• October 19, 2017

    Shopkeeper Spotlight: Local Motion Studio

    Shopkeeper Spotlight: Local Motion Studio
    October 16, 2017 by District Blogger Christina Leave a Comment

    Local Motion Studio is dedicated to offering high-quality fitness and dance classes and promoting the multiple benefits experiencing movement and exercise in a variety of ways. Sara Lavan, with an educational and teaching background in dance, Pilates, Franklin Method, and pre- and post-partum fitness, opened the studio in 2012.  Sarah Craig, a fitness enthusiast, became business partner in 2016. She is working toward her group fitness and aerial yoga certifications… Read More »

  • May 23, 2017

    Old Town Boutique Feature

    Shopkeeper Secrets: Local Motion Studio
    Feature from  Old Town Boutique February 9, 2017
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    Megan is always thinking “local,” even when she’s on her way to class. Notice she’s wearing her favorite jacket from The Hive.
    Let’s be honest. Getting up early to work out every morning can be challenging, especially if you are not excited about where you are going or what you are doing. For local shopkeeper Megan Podolsky, things have changed since she started going to class at Local Motion Studio… Read More »

  • May 26, 2016

    Grand Re-opening

    Grand Reopening Set for Local Motion Studio in Alexandria
    A grand reopening party is set for June 5; studio offers yoga, pilates, aerial, dance, childcare, children’s classes and early classes.
    By Mary Ann Barton (Patch Staff) – Updated May 26, 2016 6:11 pm ET

     ALEXANDRIA, VA — Looking to get in shape for the summer or just get started on that living healthier plan? Alexandria’s Local Motion Studio, which offers a variety of classes including yoga and Pilates… Read More »

  • October 28, 2014


    Food Diaries: How a Dancer and Mom of Two Eats for a Day
    Sara Lavan strives to create healthy meals that are still kid-friendly. Find out how she does it.

    Written by Tanya Pai | Published on October 28, 2014

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    Are you a local health, nutrition, or fitness expert with a love of food? Keep a food diary for us! E-mail tpai@washingtonian.com for details.
    Among all the wonderful things about children, an adventurous palate is unfortunately not always one of them… Read More »

  • July 18, 2014

    Fit Mama Friday – Meet Sara

    Fit Mama Friday – Meet Sara
    July 18, 2014 by Carly Pizzani

    Sara Lavan, today’s Fit Mama Friday, was nominated by a friend for the series. Not only is Sara a total fit mama, she even opened her own fitness center in Alexandria, VA – Local Motion Studio – catered towards nurturing fit families. Mama to two boys, Jasper, aged 9, and Dakota, aged 6, Sara has a dance background, is a Pilates instructor at her studio… Read More »

  • October 19, 2012

    Local Motion Studio Opens With a Mission to Share the Joy of Dance

    Local Motion Studio Opens With a Mission to Share the Joy of Dance
    New Dove St. studio also offers childcare and classes for children as well as adults.
    By Sharon McLoone (Patch Staff) – Updated Jan 19, 2012 12:36 pm ET

    Sara Lavan is a dancer who seeks to share the joy of dance with all ages.
    She recently opened Local Motion, a studio offering yoga, Pilates and dance for children and adults seeking to stretch their bodies and their minds… Read More »

  • April 13, 2012

    Body in Balance – Local Motion Studio

    Posted on April 13, 2012 by Ann Bartlett

    I believe that businesses, like BIBC, should embrace and support the best local businesses we know.  In this series, I’d like to share some of my “go to” experts.
    A few years ago, Sara Lavan popped into my office to ask about teaching Pilates mat classes at BIBC.  From our initial meeting, I loved Sara’s knowledge of the mechanics of the body and her passion for teaching… Read More »