YOBarre


This class is taught by:

Chandra Hardester

Chandra is Studio Director at Smiling Dog Yoga. The daughter of a nationally ranked cheerleading coach mother and a state wrestling champion father, one of Chandra’s earliest memories is of stretching and exercising. She spent time in gymnastics, figure skating, and track and field, before ultimately falling in love with ballet for it’s unique combination of athleticism and art.
 
After an early career as a professional dancer, teacher, and choreographer with the San Francisco Ballet and other Bay Area based companies, an injury led Chandra down a different path. She studied Broadcast Journalism and Mass Communications at San Diego State University before falling in love with the beauty and kindness of the Central Coast, and moving to attend Cal Poly SLO. Following a second career in corporate multi-store retail leadership, a loss in the family caused her to follow her true passion for coaching and motivating people, with her immense drive to inspire others thru the science and art of health and fitness.
 
Chandra found yoga as an effective tool for healing old injuries & restoring full functionality back to her body. After having experienced the immense benefits of yoga first hand, she was inspired to attain her 200-RYT at Smiling Dog Yoga under Valentina Petrova. Chandra holds additional certifications in Primary Group Fitness and Practical Pilates thru AFAA, YOBarre thru SDY, American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED, and is currently completing an additional 200-RYT in Core Strength Vinyasa with Sadie Nardini, as well as a certification in Jillian Michael's BodyShred. When not at the studio, Chandra can be found reading fitness, barre, and yoga anatomy books on the beach, binge watching mindless Bravo TV shows while working out, DIYing various arts & crafts, or feeding her retail addiction. She looks forward to welcoming you to The Dog, and can't wait to show you all our amazing community has to offer!
 

Stephanie Moran

Stephanie Moran is the owner of Smiling Dog Yoga and the creator of our exclusive Barre Fusion Program, YOBarre. She is a Certified Group Fitness instructor that has been teaching for 13 years. She received her very first group fitness certification from Les Mills International in 2003 where she started her career in fitness as a Body Pump instructor. She continued on in certifications in Body Attack, Body Flow, Body Combat and Body Jam where she learned fitness formats involving kickboxing, high-low cardio aerobics, yoga, pilates, thai-chi and even dance based aerobics for those that really wanted to boogie! In addition to her extensive training from Les Mills, she is also certified by AFFA in Primary Group, Indoor Cycling, On the Mat training ans last but not least Zumba! Teaching fitness and educating on health and wellness is her favorite thing to do and a huge passion for her. And as each new trend awakens in this industry she is always ready to try it and when she falls in love - gets certified! Her newly discovered passion for barre is energizing her creativity with fitness and discovering new ways to lead, teach and discover fitness with her students.
Stephanie is also Senior Vice President of Sales at MINDBODY and brings her passion and drive to our humble space! Aside from teaching, owning the studio, and leading an amazing sales team at MINDBODY Stephanie spends her time with her four beautiful children and her amazing husband.  She loves to travel and shop and loves to do the two together.  Favorite city to travel to and shop - London!

Becca Ward

Rebecca has just returned to the Central Coast after living in Australia for the past four years. She thoroughly enjoys being active and is constantly striving to learn more about fitness, wellness, and helping others live happy, healthy lives. Rebecca turned to Pilates four years ago when suffering significant pain and injuries due to years of intensive dance and soccer training. Having multiple surgeries, she credits Pilates for accelerating her rehabilitation and permitting a full recovery. After practicing Pilates as a student, Rebecca decided to pass on the benefits to others and received her mat and reformer Pilates certifications in Australia through Studio Pilates International. She also became certified in the leading Australian program, Barre Attack. She prides herself on teaching each client correct technique in order to improve, grow stronger, gain body awareness, look better, and most importantly to feel confident about his/her inner and outer self. Rebecca aims to provide well-rounded and challenging workouts in a fun and safe environment. When not teaching Pilates or joyfully teaching children, Rebecca is hiking, fly fishing, and enjoying the great outdoors with her husband Eric!
Our YOBarre fusion classes combine yoga, pilates, strength, cardio and some ballet moves. We will use ballet barres to help build strength, stabilize your balance and improve your flexibility. All levels are welcome, with plenty of options for beginners to circuit training junkies. Bring your yoga mat, water bottle, and towel, and we'll provide the rest.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Sep 23 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Chandra Hardester
  • Sun Sep 24 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Stephanie Moran
  • Tue Sep 26 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Chandra Hardester
  • Tue Sep 26 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Stephanie Moran
  • Wed Sep 27 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Becca Ward
  • Thu Sep 28 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Becca Ward
  • Thu Sep 28 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with SDY Staff
  • Sat Sep 30 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Becca Ward
  • Sun Oct 01 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Becca Ward
  • Tue Oct 03 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Chandra Hardester
  • Tue Oct 03 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Chandra Hardester
  • Wed Oct 04 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Chandra Hardester
  • Thu Oct 05 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Chandra Hardester
  • Thu Oct 05 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Chandra Hardester
  • Sat Oct 07 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Chandra Hardester
  • Sun Oct 08 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Chandra Hardester
  • Tue Oct 10 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Chandra Hardester
  • Tue Oct 10 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Stephanie Moran