In an effort to clarify the distinctions between yoga and pilates, I have constructed a brief presentation. Behold.
The difference between yoga and pilates, as I understand it, is the difference between this contraption-clogged body shop:
and this honest, empty room:
Or between this intimidating chamber full of racks and straps and plastic and metal...
and this warm, receptive space.
To summarize, the difference is in the intention, in the quiet, in the focus on the breath. It is well-represented in the humble, simple space that need only be clean and empty to be sacred.