In the 1960s, Virginia Thatcher commissioned a Japanese architect to build her a home on Page Street in Southern Pines. She remained its sole resident until her death, when she donated the home to the Southern Pines Historical Society, willing that it only be used as an artistic center or a place for healing.
The home has since changed hands and today, it is operated as the Thatcher Healing House by Crystal Hetrick, who offers all kinds of yoga, massage and bodywork in her quest to make it a “true healing center.”
Filled with warm wood and warm light, the non-traditional residence makes that mission easy. The building is hidden amongst foliage, and a high-ceilinged entryway leads you to a light-filled room in the back.
All of the wood is original, and was built with little details way more charming than those radiators in your apartment that your landlord swears are decorative.
The central room is where the magic happens — with classes ranging from classical yoga to Native Drum Dream Meditation, led by teachers who specialize in a variety of styles.
Crystal, who specializes in yoga and Thai massage, opened the business in 2016. Almost exactly a year ago, Thatcher Healing House welcomed teachers from Southern Pines Yoga Co. to join its ranks.
Join her in celebrating the fourth anniversary of Thatcher Healing House from 9-4 on Saturday — get the full lineup here.