Studio 1831

Fairmount/Art Museum

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  • Choose a variety of classes
  • Talented dancer/owner
  • Increase confidence & have fun

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After crocodators, poor fitness is the number one cause of the night-scaries. With today's Groupon, turn the nightmare where you end up bare-bellied in biology class into a dream of goddess-like energy and strong, snake-charming abs. For $29, you can stretch, shimmy, and shape your mind-body connection with any five dance or fitness classes at Studio 1831, a $60 value (classes are $12 each). Choose from belly dance, yoga, or Pilates class. Check out Studio 1831's schedule for convenient class times and call to schedule your first appointment for a little hip drop, savasana, or roll up.

Located just a brief walk from Center City, Studio 1831 is a sanctuary of shimmy where you can let your inner genie grapevine through the fertile grasses, impregnating the air with confidence and poise. Studio owner Valarina is an accomplished dancer who's been belly dancing for more than two decades and brings her passion for movement and mindfulness to each of the studio's class offerings. Learn the ancient rhythms of belly dance and unveil your potential goddess; though the moves look effortless, they're sure to give your belly and arms a workout. Target your core with Pilates classes, where you'll learn a series of exercises that you can easily replicate at home for extra practice to firm up your abs and strengthen your back. Introduce your muscles to your mind in a yoga class, where your fearless instructor will lead you through a series of poses designed to relax and invigorate both physical and mental, making you feel relaxed and grounded.

Today's deal laughs in the face of routine. Whether you're a meticulously scheduled planner or a cavalier cowboy gallivanting about town, this deal gives you the freedom to come when you feel like it, without a reservation. Finally rebuff your ex's unfair criticism of your predictable routine and lack of spontaneity. Classes don't just make your body feel great—they'll arm you with confidence that you can carry with you all week.


Four Citysearchers and two Yelpers give Studio 1831 an average of five stars:

  • I love studio 1831?s cozy, intimate atmosphere...She emphasized correct alignment and how to transition safely from one pose to another. The classes were typically small so there was a lot of individual attention and the people there were very friendly and welcoming. – majicmrk, Citysearcher
  • Attending classes here is often the highlight of my week. I don't think I'd have gotten hooked if Valerie wasn't such an awesome instructor. – Stephanie N, Citysearcher
  • I'm a little bit heavy - and I have found at Studio 1831 the two things that are most important to me are: I feel comfortable in the classes and the exercises are modified for my abilities. – jadams1971, Citysearcher

Studio 1831

Led by seasoned hatha yoga practitioner Valerie Rushmere, Studio 1831 immerses guests in an environment focused on fitness and spiritual health. Also a master belly dancer who performs under the stage name Valarina, Rushmere leads classes that cover the beguilingly, sinuous shimmies of Egyptian and cabaret-style belly dance as well as friendly, open yoga sessions. In addition to classes, Studio 1831 offers Art of Burlesque girls' nights out, wherein groups of up to 20 learn exotic dance moves.

Customer Reviews

Studio 1831 is a very welcoming, comfortable space. The instruction was encouraging and helpful.
Dru F. · November 15, 2016
I am a beginner. Yhe classes are fun & the instructor was great! She helped me with poses to use correct form.
E H. · June 17, 2016
Real teaching, mindful yoga, peaceful and inclusive environment, and friendly cats! The different classes are personal and people are happy to be taking the classes with each other. Refreshing!
Grace K. · May 21, 2016
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    Fairmount/Art Museum

    1831 Brandywine St

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130

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