“In 10 sessions you’ll feel the difference, in 20 sessions you’ll see the difference, and in 30 sessions you’ll have a whole new body.”

– Joseph Pilates

Experience the difference with Pilates Haven, New Haven’s only classical Pilates studio! Watch our video to learn more about our highly trained instructors, top-of-the-line equipment, and what we love about New Haven.


What Is Pilates?

Pilates is a system of body conditioning that develops strength, flexibility, and balance. The Pilates system, consisting of exercises performed on specially designed apparatuses and the mat, can be safe and effective for everyone.

Joseph Pilates created the method that he called “Contrology” over 80 years ago. Influenced by his deep knowledge of anatomy and movement, his method became renowned among famous athletes, dancers, opera singers, models, and actors. Joseph taught his method at his New York City studio alongside his wife, Clara, and his chosen protégé, Romana Kryzanowska. After Joe’s death, Romana and her daughter, Sari Mejia Santo, preserved the Pilates legacy by passing down their knowledge to students and teachers around the world.

Pilates Haven is proud to be bringing a part of this heritage to New Haven. All of our instructors certified through Romana’s Pilates under Romana Kryzanowska and/or Sari Mejia Santo. In the Pilates Haven instructor’s time in the demanding 800-hour certification program, they worked on apparatuses built by Joseph Pilates himself and learned how to take an individualized approach to teaching the exercises to each client. Always eager to keep learning, our teachers regularly study with master teachers and take frequent continuing education workshops.

We are proud to teach Pilates the way that Joe intended!