The Method

Made to help one, shared to help all.

The Barboza Method is a unique blend of Yoga, Pilates, and Ballet. We use the body’s weight as natural resistance—no machines or equipment necessary. The entire workout is done on the floor—but don’t let that fool you into thinking it’s easy! Even the strongest athletes have felt the burn in my class.

The Barboza Method was created for a client with a special need. She was 60 years old, and her health was failing due to hyperparathyroidism. Dialysis was in her forecast. She needed to workout, and tried class after class, but she couldn’t keep up. She would become winded and too weak to finish a workout. When I met her and heard about her struggles, I decided to create a program she could do. To start I put her on the floor. I thought to myself: “If she can’t run or jump or even stand for an hour, then we will do it on the mat.” By working out on the floor, she could conserve energy to help her last through the hour, prevent injury, and maintain proper body alignment by using the ground beneath her as a guide. Together, my client and I used inversion by keeping her legs up to help her circulation and isometric movements with gravity and her body weight as resistance. In time, she lost weight, got stronger, and best of all her health improved. She no longer faces dialysis.

This method was created for one, and shared to help all.

I realized that my no impact, full body workout could benefit more than just this woman. I started to teach group classes to anyone who wanted to gain strength, increase flexibility, or improve posture. My workout is challenging enough for an experienced athlete, while still safe for someone with health problems. I would love to give you a consultation and begin your fitness journey with me!

In April 2016 I, along with my staff, opened The Barboza Method Studio at 7611 Sunset Blvd.

 

 

The Studio

The Barboza Method is taught in a custom-designed studio with mirrors on the ceiling. With mirrors all around, you can watch your body’s alignment and self-correct when you get out of line. Posture is key at my studio, and I want to give you the tools to help you achieve the best possible results.

Stefanie Barboza

 

I’ve been teaching The Barboza Method for 5 years. I am a lifelong dancer—trained in classical ballet (Cecchetti, Vaganova, Balanchine) and modern techniques (Horton, Graham, Cunningham, Limon). I began personal training when I moved to LA from Baltimore, Maryland. After years of group classes and personal training sessions with clients from Beverly Hills to Hermosa Beach, I am thrilled to have my own studio in West Hollywood—The Barboza Method Studio at 7611 Sunset Blvd., 90046.

I am a member of the National Association of Professional Women.

My dance training includes:

Stephanie Powell’s Modern Company
The Peabody Institute
School of American Ballet
Dance Connecticut
Baltimore School for the Performing Arts
Jacobs Pillow
Debbie Allen Dance Academy
Alvin Ailey
California Institute of the Arts
Ballet Theater of Maryland
American Musical Dramatic Academy
I have trained under the instruction of choreographers and dancers including Hinton Battle (Three-time Tony Award Winner, actor, singer, dancer and choreographer), Debbie Allen (Tony Award Winner, Emmy Award Winner, actress, singer, dancer, producer, director, choreographer), John Clifford (Former Principal dancer and choreographer with George Balanchine), Susan Jaffe (Former Principal dancer at American Ballet Theater).

I am also a holistic health practitioner and I’ve helped many clients suffering from scoliosis, Parkinson's disease, hyper and hypoparathyroidism and other ailments improve their health and mobility.