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:

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.

5-class package for $190+GST

Relax, Restore & Reset, Thursdays at 7:30 pm

Wind down after a long day with our newest cozy, candlelit class with Colleen, designed to work the kinks out of the body and prepare your body for a relaxing evening and good night sleep. Yoga allows you to recover from the stresses and strains of life by relaxing muscles, lowering your heart rate and allowing your nervous system to stop constantly reacting. Offered in-person. Maximum 4-people. For all levels.

$30 drop in | 5 and 10-class packages available

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

A 240-hour certified yoga instructor and a trauma-informed kids yoga teacher, Colleen specializes in hatha yoga, meditation, and breathwork.

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