Pilates & Yoga

What is Pilates?

Pilates is an exercise system that aims to strengthen muscles while improving your postural alignment and flexibility, combining deep breathing. Pilates’ techniques are commonly known for cultivating awareness of the body and supporting the everyday movement.

Pilates may help you with…

  • Increase muscle strength and tone
  • Enhanced core stability
  • Improve bone density
  •  Lift posture
  • Increase flexibility
  • Ease your aches

What is Yoga?

Yoga combines breathing techniques and physical movements to enhance body and mind. Yoga is a complex practice that promotes physical and mental well-being, well as a form of exercise.

Yoga may help you with…

  • Improve your flexibility
  •  Back pain relief
  • Ease arthritis symptoms
  • Sleep better
  • Decrease Stress
  • Relieves Anxiety

Yoga Classes by Thuja Wellness

If you’re looking to relax, refresh, and rejuvenate, check out all the virtual yoga classes we have coming your way! Thuja Wellness is holding both virtual and in-person yoga sessions to help prepare your body for pregnancy, boost your fertility, and practice mindfulness. With poses centered around relaxing your mind and body, these classes are perfectly suited for those looking to de-stress as well as pre and postnatal care. Our sessions are ideal to help manage excess stress – and you can do it from home! Find the class most suitable for you below:

Yoga & Massage Package with Colleen and Tempo

Start your weekends off right with our new Yoga & Massage Package, which includes a 45-minute yoga and breathwork class with Colleen, followed by a 45-minute massage with our bodyworker Tempo! Available on Fridays and Saturdays only.


2:1 Doubles Yoga with Colleen

Grab your best motivational partner and join us for doubles yoga with Colleen. With a focus on relaxing your mind and body, these private doubles sessions will be fully customized to your mental and physical needs, while helping you de-stress after a long day.

Private Yoga with Colleen

Are you new to yoga? Or have something specific you want to get out of your yoga practice? A private yoga class is your chance to deepen your practice and expand your horizons. Customized to your mental and physical needs.

To book our classes, call our front desk at (604) 732-8404!

Meet our practitioners

Marla Waal Pilates Thuja WellnessMovement & Breath

Marla Waal, RYT

Certified Pilates, ELDOA and Yoga Instructor

With over 25 years of experience teaching movement, Marla is a Movement & Breath coach certified in 12 yoga, meditation, and pilates styles, including Buteyko breathing and ELDOA method training.

Thuja Wellness Yoga ClassesMovement & Breath

Colleen McCrann, RYT 200

Yoga Instructor

Colleen is a 240-hour certified yoga teacher and certified trauma-informed children and teen educator. Colleen teaches a variety of classes including Hatha flow, restorative and, chair yoga.

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