Aerial silks program & Aerial Workout program
Aerial Silks Program
A laboratory of movement in the air and on the ground in which we explore and play, rotating, turning, inverting, twisting, falling and hanging.
The program’s main aims are for participants to enjoyably better develop:
- vertical, aerial fabric, movement skills;
- the basic keys and figures that enable twists, rolls and drops;
- strength and flexibility;
- coordination and balance; and
- direction turning and spatial orientation.
Warming up with focus on the shoulder girdle, pelvis and hips leads to mechanic movement exploration, helping us understand how to move our bodies in a wide range of ways. This approach is built upon many years of yogic practice and research in the field of circus disciplines, including aerial silk, rope, hammock and handstand, and expands flexibility, builds strength, increasing balance and coordination. At the same time, it is also great preparation for inversions, like headstands, handstands, wheels, cartwheels and their numerous variations on the ground and in the air.
On the aerial silk, you’ll learn different ways to warm up your body and workouts to develop the strength for movement in the air, and different climbing and descending techniques, as well as their connection to the basic figures they lead to and from, exploring them, connecting them to more advanced figures. As your knowledge and skills deepen and widen, you’ll be aware of the short choreographic passages that lead from one figure to another. Gradually, you’ll be able to perform more complex figures, rotations, twists and drops; here, a whole new playground opens, leading slowly towards interpretation, development, choreography and invention.
Movement is a never ending story, and you’re more than welcome to become part of its telling and enjoyment, to keep on hanging on!
Aerial Workout Program
Aerial Workout program is composed of:
- Thorough warm up by using aerial silks and ropes
- Exercises for developing strength, executed in different body positions (from standing to inversions) using aerial silks and ropes
- Learning the basic techniques, which we will explore in great detail in each session (ex. the techniques of climbing, basic keys, rolls)
- Aerial stretching where we will work on the flexibility of activated areas
Twenty years of practice in aerial disciplines (aerial silks, aerial hammocks, rope) revealed to me an endless range of movements that can be achieved by using silks, rope and hammocks. The biggest benefit is the possibility of moving and turning in all directions and activating and stretching body parts that we usually do not activate in normal daily life.
The program is suitable for complete beginners as well as intermediate and advanced students. Through the years of practice and pedagogical work I see the necessity of the good technique and solid basics that enable us to have a safe progress with less chance of injuries. Therefore, the program is composed of a wide range of exercises that provides thorough warm up and development of strength necessary for execution of various climbing techniques, keys and rolls that precede more complex figures and drops. We will explore each technique in detail, looking at different variations activating that way the whole body. That approach provides a solid basis for more complex postures and drops that you can learn in the Aerial Silks program (designed for intermediate and advanced students). The last part of the workout is dedicated to stretching.
The Aerial Silk and Aerial Workout programs are open to absolute beginners, as well as those with some experience.
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