2018 November-December News and Schedule

What a full year it has been! This March I started my 600-hr Power Pilates Comprehensive Teacher Training with Kim Castro at Body Lines Pilates in Ayer, MA. After driving down there for three-day weekends once a month I am nearly done! I passed my 600-hr practical exam last week, completed a written exam and have just a few pieces left to wrap up before it is official. I’m glad I decided to upgrade my certification in this way as I learned a ton about teaching with apparatus (such as the reformer, Cadillac, wunda chair and ladder barrel). But more importantly, I really love how classical Pilates mat work is focussed on building a strong supple spine. With that, so many things are possible!

Now, for my upcoming teaching schedule. I am traveling to Utah for my annual twin-trip with my brother. We’ll be running a trail race in Moab and exploring the red-rock desert for a week before Thanksgiving. That means the schedule for the rest of November looks like this:

There will be no classes between November 15-24th with the exception of Saturday November 17th when Jerome will teach the Saturday morning Creative Core and Yoga classes.

As some of you already know there is also no TUESDAY YOGA for the rest of November. Classes will resume in December.

I’ve mentioned to some of you that I am looking to re-structure my yoga classes, particularly during the winter months when attendance drops-off. For now you can look forward to December’s classes focussing more on restorative work, incorporating longer holds, and props such as foam rollers and body rolling balls.

The schedule for December looks like this:

No classes Saturday December 8th. (Millinocket Marathon)

No classes Sunday December 23 – Jan 1.

I am hoping to offer a couple special yin-yoga restorative classes Sunday afternoon around the Winter Solstice so check your email for updates about that.

2017 Holiday season schedule


With all the holidays during this last month of the year here’s a reminder of what classes will be cancelled:

Thanksgiving week: Classes will be held Tuesday and Wednesday but not Thursday-Saturday.

December 9th: There will be no Creative Core or Yoga class on this Saturday morning.

December 24- Jan 1: Studio Closed



Happy October

Fall Greetings!

I’ll be wrapping up my 2017 trail running season with a 100K (62 mile) race out in Arizona this weekend – the Javelina Jundred. That means no Pilates or Yoga classes on Thursday Oct. 26. But Jerome, my ever capable husband and certified yoga teacher will be teaching this weekend’s Creative Core and Yoga classes. Also, though I will be back to teach next week, I am going to go ahead and cancel the yoga class on Halloween evening so I can follow my costumed-children around town.

Have a great week and I’ll see you soon


Shoulder Anatomy and Function Workshop with Meghan Frederick

Anatomy in Motion: The Shoulder Girdle

Wednesday July 12th 5-7:30 pm

Presented by Meghan Frederick, a Maine native and current NYC-based Pilates Trainer.

We will take time to look at, touch, and move our skeletons- focusing on the shoulder girdle. With external visual aids we will locate and discuss commonly referenced anatomical landmarks within the Pilates repertoire. We will see and experience how we are able to slide our scapula, rotate and lift our collarbones, and find internal and external rotation of the humerus bones. Finding a clearer understanding of the bone rhythms underlying movement will allow us to move more fully, release tension in all those ‘stuck’ places, and work harder where we need to. We will work individually and in partners, there will be plenty of time for questions. Come prepared to move. This workshop is appropriate for beginning or advanced students as well as teachers interested in deepening their practice and their cueing techniques.

COST is $60 with registration before July 1st or $75 after July 1st

To pre-register please place a $30 deposit in one of the following ways:

-Mail to Meghan Frederick: 537 Clinton Ave #2A Brooklyn NY 11238

-Drop a check offoff at Blue Hill Mountain Studio

-Send by VENMO to Meghan_Frederick_2

For more information and to register contact:


February snow and a full week of vacation

What a wild and snowy February we’ve had. The whole of winter crammed into one week. Many classes were cancelled due to poor driving conditions and now I’m leaving for an entire week to soak up some sun and play in the sand. There will be no yoga, Pilates or Creative Core classes between February 18 – 24, 2017. I’m looking forward to seeing you all in March and starting up our regular weekly practices again!

Be Well,


June Update


I will be joining my family at Maine Fiddle Camp for the week. I wish I could tell you that I’ll be bringing my amazing fiddle skills back to the studio, but no. Though I like to think that being utterly humbled by learning to play the fiddle makes me a better student and thus a better teacher.

One Year Anniversary

This month marks Mountain Studio’s one year anniversary! It has been a lovely year with what feels like an easy organic flow of classes from one month to the next. I’m looking forward to celebrating with you in July with an open house evening – more on that later.

Class Updates

The Creative Core class on Wednesday and Saturday mornings has really taken off. People are figuring out how much fun the TRX straps are and also how to build strength using no props at all (lunges, squats and planks are the best!). There is still plenty of room in the Tuesday and Thursday traditional Pilates Mat class and I strongly suggest building a solid foundation in these classes before progressing to the Creative Core classes. The Tuesday evening Yoga Class is usually a smaller class and great for working on low-key progressions into arm balances and back bends while the Saturday morning class continues to be a wonderful community gathering – with just enough ease to help you unwind from the week and just enough effort to help you jump into the weekend.

Private Pilates Reformer, Mat, or Yoga Sessions

I am usually teetering on the edge of a full schedule but there are very often cancellations in the summer because of students traveling or hosting visitors so if you want to work with me one-on-one there’s a good chance we can find a time.



April News

Happy Spring!

The best way to survive such a cold damp spring is to keep your core humming with Pilates and core movement classes. Yoga classes this month have been focusing on opening the chest and shoulders to help with arm balances and back bending – poses that also require excellent core stability!

Mountain Studio will be closed from April 18-22

Charlotte will be traveling with her family during school spring break, but she’ll be here to teach all the Saturday morning classes.

Wild Open Heart Spring Cleanse

At a loss for what to do during Spring Break week in April? It’s a great time to try Charlotte’s Spring Cleanse! This “cleanse” is not what you think – think of it more as a seasonal-reset. A dietary shift in the right direction and a great learning opportunity. Find out more at:




March News

Charlotte is traveling to Massachusetts March 4-6th to complete her Pilates Mat 2 training. This means Pilates Mat classes are going to be that much more awesome when she gets back AND it means there will be no Creative Core class on Saturday March 5th. Jerome will once again substitute the Saturday morning Yoga class. Thanks Jerome!

Starting this week Jennifer Coolidge is starting up a third NIA class at Mountain Studio. This new class is Thursdays 7-8pm and is by donation and the proceeds will go to great local businesses/people in need. March might be blustery and cold outside but always feels warm and sunny after a good dance session!

And in case you are wondering, Charlotte did complete her 50 mile trail race in Page, AZ last weekend. It took her 12 hours and she finished in the top third for women.


Winter Break Week Schedule

The studio will be CLOSED Thursday February 18th

Charlotte is traveling to Page, Arizona to run a 50 mile trail race on February 20! However, she will be teaching her Tuesday and Wednesday classes February 16-17th, and Jerome will be teaching the Saturday morning yoga class on February 20th. Jennifer will be teaching NIA on Wednesday and Friday. There will be no Creative Core class Saturday the 20th. Enjoy the snow.

Studio Closed Dec. 28-31

There will be no classes at Mountain Studio between December 28 – 31. Please join us in the New Year for NIA on Friday or Creative Core and Yoga classes on Saturday. And be sure to check out the New Year’s class special below.

New Year’s Class Pass Special

Commit to a fitness routine for the first six weeks of the New Year and by President’s Day weekend you’ll be strong enough to hike up to the top of the ski hill. Of course you’ll be saving enough money to splurge on a lift ticket if you still need one.

  • Passes are good from January 1 – February 14.
  • Remaining classes will expire on February 14.
  • There will be a snow make up the last week of February if needed.
  • You can buy as many passes of any kind as you like to use during this time.
  • Passes can only be applied to the kind of class they are purchased for.
  • Only one user per pass (no sharing passes please.)
  • Passes can be bought online* or in person at Mountain Studio.

Available New Years Passes:

6 Yoga/Creative Core Classes – $50 

12 Pilates Classes – $120

6 NIA Dance Classes – $60

*Online payment is through Stripe via Mountain Studio’s PunchPass page. It is a secure payment system that will automatically apply the classes you purchase to the studio attendance system.