Yoga at the barre: Meet Catherine!


We are so excited to announce that beginning Wednesday, May 4, we will be offering a yoga class to supplement your barre regimen!  Long time barre regular Catherine L. will be leading a 60-minute Ashtanga yoga class at 8:00am each Wednesday and she is so excited to bring her love of yoga to you!

Meet Catherine

Catherine has been teaching yoga to kids, teens and adults for 11 years. She was trained by Ashtanga Yoga Senior Teachers; David Swenson, Manju Jois, David Williams, Tim Feldman, Kino MacGregor and Michael Gannon.

Catherine is blessed by her supportive husband Mike and her personal guru and son, Caden. This yoga has been a huge and positive influence on Catherine. She lives with her family in Minnetonka.

“I love to share this amazing life practice for daily living, growth and personal acceptance. To teach compassion and respect for the Ashtanga tradition by providing a safe, open and tranquil learning environment. Most importantly, to inspire others that a commitment to practice can positively impact our families, our communities and our world.”


What is Ashtanga yoga?

Yoga can act as a tool for daily living. It is a time for you, which in turn positively affects all who are in your life. In times of stress, yoga can act as a calming balm as we pause and take time to just be, without judgement of ourselves or others. Each time you step on your mat, it is an opportunity to realign, sweat, cleanse, stretch, strengthen, focus and meditate.


Ashtanga is an energetic form of yoga that focuses on a series of flowing body movements combined with attention to a specific breathing technique. Anyone can do yoga. Any age, any ability. All that is needed is a willingness to practice and breathe. Catherine will be teaching a modified short form of Ashtanga yoga at the barre.


What you need to know

-Although the barre does provide mats for barre classes and you are more than welcome to use them for yoga, we do recommend bringing your own mat as they are less slippery.

-No socks are needed.

-Sign up just as you would for barre classes on MindBody.

-Class is $22 and any packages/unlimited months can be used!