When Laura originally discovered barre after having her first child, her body- and life- were completely changed. Intense cardio workouts comingled with dance inspired movements transformed her post baby body. Now hooked, Laura sought out local barre studios to hone her practice and learn everything she could about barre. After years of commuting to feed her addiction, Laura decided to share her love of barre with the rest of Santa Clarita. Now a certified barre instructor, she frequently travels to industry events around the country to speak to and instruct barre enthusiasts. Trained by world renowned Barre Body as well as certified in Pilates and group exercise through AFAA, Laura is the creator of a nationally recognized, 100 hour training program recognized for its excellence by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She lives in Santa Clarita with her charming hubby and two beautiful daughters.
A devoted Yogi and 200hr RYT through Rising Lotus, Heather discovered barre through her friend Laura and was certified at Bella Barre in 2015. She had always been curious about barre, since a barre studio neighbored her yoga studio. She noticed the women who came and went always seemed vibrant and confident. Heather took her first barre class weeks before she was due with her second son and fell in love immediately. She knew it was just what she needed, and immersed herself completely weeks after giving birth. Heather describes barre as the yang to her yin, and says her life would be much less energetic without it. She has a deep love for her students, and views the Bella Barre community as empowering, uplifting and magnetic. Her love for her students transpires into her classes, which are emotionally driven and encourage a balance of strength and flexibility, both in body and in mind. When she's not practicing barre or yoga, you can find Heather biking, playing, or just making messes with her boys. Heather believes that life is a practice, and each day brings new opportunity... and when in doubt, coffee, pink lipstick, or a good song can make any day a good day!
Diana grew up in the Santa Clarita Valley and found a passion for dance at a young age. In addition to gaining experience at local studios, she was part of the Valencia High School Dance Team, and advanced her knowledge and technique during a summer intensive dance program at Cal Arts. She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication from Cal State University, Fullerton. After getting married and having a baby, she wanted to add an effective fitness regimen back into her life, and barre was the answer! Diana was hooked after her first class at Bella Barre, and knew she wanted to help other women look and feel their best. Although her full-time retail marketing job at Princess Cruises keeps her busy, she loves teaching early morning classes at Bella Barre. Her favorite aspects of barre are the music, the continuous personal challenge, and the results. Diana enjoys spending time with friends, her husband and 2 year old son, and is looking forward to the addition of another baby boy in May.