12 Changes We Can Make to Have Everyday Simplicity

One of the main reasons we suffer so much is complexity. Our constant effort to make everything complex, although it’s quite simple, is what makes us want to give up, to just escape and leave everything behind.

Simplicity is what we need more of.

The funny thing is that things are so simple in their natural form. But we insist on making them hard, then we can’t handle them and it’s just too much for us.

What we need to do is simplify.

And if we make that a daily habit, we’ll have a happier and more peaceful life, full of joy and mindfulness.

Here are some simple changes to make in order to live more simply and thus stop suffering and living with effort:

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Class Schedule

It seems like there's always a holiday, festival, or special event happening here in New Orleans. We just finished up with Christmas and New Years, and now we've got Mardi Gras right around the corner!

And because a lot of these special days can impact the studio schedule, you'll want to be sure to check out the mat/tower webpage to stay up to date on the class times.

Just click on the 'Mat & Tower Classes' tab near the top of this page. All the information you need to schedule your workouts is right there.

And remember, just because classes are cancelled on some days doesn't mean the studio is closed...we may still be teaching private and semi-private sessions. If unsure, check with an instructor to reconfirm your appointment (or to book a new one to jump start your new year!).
What's Next After ME I?

Next session is scheduled to start February 23rd. . . put your name on the List below to sign up today!!


This class is a continuation of the lessons started in Mat Essentials I.


If you've completed the ME1 series, and have a great working knowledge of the intermediate mat system (that means you know the exercises and can execute them well), the Mat Essentials II will be a great next step. Sign up today for the workout of a lifetime!


People are already holding their spots for the fall! We still have a few spots left. Let us know if you think you're ready for the challenge. Mondays at 7pm.

Interested in Pilates as a Career? 

If you are interested in becoming a certified Pilates Instructor, we'd love to talk to you! We think the traditional Pilates method is amazing and we love sharing our knowledge with others. We won't lie, teacher training is a pretty grueling process. But if you truly love pilates, it is so rewarding that you will not regret it.

Our next Basic Seminar is in March 2015. But you've got a lot to do if you want to start at that time! There's a lot of training you have to do to pass the initial assessment! And a lot on info you need to know to make it through the program.

We periodically host an Open House where you can talk to instructors and get all the info you need about the certification program and it's requirements, as well as the prerequisites for admittance. If you'd like a brief outline of our training program, click

Our next Open House is December 12th @ 5:30pm. Space limited! Be sure to contact us by phone or email to reserve your spot. We'll have an information packet ready for you! Complimentary mat class at 5:30pm, followed by a brief informational chat with cocktails and small bites!
Mat and Tower Schedule


     Intermediate II Mat
     Intermediate I Mat
     Mat Essentials II


     Tower I
     Intermediate I
     Mat Essentials I


     Intermediate I
     Tower I


     Tower II
     Intermediate II Mat
     Mat Essentials I 



     Advanced Mat
     Tower I

*all classes require advanced sign up. Classes may be cancelled if less than 2 students wish to attend.
*sign up with our iPhone app, or click on the MindBody logo at the bottom of this page.

For a complete description of our classes, click here.
Friday, February 6, 2015
Krewe of Cork 3:00 p.m. French Quarter
Oshun 6:00 p.m. Uptown
Cleopatra 6:30 p.m. Uptown
Eve 7:00 p.m. Mandeville
Excalibur 7:00 p.m. Metairie
Athena 7:30 p.m. Metairie
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Adonis 11:45 a.m. Westbank
Nemesis 1:00 p.m. St. Bernard
Pontchartrain 1:00 p.m. Uptown
Choctaw 2:00 p.m. Uptown
Freret 2:30 p.m. Uptown
Sparta 6:00 p.m. Uptown
Pygmallion 6:45 p.m. Uptown
Caesar 6:00 p.m. Metairie
'tit Rex 5:00 p.m. Marigny
Krewe of Chewbacchus 8:00 p.m. Marigny
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Carrollton Noon Uptown
King Arthur Follows Carrollton Uptown
Alla Follows King Arthur Westbank
Barkus 2:00 p.m. French Quarter
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Druids 6:30 p.m. Uptown
Nyx 7:00 p.m. Uptown
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Knights of Babylon 5:30 p.m. Uptown
Chaos 6:30 p.m. Uptown
Muses 6:30 p.m. Uptown
Friday, February 13, 2015
Hermes 6:00 p.m.  Uptown
Le Krewe D'etat 6:30 p.m. Uptown
Morpheus 7:00 p.m. Uptown
Centurions 7:00 p.m. Metairie
Saturday, February 14, 2015
NOMTOC 10:45 a.m. Westbank
Iris 11:00 a.m. Uptown
Tucks Noon Uptown
Endymion 4:15 p.m. Mid-City
Isis 6:30 p.m. Metairie
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Okeanos 11:00 a.m. Uptown
Mid-City 11:45 p.m. Uptown
Thoth Noon Uptown
Bacchus 5:15 p.m. Uptown
Napoleon 5:30 p.m. Metairie
Monday, February 16, 2015
Proteus 5:15 p.m. Uptown
Orpheus 6:00 p.m. Uptown
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Zulu 8:00 a.m. Uptown
Rex 10:00 a.m. Uptown
Grela 10:00 a.m. Gretna
Argus 10:00 a.m. Metairie
Uncle Joe's Pilates Studio  8211 Hampson Street  New Orleans LA 70118  504.895.5008