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!
Kathryn’s love for barre stems from years of ballet and tap dancing growing up and an early obsession with pilates. Her fitness classes include an upbeat playlist, a lot of fun, and a little butt kicking. Kathryn believes barre not only gives you physical strength but also the confidence to conquer the rest of your day! Kathryn is a lawyer by day, and can also be found walking her pups around town, playing quizzo with her husband, and cheering on the Tar Heels.
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.
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!
Heather fell into a slump with her regular workouts and needed to find something that was fun, challenging and effective. She found the perfect fit when she started taking barre classes at tuck. The workouts were challenging but also super engaging. She loved that barre motivated her to keep coming back and inspired her to do more every class. In a matter of weeks, she felt stronger than she ever had before! Feeling strong and confident is an amazing thing and has helped her outside of the studio. Because she wanted to share this feeling with others, she trained at tuck to become a certified barre instructor and the rest is history!
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.”
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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. She teaches core yoga flow, advanced flow, and our community class on Wednesdays.
Yoga & Barre Instructor
Megan is a Certified Buti Yoga Instructor, Certified Bikram Yoga Instructor and Certified Barre Instructor, and she has been teaching for six years in the South Jersey and Philadelphia area. Megan’s favorite style to teach is Buti Yoga, which includes vinyasa flow, tribal dance, and strength/conditioning, all combined into a dynamic flow. Buti uses a spiral structure technique to build the core, which is founded on kundalini principles. Be ready to sweat and move to some high-energy music when you take Megan’s class!
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!
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!)!
Liza’s main goal in life is to be as well-rounded as possible. She strives to achieve this in her daily life (going between auditing, to teaching yoga, to studying for various certifications) and in her yoga practice and teaching (doing an intense ab workout followed by some mindfulness meditation and deep stretching). Liza loves teaching anything from a mindful, calming yin to a vigorous power flow. She also believes in making her adult classes equally as fun and carefree as her toddler classes. Follow her wellness journey on instagram @thatgirlelizaveta!
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.
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 challenged. In her spare time, Ann enjoys making music videos and playing with dogs.