Earth Centered Medicine & Movement

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The Studio Lake Tahoe

  • Ayurvedic Health Care

  • Specialized Movement

  • Bodywork and Massage

  • Mindfulness Practices with Lake Tahoe Mindfulness community

  • Ongoing group classes. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary


About us

“The Studio” was created to increase awareness about health and well being in our community through the elements of movement and Holistic Health. We are a specialized movement studio, and a Holistic Healing Center. We are equipped with a full apothecary, Ayurvedic Counselors and Practitioners, Yoga and Pilates instructors, a Physical therapist and an amazing mindfulness community. You can walk, bike, or ski to our location. We are located at 3200 Hwy 50, Unit 5 (Meyers Trading Post) in downtown Meyers, California*, “the roots” of South Lake Tahoe. We have educational workshops, retreats and offerings to enhance your knowledge about your body, mind and spirit. And best of all, our instructors and therapists are educated, compassionate, and flat-out awesome.

Our health and the health of those around us depends on the investigation of our physical, mental, and spiritual selves. When one undergoes a dramatic shift it creates a ripple effect, creating change in others around her/him. We are here to promote health in the whole being, so that there will be a ripple effect to the next generations to come.







Based on Ayurvedic principles which translate as the science of life or the wisdom, or knowledge of that science. The consultation considers all levels of the individual, body, mind and spirit. Life is supported and maintained in positive health by food, sleep and movement. Our health and wellness consultation goal is to find the ultimate and optimal harmony in the human body, mind and senses. Your consultation is as individual and unique as you are, and each session is personalized to you allowing for natural ways to emphasize health, prevention, physical performance, nutrition, and or supplementation—empowering responsibility for your own well being.


Our health depends a lot on the food we take into our systems. Nutrition and Herbology are huge parts of the Health and Wellness Consultations as the body relies on the food we take in and the sleep we are able to achieve. These are pillars of importance for basic medicament and are supported by proper nutrition for your unique body constitution. In your Health and Wellness Consultation you will be guided to your personalized nutritional path. You are what you digest—not just what you eat!


Yoga and Ayurveda are sister sciences—one does not exist without the other. We are moving human beings and quality of movement free from pain and feeling strong and agile—come from the understanding of the individual’s physical and mental needs. The strength of the tissues is a reflection of the state of our health, which can substantially be influenced through correct practice of Yoga and specialized movement practices. To offer proper movement practices that match the uniqueness of the individual, we have several different movement modalities including Yoga, Yoga with fabric, Joryboards, and specialized workshops and learning opportunities. Both movement/Yoga and Ayurveda form a complete and practical model to restore balance to both body and mind, which brings us back into alignment with our true authentic selves.


The life journey of each individual is a unique process. We are continually growing and expanding. The authentic process of bringing the mind, body system from an imbalanced state to its normal state happens in our Body Therapy Sessions. Skin is the largest organ of our body and has immediate benefits for the mind, emotions, and physiology. We offer Abyahngha - whole body massage with one or two practitioners using powder, medicated oils and/or aromas, Swedana - the process of inducing sweat and/or heat therapies (herbal pindas, sweat tents, etc.), and Shirodhara - a steady continuous stream of warmed oil poured over the forehead which enables the individual to correct stress-related issues, nervous system imbalances, and increase relaxation, rejuvenation, and proper sleep habits.

Holistic Health and Ayurvedic consultations

$125 Initial consultation 1.5 hours
$95 One hour follow up
By appointment only. Please call to schedule appointments. 530.517.0637  


Please Pre-register for ALL Joryboard, Fabric classes and Workshops. We are a small intimate Studio with limited capacity. Simply Call or Text 530.517.0637


Fabric/Aerial Yoga

The fabric (a.k.a. aerial yoga) classes offered at The Studio use soft fabric hammocks to enhance yoga and specialized movement practices. The fabrics, which are strong enough to support 1000 lbs, are hung close to the floor so that the student can use the hammock as a prop to fully or partially suspend the weight of the body. In fabric classes, students release chronically tight muscles while building strength to balance the body, resulting in better alignment, which benefits both the energy body and the physical body. Pressure on spinal discs and other joints is relieved through relaxation and purposeful slow breathing, as gravity pulls various parts of the body towards the floor, encouraging deep muscle layers to release and spinal structure to realign. The hammock is designed to help the student better understand the body and its freedoms, along with increasing awareness of the cycles of the seasons and the cycles of our lives. Creating flexibility and strength, these classes are accessible to all bodies and level of practice. 


This small, personalized group class was designed around the inventive Joryboard. The board allows the practitioner to move functionally and three-dimensionally while working with specific muscle groups to balance, condition and improve the body as a whole. The board is equipped with specially designed springs, straps, and fabric that enhance the simplest movements. The practitioner is taught to focus with the breath and movements to improve postural alignment and correct neuromuscular patterns in the system. Joryboards are versatile enough to challenge the conditioned athlete, yet gentle enough to encourage the beginning student.

Joryboard is perfect way to stop working out, and start working in. Get the most out of the time you spend taking care of yourself. Come try the new Joryboard classes here at The Studio Lake Tahoe.

Ongoing weekly fabric classes (all levels)

$18 Drop-In      $160 Ten Class Card   

  • Thursday 9:30am-10:45am Balance, Strength, and Stability

Ongoing weekly Joryboard classes

$30 drop-In     $120 for 4 week session

  • Tuesday 9:30am - 10:45

  • Wednesday 9:30am - 10:45

By appointment only. Please pre-register for all Joryboard classes. 530.517.0637

Ongoing Mindfulness Practice with Lake Tahoe Mindfulness Community

By donation, no one turned away

  • Wednesday 7:30am-8:30am- Karla (Meet in the lotus room).

Gift Certificates Available for Classes, Cards, Series, Workshops, and Privates.


Community Herbal Share

The studio share is a community supported herbalism (or C.S.H) project geared towards providing a wide range of homemade preventative medicines to support our families and all vibrant healthy humans. Your share will include handmade earth centered medicines, dermal products and education. This convenient Studio share draws upon the rich tradition of plant potency as well as the nuances of seasonal change to make our medicines. We are driven to pass our knowledge on, to elevate the health and well being to all who desire to be powered by nature, and that have a passion for health, happiness and prosperity.

The seasonal share will include herbal medicines, teas, churnas, tinctures, vinegars, syrups, salves, cleansing and beauty products, essential and medicinal topical oils, and much more.

The C.S.H. offerings of handmade Earth Centered Medicines will be available to pick up (sorry, we cannot ship the share to you) at the beginning of each season: Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. To sign up contact


 Crissy Jory

Crissy’s impressive list of credentials, degrees and experiences show her love and passion for learning and education. As the owner and Director of The Studio Lake Tahoe she is thrilled to reside in her hometown with her family, her community and Studio in Meyers. Previously, Crissy was the 15 year owner and director of the Center of Movement Pilates and Bodycode Studio in Grass Valley. Her years of experience, knowledge and growth in the industry set her apart from many teachers and educators. Crissy is a skilled neuromuscular therapist, an accomplished bodyworker, an Herbalist, a Yogi an Ayurvedic Counselor and a nature lover. She holds several certifications, degrees and licenses that compliment her decade long experience and background in Holistic Health, Ayurveda, Athletic Conditioning, Postural Assessment, Exercise Science, Imagery, Visceral anatomy, Yoga, Ayurvedic body therapy, Conscious healing, Global herbalism, and Aromatherapy. She is a true body engineer with a natural and sensitive ability to work with the anatomy physiology, and energy of the body, making her the right person to create an elite healing program for any individual. In her free time, Crissy loves exploring, rock climbing, biking, skiing, cooking and playing with her family.

Emily Crotty

Emily’s mission is to help others find their inner harmony. Trained at the White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara, she uses classical Vinyasa and Hatha yoga techniques as tools upon which to teach a creative and intuitive practice. For Emily, yoga is a place of healing, growth, and empowerment, and her passion is sharing what she has learned with others to support them along their own journeys. Emily is also trained in trauma-informed yoga by Firefly Yoga International.

Mallory Pickrell

Mallory is a Certified Massage Therapist, 200 hr Raja yoga instructor, and Reiki II practitioner.  She began her massage career in Austin, graduating from Texas Healing Arts Institute in 2008, and quickly began working with athletes and clients searching for pain relief.  She became fascinated with the transformation of the human body as she learned myofascial release, gentle stretching, and trigger point work from both hands-on experience and the physical therapists she worked alongside.  Mallory recognizes the importance of subtle energy work and incorporates nurturing and restorative techniques into her sessions to give each client a therapeutic massage.  Her passion for health and wellbeing are reflected in her enthusiasm for rock climbing, her love of yoga, and her devotion to mindfulness.


Catherine brings the experience of over 20 years of massage practice. She is trained as a Medical Massage Therapist, versed in applying soft tissue techniques to treat acute trauma, pre/post surgery and chronic pain management. Catherine’s course of study has covered Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapy, Acupressure, Shiatsu, Trigger Point Therapy, Pre/Post-Natal, and Watsu. Over the years, she has teamed with medical practices, fitness facilities and exclusive spas – whatever it takes to help people feel the most comfortable in, what she believes to be, an already perfect machine: the human body. 

The application of her skills is best described as a tailored blend of deep tissue techniques, applied in noninvasive ways. This allows the central nervous system to relax, encouraging and supporting the body’s natural healing processes.

As an athlete that has always played hard, she understands where you are coming from, and knows how to get you to the next adventure.