About Secular Yoga
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What are the top four reasons to practice yoga at Pilates Plus Wellness Center?
Reason #1: The Healthful Benefits of Yoga can be enjoyed by ANYBODY
The ancient practice of yoga offers so many variations – there is sure to be one that is both accessible and challenging for whatever fitness level you currently possess.
We see many people in our classes who practice yoga as a management therapy for chronic disorders like Multiple Sclerosis or back problems. We also work with athletes who use yoga to strengthen core muscles and add flexibility.
Reason #2: Our huge variety of yoga offerings mean there is always an interesting class to challenge you
What’s your pleasure? Here at Pilates Plus Wellness Center, you can choose from Gentle Yoga, Flow Yoga, Christian Yoga, and Yogilates in a variety of yoga styles including Anusara and Hatha based.
Unsure about which class is right for you? Take advantage of our newcomer’s special! We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Reason #3: We care about you as a person
Have you ever had this experience? You take a yoga class at a large gym for weeks, then suddenly realize one day that no one even knows your name.At Pilates Plus Wellness Center, we care about YOU. Not as a number or a statistic, but as a person! One of our clients says it better than we can:
This is a very lovely studio with a very welcoming staff. I’m glad I found Pilates Plus, or maybe it found me! Susan, you have a lovely studio and it resonates warmth and I know you truly care about your clients!
Our clients aren’t just from Upper Marlboro! We have people come see us from all over Maryland, including Bowie, Brandywine, unincorporated Prince George’s County, Lothian, and Dunkirk!
Come see the Pilates Plus Wellness Center difference for yourself. Register for a yoga class today.
Reason #4: Our teachers are trained and certified
Every one of our yoga teachers have completed a minimum of 200 hours in their yoga training and have experience with a variety of yoga styles.
Why do we go this extra step in our hiring practices? Because you are worth it. Experienced yoga instructors are able to anticipate your individual yoga learning needs, whether it be modifications for mobility issues or challenging poses for athletes.
Register for a class today and see the difference a quality teacher can make in YOUR yoga experience.
- Fundamentals of Pilates and Yoga
So perfect for beginners! This FREE class reviews the essential Pilates and yoga fundamentals that are the basis for all the classes we teach. Although this class is not a mandatory prerequisite for yoga, we believe you will benefit from taking this class before enrolling in a multi-week yoga class. Each class is 30 minutes.
- Flow Yoga
Go with the flow! In this class, we emphasize flowing from one pose to another (rather than holding postures for an extended time). This class is taught at a basic level so that beginners can succeed, but all levels are welcome. Each class is 60 minutes and includes relaxation.
- Gentle Yoga
Take this well-rounded yoga class and enjoy incorporating the ancient insights of yoga into wellness for today. Each class focuses on yoga as a vehicle for deep relaxation, body awareness, overall wellness, and healing. We offer modifications to accommodate all fitness and skill levels. Class is 60 minutes long and includes relaxation.
- Intermediate Yoga
This class is designed for students who have a basic yoga foundation and experience at the beginner level. We mix flow yoga, core work, sun salutations, and intermediate yoga postures for a good workout, then top it off with relaxation.
Enjoy the best of both worlds – this class is an invigorating mix of basic Pilates mat exercises and beginner yoga poses. Perfect for students who wish to explore both disciplines! Each class begins and ends with 10 minutes of stretching and relaxation. Prerequisites: Completion of a Level I mat class (required) and a private lesson (suggested, but not mandatory).
From a July, 2010 class evaluation: “Susan is such a wonderful instructor. Those days when the day has just beat me to a pulp I leave feeling sooo rejuvenated. Susan has really helped me get through some really tough medical issues and given me encouragement. I LOVE REFORMER MAT!!! and I still love Yoga too.”
Your health and well-being are paramount to us. That’s why Pilates Plus Wellness Center only hires experienced, certified yoga instructors. Please read our teacher credentials page to learn more.