The Studio at A Step To Health

410 Millstone Drive, Hillsborough, NC

410thestudio@gmail.com

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Classes

We currently offer weekly yoga, t'ai chi, Core & More, and MELT foam rolling movement classes at The Studio in Hillsborough. All of our classes are beginner-friendly and led by welcoming teachers who are here to help you have a safe, meaningful movement experience! 
 
You can view details about attending class with us and descriptions of our current weekly movement classes below. Can't decide which class is for you? Send us an email and we'll help you figure it out.

New Students

Do you live in the local area? If so, your first class at The Studio is on us! Please come by 5-10 minutes before class begins so we can show you where to put your shoes and how to set up your mat, and answer your questions. 

Reservations

Space is limited, so we encourage you to sign up in advance to reserve your spot in class. If your plans change, you can cancel your reservation without being charged as long as you do so 2 hours in advance. 

Pricing

Your first class with us is free if you live in the local area! 

  • Drop in for $15 a class

  • 5-class pass for $60 (expires in 2 months)

  • 10-class pass for $100 (expires in 3 months)

Accessibility

Please note that The Studio is located up a flight of stairs (15 steps) and no elevator is available. A water fountain and restroom are across the hall from The Studio. 

Click "Class Schedule" to view our schedule, reserve your spot in class, and purchase sessions.

Mindful Yoga

 

In this 60-minute class we'll practice gentle yoga, breath work, and relaxation, with an emphasis on self compassion and peaceful connection with your body. There's plenty of space to ask questions and explore.

 

Forget the notion that you have to be young, thin, and bend like a pretzel to practice yoga. Yoga is for your unique body! 

 

*Beginner-friendly!*

 

Gentle Yoga for Inner Peace

 

This class will provide a safe, welcoming environment to encourage curiosity and empowerment, with variations to allow each student to make the best choices for their unique practice. We will include a centering meditation at the beginning of each practice, gentle movement in and out of poses, focusing on alignment. We complete our practice with a luxurious relaxation pose called savasana. 

*Beginner-friendly!*

Yin and Restorative Yoga

Yin and Restorative Yoga are both yoga practices that include releasing stored tension from the body while calming the busy mind. Both promote meditation and the relaxation response that allows the mind and body to fully relax and restore. Experience the decrease of muscle tension, breathing rate and busy thoughts. This is a place of stillness that offers the opportunity for letting go, being fully present, and connecting with inner bliss and happiness. This class offers personal guidance, assistance and moments of silence to experience the true benefits of each practice. Poses are usually held are on the ground with many props offered, including bolsters, blocks and blankets, to find support needed specific to each person. After class, participants will feel calmer, lighter and re-awakened with a new sense of clarity and awareness. Learn more.

*Beginner-friendly!*

You've started down the path to restored, but you're still not sure what a functional butt feels like. You're ready for more load and more strength, but aren’t into "Hard Core" classes. Core & More is your core restoring, pelvic-floor-supporting, butt-burning mindful movement class. All the corrective exercises that you love, and more.

 

Each class has a different emphasis, but every class is a whole-body experience that will leave you feeling more in touch with your body. We’ll play with resistance bands, use yoga blocks in creative (and evil!) ways, and use blankets for more than just bolstering ourselves. Of course, there will be time to rest and digest, time to check in and connect, and the usual joy and enthusiasm you can always expect in Larissa's classes. 

Come learn the basics of T’ai Chi Chuan for the beginning student. You will be introduced to the first third of the gentle, non-competitive, 37-move Cheng Man Ch’ing, Yang-style form, to help you achieve better balance, strength, range of motion, memory, mental focus, and overall well-being. Regular practice of these smooth, flowing, and meditative movements will enhance relaxation and breathing, reduce stress, and improve energy flow or “qi.” Wear comfortable clothes. 

 

*Beginner-friendly!*

Click "Class Schedule" to view our schedule, reserve your spot in class, and purchase sessions.

Pilates

*Limited class run, extended through March 25!*

Join us for a limited run of this 45-minute, beginner-friendly Pilates mat class. Pilates is a method of exercise which is designed to strengthen the core, increase flexibility, and mobilize the spine. Other benefits of pilates include better body control, alignment, and balance. This class will be suitable for both beginners and those with Pilates experience. Modifications will be offered, and all will be encouraged to work at their own level.

 

*Beginner-friendly!*

MELT Foam Rolling

*currently on hiatus, returning 2020*

The MELT Method® is a simple, self-care treatment technique that reduces chronic pain and helps you to stay healthy and active for a lifetime. MELT techniques reduce the effects of accumulated tension and stress caused by daily living. MELT classes are fun, relaxing, and are appropriate for all ages and activity levels. Using specialized techniques, a soft body roller, and four different small balls, MELT rehydrates the connective tissue, rebalances the nervous system, and restores space to compressed joints. For those experiencing stiffness, aches and pains, it is a way to restore balance and ease of movement. For active younger adults, it is a way to maintain a fit, healthy body and maintain optimal performance. Take a minute to learn how MELT works before your first class with MELT Frequently Asked Questions. You can also read some helpful tips from our MELT Foam Rolling instructor, Sandy Brady.

 

*Beginner-friendly!*

Click "Class Schedule" to view our schedule, reserve your spot in class, and purchase sessions.