About Lara and Why I Work Barefoot Exists:
I work barefoot offers yoga instructors quick, fresh ideas to help y’all teach a damn fine class. You don’t have loads of time to read articles, watch videos, and search out content. obvi. So, now you don’t have to. Hurray!
What We Offer:
Back-Pocket Sequences: You have the sun salutes down. That’s good. That’s really good. Now what to do with the rest of the class space? Sequencing is just like choreography, and we know it doesn’t come super naturally to everyone, so we’re offering you mini-sequences you can plug into your classes. First, you’re welcome. Second, even the most devoted and exceptional sequencers need fresh juice. Here you go; drink up. This is sequence is one of our favorites
Verbal Cues. Don’t know what to say when you actually get in front of the room? And people have the nerve to expect you to explain how to get from one pose to another, right? Oh, and they probably also want to know what to do once they get there. Yeah, it’s hard, so here’s some help. Use cues like this verbatim or bastardize them to suit your personality. We don’t care; we just want to give you vocab that helps you convey what you’re trying to say, yo.
Themes: Don’t use them? You should, at least sometimes. Themes take vinyasa classes from feeling like they’re devoid of any heart and soul to driving home the real point of doing yoga. Themes help us feel and connect. Themes are what people take from the class they attended on a Monday morning, and use to continue that practice for days. They go back to the thoughts provoked by the teacher whom expertly weaved the theme throughout the class without smacking people over the head with it. It’s a fine line, but be sure to walk it.
Q&A: There will always be questions. And the answers will vary depending on whom you ask. Send em here, and you’ll get our honest opinion that you can do whatever the hell you want with.
Lara Falberg has been teaching yoga since 2006. Early on, she figured out that fun, intelligent, dynamic sequencing with killer music would be the focus of her Vinyasa style classes. A lover of vocabulary and how words are strung together sent her on a quest to acquire interesting, effective ways to instruct others on how to move and breath. Trained in Atlanta, now residing in Columbus, Ohio, she teaches at several studios and works with the teacher training program at Yoga on High. She also wrote a novel, Yoga Train, about a lovable, fucked up group of people who go through a yoga teacher training program together. Lara loves to share. You can eat off her plate if you want to.
Now that you’ve learned about Lara, you’re dying to take a class with her, right? Here’s where:
You can also follow her epiphanies on her blog. They are spellbinding.
Lara writes loads of articles too! Check her at these websites for more brilliance and hilarity. Oh, and modesty. Mostly that. Have wine and popcorn at the ready.
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