Wednesdays 5:30 pm. Transfers to Kezia on September 6.
Given the lyrical, gracefully acrobatic movements aerialists can perform on this apparatus, it is appropriately called “lyra”. While upper body strength is cultivated by practicing lyra, it also provides beautiful resting poses.
This class is for students who are able to get on and off the lyra without a spot. Students will learn basic poses and variations under the lyra, straddles with variations, poses in the lyra, and balance poses. Contra-indications for aerial classes: glaucoma, heart-conditions, fused spine, pregnancy beyond doctor recommendation. Clothing requirements: tight-fitting; no zippers or metal; under-arms covered. No jewelry.
Sundays – 5:15-6:15 pm
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Partner acrobatics is an exciting practice that involves two or more people, with one person as the ‘base’ (in lying or standing position), leveraging, moving and supporting another person as a ‘flyer’. The poses/skills can be static or dynamic and can be practiced one-off, in a sequence, or in a whole show. It is simply loads of fun! Whether you want to develop skills you can try at home, on the sand, on stage, on surfboards, on ice, or purely for fun in class, you will enjoy this workout, meeting other people, and developing even more trust with your partner. Partner Acrobatics can eventually evolve into many different disciplines, including: standing acrobatics, circus skills, hand balancing, L-Basing, trio tricks, and much more. The physical intensity of our program is balanced out with therapeutic movements that aim to heal and restore the body.
The heart of Brian’s training is the concept of sustainability of the physical body and the use of proper alignment and body awareness to increase performance, while decreasing the risk of pain and/or injury. He guides you through exercises specifically aimed at promoting injury prevention, structural integration and correct movement technique for long-term physical health and fitness.
From zero to a top-level acrobat in less than four years! Brian Batson was introduced Acrobatics when he arrived on island and has embraced it wholeheartedly. Brian is an example of how every person is in control of their life and nothing is impossible. He learned from the world class athletes of the Waikiki Acrobatic Troupe he has embraced the culture and always strives to improve. He currently teaches gymnastics at Hawaii Academy. Brian brings an unassuming strength to Partner Acrobatics which shows in his teaching and how he holds space for his students to grow and succeed. His conscientious coaching puts students at ease to have fun, build friendships, and improve their skill while promoting safety above all else.
Kezia first dove into flow arts in 2008 when she fell in love with a hula hoop, appreciating its freedom and beauty in the expression. In addition to aerial dance, Kezia is also devoted to other flow arts practices, including horseback arts and yoga. By practicing gratitude for all teachers, experiences and opportunities she has had along the way, Kezia continues to enhance and share her knowledge through study, practice and teaching. See Kezia Holm’s schedule