1. How long have you been a barre teacher?
I've been a barre teacher since May of 2016, so I'm coming up on my one year anniversary of teaching. Very exciting!
2. What brought you to barre?
In my early 20s I was very into pilates, and I was pretty dedicated to my practice. I slowly got out of the habit and struggled to get back into exercising regularly. When Home Yoga & Barre opened and was so close to my home, I took it as a sign that it was time for me to get back into practice and I've been faithful ever since.
3. How has yoga and barre changed you mentally and/or physically?
I love the strength, confidence, and calm that I gain from my barre and yoga practice. I'm amazed by the functional strength I have gained. I also value the confidence I have from both teaching and attending class. I think it's really important to get out of your comfort zone and try something new, and I have learned a lot about myself through my practice. And of course, the calmness I feel and can channel when I need to has been invaluable.
4. What intrigued you about teaching at Home Yoga & Barre?
What intrigued me the most about teaching was that it was a way for me to make the commitment to myself, my health, and my mental well being by helping other people do the same. My favorite part of teaching is the connection I make with my students and the confidence I hope I instill in them during our hour together.
5. What's your favorite post-class meal or snack?
My initial response is to say all of them! It's hard to narrow it down to just one. I'm a peanut butter junkie so probably peanut butter with some other sort of yummy vehicle. Or sometimes just on a spoon.
6. Complete this phrase..."On a typical Saturday you can find me..."
On a typical Saturday you can find me teaching barre, doing some weekly meal prep, taking my dog LT for a walk, and spending time with my family.