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 STUDIO 1

8 JAY STREET 2ND FLOOR

MIDDLEBURG, VA 20117

TEL. 540-454-6304

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MEET OUR TRIBE

I love all of the classes at Native Barre!

It's so much fun to mix it up!

BOXING/KETTLEBELLS

TRX WITH EDDO

Growth in the Process

Who is this AWESOME MAN? 

My passion for health and fitness developed at a young age. This passion was channeled into my studies (both theoretical and applied) in the field of kinesiology. My career as a fitness professional started in 2006, and in 2012 I was conferred a B.S. in kinesiology. I completed my masters with a concentration in biomechanics at George Mason University in 2014. I am currently a PhD candidate, in the process of defending my dissertation. 

Exercise is medicine. My career objectives include employing evidence-based practices to aid in improving function, reducing likelihood of injury, and attaining peak fitness levels for all individuals.

What type of training do you offer?

My training background is in strength and conditioning, with an emphasis on applying strength training concepts for improving function and the ease of completing daily living activities. My training approach includes the use of various modalities such as: Traditional weight lifting, kettle bell training, boxing, low level plyometrics (agility ladder, hurdles) among others.

How can it benefit me? 

My tailored training approach will benefit you by unlocking your potential, complimenting your current regimen. I will accomplish this by addressing the various components of fitness such as: muscle strength, muscle endurance, cardiovascular endurance, cardiovascular power, flexibility, and balance among others. With the goal of helping you become the best version of yourself.

what do I need to participate in a training session? 

To participate you will need athletic clothing and training shoes

(not running shoes). 

To participate in boxing lessons you will need boxing gloves and hand wraps. Information on how to purchase these items will be provided upon request.

Be yourself, bring energy, and watch it matched/exceeded!

 

NATIVE YOGA

 

Native Yoga is for everyone of any level! 

 Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa, and our own Yin based class, Native Stretch

ASHTANGA WITH

LAURA RENKES

Who is the SPECTACULAR WOMAN? 

“Ashtanga Yoga is a discipline, not a brand,” according to Manju Jois, son of Sri K. Pattahabi Jois, known as the the father of Ashtanga Yoga. It is composed of a progressive sequence of postures linked together with the use of the breath, bandhas, drishti and vinyasas. Pattahabi Jois described it as ‘a breathing exercise…the rest is bending’.

What is Ashtanga? 

“Ashtanga Yoga is a discipline, not a brand,” according to Manju Jois, son of Sri K. Pattahabi Jois, known as the the father of Ashtanga Yoga. It is composed of a progressive sequence of postures linked together with the use of the breath, bandhas, drishti and vinyasas. Pattahabi Jois described it as ‘a breathing exercise…the rest is bending’.

How can it benefit me?

Ashtanga was originally designed to be a healing practice. The doctors in My sore, India sent their patients to Jois when they could not help the patient. Over time, with a consistent and tailored practice, they would recover. One can expect to improve their strength, balance and flexibility, experience a calmness of mind and improved health. The sequence was specifically designed to detoxify or cleanse the body and to strengthen the nervous system. It is as therapeutic or rigorous as you make it.

What do I need in order to participate in class? 

All that is needed to practice is a willingness to try and consistency. Many people think they cannot ‘do yoga’ because they are not flexible. You don’t need a flexible body to ‘do yoga,’ just a flexible mind. The person who cannot touch their toes gets just as much benefit out of a posture as the person who can touch their toes, if they put forth equal effort.

 

On a practical note, you need comfortable clothes that you won’t wrestle with during class and a mat. Straps, blocks and blankets can help but are not necessary. Some basic yoga etiquette relevant for any group class, is to be on time, turn off the electronics and be fragrance free. It’s a good idea to drink plenty of water through-out the day and to not eat a heavy meal several hours before practice.

 

T'AI CHI WITH 

MISIA BROADHEAD

Who is this amazing woman? 

Misia Broadhead has been training in T'Ai Chi Ch'Uan for nine years with Bob Gardner Sensei a Fifth Degree Black Belt in Ki Aikido. The focus of the training has been the Beijing ( Simplified Yang) Style Short Form- Twenty-four Posture, the Beijing (Simplified Yang) Style Long Form- Forty-eight Posture,the Sword Form, Sabre Form and Staff Form. Included also a Chi Kung breathing exercise known as the Eight Pieces of Brocade. Misia Broadhead is also a member of the Ki Society International ,whose head quarter is in Japan from which she has received three diplomas in Ki developement. Ki is the Japanese term for the Chinese Chi which is the life force power developed in T'Ai Chi Ch'Uan .

 

TOMBA WITH 

TOM SWEITZER

Who is the DYNAMIC MAN? 

Tom is Director of A Place to Be. He is a Certified Music Therapist and works with children and adults with disabilities and challenges. He graduated with a BFA in Music Theater in 1994 and then as a Music Therapist in 2009. He taught at The Hill School in Middleburg for 15 years. He just recently received Loudoun County Visitor's Humanitarian Award for his work at his center. Tom is a large part of the Middleburg community. He is the MC every year at The Christmas Parade and you will see him often jogging amongst the street in town. He Has taught aerobics for over 15 years and has been certified in Zumba Now he still teaches class where he mixes many genres of dance/ movement. He believes you don't have to be bored when exercising and you DO NOT have to know how to dance to take his class!

What is TOMBA?

"Wring out your clothing dance"

60 minutes of an array of movement from South American, Pop, Modern and Rock. The hour will go by without knowing it and the goal is that you feel worked out, laughed lot, and can wring out your clothing! No Dance talent at all necessary!

 How does it benefit me? 

"Wring out your clothing dance"

60 minutes of an array of movement from South American, Pop, Modern and Rock. The hour will go by without knowing it and the goal is that you feel worked out, laughed lot, and can wring out your clothing! No Dance talent at all necessary!

What do I need in order to participate? 

You will need comfortable clothing, leggings or clothes you can more in. You will also need sneakers. 

 

BALLET WITH

FAITH BIDDLAUH

Who is this GRACEFUL girl? 

Faith has danced since age 5 and taught classes in ballet, creative movement, and more since age 16. Her training began in Virginia at Vostrikov's Academy of Ballet and continued at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet in Carlisle, PA and the Australian Dance Academy in Alice Springs, NT. She has danced with the Virginia Youth Ballet and the Duprada Dance Company, key roles including the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Swanhilda in Coppelia, and Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty. Since returning to the United States Fatih teaches at several studios as a guest and regular instructor.

What is Adult Ballet? 

Adult Ballet is an enjoyable recreational dance class filled with toning exercises, graceful and smooth movement across the floor and stretching.

How does this class benefit me? 

Adult ballet is fun and will make you feel pretty and graceful. It is a great way to tone and lengthen your muscles. Light and fun!

What do I need in order to participate in class? 

You will need comfortable yoga clothing or ballet clothing. You will either need to wear socks or ballet shoes.