Barbara Shimer

Barbara Shimer is a certified traditional hatha yoga instructor since 1995 with a self-practice of over 20 years She is registered with Yoga Alliance and is an active participant and member of the Suncoast Yoga Teacher’s Association. For many years she has taught traditional hatha yoga leaning towards alignment based instruction emphasizing body alignment and breathe awareness while promoting strength, flexibility and relaxation/meditation.

Barbara’s class style emphasizes a progressive approach to yoga; she stresses safety while working with the postures and encourages the student to begin at their own level of flexibility as they advance their practice through awareness. She often utilizes props such as blocks and belts and the wall as an aid to safety and alignment. Barbara states, "I feel that practicing yoga in a safe and non-judgmental environment is important on many levels including self-esteem and confidence."

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