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What is Ice House Studios?

In 2012, Suzanne discovered that the historic Ice House in downtown Harrisonburg was to be renovated into a very cool mixed-media space. The idea of moving The Center to such a space intrigued her. What if The Center could be a part of this great boost for our increasingly vibrant downtown? What if the special energy of The Center united with other downtown, like-minded businesses and local talents?

So, Suzanne called Rebekah from Breathe Pilates, and she quickly saw the vision, too. As a team, could Suzanne and Rebekah bring The Center and Breathe Pilates under one roof to offer our wonderful city even more ways to feel connected, inspired, and healthy? Within weeks, connections were made, many of cups of tea consumed, and plans were put into place. And because the Ice House renovations offered the promise of a blank canvas in which to build, they also could include massage therapy, acupuncture, and other holistic health offerings.

Could all of these passions come together and create place where people could come feel welcomed, nurtured, inspired, and challenged? Absolutely! And so we created ‘Ice House Studios’, an umbrella under which The Center and Breathe Pilates could run side-by-side along with bodywork practitioners, yoga therapists and other lovers of alternative health — all in a stunningly renovated industrial space. You will still find the Yoga and Nia classes you love.

You can schedule massage and sauna sessions, yoga therapy, Thai Yoga Bodywork, and attend classes and workshops of all kinds. You can take a your favorite Pilates or Barre class. And you can do it all under one roof. We can’t wait to see you at Ice House Studios.

The Center is waiting for you. Enjoy the classes you love. See the people who make you smile, get a hug, get strong, and feel the love.