Mara Solar

Mara Solar

Barre Training Lead

Barre quickly became my main squeeze while yoga has been my very supportive side chick. To quote the great Beyonce: “I ain’t sorry.”
— Mara

After many years of an on again, off again relationship with yoga I found a love for powerVinyasa in 2012. Looking to further explore my practice, and exhausted from the image focused world of Musical Theatre in which I have spent most of my life, I decided to enroll in a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2013. I had just paid my final deposit when I injured my hip and ended up with a severely torn hamstring. My Physical therapist told me to find something to do besidesyoga. I didn’t listen and I couldn’t be happier. With her help, and always listening to my body, I found ways to alter my practice that allowed me to continue my practice, complete my training, and begin teaching almost immediately. I don’t use the term ‘modify’ in my teaching; my experience led me to realize that there are simply infinite options available no matter what you are working with that day, or week, or month. I love to help others find those options in a safe way to find the practice that works for them. I love to play in class, and like to think of my style as playful, power vinyasa.

And then Barre came along... I took my first Barre class with Adrienne over two and a half years ago and was so sore, it hurt to laugh, sit down, or sneeze for a week. I was in true love. Barre quickly became my main squeeze while yoga has been my very supportive side chick. To quote the great Beyonce: “I ain’t sorry.”

I’ve been teaching Barre for over two years now, and am constantly looking for news ways to challenge and make classes exciting. I believe that at its core, (pun intended) movement and exercise should be fun and definitely not something we obsess over and use as punishment. I aim to bring that lightness to my classes each and every time. Expect to be challenged, to sing along, to groove, and to probably hear some dad jokes.

Adrienne Kimberley Yoga Buddhi