BARRE TALK

CHANGE

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER 30 DAYS OF BARRE MOTION? YOU, EVOLVED.

Just as Barre Motion rounded that magical we’ve-been-open-one-full-month mark, I noticed that clients were taking me aside to voluntarily share with me the changes they are seeing in their bodies. I am hearing about everything from better posture, to more toned abs, to an enhanced sense of calm, to a more lifted and defined seat, to gaining an inch in height as a result of “standing taller.” The beauty is I’m hearing this from clients who come to Barre Motion for private instruction as well as from clients who regularly take group classes. I cannot express how gratifying it is to hear a client tell me excitedly about the changes he or she is experiencing. The truth is – I notice the visible changes in my clients’ bodies, and behaviors, everyday. It is obvious as I watch movements performed at the barre that those who have been attending regularly are transforming their bodies and their minds. The improved strength, stamina, and flexibility are remarkable. I can see it in stance, presence, and the way clothes fit. Even more remarkable are the gains I witness everyday with regard to improved mental stamina and confidence. Those who have been attending regularly, whether … Read More

DON’T WAIT FOR EXTRAORDINARY TO FIND YOU. IT’S NOT LOOKING.

“I suspect the truth is that we are waiting, all of us, against insurmountable odds, for something extraordinary to happen to us.” – Khaled Hosseini, from his book, And the Mountains Echoed   When I first encountered this phrase while reading “And the Mountains Echoed,” it resonated strongly. And my reaction was visceral. Why is it that we are all just waiting? Why are we passively waiting for something extraordinary to happen to us? The real truth, I believe, is that we should all expect to encounter the extraordinary everyday, and that we should actively create our own extraordinary, even if the creating is a hard thing to do. The pursuit of the extraordinary requires much of us. It calls us to recognize the beauty and majesty in everything around us. It requires that we stop and make the time to actually participate in the divine, which is innate to every living thing. It calls us to enact and embrace dramatic change. Change and I are well acquainted. Like many people, I was once a searcher, wonderer, speculator, and hoper. In retrospect, I was waiting for the extraordinary to find me. But patience is not my strong suit. Read More