Reformer Pilates

Mindful Movement with Reformer Pilates

Reformer Pilates

At Purajana we believe that mindful movement can be a path for a life of courage, creativity, strength, and fun.

He was inspired by many different disciplines and drew from yoga, dance, and martial arts to create his method. Pilates is a movement system that is designed to strengthen the core, correct movement patterns, and increase overall wellness by teaching you to connect your mind and body. It is primarily taught on specialized equipment called the Reformer.

We believe Reformer Pilates is a great complement to practicing Yoga.


You will feel better in ten sessions, look better in twenty sessions, and have a completely new body in thirty sessions.

What is a Reformer?

If you have never been on a Reformer, you will be surprised by how intense the workout can get. At the same time, it is gentle on your joints. With the combination of adjustable spring resistance and a sliding platform, the Reformer can create resistance or instability (or both) to make exercises easier or harder.

The Reformer strengthens the entire body. Each exercise includes working on core strength and stability, but Reformer exercises also strengthen arms, legs, shoulders, feet and ankles in addition to improving flexibility in these peripheral areas. Pilates Reformer is adaptable to all fitness levels. It benefits everyone from teenagers to seniors and elite athletes to people with a less active lifestyle.

Reformer Pilates

What can Reformer Pilates do better than normal Mat Pilates?

The advantage that the reformer has over mat training is that it greatly expands the repertoire of available exercises. The exercises are not only aimed at strengthening and building the muscles but are also intended to expand the range of motion.
In contrast to mat work, which focuses strongly on the core, i.e., on the muscles of the middle of the body, the reformer works with the entire body: The peripheral muscles of the arms and legs are also challenged.

What are the benefits of Reformer Pilates?

  • Increases your core strength & improves posture
  • Improves flexibility, mobility & balance
  • Helps decrease back pain & stress
  • Enhances your energy level & body awareness
  • Strengthens your bones & reduces menstrual pain
  • Improves your sex life, sleep & cognitive functioning
  • Enhances your sports performance & prevents injuries
  • Boosts the immune system & your mood.
  • Encourages playfulness & motivation

What is our methodology?

Our method combines the principles of the original work from Joseph Pilates (correct physical alignment, center, control, breathing, flowing movement, and concentration) with the refinement and the anatomical understanding of contemporary schools of Pilates. In our studio we are using Balanced Body® equipment (Allegro Reformer).