Workshops

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We offer a number of different circus fitness workshops. Compared to our classes our workshops are a more intensive experience where we focus on a specific topic of handstand or flexibility training.  You’ll walk away with some unique experiences, a huge amount of new information, and hopefully a new take on your training. This is a one off event and doesn’t happen on a regular schedule.

Generally our workshops are open to all adults (unless children are specifically included, or special agreements have been made) and no prior experience or skill is required. This does not mean our workshops are for beginners only! One of the advantages of circus is that everyone is always a beginner at some level. If you’re having  trouble dragging yourself off the couch, we’ll find something to inspire you. If you’re already a master of movement, we’ll find something to make you feel like a beginner again.

Here are some of the workshops we offer:

Mobility vs Stretching vs Flexibility

Many people confuse mobility and flexibility for stretching. They are all very different and separate activities that work together for greater overall fitness and structural balance. The most important thing you need to know is when to do what for the best results.

This is a 2 hour workshop where we will be covering:

  • Spotting the difference between mobility, stretching, and flexibility
  • Programming each one into your practice
  • how to target where you need it most
  • Understanding different types of stretches

Self care and recovery Lower body

Taking care of your body before and after training is extremely important for injury prevention and longevity of your body. In the perfect world you could just go and see a massage therapist or chiropractor every day, but for most of us that’s not an option. There are many tools and techniques that you can use to keep your body in a condition where you will only have to take a trip to the professionals every now and then.

We will mainly be working with foam rollers and lacrosse balls. We will also use other objects that you may come across in a gym to explore different ways to use the different techniques. You will also learn how to choose the prop that’s appropriate for what you are trying to achieve.

This is a 2 hour workshop where we will be covering:

  • Lower back
  • Hips
  • Legs
  • Feet

Self care and recovery Upper body

Taking care of your body before and after training is extremely important for injury prevention and longevity of your body. In the perfect world you could just go and see a massage therapist or chiropractor every day, but for most of us that’s not an option. There are many tools and techniques that you can use to keep your body in a condition where you will only have to take a trip to the professionals every now and then.

We will mainly be working with foam rollers and lacrosse balls. We will also use other objects that you may come across in a gym to explore different ways to use the different techniques. You will also learn how to choose the prop that’s appropriate for what you are trying to achieve.

This is a 2 hour workshop where we will be covering:

  • Arms
  • Shoulders
  • Neck
  • Mid to upper back

Partner Stretches Lower Body

Partner stretching is one of the best ways to gain range of motion. For beginners it gives you a chance to learn how to relax your muscles so that they can be taken to a new range with less discomfort. For more advanced people it will give you that extra help once gravity has done all it can.

This is a 2 hour workshop where we will be covering:

  • Hip flexors
  • Hamstrings
  • Calves
  • Gleuts
  • Quads

Partner Stretches Upper

Partner stretching is one of the best ways to gain range of motion. For beginners it gives you a chance to learn how to relax your muscles so that they can be taken to a new range with less discomfort. For more advanced people it will give you that extra help once gravity has done all it can.

This is a 2 hour workshop where we will be covering:

  • Shoulders
  • Mid back
  • Upper back
  • Neck Fascial release

Flexibility for Handstands

Most people don’t realize that a handstand is actually an active flexibility exercise. This means that in order to be able to hold a handstand you need to have passive flexibility that is greater than what is needed for a handstand.

This is a 2 hour workshop where we will be covering:

  • Opening shoulders
  • Forward fold and pancake
  • Splits
  • Active flexibility exercises

Getting Your Handstand Away from the Wall

Have you started your handstand journey but can’t seem to make that leap from the wall to the middle of the room? This workshop will give you the tools you need to get you away from the wall safely and with good technique.

This is a 2 hour workshop where we will be covering:

  • Falling safely
  • how to find your balance
  • how to practice away from the wall without getting hurt
  • basic spotting

Working on your press to handstand

The press to handstand is often the next goal once someone can balance away from the wall. It’s an extremely good exercise for gaining control over your handstand. It’s much easier to balance going into your handstand from a press than thru a dynamic entrance. However, it’s much more difficult to achieve.

This is a 2 hour workshop where we will be covering:

  • Active squish
  • Shoulder strengthening
  • Progressive exercises
  • Basic spotting

Handstand Patterning and Fixing your Line

One of the most important elements of a handstand is knowing how to take the understanding of what you’re supposed to do while you’re upside down and actually achieving it when you’re in a handstand.

This is a 2 hour workshop where we will be covering:

  • Different ways of getting in and out of a handstand
  • Counter balance exercises once you’re in a handstand
  • The correct placement for your body to create a straight line
  • Troubleshooting your line