Barbara Richardson

 
~ Yoga Instructor/ Pilates Instructor
 
Barbara began practicing yoga in 1995. Seeking to deepen her practice and delve into the spiritual and philosophical aspects of yoga, she took a leap of faith and entered a teacher training program led by Corina Benner at Wake Up Yoga in Philadelphia. She received her 250-hour yoga teacher certification in 2004. In 2005, Barbara studied with Judith Hanson Lasater and received her certification in Restorative Yoga. In 2006, she returned to Wake Up Yoga and completed her certification to teach Yin Yoga.
 
Additionally, Barbara has attended workshops with Maty Ezraty and Chuck Miller, Shiva Rea, Sarah Powers, David Williams, an John Friend. Barbara’s classes focus on building strength, examining the rhythm of breath and finding stillness during fluid movement.
 
Barbara completed Pilates Mat training with IM=X in 2008 and Pilates Reformer training levels I, II and III with Balanced Body University in 2009.


Barbara Richardson instructs the following:
  • Classic Hatha: Level I/II
  • All Levels Welcome
     
     
    Hatha yoga provides students with a safe and supportive environment to explore optimal physical alignment in yoga poses. Students will move slowly and mindfully, deepening their understanding of poses while quieting the mind through this breath focused practice.  Because this style has less weight bearing activity for the upper body it is perfect for students who are newer to yoga or recovering from upper body injuries.
     
     
    Recommended For:

    - Brand new beginners.
    - Seniors.
    - Students healing from an injury or with an injury.
    - Intermediate students deepening current practice with alignment work.
    - Pilates and Barre students adding a supporting practice.


  • Yin Yoga: All Level
  • All Levels Welcome

     
    Yin Yoga postures are floor-based and are held for longer periods of time (generally 3-6 minutes). Deep stretching and lengthening help increase circulation to the joints and promote flexibility throughout your body. Breath is linked with the postures to help sink deeply into the poses and let go of any stress your body may be holding. You will learn to breath through discomfort and find peace within the poses. 
     
     
    Recommended For:
     
     
    - Everyone! This practice is a healthy option for students of all levels and ages.  

  • Vinyasa Flow Level I/II
  • A dynamic, flowing form of yoga that links together your breath with movement. These classes have the power to transform your body, revive your spirit, and make you feel alive. You will experience a variety of postures, expand on alignment principles, and learn modifications as needed. We will practice a variety of standing and seated postures that will bring a balance of both strength and flexibility, power and grace, energy and restoration. The heart of this practice is in your movement from one pose to the next. Learn to go with the flow, find your edge, and experience inner joy.


    Recommended For:

    - Students who have practiced Classic Hatha or Hatha Flow and are looking to deepen their practice.

    - Students who are new to Vinyasa Flow. 

    - Students who enjoy variety, creativity, and movement linked with breath.

    - Pilates and Barre students adding a supporting practice.