About the Barre & Soul® Method

Live powerfully, love your body! Our one-hour barre classes combine 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.

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 and has quickly become one of the best barre classes in the Boston area.

Check out this article on the Science of the Barre & Soul® Method, and learn more about our company here!