful Vinyasa: Member $135, non-member $214
  • Explore Power Vinyasa: Member $90, non-member $150
  • Gentle Mind and Body: Member $80, non-member $140

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Private Pilates

Private Pilates is ideal for those looking for more one-on-one attention for their Pilates training, or even as an alternative to personal training. Instructors may utilize popular equipment such as Pilates reformers and Peak MVE chairs during sessions, which use pulleys and springs rather than body weight to create long, lean muscles.

Why Private Pilates

  • Create a lean, toned body
  • Increase strength, flexibility, and balance
  • Challenge deep abdominal muscles to support the core
  • Promote recovery from a strain or injury
  • Enhance mobility, agility, and stamina
  • Compliment sports training and develop functional fitness

About Our Instructors

All of our instructors hold a minimum 200-hour certification, and each instructor has a deep understanding of body movement, alignment, and anatomy. Instructors have backgrounds ranging from dance to fitness and have various areas of specialty, including post-rehab or sport-specific training. They are also available to simply help improve general fitness or to get in shape for an event!

What We Offer

Sign up for individual training, or increase the fun and savings by training with friends with duet or trio sessions.

Private Pilates Fees - Students/Members

Prices per person Individual Duet Trio
Student Member Non-member Student Member Non-member Student Member Non-member
1 Session $60 $65 $80 $40 $45 $60 $30 $35 $50
5 Sessions $285 $315 $395 $195 $215 $290 $150 $165 $240
10 Sessions $540 $600 $750 $360 $400 $550 $280 $310 $450
 

Visit our Instructional Programs Policies to learn more about membership restrictions, class cancellations and refund requests.

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