Aerial Straps Level 1
8/24/19 from 5:30-7:30pm
This workshop will focus on the fundamental techniques for safe and effective training of aerial straps, though most exercises will greatly increase your power and control on other apparatus. Students will start with a set of exercises designed to prehab and strengthen the shoulders and then cover fundamental skills like: beats, meathook, inverted straddle, nutcracker, croc, support, flag, and side balance. The end of the workshop will focus on 2 and 1-arm spinning using the dynamic technique of flares to invert to different positions.
This workshop will be beneficial for beginners on straps as well as aerial artists who work on other apparatus, but want to work on skills like beats/meathooks/reverse meathooks and strength.
Prerequisites: safe inversions of any kind (straddle-up, tuck-up, pike-up) 1-arm hangs with engaged shoulder for 15 seconds, and 20 second wall handstand or 1-minute plank.
Aerial Straps Level 2
8/25/19 from 9-11am
This workshop will focus on the fundamental techniques for safe and effective training of aerial straps, though most exercises will greatly increase your power and control on other apparatus. We will warm up our shoulders and core using a set of exercises designed to prehabilitate and strengthen the shoulders. Students will cover 1-arm transitions and positions (meathook, inverted straddle, nutcracker), as well as other more dynamic techniques such as flares, twists, rolls, swinging, and tempos.
This workshop will be beneficial for aerial artists who work on other apparatus but want to learn movements typically on straps.
Prerequisites: experience with flag/reverse meathook, multiple straight arm inversions of any kind (straddle-up, tuck-up, pike-up), 1-arm hangs with engaged shoulder for 30 seconds, and 30 second wall handstand or 1-minute plank.
Prerequisites: Full body weight bearing on hands, no wrist/elbow/shoulder/spinal injuries. Endurance of a 1 minute in plank or handstand.
Cost: $75 for Level 1 Only or $135 for Both
Private Lessons available upon request, sliding scale $95-$125, Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book
Aaron Koz is a traveling movement and circus coach previously based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He began his teaching career teaching parkour when he was 18. He started at Circus Warehouse’s intensive program, and has studied under different coaches in SF, Montreal, and Mexico. His circus teaching career began in San Francisco, and since then he has taught nationally and internationally. He draws from his academic background in neuroscience and psychology to augment his work as an instructor. He believes that being a teacher means forever reaching for better ways to teach so more recently he has collaborated heavily with physical therapists to help augment and structure his teaching offerings.