About Barley Green

Barley Green Portrait

Barley Green is a Yoga and Dance teacher offering classes and private tuition in Norwich and Norfolk. Originally from Newark, Barley is from a long line of artists, dancers and performers.

Barley studied dance at Chichester University achieving an MA in dance and related arts, and went on to many performance art projects including as a freelance Choreographer for companies such as Strange Cargo, Channel Theatre Company, Komedia Theatre and touring her own Contemporary Performance Company “Clout” which was based in Brighton.

Returning to Newark in 2003, Barley taught GCSE and A-level Dance at local schools and established a spin-off of her Brighton based company “Clout Youth Dance” which inspired many Newark teenagers and young adults to sample the joys of dance, drama and performance.

In 2018 Barley and her family moved to Norwich and quickly established a new loyal following of yoga pupils at a variety of classes in the area.

Barley has been practising Yoga since 1999 and began training as a Yoga teacher in 2011 with the British Wheel of Yoga attaining BWY Diploma Level 4 in 2014. She continues to work closely with the BWY attending and running workshops as well as taking classes. Barley also offers private yoga sessions, either one-on-one or for groups,

As well as the Masters of Yoga that we study daily, Barley is influenced by many inspirational teachers around her including Andrea Kwiatkowski, Mandy Keast-Southall and the magical guidance of Carolyn Clarke with whom she studied for her diploma.

Nicki McKay Portrait
Four Generations of Dancers

Barley comes from a long line of dancers; Her Mum Nikki McKay trained in dance from a young age and qualified with the I.D.T.A as a teacher many moons ago. She has an informal attitude to teaching adults ballet with the emphasis on enjoyment in order to get the most out of your class. Nikki’s class run in Newark-on-Trent. For more information on Nikki’s other talents please visit her website.

Barley’s Grandmother, Jean Hughes, used to run a large dance school in Derby, and her mother before her was also a dancer and performed in the end-of-the-pier-shows in a troupe called ‘The Neverwazzers’ in the 1920’s.