Barre Certified by Barreworks: Faculty
The Barreworks training system was created by a team of fitness experts, yoga instructors, & dance professionals. Learn more about our Master Trainers below!
Leni is a movement specialist who takes a holistic approach to health and wellness. She is a certified Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis Instructor, practicing in this modality for over 15 years. She specializes in injury prevention and rehabilitation. Her clients’ needs range from professional athletic training to stroke recovery to pre/postnatal health. Leni finds it exhilarating to watch the transformative and healing aspects of movement, especially in circumstances where clients are able to move in ways that they never thought were possible. Rejuvenation in all areas of life is important to Leni. As a Certified Master Life Coach, she works with clients to move past their existing barriers and create the fulfilling lifestyle that they desire. Leni has been involved in creating and growing Barreworks since its inception and directs the Instructor Training and Programming. She is excited to build and expand the Barreworks community with the Instructor Certification Program.
Lina is a Toronto-based Dance and Visual Artist, Yoga Teacher, Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer Specialist. Lina received early dance training at the Academia de Ballet Anna Pavlova in Bogotá, then completed the certificate program at The School of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City, and furthered her studies at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre. Lina has performed extensively across Canada, New York, Colombia, Mexico, Europe and Japan both as an independent dance artist and choreographer. Continuing her passion for performance, Lina became a certified Yoga instructor and movement coach. She was thrilled to be involved in the creation of the signature Mixed Level class built upon the principle of functional exercise, offering a workout that promotes balance, strength and mobility. She also created a series of classes to compliment the program : Dripbarre, OpenBarre and bAAArre. Among her many accomplishments, Lina is the Co Artistic Director of DeviationDance and the humanitarian program Healing Through Dance.
Tricia is a movement specialist with extensive theoretical and practical experience in yoga, pilates and dance. Tricia’s love for movement began in dance classes as a very young girl. While completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance Dance at Ryerson University, this passion for movement evolved into a curiosity of the human body and wellness. Tricia continued her profession in movement while completing her Hatha Yoga teacher training with Yogi Vishvaketu and Chetana Panwar of The World Conscious Yoga Family, who teach a holistic approach to yoga. Tricia also teaches STOTT Pilates mat and reformer, PFilates, work as well as dance and barre classes to people of all ages and life stages. Tricia is a diastasis expert specializing in post natal rehab. Tricia has been teaching yoga, pilates, barre and dance classes full-time since she 2010. With such a diverse skill set, Tricia’s classes are always tailored to who is in the class and what they wish to focus on in that present moment. Tricia brings energy, focus, and a deep understanding of body awareness to each class and encourages students to follow personal and balanced wellness regimes tailored to their fitness level, designed to enhance student’s lives physically and mentally, in a comfortable, friendly, fun and secure environment.