What is barre-OM®?

Barre-OM® is a method that was developed by barre instructor/trainer Rachel Wilson.  The method uses small isometric movements to work muscles until complete exhaustion and also incorporates orthopedic stretching to lengthen muscles.  Barre-OM® incorporates aspects of pilates, ballet, and yoga to help students achieve a dancer’s physique.  Barre-OM® creates long and lean muscles, whittles away the waistline, and tones arms, abdominals, thighs, and glutes. Barre-OM® classes are currently offered at PAI Yoga & Fitness in Dublin and Gahanna, Ohio and Detroit Barre in Detroit, Michigan.

Barre-OM® is a method that strives to find the balance between effort and ease.  Barre-OM® instructors encourage clients and are sensitive to clients’ physical limitations.  Modifications are frequently offered and encouraged so that clients may challenge themselves safely and effectively.  The barre-OM® method emphasizes the importance of hands-on adjustments/corrections and instructors consistently provide thoughtful, meaningful and individualized assistance to clients.

Bhavani Lorraine Nelson once said that “when we sound om together, we’re aligning body/mind/spirit; we’re aligning with one another; we’re aligning with the universe because it’s the sound of the universe and we’re referencing something real.”  Barre-OM® was created in an effort to bring people of varied backgrounds, experiences, beliefs, mindsets, fitness levels etc. together in an effort to strengthen the mind, body, and spirit.