Available for workshops within the United States. See below for offerings. Contact for rates.
LYRA FLOW: INTERMEDIATE
This workshop, for intermediate (or high beginner) hoop artists, will offer pathways and transitions between belly and back, top and bottom bar, and familiar poses within the hoop in order to expand sequencing opportunities. Students will learn combinations and also be given the theoretical tools necessary to make their own combinations smoother and more seamless.
LYRA FLOW: ADVANCED SNAKING
This workshop, for advanced hoop artists, will explore "snakey" hoop movement. We'll cover various rolls and unique pathways and transitions between belly and back and top and bottom bar. Much of this workshop will focus on the movements and moments in between tricks and poses. Students will be offered unique combinations to play with, as well as a few sequencing puzzles intended to develop their capacity for creating their own interesting transitions.
Perfect for the stiff student beginning their bending journey, or the noodley student looking to develop better control of their flexibility. Together we explore the differences between flexibility and mobility, and discuss ways to open, strengthen, and stabilize the shoulders, hips, and spine. Students will learn, in depth, the purpose behind the alignment cues regularly offered in traditional yoga and flexibility classes. We will discuss various methods and the tools they offer for training flexibility, including yoga, traditional Mongolian contortion, and newer methods.
ALL ROADS LEAD TO ARMPITS
Armpit tricks have a special place in my heart. Transitioning into and out of armpits create an imagery that breaks from beautiful and graceful movement, and can more easily live in the worlds of humorous, absurd, or grotesque. The moment of pause in armpits can seem stuck, and transitions out of armpits have great potential to be unexpected and surprising. In this workshop, we'll explore a variety of entrances and exits into and out of armpits! Bring long sleeves!
STOP, DROP, AND ROLL
An introductory workshop to the techniques required to train dynamic skills on hoop as well as a primer on all things rolley poll-y. Get ready to move out of your comfort zone while training higher level skills in a safe and fun environment. For advanced students with considerable comfort on their apparatus, and good hanging and knee beat technique. Long sleeve shirt or some sort of protective arm wear suggested.
Jenna has been coaching circus arts for five years. She has completed a pole dance teacher training, is a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher, and graduated from the new, 3 year full-time Pro-Track program at the New England Center for Circus Arts where she now coaches. She believes in fitness at any size, that bodies in movement feel good, and that exercise should be nurturing to your overall wellbeing. In all of her teaching she strives to create an environment that is fun, freeing, and celebratory of your body and what it can do.