Happy Belly Studios, Lighthearted Yoga and Pilates, has been a dream of owner and yoga and Pilates instructor, Michele Stamos, and a labor of love that started with an idea and became a reality in February of 2011. Conveniently located in central Houston and currently offering over 40 classes a week in yoga and Pilates, Happy Belly Studios strives to bring the mind-body connection to the Washington/Memorial-Heights area. Owner Michele Stamos wanted a concept that would bring the best of both worlds of the mind-body disciplines she loves so much (yoga and Pilates) into one charming space. Be greeted at the front desk with “Happy Jelly Bellies,” but come into Studio A and you will mind some of the best and most committed practitioners in town. Choose between yoga and Pilates classes in one convenient environment. A small boutique studio we are, so don’t expect to find a lot of room in our studio. We like it that way! Step onto YOUR mat and leave your world behind to create space for something new! Studio B offers an opportunity for you to experience what The Pilates Method has to offer, offering private instruction in Pilates equipment exercises. At Happy Belly Studios we are building community, one laughing Buddha at a time.
To inspire and nurture the human body both physically and spiritually, to live with integrity and honesty, and to be a cause for action and change one class at a time.
Here are the principles of how we live that every day:
It will always be about quality. We’re passionate about what we do and take great care in improving the lives of others. We care deeply about all of this; our work is never done. We continue to challenge ourselves to provide the best quality products and the safest means of doing so.
We’re called Builders, because it’s not just a job, it’s our passion. We are building lives, community, and change. Together, we embrace a fun, lighthearted environment to create a place where each of us can be ourselves. We always treat each other with respect and dignity. And we hold each other and our students and our community to that standard.
When we are fully engaged, we connect with, laugh with, uplift and empower the lives of our students – even if just for a few moments. It starts with the promise of a hardworking physical workout, but our work goes far beyond that. It’s really about human connection and being a cause for what you believe in. We hold our students to the highest level of integrity, compassion, and accountability for their actions and their words.
When our customers feel this sense of belonging, our studio becomes a haven, a break from the worries outside, a place where you can meet with friends. A place where you can come and know that you are safe. A place where you are known by your name. It’s about enjoyment at the speed of life – sometimes slow and savored, sometimes faster. Always full of humanity and compassion.
Everyone is part of a larger community outside our doors and our walls, and we take our responsibility to be good neighbors seriously. We want to share our knowledge outside our walls and know that everyone has a voice to be heard. We can be a force for positive action – bringing together our builders, students, our product and the community to contribute every day. Now we see that our responsibility – and our potential for good – is even larger. Be leaders. Be a cause for change. One Class at a time.