Darla Neal Morello

About me:

I LOVE to move. I have been teaching fitness & yoga for 20 years now. The last 6 years I have been obsessed with more holistic, therapeutic & mindful approaches to fitness. After working with clients over the years, I saw first hand what was working and what was not. After certifying in BARRE I began to teach classes and soon started incorporating the healthful/therapeutic modalities I was studying at home. I continued to train, study and get to see my approach begin to blossom and take shape in the studio. I created SPARK BARRE© after 6 years of teaching in the studio setting, this format will continue to evolve, as I strive to stay curious and seek out inspiration. I have applied these approaches to other forms of fitness so that I can offer a varied holistic movement diet to my clients at home, in the studio and now online. 

I am passionate about helping others transform themselves from the inside out. I believe that fitness should be holistic, bringing health to the body, mind and spirit. I also believe that fitness should be a lot of fun, which is why I always bring a sense of playfulness to my classes. My motivation is to defy that number on my drivers license (yes, I am a bit of a rebel) and to daily internalize my mantra, “All things are possible.” I am committed to living a long, active and healthy life, full of love, gratitude and vibrance.

SPARK Barre focuses on strengthening the body from the inside out, by way of a controlled and intense practice. In this setting, we use positions and props to center ourselves, bringing awareness to the breath and certain muscle groups. 

I have traveled and trained in Barre classes across the country, embracing every format I come across. From this experience, I have selected my favorite elements to create my own system, SPARKBARRE, which is based on Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga. I take every opportunity to continually evolve my classes, by staying up to speed on new and emerging formats.


Fitness Entrepreneur

From the ground up Fitness Studio Creation 

Holistic Core Centered Fitness Approach - love, encourage, motivate - Branding, Fitness Class Creation, Instructor Training, Marketing, Design, Website Design, Fitness Consultation and Support, Fitness Studio Creation

My practice:

The unique practice of yoga nourishes both the body and soul. In all of its various incarnations and styles, the profound grounding and quieting of a consistent yoga practice seems miraculous to me. In my 20 years of involvement, I have never been far from my mat. I began teaching yoga in 1999 and continue to train on a regular basis.

I truly found my yoga SPARK when I discovered Sadie Nardini and became hooked on her Core Strength style. This style is a set of specific movements, postures and sequences, which brings the student into a more core­generated alignment. This improves safety and stability while causing a more efficient transformation of the body and mind. I find that the principles of Core Strength can transform virtually any exercise format, and I seek to apply them at every opportunity. I LOVE Sadie’s work and continue to train with her as often as I can.



My Certifications:


  • ●  Certified Yoga Instructor ­The Yoga Institute of Houston ­ 1999

  • •  10 Day Teacher Intensive - Rodney Yee - Berkshires, MA 2000

  • ●  Certified Group Fitness Instructor­ Jazzercise ­2001

  • ●   Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga Instructor ­2010

  • ●  Certified Barre Instructor­ 2010

  • ●  Certified PiYo Instructor­ 2010

  • ●  Certified Evolution Yoga Training 2012

  • ●  Certified BUTI Fitness Instructor 2012

  • ●  Certified BUTI Fitness Instructor Level 2 2014

  • ●  Licensed esthetician since 2005, specializing in natural and organic skin care

  • Total Transformation Yoga Teacher Training: Anatomy & Flow - CSV - 2015