Barre Warrior Fitness
Barre Warrior formerly known as Barre Yoga has been created as a fitness program based on Amber's extensive dance and yoga training, and fitness techniques that have sustained a dance career. The program brings qualities of self-expression, creativity and mental and physical self-empowerment, all synonymous with Amber's themes as a choreographer and artist. The program premiered in her Auckland studio early 2016 and has now been taught to hundreds of bodies in NZ and Australia.
The Barre Warrior practice leaves you with a sense of grace (dance element), mental well-being (yoga element) and physical strength and fitness (pilates+cardio). It is the work out for the warrior prince/princess within.
This is a unique blend of pilates, yoga and dance training techniques. Technique is broken down into steps that anyone can do, no prior dance experience necessary. Barre Warrior, the signature class, ramps up the pace to challenge endurance, strength and fitness, adding weights and high-intensity interval training.
Barre Warrior is the perfect training for developing a sculpted dancers physique, with long, lean refined muscles. The emphasis on yoga ensures effective use of breath with movement, rejuvenating your mind as well as your body. Barre Warrior is a place of serious work-out and it's a place that you can connect to your inner fire and physical freedom.
The Buzz With Barre Warrior
Why Barre Warrior? Barre Warrior is the name of the most popular of my choreographed classes in the ‘Barre Yoga’ studio. Consistently achieving results with students, Barre Warrior attendees became devotees, dedicated to this class. More than just physical results, Barre Warrior creates powerful change mentally and physically. The most significant and unanimous feedback was that women and men felt stronger and more empowered in their lives, having consistently practiced Barre Warrior. Physique’s changed shape after 3 weeks, mental clarity improved and a sense of rhythm and release, previously unknown to them, was unleashed and activated.
Barre Warrior is a name which describes power, strength, determination, focus, strategy, fearlessness. Warrior although a derivative of ‘war’, has also been long associated with the Japanese Samurai’s tradition of physical prowess, ritual and respect. From India, the Yoga Sun Salutation series has fundamental poses called Warrior. This yogic association is ideal, as breath is a major component of this practice, as well as flexibility, mental composure and flow.
Barre Warrior also encapsulates a sense of dance, of artistic freedom, all that relates to my work as a dancer and artist. I believe this comes through in the teaching and the practitioner’s experience. The highly energetic, big bass music get’s endorphins pumping with momentum and fun.