Ashley was an avid dancer her whole life and took lessons in all forms of dance, but ballet was always her favorite. She loved the focus and discipline of the practice and the definition it brought to her muscles. After years off of dance, Ashley was looking to get back into a routine that yielded the same results as ballet. Once she found out about Barre and began taking classes, she was hooked on the workout. After a year of consistently...more
Alex began taking barre and yoga classes to escape the hectic day to day of running her café, Café la Reine, located directly across the street from Barre Life! She fell in love with both barre and yoga, and has been teaching barre since 2016. In 2019, Alex completed her 200 hour training at Boston Yoga School. Alex lives in Manchester with her husband, Ben, and their rescue pup, Keefe.more
Chris's path to yoga was a happy accident—literally.
In 2015, Chris was involved in a serious road biking accident that broke his neck and made it impossible for him to continue at his job as an automotive technician. While the injury was devastating, Chris says that without it, he wouldn't have been able to discover his true professional passion. He was introduced to yoga by a friend and immediately set about practicing and learning as...more
Emily believes that yoga is not merely a physical exercise - it is a state of mind. Yoga is the sanskrit word for “union” or “connection.” Emily’s classes aim to provide this sense of connection between the mind & body to all students that take her class. She wants to crush the myth that you must be “fit” or “flexible” to do yoga! By linking the breath with simple movements, mind & body are brought into harmony, providing a sense of...more
Jen became hooked with Barre Pilates in 2013 after winning a weeks pass to a Barre Pilates studio in MA. In 2015 she became certified in group fitness instruction by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). Jen moved to NH in 2017 and knew that she wanted to continue instructing. After taking a class at Barre Life, she recognized that their culture resonated with her. From that time she decided that she wanted to be a part of...more
Kelsey has been active in the body arts & fitness space for over 10 years, starting with traditional yoga to aerial yoga, silks and hammock. Her love for the body arts keeps her body and mind grounded while being a new mother, loving wife and managing a ‘day job’. She is excited to join the team at Barre Life to share her yoga practice and become a part of this welcoming community. In 2019, she completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training...more
After years of trying to find her lost love of exercise, a friend convinced Staci to join her for a class that she was dying to try. The moment Staci walked into Barre Life she was hooked. Being part of Barre Life motivated Staci to be healthier and has kept her coming to classes for four years. With a desire to share her love of Barre with others, Staci decided to get certified in Barre Above. After becoming certified Staci wanted to...more