Be at home in your body.

We teach pilates, yamuna body rolling and movement. We focus on one to one and semi-private sessions. Set in a private garden studio in Sammamish Washington.   Clients train on pilates reformers, stability chair, arcs, and balls.  Check our blog below or browse the site for our current classes, workshops and events.

MELT Hands and Feet – Enhance body care

By on November 12, 2016

In October I attended a Melt Hand and Foot Instructor certification course in Portland.  I was looking for another piece of body care that would help to relieve pain, increase healing and compliment both Pilates and the Yamuna Foot Fitness and Aston training that I have.  This definitely is an way to enhance body care.

The MELT hand and foot method takes only a few minutes to do but improves the body’s sense in space.  It frees up movement the body’s connective tissue (that layer just under the skin full of blood vessels and nerves) which interestingly enough helps ease joint movement and makes movement easier and exerciseimg_2717 work a little deeper.

To quote from Sue Hitzmann and the MELT website: 

“New research has revealed the missing link to pain-free living: a balanced nervous system and healthy connective tissue. These two components work together to provide your body support and optimal mind-body communication. MELT directly addresses these two systems of your body in a way no other self-treatment can, including diet and exercise. You’ll see and feel results in the first session. The ultimate goal of MELT is to improve your body’s ability to restore balance and repair itself, which can create remarkable, lasting changes. MELT offers natural pain relief, allowing you to address the true cause of chronic pain, not just mask the symptoms.”

Connective tissue research is one of the new exciting areas of scientific research that focuses on pain management, injury recovery and general health.  I think understanding connective tissue, or fascia as it is often called, is the next step in body care and physical medicine.

After  doing the foot and hand routines, my clients and I both have experienced a greater ease of movement, not only in feet or hands but moving inward towards the body’s core.

Currently I have added the MELT foot technique to my Thursday morning class Arcs, Balls and Bands (ABBs)

and my foot fitness workshops.  Come give it a try.


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The barres have arrived!

By on March 5, 2017

The barres have arrived! Our new barres are unpacked, ready for installation and for your lovely hands. No dog paws for these babies – they are great for us people to improve balance with our four paws, eh hem… feet, hands, hips and shoulders… Total Barre at

Scrumptious Sweet Potato Paleo Cinnamon Rolls

By on November 18, 2016

We all deserve a treat, let alone a guilt free one! These are hands down the best Sweet Potato Paleo Cinnamon Rolls I’ve ever eaten and are definitely worth the work. Still significantly easier than the traditional cinnamon rolls, without the

Studio Cleaner Recipe

By on March 9, 2016

My studio cleaner recipe. You asked so here it is!  I use both essentials oils that have been identified as antispetic and anti fungal along with some other basic ingredients. I wanted a cleaner that was reliable enough to keep

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The Value of Breath

By on March 5, 2016

After a week long retreat of Yamuna Body School in Tulum, Mexico I am reminded of how powerful the breath is. I am excited to share this with those of you here in Sammamish.  Look for a Breath Workshop here at