Have you tried Barre? MFML is delighted to welcome Amy Holly our first Barre teacher to the team. We chatted to Amy to find out more about Barre and what inspires her.
Meet Amy Holly. Amy is a dance and movement specialist who brings to barre and other dance and movement modalities, a similar approach found in yoga and qigong.
We started out by asking Amy Holly to tell us why yoga practitioners should try Barre
Yoga is brilliant and one of my favourite ways to move but I think Barre is its perfect counterbalance. Barre will make you seriously strong, it also has a cardio aspect runners, athletes and sport people will love. Barre is for everybody you certainly don’t need to be a professional dancer but watch out it is highly addictive!!
What do you teach and why?
I teach Barre because I love to be connected to dance.
What brought you to this practice?
My friend Louise thought I would be good at it!
Why do you teach?
To be there in that moment where someone else falls in love with movement is an amazing thing.
What motivates you?
I know that my class creates good energy and that motivates me to keep that vibe and build on it.
What is your favourite way to unwind?
Yoga & walking my dog Reg.
Which living teachers / thinkers most inspire you and why?
I love the Dalai Lama. If we really listened to his teachings the world would be a much better place.
Recommend your favourite books ( 1 – 3 titles)
American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
The Power by Naomi Alderman
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
Which daily practice would make us feel better?
Beach or Mountain
Cat or Dog
Rural or Urban
Rural & Urban
Sunrise or Sunset
Spring or Autumn
Which is your favourite food?
About Amy Holly:
Amy has worked as a dancer, choreographer, movement director and teacher for over 20 years. She describes herself as a dance and movement specialist and brings the discipline of a dance training to her classes. For her Barre, like yoga and qigong is energy work and more than this her engagement with dance and movement shape her approach to life.