Why People Love Lara

“Lara has truly been a role model to me; she inspired me to further my yoga practice and sign up for teacher training!”
Read more…

“Lara is like no other yoga teacher I’ve had. I’ve been practicing yoga on and off since college, but Lara helped me get back into my practice seriously almost a year ago. Her classes and teaching skills are exceptional!! I immediately felt comfortable with Lara and quickly became a regular at her morning classes at The Yoga Place. Lara’s classes are energetic, mindful, and I always leaving feeling refreshed and better. Lara has truly been a role model to me; she inspired me to further my yoga practice and sign up for teacher training!”
– Jen Willis

“Lara Estrada teaches a vinyasa flow class that is at once challenging, meditative and very satisfying.”
Read more…

“Lara Estrada teaches a vinyasa flow class that is at once challenging, meditative and very satisfying. She varies her approach from class to class so you discover new things in your yoga practice and never feel that the class is merely a repeat of the previous class. Her manner is gentle, warm and encouraging and she works with students of all levels of yoga familiarity and skill. I highly recommend taking her classes for an exceptional vinyasa yoga experience.”
– Clyde D.

“Who knew breathing was so important?”
Read more…

“I LOVE YOGA! This is the first time I’ve ever really tried it and it’s changed my life! Seriously no more lower back pain and no more stress at work. Even my complexion is better. Who knew breathing was so important?”
– Julia C.

“What sets Lara apart is the understanding of energy flow during the asanas.”
Read more…

“I started doing Yoga last summer and have been hooked on to it ever since. All thanks to Lara that I kept coming back for more each week. I have taken classes under other Yoga instructors too, but what sets Lara apart is the understanding of energy flow during the asanas. She very aptly understands the flow starting from warm up to more rigorous asanas. I feel completely rejuvenated after the class and can hardly wait for the next. I have become a more focused, attentive and in the moment kind of person. Her knowledge and care shows with the way she conducts her classes. She has led me to believe that Yoga is life and it’s NOT an exaggeration. I absolutely love, love, love going to her classes and would so highly recommend it to anyone who seeks to have a mind and body connection during this wonderful journey called Yoga.”
– Jagruti V.

“She is young, energetic and fun…”
Read more…

“I love the presence that Lara brings to her class. She is young, energetic and fun yet has a strong, confident nature that encourages you to hold a pose just a little longer or challenge the limits you set for yourself. She also speaks clearly in a way that is easy to understand and comes up with verbal imagery that takes you to another place that is full of beauty and peace.”
Jenai N.

“I actually felt blissed out at the end of the class.”
Read more…

“I have practiced yoga on and off for over 30 years, but had never tried vinyasa yoga until I attended Lara’s class. Wow, it was rigorous but I loved it! I actually felt blissed out at the end of the class.”
– Jan M.

“Her sincerity and kindness led to us becoming friends.”
Read more…

“Lara is truly an inspiration! One day after class I stayed to ask her a question, and her sincerity and kindness led to us becoming friends. My chaturanga dandasana was all over the place until I had Lara help me find strength and peace in my poses and flow. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to enhance their yoga practice and leave renewed & inspired!”
– Mary Ann B.

“It is her drive and upbeat outlook on life that has carried her around the world and allowed her to define her life her way.”
Read more…

“Lara is an amazing yoga instructor who was very patient and encouraging during my first foray into yoga. She was very helpful in enhancing my yoga experience by making highly insightful pointers about my form and also encouraging me to test my limits. I am very grateful to Lara for having introduced me to yoga and instilling in me a greater appreciation for this very graceful and challenging endeavor! As I’ve gotten to know her, I can also say that she is an incredibly talented person with limitless potential. It is her drive and upbeat outlook on life that has carried her around the world and allowed her to define her life her way. She has definitely inspired me to be better as a person and as a friend.”
– Nghia N.

“Lara is warm and a good communicator and very responsive to her students.”
Read more…

“I recommend Lara Estrada as an excellent yoga instructor! Lara has been my main vinyasa flow yoga instructor for close to two years. Lara is warm and a good communicator and very responsive to her students. In addition, she always offers modifications to poses for those who might need them. I hired Lara last summer for some private coaching, which was very effective — she finally helped me do chaturanga effectively!”
– Sara T.

“Practicing with her has helped me manage the stress of work, school, and everyday life by calming both body and mind.”
Read more…

“I started practicing yoga with Lara about the same time I began a graduate school program. Practicing with her has helped me manage the stress of work, school, and everyday life by calming both body and mind. She makes every session a positive, uplifting experience. Lara is a wonderful instructor who has challenged and encouraged me to grow on and off the mat; I’m very grateful to have her in my life.”
– Stephanie R.

“Lara’s yoga classes are on an entirely different tier of quality.”
Read more…

“I have been practicing yoga under Lara’s guidance for a year. I had taken yoga classes a few times at my local gym before meeting Lara and I can say that Lara’s yoga classes are on an entirely different tier of quality. Lara does a great job at varying our practices enough so that it never gets old; and she slowly but consistently adds new poses to our repertoire. Lara always knows the potential pitfalls for any of the poses we are using in class. It’s uncanny how she will say something like, “Be careful not to let your hips turn too much.” Sure enough I had been turning my hips and needed to adjust myself. There have been countless times when Lara has given such apt instructions.
Lara really cares about the development of all of her students. She is really approachable at the end of class and will answer any questions you have. In short, Lara is a really awesome yoga instructor and you should definitely try to attend her class if you are interested in learning yoga!”
– Thomas A.