Yoga & Barre Instructor
Callie has been teaching yoga and other group fitness classes for over a decade. She has taught yoga and other fitness classes to all abilities and levels, including total beginners, Oscar-winning actors, MLB players, professional rugby players, Olympians, and those just looking to lead healthier, more active lives.
To learn more about Callie, please see our Callie & Hagana page!
Alison is a 200-hour certified yoga teacher currently studying towards her 500-hour certification. Her dream is to create a bilingual (Spanish-English) yoga space in North Philly and in Colombia, where she can train young parents within those communities to become yoga teachers in order for them to be a part of the yoga economy. She was trained in Vinyasa yoga but has become more focused on alignment and creating a sustainable practice which challenges and nourishes the body and mind. She is a middle school teacher who uses yoga as a way to nurture the difficulties of her profession and support the resilience of her students. You will hear a variety of music and get some real knowledge dropped in her classes.
Amanda started dabbling in barre as a way to blow off stream during her grad school studies. She stuck with barre at Tuck due to its high energy, good vibes, and good folks. When she is not a civil engineer, she loves to teach, move, and feel the burn. In a class with Amanda, expect to celebrate your body and all it can do!
Anjelica knew barre was for her before ever walking into a studio. A dancer at heart with a B.S. in Exercise Science and M.S. in Health Education she knew it was just the fitness certification she wanted to pursue when she heard about barre and its influences of ballet and pilates. After taking a handful of classes, Anjelica jumped right in and received her barre teaching certification from Y2B Fit in January 2018. She has enjoyed the unique journey of learning more about barre from the teacher and student perspectives, simultaneously. To add to her barre instructor tool box, Anjelica enrolled in the teacher certification at Tuck Barre & Yoga. Anjelica enjoys helping others connect to their bodies and become intentional about even the smallest movements. Her love for dance has always kept her moving and makes its way to the barre studio through her eclectic music selection, choreographed-like movements and frequent ballet references.
Ann discovered barre after a long hiatus from working out and immediately fell in love. She loves the challenge of barre, the energy of the class and the change in your overall strength. Ann’s classes are more boot camp than ballet and she aims to leave you feeling the burn. In her spare time, Ann enjoys making music videos and playing with dogs.
Barbara has had the privilege of studying and learning from some of the most inspiring yoga teachers. Their dedication and generosity spurred her to become certified and share the wisdom and benefits of yoga. She has been teaching for 15+ years and loves providing her students with a safe and nurturing space.
Her intention as a teacher is to have you feel deeply connected to your body, mind and spirit. This connection will enable you to make changes more profound than you have ever imagined possible for yourself. Your Agni (fire) rises as you become one through an intense, yet inspiring asana, pranayama and meditation practice. B.K.S. Iyengar said: “Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame.”
Bree started teaching at Tuck because she enjoyed the classes Tuck had to offer and wanted fitness in her life after grad school. Now that she works full time in finance, barre is a way to add a little spice to her life! Bree enjoys the challenges and constantly changing classes barre has to offer. Bree’s classes are hard as heck but you’ll smile through it with her warm and encouraging teaching style!
Cassie is a long distance runner since high school, and while she loved running, the high-impact nature of running had begun to take its toll on her. When she found barre, she fell in love with the challenge, but it also left her feeling like she wasn’t hurting her body. After two years of being a barre student, she trained with at tuck to become an instructor and join their team. She loves the community feel of the studio and the classes and likes that barre can be modified to each student’s level. During the day she works in marketing for a Philadelphia radio group and loves her dog Poppy every minute she gets. Follow her at @_basic_poppy.
Chris came to the practice of yoga ten years ago in an effort to augment his exercise routine. He quickly learned that yoga is not a work out, but a work in. While working as a personal trainer he began to study yoga more seriously, completing over 500 hours of teacher training under the guidance of his teachers Jim Bennitt and James Tennant in Chicago. He has also been fortunate enough to study with master teachers Andre Lappa, Indu Arora, and Rod Stryker. He offers a class based in tantric vinyasa which includes postures, exercises to cultivate a deeper breath and basic meditative practices. His classes are accessible to all levels from beginner to more advanced students.
Many years ago, Corey sought out yoga simply from curiosity. What she found was a practice that she fell head first in love with, gave her tremendous empowerment, and deep healing. In 2013, Corey completed her 200 hour Yoga Teaching Training and Certification from Charm City Yoga, in Baltimore, MD; where she also trained, as an apprentice, in leading Mysore-style practices (a branch of ashtanga yoga). Corey has been teaching yoga since 2014. Corey believes that yoga is for everyone that wishes to practice, and can teach the balancing lessons of self-acceptance and love, alongside the commitment to your own evolution. Corey’s vinyasa classes prioritize the tristana method: linking breath, movement, and gaze, in order to find the moving meditation. Corey aims for her classes to be both invigorating and grounding. When Corey isn’t practicing or teaching yoga, she participates in social justice activism, cooking vegan food, and being a dedicated bookworm.
David Hem graduated from Dhyana Yoga Teacher training in June of 2015. He has been practicing yoga for over 5 years. In his class, expect to be challenged through creative vinyasa with an emphasis on pranayama (breath work). He likes to keep things interesting with creative transitions and arm balances.
Elise started practicing yoga as a way to relieve tension as a theatre artist. As time passed, it became so much more; a source of inner confidence, strength, and acceptance. Now, yoga keeps her grounded as she lives out her crazy freelance theatre director life. She completed her 200-hour teacher training in 2014 at Maha Yoga and Healing Arts with Justicia DeClue. She teaches a slow and strong vinyasa flow with heavy emphasis on alignment. She loves helping her students find their way into wacky arm balances and creates a meditative but playful atmosphere.
Elise fell in love with barre during her first class. She enjoyed the challenge and the variety of exercises that barre classes provided – it was the first exercise class where she never felt bored! She wanted to share her passion for barre fitness with others, so she trained and became a certified barre instructor. A former CrossFitter, Elise incorporates functional training and traditional mat Pilates into her barre classes, so be prepared to use weights, core sliders, bands and other props in her classes (in new and interesting ways). Elise’s class is self-described as “hell barre,” although she offers plenty of modifications for beginners! When she’s not teaching (or taking!) barre, you can find her strutting around Point Breeze with her co-pilot, her dog Fritz. You can follow Fritz’s adventures on Instagram, @phillyfritz!
Jami started practicing barre in an effort to gain awareness of her body while also getting an intense workout. She took the teacher training at Tuck for two reasons: to help others become more in tune with their bodies, and to make it burn. In her class, be prepared for challenging workouts, bad jokes, and a teacher who may be taking just a little too much pleasure in your pain.
Jess found barre after years of competitive sports and wanting a new challenge. Tuck drew her in by its sense of community and ‘happy place’ vibes. When she’s not working as a case manager for local students and their families or studying for her Masters degree, you can find her challenging those in her class to push themselves a little harder and dig a little deeper.
Jessica recently moved to Philadelphia to pursue a master’s degree at Drexel University, where she is studying to become a dance movement clinical therapist. Yoga came into her life as part of her dance training. Classical ballet, modern dance, and alignment are some of the disciplines that have shaped her teaching style. Jessica has over 500 hrs. of training in both Hatha (Sivananda Lineage) and Vinyasa yoga. Her classes have a chill vibe and are a combination of both styles. Jessica enjoys balances of any kind, hiking, and drinking black coffee on her porch/rooftop.
When Julia found barre, she was immediately struck by the way it seamlessly integrates strengthening, toning, and flexibility movements into an energetic workout that can be modified to meet every body’s needs. Now a couple years later, she is still endlessly thrilled by how barre leaves her feeling empowered, stronger, and excited to learn more! Julia trained to become a certified barre instructor at Tuck so that she can share the unique power of barre with others. As a community nutrition educator by day, Julia is passionate about the intersections of what we do, what we eat, and how we feel. In what can seem like endlessly busy days, Julia dares you to take a minute to take care of yourself and dive into barre classes that are designed to keep you moving and feeling good, while giving you a chance to challenge yourself. Julia’s goal is that her classes leave you feeling fulfilled, healthier, happier, and motivated to barre again!
Kate has been passionately practicing and studying yoga over the past 10 years. She completed yoga teacher training in Goa, India in both Hatha and Vinyasa styles. As a registered nurse by day, she is constantly amazed by the healing potential of yoga–“Heating the body to cool the mind” is her motto. When she is not practicing yoga, she most enjoys international vegetarian street food, traveling to new places and being outside as much as possible.
While spending a year living in Wellington, New Zealand, Kate trained and became a certified barre instructor. Now back in Philadelphia, she teaches high-energy barre classes that focus on form and challenge students to push themselves (to safe limits). A high school French teacher by day, Kate thrives on encouraging her students and seeing them succeed. Get ready to sculpt, embrace the shakes, and get your heart pumping with her cardio barre classes!
Kelly has found barre to be a great way to stay connected to her background in dance. She loves the subtlety and precision emphasized in barre. In her class, expect to see connections to ballet and Pilates and to feel the rhythm and the burn.
Elizabeth has been trying to find her niche in the wellness community for years, but never felt quite at home until she started taking barre classes in 2015. She loved how barre complimented her weightlifting and yoga practice and began incorporating it into her weekly routine. She decided to complete her teacher training at Tuck, and instantly loved the warm energy and community feel!
In her classes, expect to focus on the mind-body connection and to do a ton of butt stuff! When she’s not teaching barre, Elizabeth is a middle school counselor, and a helicopter dog mama to Violet and Douglas!
Malik was introduced to yoga about 20 years ago by his martial arts teacher as a way to get more flexible as well as to find mental clarity. He likes to teach a very intelligent yoga class in terms of alignment, mobility and creating space for students to be proprioceptive (understanding where your body is and how it moves). There is a saying that teaching is learning twice – he considers himself more of a student than teacher and his personal practice allows him to have something to give. He learns a wealth of knowledge from the students that show up to his classes. He is not really into the one size fits all mentality but more that we all form a tapestry and operate like a jazz band or orchestra. He often tells students before class, that if we were headed out on a trip and got lost, that the destination isn’t as important as finding out where we’re at.
Yoga & Barre Instructor
Megan is certified in several styles of yoga (200 RYT) and barre, and has been teaching since 2011 in the South Jersey and Philadelphia area. Meg loves using her background in dance to incorporate free-flowing movement and creative sequencing into her teaching style. She also runs her own company, bringing wellness and mindfulness to the corporate world! Traveling, relaxing with her cats (#catmom), and brunching are some of Meg’s favorite things to do when she’s not sweating it out in a fitness/yoga class. Be ready to sweat and move to some high-energy music when you take Meg’s class!
Yoga & Barre Instructor
Molly started at tuck teaching yoga, and once Callie saw her fire she knew she would be a great fit for barre as well so she trained at tuck to become a certified barre teacher. Her passion for yoga started on vacation when she and her husband decided to try out a class the resort was offering, and she was instantly hooked. Two years into her personal practice, she decided to quit her corporate job to pursue her passion and become certified in yoga. Teaching an alignment-based vinyasa flow, Molly’s classes build strength and challenge your personal practice. Molly‘s barre classes are guaranteed to keep you moving, burning, shaking, and toned. All levels are welcome and modifications are always given when necessary, but be prepared to be pushed to your limits. Her philosophy on barre is a love/hate relationship, but she definitely leans towards love because she keeps coming back for more, and so will you! Besides Molly’s passion for yoga and barre, she is a foodie (a word she grapples with because who isn’t these days) and is constantly planning her next meal (or 5!)!
Rebecca is a CaBARREt Certified Barre Instructor. Her classes incorporate alignment based ballet warm-ups, Pilates, and functional movement for strength and endurance training. Rebecca is also a theatre artist and dog lover. Her Shiba Inu, Kitsune, keeps her on her toes when she isn’t at the barre. Instagram @barrebliss_becca!
Victoria loves trying different work-out classes but fell in love with barre after the first class. She found Tuck because it’s right around the corner from where she lives. She loved the challenges, shakes, and quakes so she decided to become an instructor. Victoria knew Tuck was the place for her with the welcoming atmosphere and amazing instructors. When taking her class, you can look forward to an upbeat playlist and moves that will leave you sore. Victoria’s classes are challenging, fun, and motivating so you can leave being the strongest version of yourself.