The Blog

I swear to tell the truth about my training.

After you read the section below (The Author), you might think, “Oh, great.  Another fitness professional wants to tell me how to live my life and workout,” but this is not exactly that kind of blog.

Yes, I will probably give advice from time to time, but my way is not always the right way for you.  That’s okay.

I will be sharing my workouts, my stats, my experiences, and more.

The Author

2017-04-26 09.00.16Hi.  I’m Barbara.  I am a yoga instructor/wellness professional and have been for around 15 years.

I want you to feel good.  My goal is to show you and help you to cultivate a positive relationship between you, your food, your body, and your brain.

I teach yoga regularly at community centers in Nashville.  From time to time I do workshops and take private clients, but I love is sharing movement with people of all levels of fitness.  Community centers afford me this.

The Mission

To encourage WHOLE personal wellness.

WHOLE

Mind including but not limited to internal monologue

Body in terms of can you save your own life and not can I pull off wearing that bikini

Spirit whether spirit be defined as soul or attitude or both

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Experience

Certifications/CEUs

HEALTH & FITNESS EXPERIENCE

YOGA INSTRUCTOR @ MCCABE COMMUNITY FITNESS CENTER & EAST PARK COMMUNITY CENTER — 2012–PRESENT

Classes include STRONG, GET-BENDY, INTENSE, VINYASA, and FAMILY YOGA in YOGADOER Party Trick YogaTM style yoga.

YOGA INSTRUCTOR FOR VANDERBILT’S G.R.O.W. PROGRAM – 2013

Family fitness program.

YOGA INSTRUCTOR @ KIRKPATRICK COMMUNITY CENTER — 2013

Youth summer program.

YOGA INSTRUCTOR @ LITTLE HAMILTON COOPERATIVE — 2010

Yoga and meditation for the community.

YOUNG ATHLETIC TRAINER AND YOGA INSTRUCTOR — 2009-2010

Leading yoga classes for young athletes (ages 8 to 18).

PRIVATE YOGA INSTRUCTOR @ 865 APARTMENTS – 2008

Yoga for to residents.

CERTIFICATIONS & CEUS

PERSONAL TRAINING CERTIFICATION – N.E.S.T.A. SPORT YOGA TRAINING – N.E.S.T.A (2016-2017)

FITNESS NUTRITION SPECIALIST – N.E.S.T.A.

PRENATAL/POSTNATAL YOGA CERTIFICATION – FULL CIRCLE YOGA

HOLISTIC WEIGHT MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATION- AURA WELLNESS CENTER

YOGIC STRESS MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATION – AURA WELLNESS CENTER BAREFOOT RUNNING – AAFA

KIDS NUTRITION AND HEALTHY EAT COURSE – STANFORD UNIVERSITY HEARTSAVER CPR AED – LIFEGUARD MEDICAL SOLUTIONS (AHA)

BAREFOOT RUNNING ESSENTIALS – AFAA

MORE ABOUT ME

  • I am a barefoot runner, kayaker, hiker, and gym-goer
  • I knit, painter (watercolor), write.
  • My other job is writing.
  • My personal blog is here:  HELLOTHISISBARBARA.COM

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