Join us for beginner/intermediate and advanced flexibility workshops on Saturday, May 7th! Early bird pricing is $40 per two-hour workshop. Prices will increase as the date gets closer, and spaces are limited, so reserve your spot today by going to our Mindbody link listed below, and clicking “workshops” at the top!
Jess Roya is an international circus performer, showgirl, coach and choreographer from Tallahassee, Florida. She has traveled across the U.S. and to South America performing trapeze and fabric. More recently, she coached aerial acrobatics and contortion for Pendulum Aerial Arts’ professional training program in Portland, Oregon. At Pendulum, Jess learned proper skill execution and spotting techniques under the world famous, Mongolian contortionist, Tsenge Byambadorj. She is passionate about coaching flexibility to people of all ages and levels!
Beginner/Intermediate 2-4PM *open to anyone*
This workshop is perfect for getting those stubborn last few inches in the splits, increasing range of movement in the spine, or just learning the basics of bendiness! Strength and technique are key components in increasing your flexibility as well as preventing injury. In this two hour workshop you will learn a safe, yet effective warm-up routine, stretching and strengthening techniques used by traditional Mongolian contortionists, fun partner stretching with your classmates, and how to properly cool down. Also included in this workshop is a take-home sheet with a conditioning routine to use in your own practice at the gym or at home!
Advanced 5-7PM Do you already have your splits and can hold a bridge? Are you interested in going further with your flexibility? If so, advanced flex is for you! In this 2 hour workshop you will learn safe and effective practice strategies to achieve active over-splits, open tight shoulders, enter and exit new contorting poses, stretch with partners, and even to perform a couple duo (partner stacking) tricks! We will be using traditional Mongolian contortion techniques and basic ballet fundamentals. Also included is a take-home conditioning sheet for you to use in your own practice at the gym or at home!
*requirements include having a full split and being able to comfortably hold a bridge/back bend for 10 seconds*
Please wear warm clothes (pants, legwarmers, jackets) and bring water and a yoga mat!