Join our Instructor Laura Barney from Barre Life Fitness Studio in Oakville in a yoga and ballet inspired stretch class which teaches you how to articulate your body in ways that elongate muscles from end-to-end. Increase your flexibility and improve body awareness through this special mind/muscle connection. Designed to stretch, open the hips while strengthening the body. The added focus on breathing and stretching at the barre and on the mat will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
Runtime: 43m 43s
About the Instructors:
Lead Instructor – Laura Barney
Laura began her dancing journey at 3 years of age with ballet, tap, jazz and modern. She fell in love with teaching at the young age of 15 with the intense discipline of Ju Jitsu and wanted to share the importance of self-defence to her peers. Laura has since broadened her teaching disciplines with Stott Pilates Training, 100HR Yoga Certified and the Barre Life Instructor Certification. She has always loved the interaction with others, hearing their personal goals and working together in a way that motivates and improves. She brings to Barre Life her experience, hilariously outgoing personality and a continuous desire to learn.
Assistant Instructor – Beckie Hastings
Beckie was just a kid dancing for fun who got put forward for an audition for a UK Ballet boarding school at the age of 11. She was fortunate enough to be offered a full scholarship to The Hammond School of Dance. Beckie completed the intense 5 years of training but opted out of the balletic path her teachers had intended for her. She was eager to expand her dance training to incorporate new styles and moved to London UK at the age of 16 to complete 3 years in one of the top UK triple threat colleges. This is where she received a diploma in Performing Arts from Laine Theatre Arts and earned her dance teaching qualifications along with the confidence to begin work with her first job at age 19 as a singer/dancer on Regent Seven Seas and Princess Cruises. Back in the UK she danced for artists such as B.o.B, Jason Derulo, Danny Howard, Example, Ollie Murs, Texas, Garry Barlow also dancing on adverts on UK Television and then launched her own company providing other dancers in the UK and Europe. Beckie recently moved to Canada and completed her Instructor Certification at Barre Life and is so excited to begin this new chapter with us.
About Barre Life Studio:
The Barre Life workout was created by Founder Adenike ‘Niki’ Corion and her team of certified fitness, yoga, pilates and RAD certified ballet instructors. Our Boutique Fitness studio is the first West End Barre studio located in the heart of Oakville, Ontario. Together we are committed to helping you achieve your personal evolution as you reshape your entire body, become leaner, longer and stronger and improve your overall well-being through our fun, dynamic classes. Our barre, pilates and yoga inspired workouts use the fastest and most effective methods of achieving unparalleled results.