I am not shy about my love for aerial circus as both a form of artistic expression and an athletic skill set. However, like many aerial admirers, it took me years to approach the craft because for a long time there had not been much of an visible or accessible middle ground between very casual recreational aerialist and pro-athlete level circus aerialist. I will be forever grateful to the instructors and studios who have encouraged me to pursue my own unique, blended path when it comes to aerial circus. Some know that I hope to go “semi-pro” for lack of a better term and teach introductory classes with a focus on healthy body mechanics and creative expression. I want to help others love their bodies for what they can learn to do, to get comfortable making mistakes, to be proud of the strength and technique they can develop and to be empowered by their own athleticism and creativity.
This past weekend at @burningman regional @sdyoutopia I had the unique pleasure of being invited by the goddesses of @silkandtwisted to teach introductory lyra workshops for the first time ever.
The opportunity was an unexpected gift and I’m grateful to have worked with so many talented students in just one weekend! It was truly a joy to watch each one practice what they knew and add to their tool kit. I hope my students learned half as much from me as I did from working with them. So lifted, inspired and thankful for this beautiful opportunity and to have met these beautiful souls.
Full hearts fly highest. 💚