Teachers

Pulse Barre Teachers
Bet Miller Owner

Our Story

Pulse Barre CT was formed in October of 2020. 

The founder and owner Bet Miller has taken her dance background, many years of teaching dance fitness and Jazzercise, along with her years of teaching Barre classes at Yoga Center of Collinsville to create Pulse Barre CT.  Each class is formulated to target every muscle in your body, with a focus on core strength.  Along with strength training we sneak in cardio by incorporating low impact but high intensity movements to get your heart rate elevated.  Deep Stretching and relaxation finishes each super fun class.  

Bet grew up and resides in Canton with her husband, 3 kids and 2 dogs.  She is extremely passionate about providing an encouraging, safe environment to bring out the best in her all her students.  

Susan Rietano Davey has been teaching fitness since college - everything from Aerobics and Dance to Yoga, Pilates, and Barre. Most recently, she was an instructor at the Yoga Center of Collinsville - a 21-year veteran of the studio, and one of the two original instructors. Susan has been trained and certified in many fitness practices over the years, and continuously pushes herself to learn and grow. A lifelong athlete, she leads a physical practice that integrates movement and breath to strengthen, sculpt, and stretch the whole body. Students appreciate Susan's knack for seamless cuing; creative, fresh sequencing; and her ability to scale instruction to suit students' various fitness levels. Married to Bob, and mom to Tucker, Jackson, Hannah, and Luke, Susan is a global workplace expert and co-founder of Prepare to Launch, LLC. She teaches our Yogalates and Barre classes, and subs Yoga classes whenever she can. A musician and audiophile, Susan sets all of her classes to lively, eclectic music that keeps students inspired and motivated; every class brings something new, and all classes are open to fit students of any age and experience level.

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Melody Rhodes has been teaching yoga in the Farmington Valley since earning her 200 hour RYT certification in 2015. Connecting with people through the practice of yoga and witnessing the transformations students experience has been more fulfilling than she ever expected. Her focus is on guiding students toward realizing their own strength physically, mentally and spiritually through the tools that yoga offers. 

Leeny Shahverdian started her yoga journey with Bev Kent in 2006 and has been practicing ever since. She is a retired Physical Educator and was a competitive gymnast and coach for many years. She raised her three children in Collinsville where she lives with her husband.

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