You’ve seen beautiful performances and cool tricks on the Lyra, but you don’t even know yet how to get yourself up there? You think you are not strong enough, your hands get tired way before the class ends and have no idea where to even start? Start here with Lyra Fundamentals led by professional performer and coach Tonya Letunovskaya. You will learn easy and graceful ways to get onto the Lyra, beginner-friendly poses, transitions and shapes, low flow on the bottom of the Lyra, and aerial-specific safety and conditioning techniques and drills.
If you are brand new to aerial arts this workshop is the start of your journey! We will introduce you to some of the basics to help you develop proper technique for safe acrobatic movements including wrist wraps, ankle wraps, inversions, and climbs – preparing you for the other aerial arts classes on the schedule.
Please note: If you are interested in aerial arts you must take an Aerial Yoga Fundamentals workshop and get approval from a teacher before taking an Aerial Arts Fundamentals workshop. Once you have completed both workshops you may continue on to our aerial arts classes (Intro to Flips & Tricks, Aerial Transitions, Aerial Dance, Aerial Tricks, Lyra Fundamentals).
Learn to use the aerial silk to create beautiful shapes and clean inversions from yoga and circus inspired poses to choreographed sequencing. Each class starts with a warmup emphasizing strength, flexibility, stability & alignment and will continue by tying flips, drops, and elements of choreography with the hammock together. Appropriate for students looking to increase strength, endurance, and performance presence. Prerequisite: This class is for the seasoned aerial artist. You must attend an Intro to Flips & Tricks class and be approved by the teacher before attending.
Learn the foundations of aerial trick technique. You’ll learn basic flips, tricks, drops, and transitions all as you build your confidence, strength, flexibility, and balance. Prerequisite: You must attend one of our Aerial Fundamentals workshops and be approved by the teacher to attend this class.