Flowing Mind and Body
Pilates Dance is a fusion of classical Pilates exercises and dance movements. It’s a dynamic and energetic workout that combines the mind-body connection of Pilates with the fluid and graceful movements of the dance. This exercise is designed to improve overall body strength, flexibility, posture, and balance while also increasing cardiovascular endurance.
In a Pilates Dance class, participants perform a series of controlled movements that target the core muscles, such as the abs, lower back, and hips. These movements are inspired by various dance styles, such as ballet, jazz, and contemporary dance, and are often set to upbeat music to keep participants motivated and engaged.
One of the unique aspects of Pilates Dance is that it incorporates elements of dance into the traditional Pilates repertoire, which helps to break up the monotony of traditional Pilates exercises. This not only makes the workout more enjoyable but also helps to keep the mind and body engaged and focused.
In addition to physical benefits, Pilates Dance also has mental and emotional benefits, such as reducing stress and anxiety, improving self-confidence, and promoting overall well-being. Whether you’re a seasoned Pilates practitioner or a beginner looking to try something new, Pilates Dance is a fun and effective way to get in shape and feel great.
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How can I join your classes?
Group Pilates Dance Classes
Introduction to Pilates Dance
11:45 am to 12:45 pm
Online or In Studio
– If you register for the full course but want to leave us for any reason up to 24 hours after the first session, you can get a full refund.
– If we do not meet the minimum registration capacity for each class, we will reschedule the class’s start date. We also offer to refund the full amount or keep the amount you paid as a credit for your next class registration.
– All session times are in the Toronto time zone (Eastern Standard/Daylight Time) and prices are in Canadian dollars.
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Experience the Joy of Pilates Dance with Mahsa
We are thrilled to introduce Mahsa Bousaki, a highly accomplished Pilates Dance instructor with over a decade of experience transforming lives through her classes. Mahsa has a unique and innovative approach to fitness that has made her a trusted and sought-after instructor in the industry.
Mahsa’s love for dance began at a young age, and she has been honing her skills ever since. As she grew older, she became increasingly passionate about fitness and wellness and earned her Pilates certification in 2010. From there, she began teaching group classes at a local gym, and her success was immediate. She soon found herself teaching at multiple studios and gyms throughout the city.
With her two passions of dance and Pilates, Mahsa began developing a unique Pilates Dance program that combined fluid, graceful movements with traditional Pilates exercises. The result was a dynamic and challenging workout that was both effective and enjoyable.
Mahsa’s expertise in Pilates Dance has made her a leading expert in the field. She has helped countless individuals achieve their fitness goals through her innovative and engaging classes, and her knowledge is sought after by both students and fellow instructors.
Whether you are a seasoned fitness enthusiast or a beginner looking to start your fitness journey, Mahsa has the knowledge, skills, and experience to help you achieve your goals. Her dynamic dance Pilates classes will help you improve your strength, flexibility, and coordination while experiencing the joy and beauty of dance. We are thrilled to have Mahsa as part of our team, and we know that you will love her classes as much as we do.
The Dynamic Benefits of Pilates Dance:
Pilates Dance is a mesmerizing fusion of movement and mindfulness, an ultimate mind-body workout that elevates physical fitness and emotional well-being. This fluid fitness routine intertwines the grace of dance with the discipline of Pilates, creating an enchanting balance between power and poise. With each movement, it shapes and sculpts the body, improving strength, flexibility, balance, and posture, leaving one feeling confident and empowered. The mind is not left out either; the rhythmic motions and controlled breathing techniques evoke a sense of calm and focus, promoting mindfulness and stress reduction. With each session, Pilates Dance invigorates the body and elevates the spirit, making it the ultimate artistic expression of the mind-body connection.
Here you can find 10 ways that Pilates Dance can improve your physical fitness and mental health:
Pilates Dance focuses on proper alignment and form, helping to improve posture and prevent back pain. By incorporating Pilates exercises that target the muscles responsible for maintaining good posture and incorporating dance movements that improve spinal mobility, Pilates Dance helps to create a long and lean body posture. Improved posture not only enhances physical appearance but also improves body function, breathing, and organ function.
The combination of Pilates exercises and dance movements helps to increase overall flexibility and range of motion. Pilates exercises focus on stretching the muscles to promote flexibility while dance movements help to improve dynamic flexibility. As the body gains more flexibility, it becomes less prone to injury, and daily movements become more comfortable.
Strengthens the core
Pilates Dance targets the core muscles, including the abs, lower back, and hips, helping to build a strong and stable foundation. The Pilates exercises used in Pilates Dance are primarily focused on the core, improving core strength, stability, and control. By strengthening the core, the body can efficiently transfer force from the upper body to the lower body, reducing the risk of injury and improving athletic performance.
Enhances cardiovascular endurance
The dynamic and fluid movements of Pilates Dance increase heart rate and improve cardiovascular endurance. The cardio aspect of Pilates Dance is achieved through dance movements that raise heart rate and improve lung function. The exercises used in Pilates Dance improve endurance, making daily activities more manageable and helping participants tackle physically demanding tasks with ease.
Increases balance and coordination
By incorporating balance-challenging movements, Pilates Dance helps to improve overall balance and coordination. The dynamic movements require participants to shift their body weight and maintain balance while performing Pilates exercises, improving overall balance and coordination. This, in turn, makes daily activities easier and reduces the risk of falls
Reduces stress and anxiety
The mind-body connection of Pilates and the creative outlet of dance can help to reduce stress and anxiety levels. The rhythmic movements, deep breathing, and meditation used in Pilates Dance help to reduce stress levels and promote a sense of calm and relaxation.
Pilates Dance promotes positive body image and self-confidence, helping participants feel empowered and confident. The creative movements and the physical changes that occur in the body, such as improved posture and flexibility, help to boost self-esteem, leading to a more positive self-image.
Improves mental focus and concentration
The combination of physical and mental focus required in Pilates Dance helps to improve concentration and mental clarity. The focus on body movements, breathing, and alignment helps to improve mindfulness, making participants more attentive and alert.
Promotes overall well-being
By combining physical exercise with elements of dance and mindfulness, Pilates Dance promotes overall physical, mental, and emotional well-being. It helps to improve strength, flexibility, balance, and cardiovascular health while reducing stress and anxiety levels.
Fun and engaging
Pilates Dance is a fun and engaging workout that keeps participants motivated and interested, making it easier to stick to a regular exercise routine. The combination of dance movements and Pilates exercises makes the workout enjoyable and satisfying, leading to a sense of accomplishment after each session.