My name is Grace Rosemin and I trained for 15 years in ballet and contemporary. I now teach iambarre alongside teaching Ashtanga yoga, after being introduced to the iambarre method almost a year ago. After parting from professional dance training and teaching, I tried out many different types of fitness and dance classes, but none that completely fulfilled my love of dance. I had been looking for a class that encompassed the discipline, strength and grace of ballet, without putting any strain on my body. For me the iambarre method fits this faultlessly!
When Karen approached me about training in the iambarre method, it felt like the perfect fit. I felt the strong sense of community from all the iambarre clients and straight away felt like I belonged. I began my teacher training shortly after! My aim is that during an iambarre class, your time is dedicated just to you. Time to focus on yourself, to create a mindful attitude towards your body, to build strength and gain flexibility, all whilst sculpting the long and lean physique ballet dancers are so well known for- so that when you step out of the studio, you leave the class aching, but with a smile, a sense of accomplishment and feeling revitalised!
Alongside my dance training, I also hold a 200hr Yoga teacher training certificate which I gained from my teacher Paul Dallaghan at Centered Yoga School in Koh Samui, Thailand. With this I carry Associate Level 1 Yoga Alliance Professional status. I am halfway through completing my degree, studying BSc (Hons) Biomedical science, which together with my yoga training has given me a strong knowledge and understanding of the body’s anatomy and physiology, from the macroscopic, skeletal level to the minute level. I enjoy constantly learning and researching about our body’s complex biomechanics, which greatly influences my teaching.
The thing I most enjoy about teaching iambarre is getting to connect with people from all walks of life, sharing time and energy with them. Seeing the progression, the enjoyment and motivation in my students when they achieve things they never thought possible is absolutely the best thing about my job. Watching their personal journeys grow is a true privilege.