This class has been such an incredible class and community here at Sarovara Yoga!!! We've had so many requests to bring it back that we are adding it back onto the schedule!
What is Barre?
By utilizing the ballet barre to perform small isometric movements set to fantastic music, Barre is a total body workout that lifts your seat, tones your thighs, abs, and arms, and burns fat in record- breaking time. In just 60 minutes you will achieve a full-body workout concentrating on the areas like hips, thighs, seat, abdominals and arms. The Ballet Barre technique is low-impact therefore protecting your joints by avoiding any bouncing or jumping. Each strength section of the workout is followed by a stretching section in order to create long, lean muscles without bulk. The technique works to defy gravity by tapering everything in and lifting it up and as a result creating a strong-dancer like body in a fun and energizing way! The concentration involved while taking barre classes allows you to get in the zone for the hour, therefore creates the mental benefits similarly obtained by the practice of yoga, running or resistance training. A transformed body and a clear head in just one hour—it doesn't get much better than this.
Ally Boothroyd will be leading these barre sessions. In addition to creating fun classes, she makes them unique. Therefore you can be sure that each week you will be learning something new and exciting!
What does Barre do for my body?
When you take Barre classes, you will burn calories and gain lean muscle. The barre's low-impact, isometric movements target and tone certain areas of your body, therefore your heart rate will go up and down depending on how hard you work.
Why does my body shake?
When your body shakes, it means your muscles are reaching the point of fatigue, which is a good thing! Your goal is to have the muscle group you are targeting during a specific section of class shake every time. After the shake, you will stretch, because this elongates the muscles while they are warm and malleable. As a result, this leads to long, lean muscles!
Note: This style of class is a great workout for many different ages and body types. If you want to challenge your body and build muscle, break a sweat and get a great workout, this class is for you!