The pilates and gyrotonic studio, Studio M, is celebrating 15 years in Sonoma on Oct. 1. As part of the celebration, new owner Susan Aslin has expanded the studio space to grow the studio’s group class schedule.

Historically, Studio M has served primarily private clients while offering a small selection of group classes.

“With the new space, I am excited to be able to offer a larger selection of group classes at prime time hours,” says Aslin. “We limit our class size to just five clients to ensure an intimate setting that allows for greater personalized attention.”

Carrying on in the tradition of founder Madeline Black, Aslin says that her vision for Studio M is that of a healing center.

“Not only does the studio offer world-class private and group sessions in pilates and gyrotonic, we also have massage therapist, Kate Coleti, osteopath Bob Deluca and integrative manual therapy specialist Arlene Gronningstar offering clients their healing talents.”

Located next to Catalina Salon at 721 W. Napa St., the new space seems a good fit for the whole building.

“It’s great to see our building evolving into a center for health and beauty,” says Aslin.

A Studio M grand reopening will take place from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 20. Staff will be on hand to give tours and answer questions and the Sonoma Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting. The studio is also launching a new website in October, reflecting its new look.

Studio M will also be at Sonoma’s Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 6, and attendees can observe and try out pilates and gyrotonic on specialized machines.