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Yoga vs Pilates

Pilates and Yoga have many similarities, but also differences. The picture below gives an overview. On the right (in red) Pilates, on the left (in yellow) Yoga and the similarities in the middle. The picture gives a nice first impression of Pilates vs Yoga.


The difference between Yoga and Pilates

Yoga and Pilates are quite similar. Yet there are plenty of differences, which is why we list them neatly in this article. Yoga is more than 3000 years old. The philosophy of Yoga is about meditation using physical practice, among other things. Pilates is only 100 years old and focuses mainly on the physical aspect without the philosophical approach of Yoga. Pilates is more like a workout, while Yoga teaches you to live fully and consciously. In practice, Yoga and Pilates work very well together and, depending on your needs, you can practise them both side by side.


Yoga at Thrive Yoga in Amsterdam

Thrive opts for authentic Yoga where body and mind are united through meditation and movement. There is therefore also attention for the Yoga philosophy and meditation. The yoga classes are active and strenuous, but also deeply relaxing. Every class is a unique experience and accessible for all levels. The classes is built around an anatomical week focus and a monthly theme from the philosophy of yoga. At Thrive we work in small groups. This leaves plenty of room for personal attention, individual experiences and areas of focus.


Pilates at Thrive Yoga in Amsterdam

A Pilates class at Thrive consists of a varied series of stabilising and mobilising exercises on the mat. In this way you strengthen and stretch various muscle groups and create a balanced and flexible body. At classes we also make use of various aids, such as exercise balls and Therabands (elastic bands). This way you become even more aware of your body and its movements. With Pilates you actively build a stronger body without gaining mass. Curious how it goes in class ?


Yoga or Pilates, what suits you?

Yoga and Pilates can perfectly coexist. They complement each other nicely and can be a nice change in your practice. Do you have no experience with Yoga or Pilates and want to know what is the best way to start? You can always ask for personal advice via WhatsApp or by calling us.


Our Yoga classes pay a lot of attention to posture, movement, breath and philosophy. Classes vary from active flow to meditative relaxation.


The Pilates method is an effective body workout that simultaneously strengthens and stretches muscle groups to create a balanced and flexible body.

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Two or five Trial Classes of Yoga or Pilates

To give you a good impression of Thrive Yoga, we offer you the choice to start with:

  • 2 Trial Classes within 1 week (€ 17)
  • 5 Trial Classes within 1 month (€ 35,-)

The classes can be used in the studio, outdoors or for livestreaming! The perfect way to get to know the different classes and teachers at Thrive. You can take both Yoga and Pilates(with a maximum of one Aerial). We recommend trying out several classes / teachers so you can experience our varied offer. This introductory card offer is available once if you have not previously taken classes with us and is only available if you live in Amsterdam (or neighbouring towns).

You can take a single Trial Class for Pregnancy Yoga for € 10,- . If you are already a Thrive member and have a membership card, you can also use it for a one-off Trial Class without extra payment.