We’re not your average yoga studio.
While Willow provides high quality yoga, Pilates and fitness classes for all stages and abilities, we’re also the only studio in Ontario to specialize in core and pelvic floor rehabilitation through exercise.
Pregnant? Recently postpartum? We fuse traditional techniques with modern research to provide classes that are safe, fun and unique. Not all prenatal and postpartum fitness classes are created equal. We stay up-to-date on the research so you don’t have to!
Your body is built to move.
Studies continue to demonstrate the benefits of yoga and Pilates for improving balance, posture and sleep quality, reducing fatigue, anxiety, stress and pain, and generally raising the quality of life.
Yoga has been shown to have positive health benefits on blood pressure and osteoporosis, and that people who do yoga have fewer hospital visits.
Love from our clients.
“Gorgeous studio, great classes and workshops!
I’ve taken the gentle prenatal yoga class which was a wonderful way to get back into doing some movement and exercise after being too morning sick during my first trimester to do anything. I’ve dropped into a few other classes as well and always had a good experience.
It’s a welcoming and beautiful space and I’ve learned lots about how to protect and strengthen my pelvic floor. Can’t recommend highly enough. I look forward to continuing my classes and will definitely be signing up for some more post-baby.”
– B. F.
We’re more than a yoga studio. We’re a community.
When you sign up for a class at Willow, you’re more than just a number to us.
You’ll be with the same instructor over the course of your 7-week session, and they’ll work with you to build on what you learned in previous weeks.
Our prenatal classes are a beautiful way to meet other expecting Peterborough mamas – many of our Willow babies becomes friends once they enter the world.
We’re experts at what we do.
At Willow, we pride ourselves on providing high quality instruction based on the most up-to-date research.
Many of our yoga teachers are trained at the 500-hour level. Our instructors regularly pursue new training to expand their skills. We meet on a regular basis to share and learn from each other. Our Core and Floor yoga, fitness and Pilates programs are developed in consultation with a pelvic floor physiotherapist.
Our instructors take time to plan classes that give you results.
We’re passionate about being the best at what we do, so you can be the best at what you do.
We’ll take care of you.
Limited class sizes and personalized service – you’re not just a name.
A beautiful, baby-friendly refuge (we’re on ground level and have lots of free parking).
Complimentary tea and infused water, free use of our high-quality yoga mats and props, and lavender eye pillows.
On-site pelvic floor physiotherapy, manual therapy and massage to compliment your classes.
You’re not alone.
There’s a silent epidemic going on. It’s called pelvic floor muscle dysfunction.
When the muscles between your tailbone, sitz bones, and pubic bone aren’t doing a great job, things like bladder leakage, pelvic pain, prolapse, or ab separation can occur.
Over 50% of women have some type of pelvic floor dysfunction (and many don’t even know they have it).
In many cases, pelvic floor muscle dysfunction can be treated through the right types of exercise. Stephanie offers her signature Pelvic Floor Fitness Workshop and personalized Core Assessments to help you make sense of your symptoms, and helps you come up with a rehabilitation plan that includes movement, stretches, lifestyle modifications, posture adjustments, and possibly referral to pelvic floor physiotherapy.
Our unique Core and Floor classes give you the chance to practice your pelvic floor exercises in a weekly class so you can get back to doing what you love, and stop worrying about what’s going on “down there”.
Classes & workshops for what you need.
Pregnancy: Stay strong, active and comfortable. Manage low back or pelvic pain. Prepare for labour, recovery, and the demands of motherhood. Connect with other expecting moms.
Postpartum: Take time for you. Rehab your deep core and pelvic floor muscles. Work to correct ab separation, prolapse, incontinence, or pelvic pain. Get out of the house and meet other moms.
Beyond: Stretch, strengthen, relax, have fun. Try something new. Learn how to address through exercise common pelvic floor conditions that reappear with menopause.