“I always incorporated ballet into my classes. I saw the benefits and how ballet and Pilates complemented each other.”
Although the disciplines of yoga and ballet are very different, Kitty sees a big similarity on the physical front: “You can’t rush or expect instant results with either. Patience and persistence always pays off. I have taught classes in Dublin and Belfast over the past 10 years.”
Kitty is now teaching Ballates Barre, a new in-demand craze which is a mix of ballet barre movements, Pilates and yoga. It is a perfect class if you’re looking to tone and gain strength in your legs, glutes, abs and arms, while improving your flexibility, co-ordination and posture. A horizontal bar or barre, about waist height, is the focal point for the class and warm-up exercises.