Yoga & Pilates
"The Clouds Yoga Studio", located in St. Simons Health & Fitness Club, offers 25 mind-body classes a week. Our 20 + Yoga classes are offered morning, evenings and weekends.
Classes include Yoga Basics; a great place to begin or stay if you like the pace of a basic class, Multi-Level Yoga; taught to everyone present in class, and Intermediate Yoga; a longer, more challenging practice for those already experienced with yoga. The Clouds also offers Pilates classes, both multi-level and intermediate throughout the week.
Instructors at "The Clouds Yoga Studio" have nationally recognized certifications in Pilates and/or a minimum 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certification, as well as extensive training in various styles of yoga and Pilates. Our mind-body teachers are trained and experienced in instructing students of every level.
We provide everything you need to enjoy a positive mind-body experience, from mats, straps, blankets and blocks to small equipment used in Pilates.
All Mind-body classes are included in your membership at The Club/The Clouds. Non-members are welcome to join classes for a minimal day fee, which also gives access to the fitness facility and it's amenities!
Multi-Level Mat Pilates
This mat class incorporates the authentic pilates exercises that target the core, while lengthening and strengthening the abs, glutes, legs, arms and back for a total body workout that challenges all levels of fitness.
Advanced Level Mat/Barre Pilates:This fun and challenging class starts where the multi-level class leaves off and builds from there, offering a full body workout for those interested in building length and strength thru authentic pilates exercises both on the mat and at the barre, targeting the core, and including legs, back and arms.
Pilates principles of core strength and alignment, mixed with cardio elements and the use of props.
Awakenings, Level 1/2
Begin your day with a gentle and energizing practice rooted in prana. These classes help you to mindfully ease into your day and awaken body-awareness.
Foundations, Level 1/2
In Yoga Foundations we will break down the essential components you will need to develop a yoga practice. Learn techniques that will enable you to practice your postures safely and skillfully. This class is appropriate for students who are new to yoga as well as those who want to focus on details of alignment and refinement in their practices.
Gentle Practice, Level 1
Gentle Yoga takes a very calming approach to classical hatha yoga postures and stretches, including gentle warm-ups, stretching, and some restorative work. Relax as you bring your focus into the present moment. Great for those new to yoga, for people managing health conditions, for those recovering from injuries or those that want to balance out with a gentle practice.
Multi-Level, All Levels
Hatha practice drawing upon a variety of yoga styles in a multi-level format. The open level classes bridge the gap between gentle and athletic yoga. Balance and strengthen all the systems of the body. Modifications are always provided for beginners to advanced yogis.
Open Flow, Level 2
(60 min, Weekends 75 min)
These morning classes link breath and movement, and are a great way to enjoy a flow at a pace set to fully understand each posture. Great for breaking a sweat!
Power Flow, Level 2/3
A challenging Hatha practice linking breath and movement, Yogis will enjoy this creative sequence of postures set in a dynamic practice to build endurance, heat, and strength.
A nice way to STRETCH it all out! Props and equipment including exercise balls and straps coupled with knowledgeable instructors will help you improve your flexibility!
(60 min) Level 2
A dynamic practice with an emphasis on linking movement and breath using smooth transitions to ease movement from one pose to the next on an inhale or an exhale. This class allows for a variety of asanas, including sun salutations, arm balances, as well as more challenging poses. Some yoga experience is suggested.
Yin Yoga is a slow, steady meditative practice. While traditional yoga classes target muscle tissues, yin yoga is practiced to bring more mobility to the joints. This is accomplished with safe, relaxed and longer holds which gently nourish ligaments and tendons around the joints. After a yin yoga class, the body will feel at ease and the mind will have a heightened sense of clarity and restfulness.
The barre fusion workout is a series of movements that strengthen the entire body and ensures that no muscle is overlooked. With a combination of functional strength, dance, Pilates and Yoga, we use body weight and light dumbbells as resistance to focus on alignment and optimal posture while enhancing body awareness, coordination, balance and overall strength. This is a ballet-barre inspired workout for a multi-level group. All movements can be customized for students with various fitness levels. This is a fun and safe workout to help you reach your goals and get you into the best shape of your life.