Isabelle Barter, ERYT® 200, Certified Yoga Tune Up® teacher, and StrongFirst® Level 1 Kettlebell Instructor first discovered Yoga in a modern dance class while studying at the University of California, San Diego. The first time she did downward facing dog, she thought to herself, “Who invented this form of torture?” She lacked mobility in the shoulders making the pose seem impossible.
Isabelle stayed away from Yoga for many years until in 2010, while battling depression, dissatisfaction with her job, and feeling exhausted from stress and being overweight, she decided something had to change. There is a saying, “When the student is ready, the teacher appears.” That teacher was Yoga. Yoga provided an increase in range of motion, strength and flexibility as well as increased peace of mind.
Isabelle completed her Yoga teacher training in 2011 through Pure Yoga at Equinox in Los Angeles with Kate Duyn Cariati and Claudia Fucigna. In 2014, Isabelle studied with Jill Miller to become a Certified Yoga Tune Up ® Instructor and is studying to become an integrated Yoga Therapist.
Isabelle left a career as a corporate trainer and director of marketing to share the benefits of movement and Yoga.
Isabelle lives and teaches in Phoenix.