4224 Beryl Road, Suite A Raleigh, NC 27606



Staff List

Julie Smith
Julie has loved barre work since she was a teen. She checked out the Callanetics video so many times, that her mother finally allowed her to fail to return it!
Fast forward to an adult that needed to shape up while being mindful of old equestrian injuries, Julie discovered Pilates and fell in love. She became certified to teach in 2006, followed by full Pilates equipment and Gyrotonic certifications. She always integrated some of her old barre routines into her classes, and wanted to more fully mesh her Pilates and Barre experience. BarreAmped certification perfectly combined the precision of Pilates with the intensity of barre. The attention to detail and form allows Julie to truly educate the bodies in front of her rather than just powering through a class routine. She loves watching people re-shape their bodies and lift their spirits with mindful physical activity.
In 2013, Julie stumbled upon Buti yoga. With her kundalini-based Gyrotonic and core-focused Pilates background, she recognized the potential this movement had to break open barriers to generate strong and supple bodies. Certified in Buti yoga since 2013, Julie completed her 200RYT certification in 2015. She has also completed additional Vinyasa Flow trainings with Stephanie Keach and Tamal Dodge.
Julie lives in Raleigh with her husband, Walter, their college age son and two daughters. She continues to ride hunter jumpers, and works to create time for her high speed driving hobby with her husband at VIR.
Caroline Wall

Caroline Wall discovered BarreAmped via Pilates, to which she became addicted when she was recovering from double mastectomy surgery. She was looking for ways to rebuild her strength and flexibility and found that Pilates offered those things and more. The changes in her body that she felt and saw as a result of her Pilates practice gave Caroline the self-confidence she needed during her recovery. For her, BarreAmped has the benefits of Pilates and goes one step further. One of Caroline’s favorite things about the BarreAmped workout is that it challenges your body AND mind, creating not only physical strength and a sculpted physique but also mental balance. Caroline is certified as a BarreAmped Instructor and Core Mat I and II Instructor through Power Pilates. She loves watching her clients meet goals that they didn’t imagine they could.

Outside the studio, Caroline loves being with her husband Marshall and their two sons. She also enjoys running, cooking and reading.

Orla Swift
Orla is a yoga teacher and an avid swing, salsa and Argentine tango dancer. She loves the precisely focused movements of BarreAmped, and how doing it diligently over time — with ever improved form and technique — only makes it more challenging and transformational. She's eager to help Barre Up clients refine their own technique in order to refine their bodies and feel increasingly strong and limber. Orla earned her undergraduate degree from McGill University in Montreal and her master's from Duke University. She is a native New Yorker and spent the first half of her career as a theater and dance critic and arts reporter before moving to her new life as director of marketing & communications at Duke Gardens, where she also teaches yoga and deep tissue therapy ball massage.
Liz Hurst
After years of taking Pilates and yoga classes in Raleigh and Cary, I decided to take it a step further and turn my passion into something I can share with others. I have recently been certified for BarreAmped and plan to be Pilates Mat certified in early 2014. My love for Pilates brought me to the barre at Barre-Up. Since practicing BarreAmped, I have learned so much about the body and how to keep that mind to core focus in order to transform my figure. I am much stronger since taking barre classes at Barre-Up, and my flexibility continues to increase. Barre has truly given me a different outlook on working out, it has now become a new frame of mind.
Jen Manning
Jen is a FT mom (to JoJo), wife (to Jeff), learner (one bachelor, two masters degrees) as well as joy & peace seeker. She is also a PT speech therapist, Buti yoga instructor, runner, knitter and concertgoer. She found Buti yoga after 20+ years of running and practicing yoga. While she continues to enjoy recreational running and other types of yoga (yin, power, hot), she found that Buti Yoga combined the cardio, strength and flexibility aspects nicely in one packaged hour. Having always been a good student, becoming an instructor allowed her to learn more, practice better and prepare to share the joy of Buti Bliss with others. She hasn't regretted one iota of the experience and thoroughly enjoys teaching classes just as much as she continues to enjoy taking classes. Her favorite food is buttered toast, she's picky about her beer, she could never have enough shoes and her favorite 2nd family is her Barre-up family.
Jessica Dalere

Jessica enjoys an active lifestyle and began experimenting with diet in high school, testing her body’s reactions to vegetarian, gluten-free and paleo diets. While working as an elementary school teacher, subject to the ailments of her students and coworkers, she recognized food as a source of healing and prevention. With professional training from the Health Coach Institute, she currently works as a Health Coach with a mission to develop and support her clients’ goals to improve their physical, dietary, and spiritual nutrition.

Grace Goodwin
Grace is RYT-200 as well as Buti Yoga and Barre certified. She loves creating an environment in which women can feel healthy and challenge themselves to be stronger. She has a passion for promoting proper body alignment, to maximize safety, effectiveness, and functionality. 

Grace has a Masters of Science in Nutrition and is currently undergoing the training to become a registered dietitian. Her area of focus is maternal and infant nutrition, though she is passionate about empowering all people to gain control of their health and happiness through quality food.

When she's not at yoga, you may find Grace drinking coffee at Liquid State, wandering the NC Art Museum, or eating pizza at Trophy Brewing (nutritionists eat pizza, too!). She loves her two kittens, political podcasts, and trying new coffee shops. Grace is originally from Alexandria, Virginia, and has loved the warm and friendly people she has met in Raleigh since moving here in 2015.

Shannon Reeder
Shannon, RYT 200, began practicing yoga in 2006, and it has been an essential part of her life ever since. She felt an instant connection to the peacefulness that came along with her first class, and she knew yoga was something that she wanted to live, practice and understand on a deeper level.
Shannon completed the 200-hour Prana Flow Energetic Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training developed by Shiva Rea, and she is a member of Yoga Alliance. She is currently pursuing her 500 hour certification in Shiva Rea’s revolutionary Prana Vinyasa system. Shannon has taken additional trainings in Kids Yoga, Supported Yoga and Yoga for Seniors.
Shannon splits her time teaching in her hometown of Raleigh, NC and her adopted town of San Pedro, Belize, where she spends several months a year.
Shannon’s classes offer a welcoming and comfortable environment. She looks forward to seeing you in the flow!