Welcome to Naked Truth Yoga Inc.’s Barred & Banned Fitness Method

Barre Fitness trainings are offered in different variations all over the globe. Most are based around basic principals of ballet with a choreographed routine to follow, Naked Truth Yoga Inc.’s Barred and Banned Fitness Method is for already certified yoga instructors, Pilates instructors, and group fitness instructors who would like to expand their teachings into the Barre world without the limitations of a choreographed routine.

We are going to focus on what the goals of the participants are wanting to achieve in a Barre class which is a “dancers body”. A dancers body has been trained from a young age with posture and discipline, it is the basis of learning how to connect and engage with your body and muscles while gaining flexibility in your connective tissues. In saying that, you will learn and teach proper posture and technique of a dancer while adding the strength and conditioning of a Pilates yoga and fitness class.

The props used in a Barred and Banned fitness method class will be: The ballet barre, resistance bands and Pilates balls with the option of hand weights and blocks. We will learn and explore proper positioning of your feet and arms along with proper posture, use of props, terminology, exercises to use in your classes, history of ballet, learning how to safely and effectively sequence your class, modifications, common mistakes, the format of your class, projection of your voice and much more.

When instructing in different faces of the yoga and fitness industry you must first understand the principals of the type of class structure you are teaching so you can effectively provide the students with a well balanced class which will safely provide them with the results and expectations they deserve. Being fitness professionals it is our duty and privilege to work with so many human bodies to make their bodies healthier, stronger and free from injury. It is also a large responsibility we take on so knowledge of proper alignment and safe transfers must be taken seriously by all instructors.