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Getting to Know You: Meet barre-OM® Instructor Lynn Ison

November 6th, 2014|

Workshops at PAI Yoga & Fitness

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PAI Barre Basics Workshop
This 75-minute workshop is designed to introduce you to barre classes so that you can understand the positions, pace, and movements. Both beginners and veterans can benefit by taking Barre 101, as it will include more explanations, hands-on correction, and more individual attention. No prior experience is required.
PAI Barre Intermediate Workshop 
Intermediate Barre will provide an opportunity for clients to take their barre practice to the next level! Cardio bursts will be interspersed throughout the workout, additional thigh and glute exercises will be added to the routine. The class will move quickly. It is recommended that clients take at least 5 barre classes prior to attending. Bring a water bottle and prepare to sweat!

October 18th, 2014|

Getting To Know You: Meet barre-OM® founder Rachel Wilson

1) What is barre?
In the 1950s/1960s, a German dancer by the name of Lotte Berk, created barre exercises. She created these exercises originally, as a means to help rehabilitate her back. Since then, barre has evolved and exists in countless forms throughout the nation. In short, barre is a combination of ballet, pilates and yoga fused together. The overall premise is that you work your muscles until utter exhaustion, and then you stretch them in order to achieve a dancer’s physique. Barre exercises are low-impact and classes often incorporate small weights, exercise balls, bands, and mats.
2) What is barre-OM® and how is it distinct from other methods?
Barre-OM® is distinct from other methods for several reasons. 1) Barre-OM® is more yoga-inspired. As a 200-hr Yoga Alliance certified instructor, I created a method that involves longer stretching in between different parts of classes. 2) Ample modifications are offered in classes. Barre-OM® does not take a one-size fits all approach. Everyone’s body is different. Some people have anatomical challenges that prevent them from completing certain exercises safely and effectively. We make a concerted effort to offer modifications throughout classes. 3) Barre-OM® encourages clients to find the balance between effort and ease. Great focus, effort, and stamina is required to complete certain sections of class. However, it is just as important to balance that out by breathing slowly during the stretches and calming the mind. Barre-OM® also incorporates a meditative aspect at the end of classes for clients to reflect upon their experiences and to quiet the mind. […]

October 18th, 2014|