Scroll through our Circus Conditioning offerings to find a class that's right for you.

WHAT IS CIRCUS CONDITIONING?

Advanced acrobatics, including handstands and aerial tricks, can’t be learned in a single class. To pull off the seemingly impossible, strength and technique must be gained through ongoing practice. In Circus Conditioning classes, students of all levels, from complete beginners to professional performance artists, can build the foundation necessary for hand balancing, tumbling, and aerial arts.

 

Handstands classes provides the tools to improve alignment and build better body awareness. Looking to gain confidence to train aerial silks or trapeze? Become stronger and more flexible with Hammock Playground. Ready to push your aerial act to the next level with perfect planches and meat hooks? Condition on multiple apparatuses in Aerial Circus 101.

 

A perfect stepping stone from a regular yoga practice or general fitness foundation to acrobatic arts. Circus Conditioning classes are included in all Om Factory memberships & class packs.

 


AERIAL Barre Fitness

Aerial Barre Fitness uses the aerial hammock as a functional suspension tool, to allow the practitioner to primarily target the glutes, thighs and lower legs.  This class is designed to deliberately develop healthy, functional strength of the lower body, providing a workout that leaves attendees feeling strong! (and sometimes sore)

 

Participants will always have a chance to cool down with a basic inversion and stretch at the end. This open-level workout is an accessible and fun challenge for all levels!


AERIAL CIRCUS 101

During our hour-long Aerial Circus 101, you'll be able to try out a few of Om Factory’s popular Circus Apparatuses. We will explore beginner moves for Silks, Lyra, Single Point Hammock and more!

 

Learn to enjoy upper body conditioning as you swing through the air with the greatest of ease on trapeze. Work your obliques into oblivion learning how to spin a Lyra. Let the silks be your new thigh master as you find ways to strengthen and tone those legs.  No circus class is complete without basic warm ups that will include balance, dance and tumbling influences.

 

Aerial Circus 101 Prerequisites:

  • None! Bring your good attitude and come willing to sweat!  This class will be a fitness challenge, so come ready to work!

 


HANDSTANDS 101

Conquer your fears of being upside-down in this class, which focuses on building core strength and understanding the many aspects of proper handstand technique. Whether you have never attempted a handstand, are working your way up from a steady headstand practice, or have been walking on your hands for years, you will gain insight into how to improve your handstands.

 

Exercises are made safe for all levels using crash mats, partner spotting, and the wall. Each classes offers new methods to boost confidence in bearing bodyweight, tumbling out of a handstand, and engaging the core to gain stability.

 

This class is beneficial for intermediate to advanced yogis,
AcroYoga enthusiasts, and acrobats of all shapes & sizes.

 


Flexibility 

We know the challenge of holding deep and thorough stretches for an appropriate time can be an enormous one.  In our flexibility classes, you'll learn to properly and safely stretch with attention to individual students' needs.  These 75 minute long class will benefit recreational learners as much as professional athletes, and students as much as teachers. 

 

Flexibility 1 consists of a high intensity 15 minute warm up, 45 minutes of focused flexibility work, and will be concluded by a 15 minute cool down to ease your muscles.  No previous experience necessary. All levels welcome.

 

Flexibility: Open Level explores a broad range of motion with options for students of all levels, ages, and abilities. In this open level class we will work on a variety of active and passive stretches towards splits, backbends, and straddles. 


Level 101 / Hammock Playground 

Are you ready to step up your Aerial Hammock game? Come fly in this class designed to build your aerial strength, endurance, and technical skill.

 

Reignite your sense of play in this foundations level aerial hammock class. You will learn how to invert, wind up, straddle and more with introductory level conditioning and playful sequencing. This class is designed to teach complete beginners the basics of aerial hammock in a fun and supportive environment.

Prerequisites:

  • None, come play!

Level 1 / Hammock Playground 

Get ready to explore tricks, rolls, and flips while soaring through creative sequencing. This class offers time for play, exploration, and finding your own groove with your hammock while still challenging your body and mind. You don't need to be an expert to take this class, but be prepared to push yourself to the next level. Come party with us in the air!

Prerequisites:

 

  • Must have taken 3-5 Level 1 Aerial Yoga classes.
  • Students visiting from out of town should have a similar level of relevant experience.
  • Must understand the basics of supported pull-ups and inverting in the hammock.

Level 2 / hammoCk playground

 

Classe will focus on specialized conditioning that teaches your body how to engage against the fabric in order to find more fluid movement through sequences. Progressions and transitions that keep you in the air for the majority of your class will push you to build increased endurance. Through a deeper exploration of how tricks should safely begin and end, you'll discover the technique each skill requires within your body's own momentum and striking force. This class will offer you a fun, highly motivated, and supportive environment to work the knots out of your hammock practice.

Prerequisites:

  • Must have taken 5+ Aerial Yoga 2 classes, or 5+ Circus classes in the past two months.
  • Students visiting from out of town should have a similar level of relevant experience.
  • Must be able to complete 1 full pull up, 5 full pushups and hold a plank for 30 seconds.
  • Must be able to invert in the air without assistance.

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