In downtown Southern Pines, a small house filled with warm wood and natural light has played host to a variety of mental and physical therapies. Now, it’s home to both at once, thanks to the badass (and very zen) team of Andrea Bridger and Kim Hedge.
Andrea, a yoga instructor and sound meditation guide, and Kim, a licensed social worker and yoga teacher who offers counseling for life transitions and stress, have relocated their respective practices from Wellspring Center for Holistic Wellbeing on Vermont Avenue to Thatcher House, at 325 N. Page St.
“As much as we loved our time there, when the opportunity to lease the Thatcher House became available we couldn’t resist,” Andrea said.
The house, secluded behind tall landscaping, was built for Virginia Thatcher in the 1960s, with Virginia as its only resident. Her will provided that the house be used not as a home, but as a space for healing or the arts — and unlike the last place your realtor tried to sell you on, this one actually has character.
“The history, architecture and the story of Ms. Thatcher’s desire that the home be used as an artist center or place for healing was appealing to both of us,” Kim said.
Just look at all those warm tones. As Beyoncé would say, we’re grainin’ on that wood.
While the two will share the home’s small space, they’ve established a split schedule to keep the vibe low-key. Andrea will be offering private and group sound baths, as well as some yoga sessions, on Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and some evenings — Kim’s office hours will scheduled Tuesday-Friday.