“Never say can’t.”
These words are the motto by which Barbara Preema teaches.
In the year and a half that I have been studying yoga under Barbara, I have gained balance, strength and flexibility I thought I never had. I have seen my classmates do the same. Even better, Barbara emphasizes peaceful meditation and “letting go,” which is so important in our fast-paced and high stress society. She devotes time to each of us, her students, to make sure we are doing positions correctly, all the while giving us the confidence we need to believe in ourselves. Barbara is tough on posture and pushing your body to strengthen it. At the same time, she cares deeply about her students and our yoga practice and overall welfare. She can sense if anybody is feeling stress or pain and she works tirelessly to help students overcome the negative and move towards peace and joy. She clearly loves practicing and teaching yoga and she has a loyal following because of it.
Thank you, Barbara. You are the best!
The experience in Costa Rica in June 2013 under Barbara Prema Brown’s direction was outstanding in every way. She chose a most beautiful and inspiring location for our yoga retreat and classes — it was spacious,filled with beautiful plants and birds, and was perfect for a yoga retreat–enough activities but also time forquiet and meditation. The opportunity for healing massages was also a wonderful benefit, and we all were delighted with the superb food!
As a Member of Zacharias Ganey Institute, I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Barbara “Prema” Brown at my first yoga class 6 years ago. I was a novice that day and did not know what I was doing much less think that I was up to the challenge of participating in yoga. I must say that I cherish the day that I attended this class because yoga is an integral part of my lifestyle. I feel better, look better and I am conscious of my posture at all times. I am thankful for meeting Barbara and introducing me to yoga.