Barry Brinker


For the past 25 years Barry has been sharing the joy of dance and movement with thousands of students through her teaching. Before she became a teacher, Barry was a professional dancer in New York City. She then received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance Education. She has taught a wide array of ages in settings ranging from professional productions to public schools. She is a recipient of numerous National Foundation for the Arts’ grants for her work in public schools throughout the country.

Barry’s yoga path has been a unique one. It began at the urging of her eldest daughter while recovering from a serious and debilitating back injury. A very reluctant student at first, Barry was slowly won over by yoga’s healing, strengthening, and detoxifying benefits. Possessing an innate gift for teaching, Barry's journey into yoga soon led to her obtaining her Yoga Alliance teaching certification.

In addition to studio teaching, Barry makes time to be involved in various local out-reach programs to help spread the benefits of yoga. Students are captivated by Barry’s loving, kind, and energetic nature. Her dancer's background adds a unique touch to her yoga classes, but it is her compassion and her contagious enthusiasm that most inspires her students.