I am pleased to announce the creation of my new business venture!
Introducing... Barre & Soul, LLC!
Barre & Soul offers signature barre classes at select studios. Our first location is Lexington Power Yoga in Lexington, Mass, and classes are already underway! In the coming months, Barre & Soul will expand to additional locations, starting with partner studios and eventually opening our own freestanding studios. If you are interested in opening a licensed Barre & Soul studio anywhere in the world, or if you currently own a studio in the Boston area and would like to partner with Barre & Soul, please email us at info[at]barresoul.com.
And if you are interested in training to become a Barre & Soul teacher, please get in touch as well! Teacher trainings will be offered starting this summer and fall.
Where Barre & Soul came from:
I've been teaching barre since 2007, and for years I would try to explain to people what I did, and why it was sooo awesome, while they stared at me with puzzled expressions. But not any more! Barre has finally gone mainstream and word is out about this amazing, safe, effective method of exercise. Now that there is so much demand for barre, I thought I would put my years of experience as a teacher and teacher trainer to work in developing my own program.
Over the last several years, my journey has led me from the barre to the yoga mat. There were things lacking for me in my barre practice that I could only get in yoga, like backbending, back strengthening, meditation, an open heart and a sense of oneness with others. But in yoga, I sometimes missed the incredibly effective results of the barre practice. What if I could create a program that blended the best of both worlds? That's what I've tried to foster with Barre & Soul's signature classes.
Barre & Soul Class Description:
Live powerfully, love your body! This one-hour class combines ballet conditioning, interval cardio, Pilates, yoga and meditation to strengthen your core, lengthen your muscles, center your mind and lift your spirits! Pioneered in the 1950s by professional dancer Lotte Berk, barre classes have proven effective for decades at producing impressive total-body toning and flexibility results while maintaining the utmost safety and accessibility for all students.
This barre class picks up where others leave off by incorporating even more of the beneficial practices of yoga - playful arm balances, back strengthening and back bending to counter deep core work and keep the body in balance, inspiring mantras, meditation, and a philosophy centered in mindfulness, gratitude, compassion and interconnection.
Over time, I'll be moving more and more of my business under the Barre & Soul umbrella, including my yoga and aerial yoga classes. Please help support the growth of this newly sprouted seed by liking our Barre & Soul Facebook Page!