The Importance of Breathwork in Pilates Practice at The Pilates Barn & Wellness



Welcome to The Pilates Barn & Wellness, your home for comprehensive Pilates training in Ann Arbor. Our classes, from reformer Pilates to tower Pilates, focus on improving your flexibility, core strength, and overall well-being. One crucial aspect of our Pilates practice that sets us apart is our emphasis on breathwork.

Breathwork in Pilates

Breathwork is a vital component of Pilates. It’s more than just inhaling and exhaling; it’s about conscious, controlled breathing that works in harmony with your movements. At The Pilates Barn & Wellness, we incorporate breathwork into every class and private instruction, helping you to maximize the benefits of your Pilates practice.

Why is Breathwork Important in Pilates?

Enhances Core Strength

In Pilates, breathwork is not just about filling and emptying the lungs. It’s about engaging the core muscles. As you breathe in Pilates style, you’ll notice that your core is engaged, helping to strengthen these muscles over time.

Boosts Flexibility

Proper breathwork can also enhance your flexibility. Deep, controlled breathing helps to oxygenate the muscles, making them more pliable and increasing your range of motion. This is particularly beneficial in our tower Pilates classes, where flexibility is key.

Increases Body Awareness

Breathwork in Pilates helps to increase body awareness. By focusing on your breath, you become more aware of your body, its movements, and how it feels. This increased awareness can lead to improved posture and alignment, both in and out of the Pilates studio.

Reduces Stress

Breathwork is also a powerful stress reducer. Deep, controlled breathing can help to calm the mind, reduce anxiety, and promote a sense of well-being. This makes Pilates an excellent choice for those looking to improve both their physical health and mental wellness.

Breathwork at The Pilates Barn & Wellness

At The Pilates Barn & Wellness, we offer a variety of classes and private instruction options that incorporate breathwork. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced Pilates practitioner, our experienced instructors will guide you through the proper breathing techniques to enhance your practice.

Reformer Pilates

Our reformer Pilates classes are a great way to experience the benefits of breathwork. The reformer machine adds resistance to the exercises, and with the guidance of our instructors, you’ll learn how to use your breath to enhance your movements and increase your core strength.

Tower Pilates

In our tower Pilates classes, breathwork takes center stage. The tower provides a unique challenge, and proper breathing can help you to increase your flexibility and stability.

Private Instruction

For those looking for a more personalized approach, we offer private instruction. Here, our instructors can work with you one-on-one, helping you to perfect your breathwork and get the most out of your Pilates practice.


Breathwork is a vital part of Pilates practice, and at The Pilates Barn & Wellness, we’re here to guide you through it. Whether you’re in a class or receiving private instruction, you’ll learn how to use your breath to enhance your flexibility, increase your core strength, and improve your overall well-being. Join us in Ann Arbor and experience the difference that breathwork can make in your Pilates practice.

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The Pilates Barn & Wellness

The Godfrey Building at Kerrytown

410 N Fourth Ave

Ann Arbor, MI 48103

(734) 767-BARN (2276)