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Foundation Level Teacher Training: Lyra/Hoop – with Ukoiya Mastin

November 15, 2014 @ 9:00 am - November 16, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

This workshop will guide you though the curriculum created by Nimble Arts™ to provide clear and effective progressions and spotting techniques for beginner lyra/hoop studnts. We’ll focus on body mechanics, conditioning & stretching while creating a foundation of body awareness and safety.


Gain a broader knowledge of lyra/hoop skills with a focus on those that prepare the body for deeper physical learning. Learn how to execute skills to give visual instruction. Learn variations and progressions to increase student success. Learn how to effectively spot more complex skills and sequences. Learn how to identify basic physical weaknesses & imbalances and techniques for helping students achieve success by working around or improving these weaknesses. Learn how to give clear verbal instruction. Discuss class management skills including working with students with varied physical abilities & learning styles. Learn how to introduce basic creative and performance skills into the class structure.ukoyia Ukoiya Mastin began her professional career in Tokyo performing as an acro duo, aerialist and stilt walker. After working with Love Infusion and Boogie Universal, Ukoiya co-founded U&I Productions and began producing and co-managing Dream Science Circus. Dream Science Circus toured regionally for 5 years, selling out hundreds of shows. Excited to receive more training, she joined the Professional Track Training program at the New England Center for Circus Arts. She now performs aerials and acrobatics all over the USA, and coaches for NECCA, teaching skill workshops and teacher trainings near and far. When she isn’t performing or teaching, Ukoiya is designing and fabricating beautiful custom costumes! She is certified as a personal trainer through ISSA and a certified aerial yoga instructor through Unnata Aerial Yoga.


November 15, 2014 @ 9:00 am
November 16, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
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