1  Caroline St.  West,  Creemore,  ON L0M 1G0

(705) 888-7729


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.


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Important Announcement

The Sanctuary is officially closed from August 16 to September 5, opening on Tuesday, September 6 with our Fall schedule, however, the following Pilates classes have been added for the next few weeks:


Wednesday August 17    –  10:00 am

 Wednesday August 24    –  10:00 am

Friday August 26             – 10:00 am

Saturday August 27         – 10:00 am

Monday August 29          –  6:00 pm

Wednesday August 31    – 10:00 am

Friday September 2         – 10:00 am

Saturday September 3    – 10:00 am




Movement and the Mind

Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos – the trees, the clouds and everything.

— Thich Nhat Hanh


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Yoga and Your Heart and Soul

(Reprinted from

When you regularly get your heart rate into the aerobic range, you lower your risk of heart attack and can relieve depression. While not all yoga is aerobic, if you do it vigorously or take flow or Ashtanga classes, it can boost your heart rate into the aerobic range. But even yoga exercises that don’t get your heart rate up that high can improve cardiovascular conditioning. Studies have found that yoga practice lowers the resting heart rate, increases endurance, and can improve your maximum uptake of oxygen during exercise—all reflections of improved aerobic conditioning.


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Pilates and Your Brain

(Courtesy Wellness Bin)

Joseph Pilates called his workout method “the thinking man’s exercise.” It could very well be.When Chinese researchers measured changes in women’s brain activity after 10 weeks of Pilates training, they found an increase in the brain’s alpha peak power, which is related to neural network activity, memory performance, and other cognitive functions. Researchers believe Pilates may even hold potential as a treatment option for people with brain-degenerative diseases and cognitive dysfunctions.


Take a Peek at our New Schedule!

Great new schedule beginning at the beginning of June!Summer 2016 (1)


 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!



We are pleased to announce that we will not be increasing our prices for the 2016 year!  Our prices do include HST which means that a 10-pass ($160) breaks down to $14.15/class.


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!