I attended my first Barre class at Zen Yoga Garage yesterday. Barre is a blend of Ballet, pilates and there was a little yoga. Trista, our thorough leader, didn’t skip a beat as she led us through a fast paced, one hour-long class, that was filled to the brim with ass-kicking moves. Each time we opened a new sequence (we started with core, moved to upper body and then finished with legs and glutes) I thought to myself,
‘This isn’t that hard.’
By the end of that same sequence I was literally quivering. I definitely needed more yoga afterwards (so I took a yoga class directly after Barre.) I felt the same way after Barre that I feel anytime I get my butt served to me in any sculpting/toning class which is,
‘OMG I need yoga.’
I practiced next to a lady that was in her third trimester of pregnancy and I realized that a lot of the leg and (oblique) core work would be easy to incorporate into a prenatal yoga class. So to my preggo yogi-friends out there: get ready for a little Barre-inspired yoga this week.