Barefoot BLISS Toni Larson

Bend, OR
United States
Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

9 Reviews

Hello, Welcome to Barefoot BLISS Yoga. Toni is a real person with real challenges both on and off her mat. She became a yoga teacher because she was inspired to be something more. Helping people feel better in their bodies, minds and spirit is an incredible career. Yoga has changed her life and she’s excited that it can do the same for you. All you need to do is be open to the possibilities. Everything else will fall into place. What she loves about yoga is that anybody can do it. Now she’s not saying anybody can stand on their hands or wrap their leg around their head but everyone can get on their mat, move and breathe and receive the benefits of this ancient practice. Yoga to Toni is more than a workout. It has changed the way she sees the world and the way she sees herself in it.
Nature moves Toni and touches her heart. She practices yoga to stay grounded, happy, healthy, balanced and connected to Spirit. This keeps her doing the things she loves most in life. All things rooted in love and gratitude, this is the recipe for life. Her teaching provides a relaxed atmosphere. She is a believer in sustainable yoga and teaches with a very real and down to earth style. Recognizing that each person’s body, range of motion, strength and energy is different, she creates a unique and playful space so students can approach their practice with wisdom, courage and most importantly unconditional love. Toni has been teaching yoga for over 8 years, a Retreat Leader and Shamanic Mentor working with people one on one to guide them on their own healing path.

Certified in Vinyasa Yoga since 2010 with Red Stone Yoga, Bend OR. I teach Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Gentle Yoga and Soma Movement. I’ve trained with Rolfe Gates; Liz Heffernan, Soma Institue; Peggy Profant, Om Shala. In 2017 I completed my 300 hour with Dolly Kaupp, Founder of Sacred Awakenings for my Shamanic Yoga Teacher Training.

I teach privately for students wanting and needing to go deeper into their practice, wellness and over all peace of mind and Spirit.

Namaste

Rating

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

9 Reviews

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Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Toni puts a tiger in my yoga tank

Toni is a fantastic yoga instructor! I met Toni off the mat and when our conversation drifted to my thinking of - but never acting on - getting into yoga on a regular basis, she encouraged me to attend a class. It only took once and I was hooked. I've been going for several years now and enjoy it a great deal. She is very respectful and helpful and is quick to offer alternative poses when I can't manage a particular 'base' pose.

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She is also very mindful and practices in a 'safety first' way. I also enjoy her wonderful, warm sense of humor. I have been to classes with other instructors that were all serious, all the time, and it was possibly the main reason for not going back to them for more. I’m very thankful for Toni and her ability to add to the quality of my life. Namaste!

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One of the best

Having practiced yoga for over 40 years and having gone though so many instructors I couldn't count them all, I know I will always remember Toni as being one of the very best. Her blend of humor, spiritualism, and common sense are perfect. She doesn't come to class with a set routine but guides us according to how many are present, who they are, and their current needs and requests for specific poses.

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It is difficult to be no-nonsense and funny at the same time, but Toni seems to have that knack. I especially appreciate her constant presentation of modifications or extra things people wanting more can do for nearly every pose. I also appreciate that classes with her are never stale - she brings new things and new ideas with her all the time. I would be very sad to see her leave my area, and when I leave I will be hard-pressed to find a teacher I like as much, I'm sure of that.

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Great job, Toni

Toni is a very kind & compassionate person. These qualities are evident in her teaching style as is her knowledge of the asanas, body mechanics and yoga info. Love her classes.

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Love Yoga with Toni

I have been practicing yoga with Toni for three years. It is amazing how the body changes with practice, and Toni has been my guide - challenging me each time I practice. One of things I appreciate most about Toni is how she ties spiritual renewal to each class. She shares readings and quotes that help me to think about more than just how my body is doing, but also how my heart is doing. I appreciate Toni greatly!

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True Believer

Can't beat Toni for providing a session developed around the group's needs. She arrives with a smile and spreads it to the entire class. Extremely knowledgeable and quick to support, or caution, her students. She is a true believer in the calling she has undertaken. Thank you, Toni!

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Toni is obviously following her Bliss

Toni provides an experienced, wise, nurturing experience through yoga and meditation. Her infectious smile greets you as you enter class, her warm and encouraging style keep you feeling motivated and supported throughout class. She seems to be a natural yogi and therefore it is so easy to receive her guidance. Nothing ever seems forced or fancy in Toni's class. She guides everyone in a way that is not pressured or insistent, but gentle and optional.

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If you are new to yoga, let her know, she is a great yoga teacher and will help you to feel comfortable while exploring something new.
Her candlelight yoga nidra/Reiki gatherings are simply and profoundly relaxing-which is the most nourishing way to guide our human bodies to engage healing energy.
I am deeply and genuinely grateful for Toni's presence in my life.

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Best Yoga Teacher

Best Teacher ever no matter what style you are working on. You may have a full room but you always feel like Toni is talking to only you.
Sue

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Toni is Amazing

Toni is an amazing yoga instructor. Her utmost concern is to insure the safety of each individual in the class. Toni has an innate ability to determine the needs of the class and each individual. Toni is always careful to insure that each asana has modifications to fit the individual need of each yogi. I feel fortunate to have her as my yoga guide.

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love Toni

Love Toni!
I have been with her as a student for almost 4 years. she is wonderful!