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BARRE

“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.”

Contact Shannon at Shannon.yogaone@gmail.com

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: Shannon@DuNordconsulting.com

SHANNON BERNS

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. Continuing my love for movement, I became interested in yoga and have been practicing for 15+ years and am a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200) with the Yoga Alliance. I am also an ABT Certified Barre instructor. As a native of Alexandria,  am excited to offer my passions for yoga and barre in my hometown. 

Barre by Shannon: Friday 9:00-10:00 AM Barre a low impact workout that blends ballet, yoga and aerobics. Barre will work to shape and define the entire body while increasing flexibility and decreasing fat.

Come sweat with Shannon during this fun accessible Barre workout. Warming up with a brief yoga flow we quickly move into mat work. Engaging the upper body, targeting arms and abs. Transitioning to the barre, infusing the art of classical ballet exercises at an aerobic level, you will be sure to feel your muscles work. We will cool down and stretch through another brief yoga flow. Ending with a brief savasana we will seal the practice in a final release.

Power Hour with Shannon: Monday 12:00-1:00 PM Power Hour with Shannon is 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, reciting “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 an intention for the practice. We may also incorporate strong meditation through Pranayama (breath) techniques to sharpen our focus toward our intention. Our flow will be powerful, focusing on our breath and working up a sweat. We will work deeply on strength and balance poses connecting through challenging transitions. We will complete by surrendering from our practice, breath and body.