About us


our story

Happy Mountain began in Alstonville in 2000, with the intention of bringing people together in a safe, relaxed space, to help achieve a happier mind and body, through stretching and strengthening exercises based on yoga, qi gong and tai chi, with the movements choreographed to music that would nourish and nurture the soul! Bodybalance (Les Mills) classes gradually evolved into ‘Happy Mountain’ classes and “Happy Mountain”, the wellbeing studio, now situated in the Alstonville Plaza. In addition to these classes, we currently offer Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Pilates, a Women’s Circle Meditation Group , The Awesome Voices Choir, Reiki treatments, Yoga for Tweens (8-11yrs), Yoga for Teens, and Balancing for Seniors.  But the story of Happy Mountain is not just about what WE offer…. It is about the people who come, as they are, as a community, and who help to make it all possible, and fun! Thank you


  • "....Happy  Mountain is an oasis of calm in a busy life. It is a place where all are welcomed and valued, no matter the level of fitness or age.  An intelligent  blend of music accompanying a subtly changing routine  of achievable exercises designed to both challenge and relax the body ensures success for all. " Margaret

    Margaret Thurgate

  • I initially began practicing yoga at Geraldine's classes back in 2001. Eight months later I was involved in an horrific motorcycle accident that left me with multiple spinal injuries, various other broken bones & a traumatic brain injury. It was then, I discovered the vital importance of Gerri's 'Happy Mountain' sessions not only for the mending/improvement of my broken body, but also continued health of mind.

    Thank you for your continued & valuable support over the past fifteen years Geraldine.

    Scott Trevelyan

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