It's been just over a decade since I fell in love with barre and the Lotte Berk tradition, and I've watched far too many yoga studios screw a bar to the wall, incorporate some weights and call it a barre class. And I've had far too many "barre teachers" show up for auditions and proceed to teach a pilates routine.
I'll admit that for awhile I was frustrated. I even got a little angry.
So I rallied up my team and we headed back to the source — to Esther Fairfax in England, the daughter of Lotte Berk, creator of barre, and the only person in the world qualified to certify other teachers in Lotte's true, pure, original barre methods.