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“American Barre Technique® (ABT) (pronounced 'bar') is a low impact, ballet inspired workout that effortlessly fuses ballet, aerobics, and yoga. ABT sculpts, defines, and transforms the entire physique while simultaneously increases flexibility, decreases body fat, and slims the body’s overall shape.”

Shannon is also the owner and lead consultant of DuNord Consulting here in Alexandria, and has her office here at Yoga One. To contact Shannon and DuNord consulting:


I began taking ballet at the age of three. Dance has continued to be a passion of mine spanning many years of instruction, practice and exploration of its many forms. As a native of Alexandria, I am a Dancin’ off Broadway Alumnus, taking instruction there through high school. Continuing my love for movement, I became interested in yoga and have been practicing for 15+ years and am a member of Yoga One. I love that Barre offers a combination of both of these disciplines with influences of aerobics and strength components.

I am currently pursuing my passion for yoga and continuing education. I am currently enrolled in the Yoga One 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training certification program. Watch for me as I begin my journey as a yoga instructor here at Yoga One.

Shannon is an ABT certified instructor. 

BARRE classes are Monday 9-10am and Friday morning from 9-10am.

8:30-9:45a Faithful Flow Shannon/ Pamela 6 week rotation

9-10:15a Power Flow -Targeted toward students who are practicing at a Level 1 or higher and are looking for a challenging flow. We begin by tuning into our breath, chanting “Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo (the Adi Mantra) I bow to the Creative Wisdom, I bow to the Divine Teacher within.”  This prepares us to set intention for the practice. We may also incorporate strong meditation through Pranayama (breath) techniques to sharpen our focus toward our intention.

Incorporating a deeper level into the postures working over time toward the more complex arm balances and inversions. Our flow will be powerful focusing on our breath and working up a sweat. We will work deeply on core strength and balancing poses connecting through challenging transitions for strengthening.

We will complete class with a grounding Savasana. Surrendering from our practice, breath and body. Ending each class with the mantra “May the long time sun shine upon you, all the love surround you and the pure light within you, guide your way on.” 

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