BarreAmped Will Shake You Up

You’ve heard the buzz…Dragonfly Hot Yoga’s Middleton location will be the only Barre Amped certified studio in Madison. What’s so special about Barre Amped? We chatted with instructors Carrie Johnson, Amber Thompson, and Sarah Mathis on what makes them amped about teaching BarreAmped.

Dragonfly Hot Yoga: What drew you to becoming a teacher of BarreAmped?

Amber Thompson: Many of my friends live along the coasts and they are all addicted to barre classes. I wanted to see for myself and loved my first class and knew it would be a hit at Dragonfly. I love teaching fitness classes and I know people will love the results they see.

Carrie Johnson: I was drawn to becoming a BarreAmped teacher for the method of it. It is driven from Pilates, classical and modern dance, yoga and orthopedic stretches. Having a background in all I’m able to combine all in one and this class does all that.

Sarah Mathis: I love teaching all forms of fitness and BarreAmped caught my eye because it brings a lot of these forms together. It incorporates elements of both yoga and pilates, which I love. I am very alignment-focused when I teach yoga and pilates because it helps us connect with our own body and create mindful movement. Precision, form and intention are key aspects of the BarreAmped classes, so I’m very excited to teach this!!
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Hi I’m Jemma, your new Dragonfly Yoga Adviser!

Starting this summer, I’m your new yoga adviser at Dragonfly Hot Yoga! You can call 608-535-YOGI (9644) or email
me ( anytime to talk though questions, concerns, or to give feedback. Tell me what I can
do to make your time at Dragonfly better:

  • Loving a class and want to know what else is similar? Give me a call or send me an email.
  • Did you know we just simplified and lowered our membership rates? What was the best deal for you last year might not be anymore. I’m happy to run the numbers with you and help you figure out the perfect plan.
  • Want a sneak peak at class schedule for the new Middleton studio? Call or email me for details.

As we expand to a second studio this summer, we are expanding our customer service. If you’re a new member, you’ll probably hear from me — asking how you liked a class. I’ll be at our our new studio in Middleton on Monday through Saturday mornings at the front desk or in the childcare area.

Last summer, I tried hot yoga for the first time. I had a Groupon, but I didn’t go until I convinced my best friends to come with me. I was not flexible or in shape, and I’m normally a wimp when it’s hot outside. My first class was intense. Without my friends, I don’t think I would have returned to try another (Yin) which was cooler and a good beginner class for me.

Hot Yoga wasn’t what I thought it would be — and in a good way. Some classes were workouts; others helped me relax. Hot Yoga provided balance in my busy schedule, a time to relax and workout with friends, and a great summer. When my Groupon ended, I tried sorting through all the rates to find the best deal for me. It was confusing on my own. My new position as Yoga Advisor was created to help guide you through your yoga journey.

Please feel free to contact me anytime.
I look forward to meeting all of you!
Phone: 608-535-YOGI (9644)

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