Partners Kathleen Tracy (left) and Julie Lively in front of Pilates in the Pines and Moving Lively Studio at Oakwood Village on North Circle. Photo by Brian Tracy

Inspired by Idyllwild’s natural synergy leads many residents to the precious conclusion that joy, tranquility and fitness go hand in hand. How else can we vividly enjoy the ever-shifting seasonal surroundings, remain active and maintain balance?

A compelling answer to this dilemma is offered by Idyllwild therapists Kathleen Tracy and Julie Lively who have created a dedicated studio space in Idyllwild that focuses on Pilates, Craniosacral Therapy and the Feldenkrais Method®.

While this dynamic-duo shares the mutual desire for total body awareness connecting mind and body, what is equally impressive are their professional credentials. Tracy is a licensed physical therapist and owner of Pilates in the Pines. Lively is a licensed occupational therapist and owner of Moving Lively.

If you don’t quite understand the respective roles these therapies provide, you’re invited to learn by stopping by for their studio grand opening from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at Oakwood Village, 54425 North Circle, Space 8.

In addition to light refreshments, visitors will be able to take advantage of coupon pricing, learn more about the broad spectrum of services offered and view their respective credentials.

Sharing a common mission, studio space, education, training and more than 20 years of combined experience, this collaboration promises a strategic opportunity for Idyllwild residents to pursue their health in a safe, nurturing environment.

As explained by Lively, “In our new combined studio setting, we’re able to use a wider range of complementary skill sets, and have more freedom to create solutions with and for our clients, versus a traditional clinical setting governed by insurance.”

“There is no cookbook formula,” explains Tracy. “We work from a position of strength to meet each client where they are. We then fine tune programs based on their needs and expectations.” In addition to feeling and looking better, common client expectations include chronic pain control, better posture, strengthening, weight loss, body alignment and flexibility, they say.

Supported by testimonials praising the outcome of their hands-on techniques, the studio is outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment. This includes custom-made Gratz equipment known to elevate client experience and outcome.

The studio offers private sessions and small classes. Moving forward they also will offer workshops focused on specific needs, such as osteoporosis. As described by Tracy, “The idea is for clients to learn to actively maintain their health enhanced by our passion, education, training and equipment.”

For more information, email: Kathleen Tracy, pilatesinthepines@icloud.com or Julie Lively, movinglively@gmail.com.

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