Ara Pilates is a haven for educated and quality movement. Located in South Lake Union, the studio is a beautiful, light-filled space equipped with state-of-the-art Balanced Body equipment. We focus on proper biomechanics and ensure functional and safe movement practices. Each session is personally tailored to your body, lifestyle, and goals. Dedicated to creating a peaceful space to enrich your experience, Ara Pilates books only one session at a time. We are committed to premier instruction, attention to alignment, form, mindfulness and efficiency of movement promoting exceptional health.



Ara Pilates was created to provide premier instruction in a beautiful, private, peaceful atmosphere. We believe that every Pilates Session should be an experience - a haven for you to take time for yourself. Our mission is to set a new standard for boutique Pilates studios in the Seattle area with intelligent, attentive instruction with highly trained instructors. We promote the integrity and mindfulness of Joseph Pilates' original work, but have modified the practices to the latest medical research and functional movement studies.

We also believe in the importance of the community and are active in supporting the endless amount of talented artists in the Pacific Northwest. Every three months, we host art shows that showcase a wide variety of up and coming artists. At Ara Pilates, we are passionate about supporting the artist community and creating a platform for artists to be seen and heard.


Each body has its own unique journey, and no two bodies should be addressed the same. We apply current functional movement practices to our Pilates instruction and are constantly doing extensive research and training to ensure the highest quality of instruction to our clients. At Ara Pilates, we have gone through hundreds of hours of training through PMA accredited certification programs, and sought out additional mentorship and training from Pilates Master Instructors, Physical Therapists and other Movement Specialists. We are proud to promote the life-changing benefits of Pilates through safe and effective movement practices and help you achieve your goals! Our studio is equipped with brand new, state of the art Balanced Body equipment, including two stunning Studio Tower Reformers, which are the most sought out reformers in the industry.


  • comprehensive rehabilitation
  • safe athletic conditioning
  • prolongs the health of your spine
  • creates a deeper understanding of mind-body connection
  • increases lung capacity
  • age gracefully
  • reduces stress and anxiety
  • improves mental clarity
  • increases energy
  • improves posture and alignment
  • improves balance and stability
  • improves flexibility
  • increases mobility and range of motion
  • increases strength and endurance
  • low impact on joints
  • increases bone density
  • utilizes core strength
  • alleviates back and joint pain
  • alleviates pain from hyper-mobility
  • rehabilitates injuries and prevention of future injuries