Amy is extremely knowledgeable both about body physics and Yoga in practice. She constantly takes classes to improve her techniques. Being a longtime practitioner of Yoga, I find that Amy is very skilled at cuing for the different poses and guiding the class to make adjustments, as the class participants are a mix of different ages and levels. She is wonderfully proficient in the progression of flow with linked movements and breath. I always feel strengthened and refreshed after each of her class.
I’ve been taking Pilates and Barre classes for years, and it wasn’t until I started taking classes with Amy where I could really tell a difference in my workouts. She pushes me to my limits in an approachable way and I don’t feel like I need to supplement her classes with some cardio before or after.
I always look forward to Amy's remarkable classes, which are energizing and absorbing. Her voice, the music , and the pace of each class uniquely build from pose to pose integrating breathing and movement, and expressing her deep experience with a range of yoga disciplines. Amy is approachable; her classes are always playful and challenging.
Currently Offered Classes
Using a ballet barre, Pure Barre is a low impact, and intense workout that builds strength, endurance, and muscle tone through small focused movements. There is a lot of stretching involved that will improve range of motion.
Pilates help strength and stabilize your core. Similar to yoga, it is a less strenuous form of exercise that relies on your breathing and focus. Pilates was originally created for injured dancers and soldiers.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga
One of the most popular styles of Yoga. Vinyasa Flow relies on movement with breath. Your breath is the anchor that helps you flow from one pose into the next. not only does it promote balance, but also prevents repetitive motion injuries.
During Yoga+Pilates fusion one modality compliments the other and a combination of both works to create balance and strength in the front, sides and back core body. Yoga incorporates the focus on breathing within poses.
Slow flow is based on the Vinyasa practices where it links breath, movement, and poses. Slow flow allows beginners to intuitively flow into their own movements. The practitioner guides the student, tailoring personal experience.
Faster paced that Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Power Yoga focuses on movement and breath. It invites a challenging mix of both Yoga and Pilates movements to strengthen and enhance your core. Power Yoga involves less time spent in meditation.
Looking for a One on One Appointment?
Amy Barber offers private classes and one on one instruction at the On the Mat in Concord. Sessions are available from 60-90 min.