Stretch and strength is a beautiful way to start your Saturday while strengthening and stretching your muscles for dance! The class will be a fusion of 30 minutes of Pilates/barre and 30 minutes of luxurious and juicy stretching. Pilates and barre focuses on small movements of high repetition to intentionally tone muscles surrounding your joints while the stretching will lengthen your body beautifully. The class will have you feeling sleek, toned and invigorated.
April was introduced to the beauty of mind body connection through dancing at the age of five. After dancing throughout her life, April has studied yoga,mindfulness, dance and fitness with a focus on social justice and self empowerment through mind body connection for over 10 years. In 2010 she was certified in her 200 HR teacher Dharma Yoga certificationand has since brought yoga into under-performing schools as a means of social justice and peace. She is a NASM certified personal trainer with a background teaching boot camp, Pilates and kickboxing classes. She is also certified in Yoga for 12 Step Recovery, a program that connects the spiritual principles of yoga with addiction recovery. She teaches yoga and meditation in addiction centers in low-income areas throughout New York City. She recently received her leadership training with Off the Mat and Into the World, a program that connects yoga with social justice initiatives. She is extremely thankful to hold space for her students to reconnect with their body and inner teachers through fitness and wellness practices. Living in Crown Heights,she loves how Fit4Dance is for the community and with the community.