Teacher Spotlight – Abby

Classes that you teach: Barre on Mondays at 5:30 am, Wednesdays at 5:30 am & Thursdays at 5 pm

How do you strike a balance between your personal practice and teaching?
I organize my days with a schedule and try to stick to it, I’m all about a routine.

What advice would you give to someone who is just starting out on their yoga or barre journey? Focus on your goals and push yourself to make them happen.

What is your favorite yoga pose or barre move and why? And what’s your least favorite yoga pose or barre move and why?
Favorite: any ab exercises, I love doing abs!
Least favorite: shoulders, I don’t enjoy working out my shoulders.

What’s your favorite yoga/barre quote or mantra?
“It’s not about being good at something. It’s about being good to yourself.”

What made you want to teach yoga/barre?
I wanted to stay active after graduating and finishing dance. Having a strong dance background, it was super fun to be able to teach and incorporate the same sort of technique into my classes. I grew up doing most of the things, so it’s nice to be familiar with the exercises I’m teaching!

How would you describe your classes/teaching style?
They are similar to a hiit class, getting a full body workout with some cardio.

What is one piece of advice you always give your students? To not forget to breathe

What do you want students to take away from your classes?
I want them to leave feeling like they pushed themselves to their full potential, and got the most out of each workout.

How does yoga/barre connect with your life off the mat?
I love not only teaching but doing the class with students. Fitness is a huge part of my life, I love to take class when I’m not teaching!

What is your advice to beginners?
Take it slow, do what feels good, and work your way up to reach your goals.

What do you like to do when you’re not at Pressed? Taking class, teaching class, and shopping!!!

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *