About Yoga & Pilates in Auckland Salus New Zealand

Salus Yoga & Pilates symbolizes wellbeing. In Roman mythology, Salus was the ancient Roman Goddess of health and prosperity. We have combined various forms of techniques and exercises from both Yoga and Pilates to leave you feeling healthier, strong and energized regardless of your age. Yoga has been traditionally known to bring peace, calmness and flexibility whilst Pilates is known to make you toned, vigorous and dynamic. At Salus Yoga and Pilates Auckland, we believe in bringing both Yoga and Pilates together in every class to give you the best of both worlds.

What is Yoga & Pilates Salus?

There is often the confusion that Yoga and Pilates are the same or that Pilates is a more difficult version of Yoga. Which is better, Yoga or Pilates? This really depends on what you prefer as well as what your goals are.

Although Yoga and Pilates share common traits such as strengthening core muscles, toning and the like, they differ significantly. Here are some of the key differences.

  • Yoga is considered more therapeutic than Pilates. Pilates’ main focus is on physical conditioning whilst in Yoga the objective is to unite the mind, body and spirit.
  • Breathing is key in both Yoga and Pilates. In Pilates you inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth. In Yoga, you breathe in and out through the nose only. The breathing in Yoga is also deeper and more controlled.
  • Yoga takes on different forms such as Hatha, Ashtanga, Bikram and is always done on the floor. Pilates incorporates both mat machine work. Find out more about the different types of Yoga.
  • Yoga seeks to find an equal balance throughout the entire body whereas Pilates focuses mainly on strengthening the powerhouse.
  • Yoga aims to strengthen the body through a series of controlled and gentle movements whilst Pilates takes on a more dynamic approach to toning the body.

If you are seeking for something intense coupled with flexibility, Pilates is for you. If you want something harmonious and therapeutic, then Yoga is your choice.

Since Pilates and Yoga have different benefits, we combine them into our workout regime. This way you get the best of both as well as variations in the types of exercises from gentle to vigorous.