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Barre Teacher Training

  • Lumos Yoga & Barre 2001 Green Street Philadelphia, PA, 19130 United States (map)

Join us October 18-20, 2018 for Lumos Yoga & Barre’s Barre Teacher Training.


Join Lumos Yoga & Barre Co-Founder Larkin Silverman and Lumos Senior Instructor Sara Witkowski for Lumos’s signature Barre Teacher Training in October 2019! This program is appropriate for those looking for a deeper understanding of the Barre methodology through intensive study, and/or those looking to jumpstart their career in the Barre Fitness industry.  

Lumos’s training operates as an intensive weekend model running from the evening of Friday October 18th, through the late afternoon of Sunday the 20th, with the option for ongoing one-on-one mentorship and support for those looking to leverage their training into a paid teaching opportunity at Lumos and beyond. 

Lumos Barre Teacher Trainees will learn: 

  • How to choreograph and execute a fun, clear, effective full length Barre Class appropriate for all levels and abilities. 

  • To understand and communicate musicality - participants will master teaching to the beat, and feel confident in counting with clarity and precision. 

  • How to craft and curate an effective playlist that facilitates your class sequence from warmup all the way to your final cooldown, encompassing peak efforts as well as easeful periods of recovery. 

  • To develop a thorough understanding of the moves and the modality of Barre, including learning about the history of the Barre Fitness technique.

  • How to teach students to understand and utilize their breath effectively throughout their movement practice. 

  • How to provide effective, personalized, dynamic and direct cueing and verbal instruction reflective of and parallel to the expected energetic output of the class at any given point in the sequence.  

  • How to speak to clients and lead them in a way that motivates and empowers rather than shames or punishes through genuine support. Participants will learn to teach from a place of non-comparison, non-competition, and respect and affirmation for every individual student. 

  • How to provide safe and clear Hands-On Assists, as a last resort only after verbal and visual corrective cueing is insufficient; learn how to deliver said assists in a safe and gentle manner that is centered on consent, respect, and bodily autonomy. 

  • To understand basic anatomy and proper alignment to demo, perform, and properly teach all moves and exercises. How to center your classes around these key categories so that your classes are safe and prevent injury. 

  • How to choreograph safe, thoughtful sequencing for every class, and be able to offer modifications and alternatives throughout.

  • How to hold emotional safety for clients while maintaining your scope of practice as a fitness industry professional. 

  • How to provide variations for all bodies, including working with all body types, how to modify moves to support common injuries, how to offer pregnancy modifications, etc. 

  • Learn the expectations of the field and how to conduct oneself with professionalism when entering the Barre Teacher profession. 

Training Schedule:

Friday, October 18th 5:00-7:30 PM (attending 5-6 PM Barre class with Sara)

Saturday, October 19th 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (attending 9:45 AM Barre class with Sara)

Sunday, October 20th 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (attending 9:45 AM Barre class with Larkin)

*You must attend all 3 sessions to complete training. You do not have to sign yourself up for the above classes, you will be added to the class roster upon signing up for the training *

Cost of Teacher Training:

  • $650 per attendee - eligible for 4-Payment Plan pricing, paid in installments of $162.50

  • Early Bird pricing $599 - enter promocode "BTT2019" at checkout for FULL PRICE TRAINING - PAY IN FULL. Promocode will NOT work for Payment Plan option, only for the full price/paid in full Training. ENDS OCTOBER 1

  • Those who have previously completed a Barre Teacher Training at Lumos or elsewhere may enroll at a discounted rate of $500. (Proof of participation in previous program required.) Please email with proof of participation and to complete the purchase.

Barre Trainee Qualifications: 

Prerequisite: qualified candidates for Lumos’s Barre Teacher Training must love the Barre Fitness modality and will have completed a minimum of fifteen barre classes prior to the start of the training weekend. 

Participants wishing to audition to join the Lumos Yoga & Barre instructor staff must enroll in continuing mentorship with Sara and Larkin and once they are deemed ready to begin the process of holding Community Classes. Continued Study will be held on a case-by-case basis, based on readiness to begin teaching.

Ongoing Coaching and Mentorship: $50 per individual mentorship session with either lead instructor; $90 per session with both Sara and Larkin together. 

Please email if you have any questions


Lumos Yoga & Barre is dedicated to making fitness inclusive and accessible to all, which means supporting diverse candidates in their journeys to teach group fitness classes at Lumos and across the city. It is integral to Lumos's mission that our leadership mirror the real-world diversity of the city in which we operate. Lumos Yoga & Barre is thrilled to be offering one full Scholarship spot thanks to the generosity of a corporate sponsor for an LGBTQIA+ and/or POC candidate. The right candidate will have a love for the Barre Fitness modality, have an aspiration to lead group fitness classes, and be available for the duration of the training - the evening of Friday October 18 2019 through the afternoon of Sunday the 20th - and have one to two hours per week free following the weekend intensive to fulfill the six hours of requires individual mentorship, as well as availability to take classes at Lumos with their included Ten Class Pack. 

This full Scholarship will cover:

  • Barre Teacher Training intensive weekend October 18-20th ($650 per participant)

  • 6 hours of ongoing one-on-one mentorship with Lumos Co-Founder Larkin Silverman ($65 per hour, total value $390)

  • Ten Class Package for trainee to take ongoing barre classes throughout the duration of their training ($150 value)

  • $1,190 total value with opportunity to audition for a paid instructor position on the Lumos Yoga & Barre teaching team.

Potential scholarship applicants are asked to submit a Personal Statement to Larkin directly via email at Application deadline October 1st 2019.

About the Trainers: 

Lumos Co-Founder Larkin Silverman is a self-proclaimed ‘Vinyasa Vixen’ who teaches accessible, affirming, and empowering classes for all bodies. Larkin’s love of movement began as a dancer and has taken her into many fields of study: Larkin is a Yoga Alliance E-RYT-200 Certified Vinyasa Instructor, holds her Certification in Trauma-Informed Yoga and completed her Barre Instructor Certification through Double Love Philly. Additionally Larkin is a Certified MELT Method Level 1 “Hands Off Bodyworker.” Larkin holds a Bachelors of Arts in Human Rights & Cultural Anthropology from Bard College, where she minored in Dance Performance, and her Masters in Social Policy from the University of Pennsylvania School of Policy & Practice, and is an official Superfit Hero ‘Body Positive Fitness Instructor.’ Larkin fell in love with Barre fitness in 2012, and has been an avid student of the modality ever since, and has worked in the studio setting as long. Larkin has mentored and trained dozens of students in both Yoga and Barre in her work as a Fitness Educator across the region.  

Sara exudes a passion for movement. Her goal is to lead students through safe yet challenging, effective classes that will help them feel more confident, empowered, and strong in their bodies. In 2013, while working towards her BFA in Dance Composition and Performance at Temple University, Sara received her Barre certification from Focus Barre and Yoga. In 2017, Sara travelled to Rishikesh, India to become Yoga Alliance RYT 200 certified as a Vinyasa instructor. Sara has been teaching Barre regularly for six years and has helped successfully train and guide many students on their personal journey to become Barre certified.

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