Welcome to The Studio at A Step To Health!

We’re delighted to add a brand new studio space to A Step To Health! The Studio offers dynamic movement classes, wellness workshops, and special class series led by welcoming instructors who are committed to helping you feel better.

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New Students
If you live local to this area, your first class at The Studio is free! Please plan to arrive to your first class 5-10 minutes early.

The Studio is located next to the Infrared Sauna, upstairs at A Step To Health. Our address is 410 Millstone Drive, Hillsborough, NC 27278.

A single drop-in class is $15. Take advantage of our Grand Opening Specials:
5 classes for $60 (2-month expiration)
10 classes for $100 (3-month expiration)

Further Questions
If you have further questions please email The Studio manager at 410TheStudio@gmail.com.



Emily Burrows (Mindful Yoga)
I took my first yoga class in college while I was recovering from a knee injury, and in my nearly 2 decades of practice, yoga has helped me make peace with my body and my whole self in deep and lasting ways. I teach body positive, mindful yoga, with a focus on self compassion and trusting yourself. You're encouraged to let go of being “good” at yoga and instead get curious about how your practice feels. My classes include space for questions and self-guided movement. You’re invited to laugh at yourself, close your eyes, and forget the notion that you have to be young, thin, and bend like a pretzel to practice yoga. Yoga is for your unique body!

I offer self care coaching, private yoga lessons, retreats, and workshops throughout the Triangle and online. Visit www.emilyburrows.com.


Kathleen Lezama (Pilates for Your Core)
I am a Pilates Method Alliance® Certified Pilates Teacher and have been teaching mat classes since 2002. I originally started out in the fitness world teaching various forms of aerobics and resistance classes, but after discovering pilates, I fell in love with the method. Several years after earning a beginner and intermediate mat certification, I became pilates equipment certified. I am fortunate enough to be able to do what I love by teaching/training at the Duke Center for Living at Fearrington, and also in my home studio. I have 3 grown children and a soccer playing husband who is slowly warming up to the idea of pilates to help stay injury free…progress!


Sandy Brady (MELT Foam Rolling)
I ran across a description of a MELT class in 2014 when I was going through a difficult time; I was preparing to send a child to college while also serving as caretaker for a dying parent. So of course I was totally neglecting my own self-care. Intrigued by the idea of “hands-off bodywork” and captivated by the promise of “reducing chronic pain”, I signed up. The MELT techniques had a profound effect – not only by making me feel better physically, but also by improving my overall sense of well-being. After experiencing the changes in my own body, I felt compelled to learn to teach MELT so I could share it with others. I am a licensed massage therapist, so I am a firm believer in the efficacy of bodywork, but I am even more passionate about teaching people to do their own bodywork. The principles of MELT are grounded in the latest scientific understanding of how the human body works. So while I love to have fun in class, you’ll also find me working in explanations about the science of why and how MELT works. Learn more about MELT.


Paula Huffman (Deep Stretch)
I started practicing yoga in the mid 70’s. I now have a committed personal yoga and meditation practice that has evolved since that time. I have been an instructor of yoga for almost 25 years. Combining my life’s work experience in the health care field with my yoga teaching, my focus is on the healing and restorative aspects of yoga through the development of both physical and spiritual awareness. My style of teaching encourages a quiet, gentle, reflective approach to asana with the belief that yoga can be adapted to meet students needs regardless of any limitations they may be experiencing.

I hold Adjunct Faculty position with UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine’s Program on Integrative Medicine where I teach Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Pain Management classes. I also offer Mindfulness workshops through my company Carolina Wellness to organizations within the State.

I received my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training with the NC School of Yoga in 2001 and have received specialty certifications in Restorative Yoga with Judith Lasater, Yin Yoga with Sarah Powers, Yoga Warriors, Mindfulness Yoga with Frank Jude Boccio, Perinatal Fitness with the International Childbirth Education Association, and Level I Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy. I have also studied and completed intensive trainings with the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Mass led by Jon Kabat Zinn and Center Staff.