What is Yoga and Pilates? 

Yoga and Pilates fusion classes, sometimes known as Yogilates, bring together techniques and practices from the two practices. Pilates, a physical exercise system created by Joseph Pilates in Germany, is centred on deliberate control of the muscles from a strong core. A Yoga and Pilates class will use this controlled approach combined with yoga poses from the yogic tradition, as well as using breathing and relaxation techniques.

Yoga and Pilates both share a focus upon the principles of breathing, relaxation, concentration, control, precision, movement, balance and muscle development. Therefore, it’s unsurprising that they mix so well together in Yoga and Pilates fusion classes.  

Go to Yoga and Pilates if you want: 

Physical yoga poses 


Breath-synchronised movement 

Watch a Yoga and Pilates intro 

Watch a Yoga and Pilates class 

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Lucy Edge 

is a yoga advocate and writer with three yoga books to her name, including the beloved travel memoir Yoga School Dropout. She writes regularly for the national press, has authored over 150 guides to types of yoga and yoga poses, discovered nearly 250 proven health benefits of yoga through her painstaking classification of 300 clinical studies, and collected more than 500 personal testimonials to the real life benefits of yoga. She is also the creator of our yoga shop – YogaClicks.Store – handpicking yoga brands that are beautifully made by yogis committed to environmental and social sustainability.