Balance Barre(R) BUZZ...

People are raving about Balance Barre! Interested in becoming certified to teach Balance Barre? We hope so! Visit the Teacher Training page for all the details.  Or maybe you are a studio looking for someone to come to your location and train teachers. We can do that, too!  For information on any of these options, please reach out to us with your specific needs via the contact page on this website.  We look forward to hearing from you!  Please take a moment to click the "like" button on our Facebook box!

find your balance at the barre.

Nikki Cotton, E-RYT 200
Certified Instructor/Trainer, Balance Barre®
Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, AFAA
Nikki has been practicing hatha yoga for 15 years, and teaching for 14 years.


Nikki started yoga teacher training in Wichita, KS through the Independent International Yoga Studies (IIYS) school and completed training in North Little Rock Arkansas with Courtney Butler at Balance Yoga and Wellness (BYW). She has earned her ERYT 200 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance) with over 1000 hours of teaching experience.

Nikki has also trained and earned her certification in Balance Barre®, a yoga/barre fusion class, with Rena Wren. She is currently an instructor and a trainer of the Balance Barre® method. She has  also trained with master teachers such as Doug Keller, Eric Shiffman, Shiva Rae, and Seane Corn.  Additionally, Nikki is certified as a Personal Fitness Trainer through Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). As well as being trained in the Pilates method and enjoys teaching core focused techniques and classes. 

Nikki also enjoys exploring and sharing Patanjali’s 8 limb path that forms the structural framework for yoga practice. Nikki has experience teaching barre, body sculpting, bootcamp/interval training, core/Pilates and several types of yoga including Iyengar-influenced structure and alignment classes, restorative and therapeutic, vinyasa and power flow, hot yoga, private individual and corporate classes, detox and yoga sculpt. 



How does a low impact, yoga-inspired, total body barre workout with elements of yoga, dance, Pilates, strength and sculpt sound?  Sounds pretty amazing, right?  We have the class for you!  Improve your strength and flexibility, burn calories and find balance in your body, mind and spirit with Balance Barre.

Balance Barre(R) Teacher Training!! April 16 & 17 in Hot Springs, Arkansas at Emergent Arts downtown. See details and payment information on the Teacher Training page on this site.  Join us in welcoming Nikki Cotton as our new BB Lead Trainer! We are thrilled to have Nikki bring her years of fitness and yoga experience to the Balance Barre (R) teacher training! Check out her bio below!