Lyra Teacher Training: Foundation Level


This workshop will guide you though the curriculum created by Nimble Arts™ to provide clear and effective progressions and spotting techniques for beginner through intermediate lyra students. We'll focus on body mechanics, conditioning & stretching while creating a foundation of body awareness and safety. 


  • Gain a broader knowledge of lyra skills with a focus on those that prepare the body for deeper physical learning.
  • Learn how to execute skills to give visual instruction.
  • Learn variations and progressions to increase student success.
  • Learn how to effectively spot more complex skills and sequences.
  • Learn how to identify basic physical weaknesses & imbalances and techniques for helping students achieve success by working around or improving these weaknesses.
  • Learn how to give clear verbal instruction.
  • Discuss class management skills including working with students with varied physical abilities & learning styles.
  • Learn how to introduce basic creative and performance skills into the class structure.


  • Completion of Introduction to Teaching Aerials workshop
  • Be comfortable executing Foundation level skills. This includes, but is not limited to skills under the bar (double ankle hang/running man, one knee hang), on the bar (front balance, straddle back balance, gazelle, amazon), and beginner "velocity" skills such as half mill circles.
  • If you are not sure if you are at the necessary skill level contact [email protected] Note that participants who do not meet the required experience level will be asked to sit out of the workshop and will not be refunded.
  • Exceptions to this skill level requirement can be made for teachers with physical limitations that do not hinder their ability to be competent teachers AND spotters at the Foundation level. (For example: someone in a foot cast with previous experience who can still spot and execute some skills, or someone with a shoulder injury who academically knows the skills required and are comfortable spotting.)
Age 16 & up; 14 - 15 by permission


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