Ready to fully embody your body? Come move with me!

My group classes focus on experiencing mindful movement as well as the joy of growing and learning with a community of other movers. Group offerings include:

 

Restore Your Core Class Series

Restore Your Core group classes teach you a method of retraining your core & pelvic floor muscles to be functional, reflexive, responsive, and supportive to your body. The class is great for diastasis recti, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, back pain, core or pelvic floor dysfunction, or for those who simply want to build a strong foundation for their body. The Restore Your Core series provides you with a solid understanding of the principles behind RYC®, and time to begin integrating them into your body.

RYC® is not a high-intensity, fast-paced class. Think yoga, not bootcamp. You won't get a flat belly—instead you'll get skills that you can take off the mat into your life. You'll leave stronger and more capable of doing the things you love. If you've been trying to fix your DR with crunches and burpees, stop! Slow down for a few weeks, find your deep core muscles, and enjoy the satisfaction of better function.

Who is RYC for?

  • People with a history of diastasis recti (mummy tummy), pelvic organ prolapse, stress incontinence (sneeze pee), back pain, or other core or pelvic floor dysfunction

  • People just getting back into exercise (whether you've been behind a desk for years or just had a baby—all of the work we do in RYC® will help you prepare for more intensity)

  • People who are interested in a mindful movement class that helps them understand the "why" of how we move.

Bonuses! In addition to the classes in each series, you will receive:

  • Weekly homework via video

  • Core Basics handout outlining core dos and don'ts

  • Group interaction via private Facebook group to allow for connection outside of class—community is a *huge* part of healing!

  • Discounts on my 1-1 services

Current RYC® Offerings:

Durham Restore Your Core classes are held at Empower Personalized Fitness.

8 weeks for the price of 7 ($160):
Thursdays 7pm-8:15pm, 9/5-10/24
Wednesdays, 10am-11:15am, 9/11-10/30

Hillsborough Restore Your Core classes are held at Santosha Space.

6 weeks, 12pm-12:45pm, $80 for the series.
You’ll get all the same between-class support and discounts on 1-1 work that I offer during all my series. The abbreviated class format means you can get your core restored and get back to work in an hour!

Curious about Restore Your Core and want to get a taste? I’m offering a 1.5 hour sample class in Hillsborough on September 28th. 1 hour of movement, plus 30 minutes for Q&A, all for $20.

Join my email list to stay up to date on upcoming classes.

(afflink: I recommend the online Restore Your Core program between classes.)

Restorative Movement

Saturday 10am: The Studio at A Step to Health, Hillsborough, NC

Restorative Movement classes are designed to help you move with greater ease and efficiency, so that you can find joy in movement throughout your life. Not yoga. Not Pilates. Restorative Movement is a whole-body, whole-self experience. Your questions, comments, and reflections are encouraged during class! Whether it becomes your regular class or you just drop in for a day, this is your class and your community. Accessibility note: The Studio is up a flight of stairs, and no elevator is available.

August and September we’re getting back to basics: the essential, whole-body movements your body craves.

Pricing: per-class cost ranges from $10-15. Check out The Studio’s website for more on class packages, or register using the button below. If you’re a local, your first class is free!

 
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We love the Saturday morning class and even after a year, there is always something new to learn...

This is a low stress class where laughter and movement combine and we recommend it for anyone! Whether your lifestyle is more sedentary or athletic you will learn how to stretch and strengthen many parts of your body that you just don't use on a daily basis.

--Kelley W. & Shannon W., Hillsborough

 
 
We have been attending Larissa’s Restorative Movement class for over a year now and we love it! There are many strengthening exercises that we have learned and use at home or work on a daily basis to help improve our daily activities and lifestyle. We love the Saturday morning class and even after a year, there is always something new to learn. Larissa keeps learning and brings her discoveries to class, and this makes them fun and educational! We also feel that the hour and fifteen minutes of focus on one or two muscle groups leaves us feeling both stretched and energized - and over time, more flexible! There are many little things that we do, like changing up our dominant sitting position, that have raised our awareness of movement when not in the class.

This is a low stress class where laughter and movement combine and we recommend it for anyone! Whether your lifestyle is more sedentary or athletic you will learn how to stretch and strengthen many parts of your body that you just don’t use on a daily basis.
— Kelley W. & Shannon W., Hillsborough, NC