Barre Training Lead
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.