Since 2006, locals and visitors alike have found a peaceful oasis at Balance.
We are grateful for the continued support of our students and clients who have helped us to grow and expand. We strive to provide quality instruction in Pilates and Yoga in a clean, quiet atmosphere where students focus on connecting mind, body, and spirit without distraction.
Balance offers group classes, individual sessions, and private group sessions in Pilates & Yoga. We also offer local and international retreats and workshops.
Our massage therapists are dedicated to releasing stress and tension from the body and instilling a sense of wellness and relaxation. Traditional Thai Yoga Massage is available and Integrative Massage, too.
Judy first discovered yoga with Raquel Welch via her video from 1984 Total Beauty and Fitness. After many years of dance, the challenging mind/body exercises felt very similar to the ballet barre work she loved. After completing her studies at Penn State in 1995, Judy moved to Berkeley where she took her first Pilates class and became an instant enthusiast. Pilates and Yoga have both proven to help avoid the common aches and pains associated with scoliosis (curvature of the spine) and years of ballet and step aerobics.
A Philadelphia native, Judy studied with the “Best of Philly” at Yoga on Main with David Newman (Durga Das) in 2000 and Janine Galati at Alternative Health and Fitness in 2001. She then followed her heart to the Virgin Islands to be with her now-husband, Mark.
During their four years in the Caribbean, Judy was the resident Pilates and Yoga instructor to visitors at the Self Centre at Caneel Bay on St. John and the Ritz Carlton St. Thomas. She also has had the privilege to study yoga with Erich Schiffman, Shiva Rea, Rainbeau Mars, Doug Swenson, and Simon Park amongst others.
Since her return to the US in 2005, Judy completed 600 hours of Pilates training with Carol Beringer at Pilates & More in Wayne, PA. She then opened Balance Pilates & Yoga Studio in Cape May, NJ on the Washington Street Mall. In March 2008, the studio moved to its current location at 600 Park Blvd in West Cape May.
Her vision for the studio is to help transform students’ images of themselves and their bodies and to offer the community a space for celebrations and learning.
Rita Lynn Lyman-Hedr
Since 2007, Rita Lynn Lyman-Hedr has specialized in focused, yoga-based massage, body therapy and restorative movement. Her healing sessions draw from techniques such as Thai yoga massage, Sports massage, assisted stretching, postural assessment and intuitive energy work. Each of Rita's massages is tailored to the needs of her client varying to address specific issues causing discomfot or dis-ease. Rita is espcially attuned to assisting her clients' bodies to heal from within by focusing on bringing balance to the skeletal muscles and energetic pathways that pain and tension can travel.
Her massages have been described as "deeply healing," transformative," and "exactly what I needed."
Rita is also a visual artist who ahs been leading Resorative Movement Classes and Creative Workshops in Philadelphia and South Jersey since 2003.
Open Daily During Regularly Scheduled Classes& by Appointment Only.
(609) 884 - 3001
600 Park Boulevard
Cape May, NJ 08204