The Brookline Ballet School
The Brookline Ballet School
1431 Beacon Street
Brookline MA, 02446
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MICHAEL ALBA Yoga
Michael Alba teaches our Vinyasa Flow classes. Certified in the vinyasa and Hatha traditions, Michael enjoys inspiring students to grow and challenge themselves through yoga. His teaching combines focus, movement, precision and gentleness in a natural and unrushed manner.
Michael first came to yoga when he took a corporate yoga class at a small law firm. He built on his earlier gymnastics training to pursue this endlessly stimulating and nurturing discipline. He has studied extensively with David Magone, Kara Jasinski and Mimi Loureiro and completed his certification at Frog Lotus Yoga, under the instruction of Jacqueline Heisel and Jenn Yarro. For more information on Michael, visit www.michaelalbayoga.com.
SHANNON EGNA ZumbaClick to view bio...
Shannon's love of dance began in a ballet school - standing at the barre, learning ballet, tap, and jazz routines, performing in annual shows... This classical foundation led her to participate in community theater and musicals during high school and to become the co-founder/choreographer of a university dance group. Upon graduating college, Shannon wanted to find a way to keep dance in her life. When she began taking Zumba classes with her mom and good friend, she realized that becoming a Zumba instructor would allow her to do just that! Since getting certified, Shannon has taught Zumba to a variety of people in different locations. Her classes are a combination of Zumba moves, music, and routines with original choreography. Each class is designed to fit the group she is teaching. Always open to feedback, she welcomes any suggestions for music and routine modifications but consistently stands by the belief that Zumba is what you make of it – if you challenge yourself appropriately and have fun with the rhythms and routines, you can’t go wrong!
MARGARET RICHARD Body ElectricClick to view bio...
Margaret Richard's Body Electric program first aired on national television in 1984, and is now celebrating its twenty-sixth year on PBS. Margaret’s signature body sculpture technique (multiple repetitions with light weights) promises to create toned muscles, denser bones, better balance, and increased vitality.
The ever-expanding Body Electric catalog includes more than 500 Body Electric television programs, 40 videos and DVDs, and Margaret’s recent book, BODY ELECTRIC: Strong, Toned and Sexy in Just Three Hours A Week (McGraw-Hill; 2008).
Margaret’s 1999 testimony before the United States Senate’s “Special Committee on Aging” helped to highlight the importance of exercise to our health. Her Senate appearance also resulted in a video collaboration with the National Institute on Aging as a companion to their book, Exercise: A Guide from the National Institute on Aging. The National Fitness Hall of Fame inducted Margaret into its 2006 class along with fitness notables Kathy Smith, Jake Steinfeld, and Richard Simmons.
A recent transplant from Buffalo, NY, Margaret invites you to join her at The Brookline Ballet School, beginning Tuesday, November 9. For more information please visit her website at http://www.bodyelectrictv.com