About the Barre & Soul Method

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Live powerfully, love your body! This one-hour class combines ballet conditioning, interval cardio, Pilates, yoga and meditation to strengthen your core, lengthen your muscles, center your mind and lift your spirits! Inspired by the Lotte Berk Method, this class produces visible results, impressive total-body toning and flexibility while maintaining the utmost safety and accessibility for all students.

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Barre classes were pioneered by Lotte Berk (1913-2003), a professional ballerina who combined her orthopedic exercises with her dance training to rehabilitate her body after a serious injury. She created a method that was remarkably safe, challenging, and effective. 

This barre class picks up where others leave off by incorporating even more of the beneficial practices of yoga:

  • playful arm balances
  • back strengthening and back bending to counter deep core work
  • a philosophy centered in mindfulness, gratitude, self-compassion and interconnection. 

 

Barre & Soul was created by Andrea Isabelle Lucas, a barre teacher since 2006 with thousands of hours experience, who discovered yoga to be a great compliment to her barre training by providing some important elements that were lacking.  Barre & Soul was designed to deliver the best of both worlds. 

Check out Andrea's article on the benefits of barre workouts on the lululemon athletica blog, and learn more about her here!

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