Body Wisdom PA
Barbara Darnell took her first yoga class in 1996 in California, intrigued by the various health and wellness benefits the practice claimed to offer. After embracing the gentle stretching style of Hatha yoga for 10 years, she began to study other forms of the practice including the Power, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and Anusara styles.
Since completing Teacher Trainings in both Power Yoga and Childlight Yoga, as well as Teacher Training in the style formerly referred to as "Anusara" and all three levels of Anusara Immersions, Barbara has regularly been teaching and cultivating her yoga craft. Even with 500+ hours of formalized training to guide her, she continues to frequent workshops to deepen her knowledge and understanding of the yoga practice, including those with Elena Brower, Desiree Rumbaugh, Seane Corn, Naime Jezzeny, Sue Elkind, David Kiel, Lisa Flynn, Shiva Rea, Anodea Judith, and Beryl Bender Birch.
Barbara is a licensed massage therapist who practices in Plumstead, PA. She was trained in deep tissue massage with some acupressure and reflexology. She is also a Reiki practitioner, having received master/teacher class experience. A firm believer in the body/mind connection, Barbara is a proponent of massage for relieving both physical and emotional stress, and strongly believes that massage enhances overall health and well-being. She utilizes her knowledge of body alignment both on the yoga mat as well as on the massage table.
Barbara's mission is to support individuals in achieving life balance through personal wellness, both physical and emotional. She believes that the understanding of Astrology helps achieve that end. A perpetual student of the stars, she has received formal education at Kepler College of Astrology.
Member: Yoga Alliance, ABMP
CYT, RYT, CMT, LMT