• I took my first yoga nidra class in the aerial silks yesterday. I suffer from chronic fatigue and struggle to get out of bed. Today I was up at 6 and feeling calm and centered. The studio is a calming place as well.

    — K

    After you announced your closing I tried a whole bunch of area places. One thing I hate is that so many studios emphasize appearance. I want to get stronger; if I look “better” that’s ancillary. Since doing cardio class regularly, I think I’m stronger. All this to say, I love Local’s emphasis on movement. I cringe when I’m at another studio and the instructor talks about doing an exercise to improve the way a certain part of your body looks.

    — B

    Love the Pilates classes – no matter how I feel walking in, I feel fantastic (and two inches taller) walking out!

    — M

  • I’ve begun my “come back” by going to Sara Lavan’s Pilates class at Local Motion Studio. It amazes me how much her class mirrors the PT my physical therapists have given me. What an awesome resource to have.

    — E

    Love, love, loved ballet class today!!!

    — S

    Once I stepped into the studio again, I felt at peace. It is such a wonderful environment you’ve set up for our community – thank you for creating such a wonderful environment for all!

    — W

  • The childcare staff IS amazing! Thanks ladies!

    — S

    Many many thanks for the job that you do with our precious cargo!

    — V

    There is something pretty healing about the energy in your studio, but you already know that, I’m sure!

    — W

  • Today’s class made me appreciate SO SO much how you structure your class: you have a lovely (and logical) progression of movement, with each leading into the next. Every movement is thoughtful and contributes to an intelligently holistic feeling of healthfulness and strength. I really appreciate your gift for teaching, Sara. I just want to say thank you.

    — S

    I wanted so say thank you for so much for opening Local Motion. You would never have known this, but when I first started going to Local Motion, I took ballet as a kid, and I loved rediscovering it as an adult. I always appreciated how you made it fun and technical at the same time. Congrats on the community you’ve created. You’ve filled a much-needed niche, and you should be proud.

    — T

    I remember thinking, after the first week of taking your class, that ALL of us in yoga need to see you once a week at least. As you share your deep knowledge of the body while we’re on the mat, I take notes about ways to move even more mindfully in yoga, which is especially important now that I’m not 20, and have the weird injuries and asymmetries to show for my experience in the world. There is no one who wouldn’t benefit from your class, Sara. But what I appreciate most (about your class but also about your studio in general) is that you take each student as she is, and encourage each of us to move mindfully and gracefully.

    — S