How

Contact Elke if you'd like to participate

Pilot Classes Starting in October 
Pilot price per class ​$6
Text 617 816 2133
Email elke@marionyogaloft.com


Research & Development
1) Come Try
2) Give feedback 

3) Help Design
4) Optional: After each class you will be asked to provided 
feedback via amonymous survey online

Time
One Crisp Hour


Where
In Studio & Zoom 

15 Creek Road  Marion, MA  617.816.2133

A Health Recipe

A Class That Mixes Together:
Truth

Breath

Strength

Self Acceptance
Positive Affirmations
Yoga | 
Barre | Core
Light Cardio

Hip Openers
Mindfullness
Meditation
Rest

The Story (so far)
If you've read until this point you probably want the whole story. I'm honored. Read on.

2020

I’ve taught Yoga for 15 years. Enter pandemic and menopause and an extra 10lbs. I'm self conscious, self judgmental and uncomfortable in my own body. This is brutal, perpetual, real, ever present and... (not lost on me) NOT very 'yogic'. I know we yoga teachers speak of self acceptance, finding higher self and letting go. My hypocrisy haunts me.

July 2021

My daughter is about to head to her first year of college. This is very difficult for me; like it is for most mothers. In an effort to spend as much time with her as possible I tag along to The BARRE classes she loves. {please visit THE BARRE in New Bedford!}. Its different and familiar. Any one remember Jane Fonda and Gloria Stevens? The counting, the hydrant leg lifts, the burn.... oh help me! I’m a women who has been through the unspoken hell of negative body image and eating disorders. No one talks about this. It is the elephant in the room in all these modalities. Where’s the truth and the true acceptance? Where, how and when do women begin to heal and shift away from this? I’m 51 years old and have not been able to make peace with my own body. Really? Will I every be free? What is health vs reality? vs unhealthy and unhappy body and body image?

August 2021

Some of The BARRE technique I like, and some I do not. I went back often, even after my daughter left. Her absence left me adrift. Starting something different and new was nessessary. Spreading truth and real health became something I loved thinking about and experimenting with.

September 2021

I crave change. I crave a mix of all the things I love and all I want to learn and teach. I call it THE great MIX. I’m not the first, or the last, to mix yoga and Barre. So much I want to put together, learn and pass on. Is there a market for this? People tell me they are interested.


Now I've orderd a lot of props for this class. I've now invested time, money and thought. Stay tuned. I'm now reading Tom Brady's book. Pliability? Longevity? The long list of influencers will be long when I finnaly write it down. (Thank you Linda, lovely woman who came to yoga today, Sept 26. She had the best way of encouraging and teaching me).

October 202

Research and Development. I love to learn. BARRE was started by a German women in the 1950’s. I am getting certified this month. It's a 8 hour course. What?  That's it? I’m not a ballerina. I never studied ballet. I played Ice hockey in college. Grace anyone?


Come for this ride with me. It will be fun. A learning process. A community effort. Lets be real and gain true health and feel good in our own bodies. RAH!


Pilot Classes start in October. Text Elke to tune in or come in person 617 816 2133.


What's NOT in this mix?

No fast start, No Mirrors, No Barres, No big photos of perfect bodies. and No Bleach. 


​What's IS in this mix? An engaged teacher. Calm beginning, setting intention, breath awareness, positive affirmation. CORE strength, Hip and Glute strength for the health of it (not only because you want a tight tush), Shoulder mobility (not just strength) Yoga twists, Hip Opening, Stretching, heart opener in Meditation.  COMMUNITY! You? Please?