Welcome to The Sanctuary!
We are so pleased to welcome you to The Sanctuary. We hold classes most days, for every skill level. Our website is designed to let you know about new programs and special workshops. It also gives us a chance to pass on interesting information about pilates and yoga and the value these practices can bring to your life.
Have a happy and healthy Summer…
“Healthy plants and trees yield abundant flowers and fruits. Similarly, from a healthy person, smiles and happiness shine forth like the rays of the sun.”
~ B.K.S. Iyengar
A New Schedule for Summer!
Please note that our Pilates Ball class on Thursday evenings will run through the month of July only.
Great news! The Sanctuary will be open on July 1st.
The studio will be closed from Tuesday August 22nd through and including Tuesday September 5th. We will look forward to welcoming you back on Wednesday September 6th!
Check out our Sweet Summer Special!
For those of you who may be soaking up all things Creemore this summer, we are offering an unlimited pass that can be used as of July 1st, through until our closure on August 22nd.
An UNLIMITED YOGA pass OR an UNLIMITED PILATES pass will cost $200. If you attend 2 classes per week, this works out to $14/class (taxes included) and 3 classes puts your cost under $10/class!
Thank you Andrej Kopac!
So much thanks to the talented Andrej Kopac (Snukastudio Inc.) for his expertise in photographing our studio. We are so appreciative of your time and your beautiful work, Andrej!
How You Stand is Very Important!
Something to think about when you are standing around the holiday punch bowl, or waiting in the checkout line, carving the turkey or decorating your house
— how we stand.
Standing affects our posture, general movement and overall wellbeing. When we do standing work in a class, think of the benefits:
— it challenges your balance and proprioception
— we are weightbearing without equipment
— it provides variety and is functional to our day
— it helps improve awareness of our gait (how we walk/run)
— it is helpful for pelvic floor awareness
When standing, think of how your feet, ankle, knees and hips align, keep lengthening the body out of the hips and waist and keep grounded through the balls of the feet and heels.
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Stand Tall and Move Around! It’s Good For You!
Standing tall makes you feel strong, confident and less likely to feel pain, according to new research from Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.
Psychology aside, correct posture has a direct impact on well-being, according to kinesiologist Craig Kipling, principal ergonomics consultant. “Posture affects nerve stimulation, the circulation of blood, the lymphatic system and has a huge impact on everyday life — standing tall makes you feel confident, changing how others see us but also how we see ourselves.”
And if you need another reason to get out of that chair and get moving:
— As soon as you sit the electrical activity in your legs shuts off
— Calorie burning drops to 1 calorie per minute
— Enzymes that help break down fat drop 90%
— Good cholesterol drops 20%
— sitting 6+ hours per day increases your risk of early death up to 40% EVEN if you exercise
— the recommended 30 minutes of daily activity is not enough …
Get up out of your chair frequently throughout the day and move around!