UNIONVILLE - Robin McPhee, owner of Zen Yoga Barre, invites people to start improving their health and wellness in the new year.
Zen Yoga Barre offers classes for both yoga and barre. Barre is an exercise that combines Pilates with ballet moves done to upbeat music. They also offer classes combining yoga and barre.
“We also do red light therapy,” said McPhee. “It looks like a tanning bed but it is actually good for the skin and for treatment of lines, wrinkles, inflammation and arthritis. It also helps to build the immune system. We often combine this 20 minute therapy with a meditation, which makes people feel warm, rejuvenated and comfortable.”
Zen Yoga Barre also offers Thai yoga massage and has a lifestyle boutique, which sells yoga clothing, homemade and spiritual gifts, books, yoga props, essential oils and health food.
McPhee said that she has been at her location for a year-and-a-half and that the community has been great.
“I love teaching here because it keeps me fit and I love helping people,” she said. “I teach a lot of beginner classes - a lot of people come here to do yoga and barre for the first time. Those who walk in the door soon get hooked and I love to see their transformations. People are always telling me about how much these classes have been able to help them both emotionally and health-wise. People will leave here feeling like they spent a day at the spa.”
The following are testimonials left on Zen Yoga Barre’s website, zenyogabarre.com:
“I had the best beginner barre class at ZYB yesterday!” writes Jessica C. “It was the perfect morning workout; Robin is the best! I can’t wait to sign-up for more classes.”
“Sarah M.” writes said that she “absolutely loves” Zen Yoga Barre.
“The yoga classes are calming and the teachers are some helpful, patient and knowledgeable,” she wrote. “The barre classes are fun, challenging and motivating! Everyone there is super friendly and the shop has the best gifts for yourself or a pal. I can’t say enough good things about ZYB! Such a fantastic addition to Unionville!”
McPhee said that class times are listed on zenyogabarre.com. These include beginner classes including a two-week trial with unlimited classes. Zen Yoga Barre also offers private yoga and wellness coaching.
Zen Yoga Barre is located at 37 Mill St., Unionville. For more information on Zen Yoga Barre, call 860-414-1499 or visit zenyogabarre.com.
Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or firstname.lastname@example.org.