Barbara is a Certified Yoga Teacher (CYT) and a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) at the 500 hours level with the nationally recognized Yoga Alliance. She also holds certifications in Restorative Yoga and Pre-Natal Yoga. She has taught in various local studios in Bradford, Haverhill, Newburyport and Georgetown, MA. As a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) she feels her professional knowledge enhances her understanding of the anatomy of yoga and teaches a compassionate style of Hatha Yoga with an emphasis on proper body alignment to promote a safe and beneficial practice. Recently she completed her certification as a Nutrition Specialist, (NS) and enjoys teaching and writing about health issues and the positive impact of yoga. “My goal is to make every yoga class benefit each student on an individual basis no matter what level of skill or knowledge they possess.”
I started taking yoga classes as another form of exercise and quickly decided it was something I wanted to teach alongside my spin classes. For those of us who step onto the yoga mat, we soon realize it is so much more than just another workout. Being " in shape" and healthy is a state most of us strive to attain and yoga can certainly help us to get there but it is the journey within the postures, breathing and practice of yoga that sets this path apart. Opening your heart, mind and body to what a yoga practice can offer is a gift and one I would love to share with you.
This Yoga Basics class will be good for beginners as well as anyone looking to review the basics of your yoga practice. When we take time to break down poses and transitions we often find new perspective and enlightenment. Practice proper alignment in a relaxed, non-competitive setting. This class will help you learn yogic fundamentals and develop a solid yoga foundation.