About YoLarates™ & Lara
Lara Foldvari has been dancing for 45+ years. She began her training in classical ballet at The
Boston Ballet, followed by The New Haven Ballet (nee The Connecticut Ballet).
Lara is an internationally certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor through ACE, the American Council on Exercise; and is a Master Barre Instructor with IBBFA, the International Ballet Barre Fitness Association.
She is a
licensed and certified Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) teacher,
is certified in the Vaganova Method Syllabus of ballet, and Ballerobica®.
Lara is also a Certified Holistic Nutritionist through AFPA, the American Fitness Professionals & Associates, with additional nutrition/cooking education and training from NESTA (National Academy of Sports Medicine), the Spencer Institute, the Rouxbe Online Cooking School, and the T.Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies at eCornell.
Lara holds multiple other certifications/certificates and licenses with AEA (Aquatic Exercise Association), NESTA, ASFA (American Senior Fitness Association), AromaHut Institute (aromatherapy certification), The Herbal Academy, Silver Sneakers®, and formerly with AFAA (Aerobics & Fitness Association of America) and Zumba®.
She is also certified by the American Heart Association in First Aid & CPR/AED, and is insured.
YoLarates™ is Cheshire, CT's first barre class, designed by Master Barre Instructor, Lara Foldvari, in 2009.
YoLarates™ is a blend of yoga, Pilates and ballet barre movements. The class starts with a warm-up of basic poses from yoga and ballet, followed by sun and moon salutations. After upper body work with light weights, we then move to the ballet barre portion of class, using a small squishy ball. The class continues onto the floor for a little more leg & butt work before concentrating on Pilates abs exercises. A cool-down and stretch complete the class.
YoLarates™ will strengthen and tone your entire body, especially your core, buttocks, arms, and legs. You will also become more flexible, and more balanced, both physically and mentally.
All levels are welcome and encouraged to join us! Please bring a yoga mat if you have one. YoLarates™ can be done in sticky socks or bare feet. Dress comfortably (think yoga/workout wear).
Drop-ins are welcome; first class is free. $12.00/class or purchase class cards for a discount.
Class cards for the Annalisa Studio location can be purchased online! 5-class cards for $55.00. 10-class cards for $95.00. 20-class cards for $175.00. See Shop page or Schedulicity to purchase.
1320 Waterbury Road, 2nd floor, rear entrance
Cheshire, CT 06410
*Schedule subject to change without notice. Please see the Facebook page for the most current schedule or call 203.240.1728
If Cheshire schools
are canceled or have an early dismissal/no evening activities, classes
at Annalisa Studio will be not be held.
* 9:15 AM
BE at the Barre
BE Here Now*
* 4:30 PM BE at the Barre
BE Here Now*
** 5:00 PM
* Check the BE Here Now website for the schedule and to sign up for class (classes at BE Here Now are separate from classes purchased for use only at Annalisa Studio) ** Not held the last Friday of the month. Sign-up is required by Friday at 3:00 PM by text, email, or on Schedulicity.
currently not accepting personal training clients.***