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AERIAL YOGA - There are no prerequisites. All levels are welcome. Pre-registration is required.

​​​​​​These classes are unlike any of our other aerial classes! Aerial Yoga is a modern style of yoga that incorporates a low-hanging soft fabric hammock to explore alignment, release chronic tension, hang around upside down, and have fun! It’s appropriate for anyone including beginners with no yoga experience. For experienced yogis, aerial yoga will add a new dimension to complement your existing practice on the ground. For those with little or no yoga experience, aerial yoga is a great place to start. Every class includes decompression, supported inversions, core and upper body strengthening, deep relaxation, and fun! This class is appropriate for anyone whether or not you have previous yoga experience.


​CIRCUS CONDITIONING - There are no prerequisites. All levels are welcome. Pre-registration is required. 
Circus Conditioning is essential. Regular conditioning will help you get the most out of your aerial classes, clarify your technique, improve your confidence and allows you to learn new material faster. A Circus Conditioning class consists of a cardiovascular warm up, flexibility training, guided drills, circuits utilizing floor exercises, and class concludes with open practice on the aerial silks and aerial hoop/lyra.


AERIAL SILKS & AERIAL HOOP CLASSES
Intro to Aerial classes are required classes and you must have INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL before moving into any Level 1 Aerial classes. DO NOT sign up for any level 1 or above class without instructor approval. If you have attended another training facility you must email kasey@vpolestudio.com to get approval to attend any other leveled class. We encourage students to wear clothing that covers the backs of their knees and torso for all aerial classes, other than pole. This will help avoiding burns caused by friction with the fabric or hoop.​​


INTRO TO AERIAL SILKS

New students must take this class and be signed off by an instructor before advancing to the Level 1 Aerial Silks class Silks, also called Fabric or Tissu, is the most popular apparatus made famous by Cirque Du Soleil performers. Two flowy pieces of fabric can be wrapped around the body creating the potential for dramatic poses and thrilling dynamic moves. This apparatus is also called Aerial Fabric.

In this class you will begin with flexibility, strength, and conditioning exercises that will help you feel comfortable in the air. You will work on basic climbing skills and will learn how to create “locks” around your body with the fabric. After grasping these fundamentals, you will work on building stamina, strength and stability by working with fabric as your “pole.” Start with basic climbing and progress into various positions, inversions, drops and choreographed sequences.

EXPERIENCE: NONE
WHAT TO WEAR: We encourage students to wear clothing that covers the backs of their knees and torso for all aerial classes, other than pole. This will help avoiding burns caused by friction with the fabric or hoop.


INTRO TO AERIAL HOOP 

New students must take this class and be signed off by an instructor before advancing to the Level 1 Aerial Hoop class. Aerial Hoop (also known as Lyra, Aerial Ring or Cerceau) is a circular steel apparatus resembling a hula hoop suspended from the ceiling, on which circus artists may perform aerial acrobatics.

In this INTRO level class you will learn Aerial Hoop basics such as mounting the hoop, posing, spinning and moving within it. Your certified Lyra instructor will guide you through learning how to safely enter and exit the apparatus, and teach you various beginner combinations.
EXPERIENCE: NONE
WHAT TO WEAR: We encourage students to wear clothing that covers the backs of their knees and torso for all aerial classes, other than pole. This will help avoiding burns caused by friction with the fabric or hoop.


​LEVEL 1 - AERIAL HOOP (LYRA)
Instructor approval is required to move into this class. In this Level 1 Aerial Hoop class you will challenge your strength and flexibility as we continue to explore poses, more complex transitions and rotations. Get ready to swing and spin while suspended in the air. 
EXPERIENCE: Intro to Aerial Hoop
WHAT TO WEAR: We encourage students to wear clothing that covers the backs of their knees and torso for all aerial classes, other than pole. This will help avoiding burns caused by friction with the fabric or hoop.


LEVEL 1 - AERIAL SILKS (TISSU)

Instructor approval is required to move into this class. In this class you will learn to climb, invert in the air, and hang upside down. As you increase strength and comfort-level, you will learn sequences, drops, slides, and flips that allow you to descend the fabric with style and grace. 

EXPERIENCE: Intro to Aerial Silks
WHAT TO WEAR: We encourage students to wear clothing that covers the backs of their knees and torso for all aerial classes, other than pole. This will help avoiding burns caused by friction with the fabric or hoop.



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