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Barre Essentials Workshop – Breaking Down Form & Alignment for Injury Prevention with Jo Stone, Founder of BARRE VIDA®

February 22, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm


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Rare opportunity! Join Jo Stone, creator of the BARRE VIDA® who’s here on island this week! In this personalized, alignment focused barre workshop, you will learn tips to protect you from injury in many movement disciplines. Having worked in a lower back rehab center and in a physical therapy context, Jo makes sure you’re set from head to foot to move safely.

Jo will help you avoid many of the alignment issues she sees students struggle with. She’ll show you how proper weight distribution on your feet is used to protect your back and the SI (sacroiliac)  joint. Understanding the real “pelvic tilt”, you’ll learn how to properly work the abdominal muscles. 

As she takes you from warmup to cool down of a barre class, she’ll break down the challenging moves, step by step. Get the scoop on barre exercises, such as “the Water Ski”, “the Tilt”,  and “the Pretzel”. Jo teaches you “Distal Arms” so that you work the smaller muscles not just the trapezius. 

This is truly the opportunity of the year to get some great customized training in body alignment!


Joanna (AKA Jo) Stone

Hi, I’m Jo and I created Barre Vida based on my knowledge of barre workouts, dance, fitness, and physical therapy exercises. Understanding the body from within (somatic awareness) is my research. Educating others to understand their bodies is my job. Empowering students to reach their personal fitness and health goals is my passion. Dance is my art. Barre Vida is an extension of my personal mission to bring movement back into life starting at the barre. I am fitness instructor certified with AFAA, a RYT, and have an MA and BA in dance.



February 22, 2020
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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