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  • Sunday Yoga -- Join Kayla for the Sunday 11 a.m. Yoga class.
  • Yoga with Emily -- Classes are now on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. (The Thursday night 6:15 class has been moved to the 7:30 time slot.) Both classes are perfect for beginners.

  • Brazillian Booty Workout --
    No classes during August but Yareli will resume teaching this fun class in September

  • Philly Mag features
    Belly Dance at Studio 1831
    Philly Mag features Belly Dance at Studio 1831





  • Join the Party -- Zumba classes starting soon!
  • Mat Pilates on Tues. at 6:30 -- Taught by Valerie Rushmere, this class focuses on alignment, strength, flexibility, and body awareness. Using the principles developed by Joseph Pilates, emphasis is placed on developing core strength to improve posture, create long, lean muscles, and enhance overall strength and flexibility.


  • Burlesque Fitness will return in September, after taking the month of August off.


For descriptions and additional information, visit:
Class Schedule Page
Our Getting Started page

Best Philly Yoga Studio
(Citypaper Reader's Choice Awards)

Try one of our outstanding
Yoga, Belly Dance, Fitness,
Pilates, or Burlesque
Fitness Classes

Find a class here that fits your schedule
and purchase classes and more online

Treat yourself to a massage
at Studio 1831

(By appointment only)

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Purchase a gift card online

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Hire Us!

For Singing Telegrams, Bellygrams,
and Dance Performances

Studio 1831 is a yoga, fitness, and dance studio located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Studio 1831 offers yoga, belly dancing, and salsa lessons, as well as Zumba, Pilates, and burlesque fitness classes. Renowned belly dancer and Studio 1831 owner, Valarina, has been teaching and performing Middle Eastern dances for more than twenty years. Valarina’s philosophy promotes dance as a way to achieve health and well-being.

In addition to providing energizing dance and fitness classes, we also offer relaxing massages to promote full body wellness. Let Studio 1831 ease your muscles, relieve your joint pain, and recover your energy, all while helping you enjoy a healthy, fit lifestyle.

Voted “Best Philly Yoga Studio” by CityPaper, we take pride in transforming lives of those in Philadelphia. We provide a clean, relaxing atmosphere in our yoga studio for you to enjoy the beauty of dance in. We hold daily and weekly classes and our full studio is also available for rent.

Call Studio 1831 today to discuss a fitness schedule, or browse our class schedule online. We welcome the opportunity to introduce you to Valarina’s dance programs.  Contact us at 215-665-1991 or send an email to and see why.



Susan Chase

Susan's Undoing:
A Survivor's Story

Breast cancer survivor Susan Chase climbs, dangles, and literally defies gravity in a duel with her nemesis.

Using wry repartee and multi-media, Susan's skirmishes with life, death, doctors, and well-intentioned friends veer from harrowing to hilarious. An uplifting story; in battling death, Susan learns how to live!

Come see Susan's play Sept. 5-14 at Studio 1831 as part of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

For tickets and more information, visit our Events page.



Give a Studio 1831 Gift Card
to the one you love!

Give a gift card to the one you love! Studio 1831 now offers online purchases of gift cards in a variety of amounts that let that special someone try a new class such as Yoga, Belly Dancing, Pilates, Body Conditioning, Burlesque Fitness and more. Buy that special gift card today.

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