Vancouver Pilates Studio

At Pacific Spirit Pilates, we are interested in you personally and all the various aspects that contribute to your wellbeing. Our physical wellbeing is affected by everyday, often unconscious, habits.

Imagine a spacious light-filled studio with panoramic views of the mountains and ocean where you restore your body to move with ease and strength.

Whether you have musculoskeletal problems which require a clinical Pilates approach, or are just looking to strengthen your body and be proactive in preventing injury, we’re here to help.

People of all ages and physical abilities can benefit from our clinical, hands-on focus through private and semi-private Pilates programs.

Our Mission

At Pacific Spirit Pilates, our mission is to provide a Pilates practice whose clinical focus addresses each client individually in private 1-on-1 sessions, and/or in semi-private & small group classes in a peer group environment.

Our studio is proudly women-led, owned and operated. We are welcoming of all people, and are committed to providing a safe-setting for all clients and guests.

Our Approach

 

Whether you have musculoskeletal problems which require a clinical Pilates approach, or are just looking to strengthen your body and be proactive in preventing injury… We have the program and expertise to help you get your body moving like it should.

We endeavour to help you progress from the treatment stage with Clinical Pilates utilizing Pilates equipment and Pilates mat exercises and ultimately to teach you self-management.

Small group classes on equipment and mat with small apparatus are available in the studio. See our list of services: Clinical Pilates, Pilates for strength training, Reformer, Cadillac, and Mat.

 

Benefits of our methods and approach:

  • Core Strength
  • Optimal Posture and Gait
  • Safe and effective exercise for all ages
  • Rehabilitation of muscle imbalances
  • Restoration of function and range of motion
  • Prevention of future injuries and recurring pain
  • Improvement in flexibility
  • Professionally guided home exercise plans
  • Relief from stress and muscular/joint problems
  • Integrated Approach with other medical professionals not limited to but including Physiotherapists, Kinesiologists, Osteopaths, Podiatrists, Chiropractors, Physiatrists, Orthopaedic physicians, Pedorthists etc.

Why Choose Pacific Spirit Pilates?

With over 18 years of teaching Pilates for strength training and for clinical issues, experience has provided us with the expertise needed for a successful method.

Vancouver Pilates Studio

Our People

Yvonne Bray

Yvonne Bray

Studio Owner

  • Clinical Pilates Specialist
  • Pilates teacher

Yvonne has a wide variety of experience working privately and in semi-private and group settings to achieve optimal results in fitness and correction of muscle imbalances resulting in physical issues. Yvonne’s experience includes but is not limited to:

 

  • Core Strengthening
  • Posture and Gait Analysis and Correction
  • Arthritis
  • Neck, Thoracic (upper) and Lumbar (Low) Back pain
  • Stenosis
  • Sciatica
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Foot Drop
  • Knee, hip, and foot Issues
  • Shoulder girdle issues
  • Osteoporosis and osteopenia safe exercises to build bone density
  • Improving balance
  • Post rehabilitation after knee and hip replacements
  • Working with all age groups
  • Designing specialized programs for seniors
Learn More about Yvonne

Education

Yvonne Bray completed her teacher training certifications with Margot McKinnon, B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed and the faculty of Body Harmonics Pilates, an internationally recognized Pilates Teacher Training Centre in Toronto, ON. Yvonne chose to train with Body Harmonics Pilates after extensive research into Pilates teacher training options. Body Harmonics website speaks for itself.

Yvonne completed private Pilates instruction and anatomy study with Mary German, Living Well Pilates, Body Harmonics Affiliate Teacher Training Studio, Oakville and with Andra Wochesen, B.Phys Ed, Body Harmonics Pilates, Toronto.

Background

Yvonne’s teaching background includes teaching Pilates in a Physio and Massage Therapy Clinic and various studios as well as privately. She has fulfilled a dream in returning to Vancouver.

She found her passion in the practice of Pilates, but what impressed her most was what an in-depth program Pilates provided for everyone and the scope of its potential for rehabilitation. To that end, Yvonne completed numerous continuing education workshops and seminars in the areas of ANATOMY, BIOMECHANICS & SPECIAL POPULATIONS and in PILATES AND SPORT following completion of her training in ANATOMY, MAT WORK and EQUIPMENT. These include but are not limited to: Posture & Gait Analysis, Handedness & Scoliosis. Core Integrity (Spine Stabilization, Pelvic Girdle, Shoulder Complex), Equipment Rehabilitative Protocols, Pilates For Runners, Pilates For Golfers.

Yvonne’s study of ballet, figure skating and yoga in her youth was a natural progression to her interest in Pilates. Yvonne spent several years practising various types of fitness and in more recent years: personal training and group classes at Four-Forty Fitness in Burlington, ON. Her training included: weights (Fitlinxx and free weights), stability ball, cardio training and Pilates group mat, semi-private and private reformer and cadillac training with Linda Lehner.

Dr. Jonathan Freeman

Dr. Jonathan Freeman

Clinical Consultant

  • Physician specializing in anesthesia, pain relief, and intensive care

Dr. Freeman qualified as a Physician specializing in Anaesthesia, Pain relief and Intensive Care. His main interests are Liver disease and Orthopaedics and was the Director of the Liver Transplant Anaesthesia programme at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Birmingham UK.

Learn More about Dr. Jonathan Freeman

He has cared for over 3500 organ transplant patients during his career. He managed the University Department of Anaesthetics and was appointed Divisional Director for Anaesthetics, Intensive Care, Operating Theatres and numerous surgical specialties including Ophthalmics, ENT, Plastics and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Currently he is involved in clinical assessment and physical rehabilitation of patients following injury and trauma as well as teaching and education.

Dr Freeman is now semi retired and lives in Oakville, ON. He continues to enjoy pursuing his hobbies of skiing, running, cycling and hiking in the backcountry.

He continues his interests in education, research and teaching and offers medical advice and support to those clients undergoing physical rehabilitation. Following his own problems with back pain and surgery he directs his attention to helping others, with similar ailments, gain physical normality from improving posture and gait through Pilates.

Pilates Programs

 

All new clients are required to complete a consultation and assessment before moving into duet or group classes.

Posture and Gait Analysis may be recommended.

Expiry dates are from date of purchase.

Prices are  subject to GST tax.

Private Classes
  • Structured around your specific goals and physical needs 
  • Correction of posture and muscle imbalances
Duet Reformer, Cadillac, and Mat Classes
  • Cost effective classes
  • Stay motivated with a spouse, friend or colleague
  • Exercises are performed on Pilates equipment utilizing small apparatus
Small Group Reformer Classes
  • Suitable for those not requiring private training
  • Limited to 3 people per class

Program Pricing

Assessments:

Assessment One
$75

Consultation / Assessment

Assessment Two - For Rehab, Posture & Gait
$140

Posture / Gait Analysis
Assess Imbalances
Design Personalized Program on Mat & Equipment

Introductory Offer: New Clients
$599

5 private classes to be completed in 5 weeks

Programs:

Private

1 on 1 Classes

EXPIRYPER CLASS
1 Class$140.00
6 Classes2 months$125.00
12 Classes4 months$115.00
25 Classes8 months$100.00

 

  • Seniors 65+ receive 10% discount on Private 6, 12, 25 packs
  • Ask about our client referral appreciation program for on-going clients.

Ready to Make A Booking or Have a Question?

Drop us a line in the form below, call or email us at pacificspiritpilates@gmail.com

(778) 317-9087

DUET or TRIO

Refomer / Cadillac
Reformer / Mat Classes

EXPIRYPER PERSON
6 Classes2 months$70.00
12 Classes4 months$65.00
25 Classes8 months$60.00

 

Ready to Make A Booking or Have a Question?

Drop us a line in the form below, call or email us at pacificspiritpilates@gmail.com

(778) 317-9087

Reviews

  • This is the best Pilates studio I have ever been to and Yvonne is a knowledgeable, attentive, and fun instructor. I took group mat classes which were great for me as a beginner to learn the basics. I prefer and love the format of the smaller group classes where Yvonne was able to focus on each of us... Read More
  • I have been attending 1on 1 sessions with Yvonne for a number of years. Yvonne's knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics, combined with her classical Pilates training allows her to be both personal trainer and physiotherapist. Whether you just want to get fit and build an amazing core, rehab from su... Read More
  • Yvonne is a lovely person with old-school values, which means she prides herself on giving good value for the price. She's professional, honest, reliable, generous, and knows her stuff! On top of that, she has a lovely sense of humour and a ready laugh. We enjoy her!We were referred to Pacific Spi... Read More
  • I’ve been taking private and duet classes with Yvonne for years and it’s the best thing I have ever done for my physical health. She has also helped many friends with their various issues and they all say the same thing, Yvonne gives excellent instruction and has lots of knowledge regarding phy... Read More
  • I first went to Pacific Spirit Pilates a number of years ago when I injured both my knees performing an exercise that an over zealous personal coach thought would be good for me. After physio, massage, and consults with a sports medicine physician I thought I'd try Pilates. From the first visit I wa... Read More

Location

Pacific Spirit Pilates

2525 Willow St. #504.
Vancouver BC
V5Z 3N8

APPOINTMENTS

To schedule an appointment, call
778-317-9087, or use the form below to get in touch.

Pacific Spirit Pilates offers Pilates for Strength Training and Clinical Pilates for muscle imbalances, pre-existing injuries and posture correction.

We suggest beginners and those new to the studio take five private sessions to get acquainted with Pacific Spirit Pilates method.

You will start with learning the Fundamentals of Pilates in order to gain knowledge and understanding of technique.

During these classes, any necessary modifications will be made to accommodate any physical limitations you may have.

For Clinical Pilates clients, we may suggest a Posture and Gait Assessment. We work with your physiotherapists and other medical practitioners for post rehabilitation exercise. Bring your medical tests to your first appointment.

At the conclusion of your introductory sessions, you may continue with private sessions or join a duet or small group class if appropriate.

DUETS

We also offer duet sessions for beginners. These classes are appropriate for students not requiring clinical attention. Duets are a cost-effective way to learn Pilates with a spouse, family member or friend.

PARKING

We are located at the corner of Willow and West Broadway. The entrance to the parking lot and building is on Willow St. and is accessible from West 10th and West Broadway. In addition, there some free 2 hour parking spots, metered parking and numerous parking lots in the area.

WHAT TO WEAR

We suggest wearing comfortable exercise clothing which allow you to move freely.

In winter, we suggest sticky socks or toe socks which have a special grip. Bare feet are ok too.

FIRST APPOINTMENT

Please bring a completed copy of all forms and waivers to your first session. You may also complete them at the studio prior to your first session. Completed forms may be printed off, or use the form below to submit via email.

Notice of Cancellation

  • 24 hours notice is required for cancellation of Consultation, Posture and Gait Analysis and private, duet and group sessions
  • Cell phones are to be turned off during duet and group sessions

Refund Policy

  • All fees are payable in advance and are non-refundable
  • Prepaid sessions may be transferred to a family member after completion of a posture and gait analysis or assessment as required
  • All packages and sessions have expiry dates. Please note expiry dates at time of booking.

Duet Sessions

  • Duet sessions are not transferable to group sessions.
  • Duet partners will be required to pay additional costs for a private session when their duet partner is absent. It is recommended to purchase a package of private sessions to reduce the cost of these privates sessions.
  • Duet partners must agree to potential absences of their partners. The time is pre-booked for you and your partner. If both partners choose to not attend pre-booked sessions, the class will be forfeited.
  • Consideration will be given to emergencies and illness.

Holidays

The studio will be closed for all statutory holidays and during the Christmas season.

Covid-19 and Variant Safe-Practices

  • The safe practice protocol allows immune compromised, those undergoing treatment, and seniors to be in as safe an environment as possible.

  • Clients are required to wear masks and sanitize hands before touching apparatus and equipment.
  • The studio is spacious and allows for social distancing.

  • Many clients prefer to use their own mat. If you wish to bring a yoga mat to place on the Pilates mats, you may store it at the studio. If not, there are mats to use at the studio.
  • Everything used during classes is disinfected with a recommended disinfectant.
  • Please wear toe socks (socks that do not slip).

Safe practice is of primary importance and has always been the focus at Pacific Spirit.

Come and enjoy the panoramic view of the mountains and ocean and restore your spirit!

Forms

 

Download the New Client Contact Form & Waiver of Liability

Download the Par-Q (Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire)

New clients: Please bring a completed copy of all forms and waivers to your first session. You may also complete them at the studio prior to your first session. Completed forms may be printed off, or use the form below to submit via email.

Studio Hours

Monday
9:30am - 6:00pm
Tuesday
8:30am - 7:00pm
Wednesday
8:30am - 7:00pm
Thursday
8:30am - 7:00pm
Friday
8:30am - 7:00pm
Saturday
10:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday
Closed