Barbara Place is a fully insured and certified in Pilates, Yoga & Spin. Barbara is also a certified group fitness leader and personal trainer. She is a dedicated professional, intuitive teacher and a lifetime student. She has been in the health and wellness field her entire life. Barbara has an innate quality of connecting the mind, body and spirit. Her specialty is alignment, core stability and functional movement. Barbara opened & managed the Merriam Gateway Health & Fitness center in Newton for over 10 years before returning to school to specialize in the Pilates Method. Barbara Studied under 1st generation teacher Romana Kryzanowska and completed a rigorous program in NYC. She later enhanced her knowledge thru A Yoga Method Alliance certification program. Barbara has been practicing yoga for over 30 years. “Teaching and enhancing our lives is my passion. I look forward to working with you to achieve your personal wellness goals. I hope to motivate and inspire you and connect in any way I can.” My focus is Hatha Yoga with Hot 26 which is a Bikram inspired practice, Restorative yoga therapy and gentle yoga. I also facilitate a few special Restorative Yoga workshops to help heal our body and mind.