We are Dancing Hammock Pilates.

If you can suspend your disbelief, we can make you happier, healthier, and taller in just one session!

Who I Am
Silja Meier Burns, founder and creator of Dancing Hammock Movement Center, with her AntiGravity® Restorative Yoga teacher, Melissa Gorham, Studio Zero-G.
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Our Vision
Our Vision is community wellness. YOUR community, with balanced health in body, mind, and spirit. Bodies with less pain and more agility, minds with confidence and power, and spirits restored in a faith everlasting. Our vision is cellular, local, and global. Our vision is YOU.
Pilates Studio
DHP proudly uses the finest STOTT PILATES® equipment on the market. With 4 Wall Units, 4 Reformers, 4 Stability Chairs, and various small equipment, our classes are specific in design, based on the equipment they use. Our signature 55-minute long Pilates Equipment classes cap at 4 people, so that each student gets individual attention. Our 80-minute Circuit classes cap at 8 people, and use both Pilates equipment and the bellicon® rebounders to create an effective workout that increases lymphatic drainage and cardiovascular output. We always keep a separate area reserved for our private clients.
(Photography © Merrithew Corporation)
AntiGravity® Studio
Decompress and Reboot during our 8-person AntiGravity® sessions. Prepare to escape to a place of bliss and peace, recalibrating your body and mind. Guided by music and lights, our AntiGravity® classes at Dancing Hammock reserve the entire use of the studio, and your first class is always FREE! Look for more AntiGravity® Techniques coming in the future, including Instructor Training. Come FLY with us!
Move Freely
in Every Direction of Open Space.
Strengthen, Tone, and Align
Your Body with Pilates.
(Photography © Merrithew Corporation)
Increase Your Cellular Strength
with BounceFit on the bellicon® mini trampoline!
We jump on the Reformers, too!
(Photography © Merrithew Corporation)
Who I Am
Silja Meier Burns, founder and creator of Dancing Hammock Movement Center. Healer, Dancer, Whitewater Nymph, Wife, Mother.
Learn More
Our Vision
Our Vision is community wellness. YOUR community, with balanced health in body, mind, and spirit. Bodies with less pain and more agility, minds with confidence and power, and spirits restored in a faith everlasting. Our vision is cellular, local, and global. Our vision is YOU.
Pilates Studio
DHP proudly uses the finest STOTT PILATES® equipment on the market. With 4 Wall Units, 4 Reformers, 4 Stability Chairs, and various small equipment, our classes are specific in design, based on the equipment they use. Our signature 55-minute long Pilates Equipment classes cap at 4 people, so that each student gets individual attention. Our 80-minute Circuit classes cap at 8 people, and use both Pilates equipment and the bellicon® rebounders to create an effective workout that increases lymphatic drainage and cardiovascular output. We always keep a separate area reserved for our private clients.
(Photography © Merrithew Corporation)
AntiGravity® Studio
Decompress and Reboot during our 8-person AntiGravity® sessions. Prepare to escape to a place of bliss and peace, recalibrating your body and mind. Guided by music and lights, our AntiGravity® classes at Dancing Hammock reserve the entire use of the studio, and your first class is always FREE! Look for more AntiGravity® Techniques coming in the future, including Instructor Training. Come FLY with us!
Move Freely
in Every Direction of Open Space.
Strengthen, Tone, and Align
Your Body with Pilates.
(Photography © Merrithew Corporation)
Increase Your Cellular Strength
with BounceFit on the bellicon® mini trampoline!
We jump on the Reformers, too!
(Photography © Merrithew Corporation)

Pilates. AntiGravity®. BounceFit.

Your perfect combination of health.

Come and transform your body’s energy from dark to light, from down to up, from weighted to unweighted. 

“In Life, Hidden in the Forces that pull us down, is the ENERGY to lift us up.” – Christopher Harrison

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is LOVE OF SERVICE. Serving and loving the client, ourselves, and our community is our #1 goal. We thrive on the success of others, and make our clients’ wellness our top priority. Aim to fly High!

Meet Our Team

Silja Meier Burns

Owner of Dancing Hammock Pilates and Movement | STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor | Certified in AG (AntiGravity®) Fundamentals 1 & 2 and AG Restorative Yoga | BounceFit Instructor | ACE-PT Certified

Silja has years of movement experience. She was an advanced ballerina in her teens, a Class IV whitewater enthusiast and backpacking instructor in her 20’s, and now a wife and mother of two amazing children, 14, and 8 years old. She has taught ballet, kayaking, rafting, life skills, and for the last 17 years, pilates. She has a heart of adventure and fun, with a nurturing demeanor and a keen eye for proper form. 

Comprehensively certified in 2002 by the “Harvard of Pilates,” STOTT PILATES® (now known as Merrithew Health and Fitness), opening a pilates studio has been her dream since discovering the amazing pain relieving benefits while practicing and studying in Toronto. Since then she has taken numerous hours of Anatomy and Pilates workshops, earned her Personal Trainer Certification with American Council on Exercise (ACE), Christopher Harrison’s AntiGravity® Fundamentals 1 and 2, AntiGravity® Restorative Yoga, and is currently studying to become a Certified Postural Neurologist with the American Posture Institute. Her goal is to certify as an Instructor Trainer with STOTT PILATES® and expand into the first licensed training center in the Lowcountry! Fueled by her faith in Jesus and a youthful attitude, she dares you to defy gravity with her!

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Benefits of regular practice

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Pilates

Pilates trains the body as an integrated whole, bringing your entire being to the exercise. Focusing on breath and core strength, it improves postural awareness, increases energy, and when combined with aerobic activity, can promote weight loss.
Pilates workouts develop strengthened and balanced muscles as well as flexibility and increased the range of motion for the joints. Top-of-the-line equipment utilizing spring resistance creates additional load and challenge for the muscles.

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AntiGravity® Fitness

You will feel lighter, taller, and happier in your first session! With regular sessions, AG increases decompression and hydration of the vertebral discs within the spinal column, and creates space for nerves and re-alignment of the spine. It refreshes the endocrine, lymphatic, digestive, and circulatory systems, releasing a cocktail of ”happy hormones” in the bloodstream. It just feels good!

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BounceFit

Rebounding will strengthen your heart, build lung capacity and prevent your bones from losing density and becoming brittle. It is strength on a CELLULAR level—just ask NASA! You’ll burn fat, increase your energy and keep your body strong, aligned and balanced, while flushing your immune system of toxins, bacteria and waste. The gentle up and down motion loosens tight muscles and lubricates joints, transporting oxygen throughout your body and releasing mood-enhancing endorphins, both of which leave you feeling content and relaxed.

Purple Icon of woman in boat pose representing pilates offerings

Pilates

Pilates trains the body as an integrated whole, bringing your entire being to the exercise. Focusing on breath and core strength, it improves postural awareness, increases energy, and when combined with aerobic activity, can promote weight loss.
Pilates workouts develop strengthened and balanced muscles as well as flexibility and increased the range of motion for the joints. Top-of-the-line equipment utilizing spring resistance creates additional load and challenge for the muscles.

Antigravity

AntiGravity® Fitness

You will feel lighter, taller, and happier in your first session! With regular sessions, AG increases decompression and hydration of the vertebral discs within the spinal column, and creates space for nerves and re-alignment of the spine. It refreshes the endocrine, lymphatic, digestive, and circulatory systems, releasing a cocktail of ”happy hormones” in the bloodstream. It just feels good!

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BounceFit

Rebounding will strengthen your heart, build lung capacity and prevent your bones from losing density and becoming brittle. It is strength on a CELLULAR level—just ask NASA! You’ll burn fat, increase your energy and keep your body strong, aligned and balanced, while flushing your immune system of toxins, bacteria and waste. The gentle up and down motion loosens tight muscles and lubricates joints, transporting oxygen throughout your body and releasing mood-enhancing endorphins, both of which leave you feeling content and relaxed.