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.
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In this 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!
If you're new to yoga, easing your way back into movement, or just trying to slow down and relax more, Gentle Yoga is for you. In this class we'll practice gentle movement, breath work, and mindfulness, with an emphasis on self compassion and peaceful connection with your body. There's plenty of space to ask questions and explore.
Yoga for a Balanced Life
This is an alignment-based yoga class, focused on the length, strength and integrated movement of the spine and core muscles. Each class is grounded on the theme of ‘treating with opposites to achieve balance’ – focusing on moving the body, breath, heart and mind in opposite ways to those encouraged by our everyday habits and external influences. All students are welcome – whether new to yoga; suffering from shoulder, back or hip pain; dealing with the challenges of aging or injury; or those simply wishing to feel more comfortable, calm and balanced.
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.
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.
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.
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.