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Hi, I'm Barbara Ellen Held!


Barbara’s yoga experience started in 2007 when her scoliosis was becoming a challenging part of her daily routine.  She decided to try a yoga class and fell in love with the practice. Through yoga, she regained extensive use of her body once again. This has inspired her to pursue continuing education to help others. Yoga has opened the door to several other healing modalities.  Barbaras mission as a multi-modality instructor is to read her students bodies and listen to what they tell her so that she can provide the clearest alignment instructions for Yoga--beginner and beyond.  When offering Urban Zen Integrative therapy, she incorporates the use of Young Living essential oils, Reiki, and meditation in her classes.  She uses her intuition to know what's best for her students in the present moment. Barbara worked for 23 years for The Kroger Company in a variety of roles moving up the ranks into corporate management in the Columbus Marketing Area which included 118 stores.  Her experiences brought her to this place in life. Barbara is continually engaging in training to bring the best to her student's clients. She is an intuitive empath who uses her gifts to teach and provide support through Yoga, Reiki, Meditation, Essential Oils, and the combination of all four in Urban Zen Integrative Therapy.  Barbara encourages modifications in her classes and loves to use props to help students ease into poses and balance.

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