SOUL STUDIO – Class Information


“Pilates develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit.”  
(Joseph Pilates)

Soul Studio Dumfries provides both mat and equipment based sessions

Pilates aims to strengthen the body in a uniform way, with particular emphasis on core strength to improve general fitness and well-being. Soul Studio Pilates has something to offer everyone regardless of age, ability or fitness level. Classes are suitable for beginners to advanced.

Regular Pilates can improve posture, muscle tone, balance , joint mobility, relieve stress and tension. Mat work may involve equipment, such as magic circles, hand weights, stretch bands, gym balls and foam rollers.


Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breath work to boost physical and mental wellbeing. The main components of yoga are Asana (postures), a series of movements designed to increase strength, flexibility and breathing.

What’s the difference between Pilates and Yoga?

While the methods are different, Pilates and Yoga both develop strength, balance, flexibility, posture and good breathing technique.

Both Pilates and Yoga emphasise the connection between physical and mental health, Soul Studio Yoga places more emphasis on relaxation and uses meditation. Soul Studio Pilates is performed on a mat sometimes using equipment. Soul Studio Pilates and Yoga exercises are both performed in a flow of movement.


Soul Studio Barre classes combine elements of Ballet, Pilates and Yoga designed to build strength, muscle tone and flexibility.

This unique programme is designed to tone the thighs, lift the butt, sculpt the arms and flatten the abdominals.

In this class you will: Burn fat, Increase muscle tone,Improve posture, Increase flexibility, Decrease stress and Improve stamina.


It is not just women who can benefit from Pilates, men can too.  It is well recognised that many men do not like training in mixed groups so this class is for men only.  The format of the class will recognise the limitations that many men have, ie, flexibility and mobility, tight hamstrings and hip flexors, whilst at the same time acknowledging that men are generally stronger in their upper bodies than women.  The class will occasionally include the use of some small equipment, eg, resistance rings, or resistance bands. 

Pilates is now widely used by top athletes and sportsmen as part of their training programmes as the exercises focus on strengthening the deep core muscles and improving balance and posture resulting in fewer injuries and improved performance.  These benefits can be enjoyed by anyone who takes part in sports whether it is golf, running, cycling, swimming, football, cricket, etc, whatever their level.