Our New Online Scheduler Vagaro!

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Hello everyone we hope you are enjoying the warmer weather we are getting in! We have BIG news! We are switching our online booking service over to Vagaro start April 1st ( no april fools joke here ;)) We hope with this new change it will be easier for your to manage your appointments with us and book online or via their ios App or google App! Just look for the Vagaro app in your apple app store or google play store!

We have successfully migrated our current customer to Vagaro and you should be getting an email to set up your account ! If you have not gotten an email please dont hesitate to reach out to us at studioelena.management@gmail.com and we will sort you out! If you have any remaining packages with us you have been credited for those in the new system. Please reach out again if you feel you are missing anything!

We are really excited to have this new addition to our studio and we hope you will enjoy it too!

Another big news item is we have added a new Unlimited Class Pass Package! We have listened to your feedback and are now offering the Monthly Unlimited Class Pass PLUS ! With this new pass you can enjoy all our classes with the regular unlimited pass but now with the addition of 4 equipment classes per month for a low monthly payment of $220! Thats just $55 per week! We hope you take advantage of this new class pass! you can find out new class pass on our new Vagaro packages page

New Classes & Times!

Hello everyone we are welcoming in 2019 with two new exciting additions to our class schedule.

Chair Yoga - Sat 12:30pm-1:30pm
Teacher : Elena Sartori

Our Chair Yoga class is designed for yogis of all ages, who can not or do not want to get down on the floor. You will get all the benefits of a yoga practice from the comfort of your chair. We will also utilize the sturdy bar located in our fitness room to improve balance and posture.

We use a chair for support while sitting or standing, allowing you to do yoga at your desk, work, on a plane or in a wheelchair. Chair Yoga can be done anywhere and at any time.

Suitable for seniors, big people, people dealing with or healing from injury or illnesses, limited mobility, and anyone who just wants to learn a gentle way of practicing yoga.

With chair yoga you can benefit from the following:

  • Improve Strength and Energy

  • Improve Flexibility and Balance

  • Improve Concentration

  • Pain Management

  • Improve the quality of sleep

  • Improve your breathing quality and capacity

  • Managing anxiety disorders

  • Improve the quality of your life

In Studio Elenas Chair Yoga class with our highly experienced chair yoga instructor, we will work with you to make it an enjoyable and fun experience. Chair and props are provided to keep everyone safe and supported-no need to bring a mat.

Pilates Body Bar - Mon 5:00pm-6:00pm
Teacher : Elena Sartori

Raise the Bar! Pilates Body Bar fitness will really challenge all of your major muscle groups and provide you with a full body workout.

Our high intensity, low impact Pilates Body Bar class is perfect for increasing flexibility, muscle strength, posture, weight management, Arms-Sculpting and boost your overall health

The benefit of the Pilates Body Bar:

  • Improves bone density. One of the best ways you can control bone loss as you age is to add strength training.

  • It improves muscle mass. The lean muscle mass that we all work so hard to keep, decreases with age.

  • It increases the strength of the connective tissues, muscles, and tendons. That leads to improved motor performance and decrease injury risk.

  • Strengthen and increase physical work capacity. Like in the garden or beekeeping or when you need to shovel the snow ;)

  • It improves your quality of life as your gaining body confidence, strength training will not only make you stronger but also help you manage your weight.

We hope to see you in these new classes and for unlimited class pass holders they are included in your pass :). Please check out class page for all updated class time.

Dec/Jan Schedule Change

What a whirlwind of a year it has been, and now its soon coming to a close. Our Stress-Free Holiday Fair was nothing less than a success and we want to thank everyone who was able to make it out that Saturday!

Moving into the second half of December we will be having a modified winter schedule as Elena will be away in India! Starting December 15th - January 19th (pilates class on the 15th is canceled but yoga class will still happen) we will only be having our evening yoga classes and Saturday class taught by the wonderful Noelle Austin!!:

Monday - Restorative Yoga from 5:00pm-6:00pm
Wednesday - Yoga for Back Care from 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturday - Holistic Yoga from 10:00am- 11:00am 

We will be closed for the Holiday Break December 24th - January 2nd   

Noelle is also available for private sessions and can be booked directly by contacting: Noelle Directly at 828-406-2199

Elena will be back and teaching classes starting the week of January 21st! We hope to see you in the New Year and continue your journey and healing and happiness with us! 

Flourless Seed Bread

( gluten free, flour free, yeast free) 
Many have stopped eating bread due to the many side effect on health of traditional bread. It only takes minutes to prepare. Enjoy this guilt free affordable bread recipe! 

1/2 cup of sunflower seeds
1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup of flax seeds
1/2 cup of raw almonds pieces
1 1/2 cup of rolled oats
2 tbsp of chia seeds
4 tbsp of psyllium husk
1 tsp of salt
1 tbsp of maple syrup
3 tbsp of avocado oil
1 1/2  cup of almond milk or other nut based milk
1/2 cup of chocolate chips (optional)

1. Combine all ingredients in medium size bowl, mix well and let it sit for 1-2 hours. 
2. Place dough in rectangle well oiled bread shape pan. 
3. Preheat the over to 350 F and bake 30-40min until its firm to touch
4.Cool for 20min then take it out to cool for 15 min before removing from pan and wait until its cool before slicing.

New Schedule and New Classes!

Hello, everyone, I hope you are all enjoying spring as well as the new space! We have some other exciting news dealing with classes. We are pumping up our schedule and adding a few new additions! 

Check out our new classes starting today, May 15th! Our schedule is pumped full of at least 3 unique classes a day, there is no better time to take advantage of our class pass and enjoy them all!!!

Here are the new classes added to our lineup

Healing Breath Yoga

Thursdays @ 6:15pm-7:30pm

Take a deep breath, because we’re about to introduce you to an early contender for 2018’s most out-there fitness trend: The Breathing class, currently sweeping across the US. Let strength, healing, balance, and stability fill your whole body, and let go of tension and fatigue in this relaxing breathing practice.There is the unexplainable and tremendous quality of mindful inhale and open exhale that embodies all we may truly need to start to heal ourselves.

Yoga For Back Care

Wednesday @ 6:15pm-7:15pm

Achy back? Give yoga for back care a go. This class will be beneficial for people battling with backache, spine curvature and imbalances, gym goers, and people who spend long periods of time on their feet. By building body awareness students will be empowered to release tension and find ease in the back body through specific poses. Numerous studies have shown the power of ancient practice to relieve back soreness and improve function. 

Therapy Mat Pilates

Mondays @ 10:30am-11:30am

This is a wonderful class for beginner Pilates students and anyone struggling with body imbalances or recovering from injuries. Here you will learn proper body mechanics that will help you to correct imbalances and support natural healing processes. Even the most seasoned practitioners will find this class useful by gaining a deeper understanding of Pilates form and learning new ways to improve their practice. We will be using Pilates props such as the small ball, rubber band, magic circle and more.

We Are Moving!!!

Its a little bit nostalgic to think about 5 years ago we opened Studio Eleanas in Boone and we have met and helped so many people with their fitness and wellness goals. But its time to spread our roots a little father and we're excited to announce that we will be moving to a new location by May 1st! We are already busy setting up the place and making improvements along the way as we prepare your arrival into our new space! The new space is about three times the size of our current location with lots of natural light and located in Boone Heights Shopping Center right off Blowing Rock Road! 

Our new address is: 182-A Boone Heights Drive Boone, NC 28607

If you dont know we have an Instagram account where you can see our progress as we put it all together and get the latest news as well as tips for your practice! Follow us @Studioelenas

Also, we will be closing the studio on April 27th - the 31st as we move our equipment into the new space and tie up our loose ends at our old spot. So mark your calendars ahead of time. Can't wait to see you all there! 😁

Delightful Butternut Apple Soup 


They say one apple 🍎 a day keeps doctors away, but I think they really might have something here! Apples a packed pull of digestion enzymes, as well as vitamins and adding an apple to your soup, can help with digestion, hydration and reduce calorie intake while improving flavor. Not to mention its just a divine complement to the butternut squash. 

1 medium butternut squash- peeled, deseeded and cut into small cubes
1/2 large sweet onion- chopped
1 large apple- peeled and cut into cubes
2 tbsp of “Better than chicken” organic veg bullion or equivalent stock
1/2 cup of cream of brown rice
Boiling water to cover veg about 4 inches
1 tsp of turmeric powder
1 tsp of freshly grated ginger
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
Cashew or almond yogurt to garnish
2 tbsp of coconut oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Heat a large frying pan with coconut oil over medium-high heat, add chopped onion, ginger, turmeric and stir for 5min. Place cut squash and continue stirring until lightly browned. Mix in cream of brown rice and stir for about 2 min.

When you're done transfer the entire contents of the frying pan as well as the cut apples into a medium-sized cooking pot. Cover the contents with boiling water and stir in the veg broth, salt and cook until the vegetables are tender. Using a hand blender purée vegetables until smooth.  you could also use a hand masher but the texture may not be as smooth. If you only have a blender make sure the soup has cooled down to room temperature before blending or else you might have an explosive soup on your hands. To top it opp mix in the chopped fresh parsley and yogurt enjoy! 

Vegan Caprese


This Caprese will fill you with energy and full of refreshing flavors that will just burst in your mouth. Whos ready to jump into the spring spirit!?

1 pink grapefruit - peeled and sliced without skin
1 ripe avocado- peeled and sliced
1/2 a lime juiced
1 tbsp of agave
1 tsp of salt or to taste
2 tbsp of cold pressed olive oil
a handful of fresh basil leaves without stem

Arrange the grapefruit and avocado slices on your serving plate. Hand squeeze the juice from what will remain out of the grapefruit and blend in a blender with remaining ingredients until smooth. Pour freshly made dressing on the avocado and grapefruit slices and enjoy!

Authentic Golden Milk


Golden Milk has been all the rage recently, getting served at high-end cafes and all the popular spots all around America. No wonder its so popular this recipe helps with anxiety and stress as well as promoting a good nights sleep. Sounds like just like the magical potion everyone is looking for!  The key ingredient is a magical spice called saffron which is known to lift your energy and bring a feeling of peace and happiness. Bonus points for those who practice meditation it helps with grounding after the practice.

1cup of organic cow milk or alternative milk such as coconut milk, macadamia nut milk, etc.
1/4 tsp of freshly grated ginger, turmeric powder,
pinch of salt and saffron string
1-2 tsp of honey
1/2 tsp of clarifying butter(also known as ghee)

In a pot, heat up the milk and add fresh ginger, turmeric powder, ghee pinch of salt and saffron strings. Bring it to a boil and let it cool to drinking temperature then add honey and enjoy on its own or with some sliced bananas.




 Nourishing Fermented Rice

When we cook rice today it may not be completely digested by the body. Many of the micronutrient present in the grain may not be readily bio-available for absorption. Fermented rice provides immense health benefits:

  • providing energy for the whole day
  • the body feels less tired
  • helps with allergies and skin related problems
  • removes all types of ulcers
  • helps to maintain the youthful and radiant look of your skin
  • helps to get rid of caffeine dependency
  • the richest source of vitamin B12 for vegans provides gut healing bacteria in abundance
  • removes constipation
  • normalizes blood pressure

for 2 servings

1 cup of basmati rice (washed and strained)
2 cup of hot water
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp of sugar
1 small pot of fired clay
water room temperature to cover the cooked rice

In a small pot place hot water and basmati rice with salt and sugar and bring it to a boil. Simmer it until about 4Tbs of water remains. Switch the stove off and keep the lid closed on the pot for about 15 minutes to finish cooking the rice. When the rice cools down to room temperature then place the room temperature water over the rice, just enough to cover the rice. If your stove is still warm set the rice on the burner otherwise set your stove on lowest setting to warm up the plate then turn it off the heat and place pot with rice and water in warm stove overnight. If its summer you can leave it in the sun for about 3-6 hours.

You can eat it with the water which has a lot of nutrition and good bacteria for your gut or without the water. Add yogurt of your choice for a complete breakfast. You can also use chopped cilantro, tomato and sweet onions with lime juice to accompany this dish.