Classes at Transform Yoga Pilates Barre

Go on! Stretch yourself!

Glow as you Go

The benefits last beyond just a single class, whether it’s yoga or piloxing.  Each of our classes will build your energy reserves, enhance your health and cultivates calm and clarity. Go on. Stretch Yourself!

Read below for class descriptions: Yoga, Pilates, Booty Barre®, Prenatal Yoga, Mums+Bubs, Yoga for Kids and Teens, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga and Meditation. All classes held at Transform Yoga Pilates Barre’s Balgowlah studio on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Private lessons and corporate classes held onsite and at your location too.

Please book online before each of your classes.. And if you are new to our studio, read How to book your class.

Aerial Yoga

Possibly the best stretches you can ever have! You will leave class feeling stronger, extra stretchy and accomplished.

“For me, aerial yoga was like normal yoga… times 10. Not times 10 in terms of difficulty, but in terms of how effective, fulfilling and calming it was.” – Kayla Matthews

Aerial yoga builds core strength, reduces tightness in the body and assists immune functioning through enhancing the flow of the lymph. The inversions and relaxations also release the body’s “happy” chemicals: dopamine, oxytocin and endorphins. The surprisingly manageable inversions you will meet create space between vertebral discs and reduce spine compression which can alleviate back and neck pain.

Each class ends in a floating relaxation which lulls your brain waves into a meditation state – The gentle rocking back and forth in a silk hammock is a Savasana lover’s dream. All this helps you sleep…. and just live better.

How Does an Aerial Class Work?

Aerial yoga might seem a bit intimidating at first but it can be incredibly rewarding and exciting. Here is what happens: You will sit in, on, hang from and relax in hammocks that are make out of special high-density nylon material. The fabric is weight tested to 200 kg and won’t tear until weighted beyond 1,200kg. Rockclimbing equipment is used (steel carabineers and webbing straps) and these are load tested at above what your hammock supports. So don’t worry – you’re not going to tear anything.

You will visit some traditional yoga poses using the hammock for support and enjoy funky aerial adaptations of other poses where the hammock will enhance the poses. Usually when you are inverted your head is just a few inches from the floor – not too nail biting at all! Your teacher is specially trained in helping you come in and out safely of these poses. So you can relax, focus, feel safe and enjoy the benefits.

Many who have tried report aerial yoga gives them greater flexibility, more focus, more strengthening, better stress relief and deeper relaxations than its earth-based friend.

“My first thought about the class was how liberating it felt: There’s an incredible lightness to soaring, stretching and floating through the air suspended by a lavender silk hammock. The inversions really get the blood flowing (extended periods of hanging upside-down will do that), which left me feeling clear-headed and energetic after the class, feeling like I was walking on air. There’s also a sense of playfulness that traditional yoga lacks — it is based in acrobatics, after all — with a freedom of movement that makes the class feel fun and energetic”. – Carolyn Gregoire

Health Check

As inversions are practiced in each class, aerial classes are not suitable during pregnancy, for those with eye pressure issues, recent surgery, heart irregularities and high or low blood

pressure. Inversions are not recommended within 6 hours of botox treatment. Aerial classes do assist some spinal issues but may not suit others, so please call us before you book to check whether aerial is for you.

What to Wear and Bring

Wear Form fitting, comfortable clothes. Your top must have sleeves – short sleeves is fine. Please remove any jewellery or hair clips as they may snag. If you are arriving at class sweaty, please change into fresh clothes before class. Bring a mat, if you have one, and a water bottle for after.

Aerial Pilates

After class you will feel stronger, extra stretchy and accomplished!

Find out why aerial is one of the best ab workouts around. Sculpt your arms, shoulders, core, legs and butt. Fall in love with playful zero compression inversions. Enjoy how wrapping silk around your body supports you in some stunning stretches.

Aerial Pilates is Fun!

Experience the thrill of flips, and discover how the odd gymnastic trick is not beyond you.

Aerial Pilates builds core strength, reduces tightness in the body and brings balance. You will meet safe inversions which create space between vertebral discs and reduces spine compression. This can alleviate back and neck pain.

Arial Pilates is a gift to your joints as so many of the weightless moves have little or no impact on the joints. Enjoy the increase in your general mobility, discover a new brightness in your skin and boost joy by welcoming the release of neuro transmitters in the brain during the inversions that leave you feeling happier, less susceptible to moodiness and sleep better.

Zen Out

You probably already know how enhancing your mind-body connection helps you manage stress a whole lot better. Well, each class finishes with a floating cocoon like relaxation. Each class closes with a floating relaxation where the silk will support every arch of your body. Even if you aren’t a ‘meditate-y’ type of person, you will love how the silk allows you to feel completely relaxed. You can experience a terrific release of your body’s “happy” chemicals: dopamine, oxytocin and endorphins. It’s second to none!

How Does an Aerial Class Work?

Aerial Pilates might seem a bit intimidating at first but it can be incredibly rewarding and exciting. Here is what happens: You will sit in, on, hang from and relax in hammocks that are make out of special high-density nylon material. The fabric is weight tested to 200 kg and won’t tear until weighted beyond 1,200kg. Rockclimbing equipment is used (steel carabineers and webbing straps) and these are load tested at above what your hammock supports. So don’t worry – you’re not going to tear anything.

You will visit some traditional Pilates moves using the hammock for support and enjoy funky aerial adaptations of other sequences where the hammock will enhance your practice. With a smile of satisfaction, you’ll notice how the hammock can increase the degree of difficulty to give you a Pilates class on steroids. And your teacher will offer more manageable options whenever you need. Each class has some upside down work, and mostly when you are inverted your head is just a few inches from the floor – not too nail biting at all! Your teacher is specially trained in helping you come in and out safely of these poses. So you can relax, focus, feel safe and enjoy the benefits.

Health Check

As inversions are practiced in each class, aerial classes are not suitable during pregnancy, for those with eye pressure issues, recent surgery, heart irregularities and high or low blood pressure. Inversions are not recommended within 6 hours of botox treatment. Aerial classes do assist some spinal issues but may not suit others, so please call us before you book to check whether aerial is for you.

What to Wear and Bring

Wear Form fitting, comfortable clothes. Your top must have sleeves – short sleeves is fine. Please remove any jewellery or hair clips as they may snag. If you are arriving at class sweaty, please change into fresh clothes before class. Bring a mat, if you have one, and a water bottle for after.

Yoga

Yoga offers a full bodymind workout.It works on all aspects of the person, feeding the physical, mental, emotional, and soulful realms. By touching into each aspect of yourself, you’ll feel uplifted, connected, healthy and harmonious. Furthermore, each hatha yoga class is a well-balanced class, bringing you to life and making you feel shiny within. Build stamina in longer holds, drop into flow states with connected movement and breath, enjoy warming standing poses and stretch out with the floor work. As a result, you garnish your experience by learning to relax in whole new ways with a guided relaxation to close.

Cardio Pilates

Brand new to Sydney, join us for Cardio Pilates.

Cardio Pilates Classes is a fusion of dance, Pilates, and yoga performed to the beat of the music. It offers a true foundation of Pilates accompanied by uplifting top 40 dance tracks. Your balance is challenged, strength is built, and suppleness is enhanced due to the moves being performed both standing and on the floor with props.

Since in each class you’ll use bands, weights or balls to emphasise control of your body, you therefore challenge body awareness and it’ll help you perform the exercises correctly.  You’ll experience a great mind-body connection as you strive to move with precision. Consequently, you’ll love how your new-found strength helps you move with elegance and ease.

Cardio Pilates will give you strength, balance, power and flexibility. It offers low impact cardio moves while elevating your heart and your soul!.  It’s a total body workout!

View the video below for a preview!

Pilates with Props

Our Pilates with Props classes give you a supple body and long, lean muscles. First of all, Pilates exercises train several muscle groups at once in smooth, continuous movements. As a workout targeting the arms and shoulders, the back, the abdomen, the inner and outer thighs and buttocks, Pilates is known for its sculpting effects. In addition, it helps create a more evenly conditioned body without building too much bulk.

During each class you’ll actually be re-training your body to move in safer, more efficient patterns of motion. Models love Pilates because it sleekens physique. Athletes love how Pilates enhances sports performance and aids in injury prevention and rehab. The rest of us like all that too, plus we adore Pilates as a boon to grace and longevity. As much as Pilates strengthens and lengthens us, we love how Pilates works so beautifully at any age, helping us steer clear of injury, attain perfect posture, and lighten our step as we move gracefully through life.

Safe yet challenging! Furthermore, Pilates with props moves are performed standing, on a mat or at a barre. The moves are low impact so along with the expert guidance of our teachers, and you have a safe workout which can increase in intensity as your body conditioning improves. We keep it fresh with the use of props like chi balls, therabands, sliders, balls, cuffs, magic circles. Known as an excellent core strength builder, Pilates is also fantastic as injury rehab, for postnatal mums, those with back and other problems. Do talk to our teachers about your condition. In conclusion, no matter what your age, your current fitness level, our Pilates with Props classes will help you gain strength, flexibility and coordination.

Booty Barre® video

Booty Barre®

Pilates + Yoga + Dance
A sexy, energetic, fun workout that fuses fitness techniques from Dance, Pilates, and Yoga while toning, defining and chiseling the whole body. The Booty Barre® method is the perfect combination of strength, fitness and flexibility in addition to cardio to burn fat fast.  You will be amazed how well Booty Barre® works for pelvic floor, upper, and lower body toning. Also, it’s set to great music so it’s fun, feminine, and dancey. There’s a good reason barre workouts have also become a popular choice with many celebrities. Come join us and lift your heart rate, your booty, not to mention your spirits!

Prenatal Yoga Classes

Connect with your little one and enjoy your pregnancy more.

Join our hatha yoga classes and enjoy postures that are specially adapted to suit your needs during each stage of pregnancy. Prenatal yoga is excellent preparation for a satisfying birth experience. You’ll build strength, flexibility, and confidence.

So many of our beautiful pregnant visitors tell us so many common discomforts of pregnancy are eased by yoga – and we know as we have specialist prenatal teachers on board too. Set yourself on track for an enjoyable journey into mother and your beautiful new baby. Call us to talk about the best classes for you.

If you haven’t recently been practicing yoga please wait until 12 weeks. Our focus at Transform is to support you, and we love chatting with our new mums-to-be. Together let’s work out the best way for you to start. Email us today or call 0402 970 020.

Prenatal Pilates Classes

If you want to stay strong and toned through your pregnancy, our Barre Pilates classes are suitable from 12-40 weeks. At Transform we’ve had the pleasure of accompanying many women through their entire pregnancy.  You will enjoy a barre class is your energy levels are around or higher than 7 out of 10. As most of the class is standing, you’ll be able to do almost all of the class without modifications, and our teachers will guide you through any variations you need as you go through the trimesters.

Our Pilates with props classes are matwork classes and are suitable for women between 12-20 weeks of pregnancy.  After that, consider barre if your energy is higher or come to yoga if your energy is a little lower that day.

If you are new to Pilates, please wait to join after you are 12 weeks.  We love chatting with all of our mums-to-be so call 0402 970020 and together we’ll work out the best way for you to start.  email us today.

Mums+Bubs

Mum and Bubs Classes

Bring your baby (newborns to crawlers, and pre-schoolers are welcome too) and incorporate your bub into your workout as you regain your pre-pregnancy body. Each class will stretch out the tight bits mums commonly experience; shoulders, backs and hips. And of course every class will strengthen up the body bits that are feeling just too soft. Each session includes post natal abdominal and pelvic floor muscle toning appropriate for where you are at in your unique body.

Our specialist post natal teachers infuse our classes with warmth and a community feel. We run 6 week terms through the year and have various daytime slots available on request. Get your mum’s group together – a group of five is all we need to start your class – and get in touch today to get started.

Kids Yoga

“If every 8 year old is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence in the world in one generation”
– 
Dalai Lama

Our specialist teachers utilise your child’s boundless energy with active stretch and balance. They also teach essential life skills with tools for relaxation and self-awareness. Taught by experienced teachers in an appropriate way for the various age groups. We offer term time classes for children aged 5-8, 8-12 and 12-18. Let your child benefit from tried and tested techniques for self-calming, co-ordination and confidence in a fun, creative atmosphere. Call us today.

Ask about Kids and Teens Aerial Birthday Parties.

Teen Yoga

Yoga for ages 12-18

Sometimes  a teen can feel in between: dramatic physical changes, social challenges and scholastic pressures can tug a teen off balance. Offer your loved teen the gift of yoga to boost their well-being, elevate self-esteem, focus the mind, and blow off stress in a productive way. As a result, your teen will develop strength and coordination and flexibility with the yoga postures. They will also learn to yoga breathing techniques designed to help balance the emotions. Most of all, each class will close with relaxation and meditation practice (don’t we all wish we’d learnt that when young!) for soothing and healing, to settle mood swings and improve concentration for school.

Yoga for Ages 12-18 runs Thursdays 4.15-5.15pm during school terms. During school holidays teens can attend our general Yoga, Pilates, Barre and Aerial drop in classes for just $12.

Ask about Kids and Teens Aerial Birthday Parties.

Yin Yoga Restorative

Eliminate the residue from the week with this fantastic slow yoga experience. This class will benefit anyone who works too hard (in body or in that overactive mind). It works for the super fit and also those low in energy reserves. It suits breastfeeding mums, all parents, those recuperating from an illness, carrying any chronic disease, and anyone living with any stress, imbalance or overwork.

The slow yin postures will seduce you into a true wind down during the subsequent restorative yin postures. Each yin class ends with a deep guided relaxation where your cares will float away and you’ll experience expansive bliss.

Private Classes

Yoga + Pilates
Choose your perfect style at your perfect time at your place or ours. Sessions crafted to suit, for individuals, couples or small groups.

Corporate Yoga Classes

Bring health and harmony to your workplace. Call us to talk about special events or regular classes, at your place or ours. Click here for more information

School Holiday Options

Don’t miss out on your fitness over the school holidays!
Transform  we have options for grown-ups and the kids! For more information click here to see our School Holiday Options

Meditation Courses

We offer short Meditation Courses during term times.
Check our live schedule for information.