Run away and join the circus — you'll get hooked on the thrill of Om Factory circus classes.

Choose from a wide range of apparatuses including: Silks, Lyra + Bungee. Discover your favorite!

Students with recent injuries or surgeries should consult a doctor prior to enrolling.

Circus Silks 1+2+Open   //   Circus Lyra 1+2   //  Circus Bungee 1  //  Studio Policies

new to circus?

To join Circus classes, students need to understand the principles of aerial acrobatics and build the muscles you need to fly! We welcome all circus newbies to join an Aerial Circus 101 class to learn the necessary prerequisites before joining our open-level apparatus classes. We also invite you to join any of our 101 workshops (Silks 101 & Lyra 101) in order to learn specific skills.

 

Silks 101 & Lyra 101 workshops educate both complete beginners and students who would like a refresher on the basics of Silks & Lyra. These workshops will prepare students for all other levels of silks and lyra by teaching them specific skills and how to safely condition their new aerial muscles on & off the ground. Small class size creates a supportive, safe & fun environment. Weekly attendance is encouraged to promote progressive learning. 


silks / open

Meant for advanced beginners and up, silk aerialists will practice the building blocks of proper aerial technique and learn to execute wraps, drops, sequences, and flows. Newer silks students can come to work on inversions, cross-back straddle, catchers wraps, hip key sequences and s-wraps, while more advanced students can focus on layering tricks together mixed with difficult conditioning and lengthy air time.  Weekly attendance is encouraged to promote progressive learning and to build on an entire sequence over time.

 

Pre-Requisites:

•  Ability to Basic & Russian climb to top of fabric unassisted on both sides.
•  Ability to complete a same- or opposite-side inverted climb without assistance.
•  Knowledge of hip keys, aerial dance wrap, and figure-8 foot locks in the air.

silks 1

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Pre-Requisites:

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SILKS 2

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Pre-Requisites:

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Instructor permission is needed to waive requirements for Aerial Yoga classes.  Please review Aerial/Circus studio policies below.

NEW TO lyrA?

Open Level Lyra classes focus on developing the upper body, core & grip strength necessary to move your body with ease around and within the hoop. Our Lyra classes will focus on transitions and tricks that will make you fall in love with the apparatus, as well as finding the grace and ease to transition between them. Instructors will provide advanced conditioning exercises, as well as the opportunity for the student to learn dynamic movements and spin.

  

LYRA 1

In Lyra, we focus on developing the upper body, core & grip strength necessary to move your body with ease around and within the hoop. Lyra 1 classes involve learning foundational technique, while focussing on transitions + tricks that will make you fall in love with the Lyra. 

 

Pre-Requisites:

Ideal for beginner to

advanced beginner aerial students.

 

New students should begin with L1. 

 

LYRA 2

Lyra 2 classes focus on learning intermediate/advanced moves, and finding the grace and ease to transition between them. Instructors will provide advanced conditioning exercises, as well as the opportunity for the student to learn dynamic movements and spin.

 

Pre-Requisites:

•  3 unassisted pull-ups
•  Straddle inversions
•  Unassisted trapeze + pullover mounts
•  Working towards single-knee hangs.

 

Instructor permission is required

before advancing to Lyra 2.


what is BUNGEE?

Bungee is a stunning aerial art form that gives you the opportunity to both defy gravity and experience weightlessness. Students manipulate the tension provided by the bungee cords against the floor to create beautiful, floating, and flowing movements in the air. Each participant will be suited up in their own bungee harness at the start of class and alternate in and out of their bungee point. Bungee lends itself to beautiful sequencing and dance-like movement,  but don't let its beauty fool you — classes also provide a uniquely intense cardio workout!  

BUNGEE 1

Bungee Level 1 introduces the fun, fitness, and flow aspects of this exciting apparatus to budding aerialists of any level. Students will have a blast exploring ground-based bungee work, as well as flight-based tricks and skills. Come ready to work hard and play even harder by combining elements of bungee fitness and aerial dance!

 

All levels are welcome!

 

* We recommend wearing bike shorts over a second layer of pants or leggings for comfort. 


SINGLE-POINT HAMMOCK

Circus Single-Point Hammock puts a "spin" on our traditional hammock based aerial yoga classes by adding a circus swivel to the hammock! Aerialists can flow through tricks and sequences in the single point hammock, building strength and endurance while working on fluidity and grace. This class is ideal for aerial yogis with a steady practice, or advanced beginner and up circus students.

 

Pre-Requisites:

•  Must have taken at least 5 aerial yoga 2 classes
•  Pullover to roll to sit
•  Straddle Inversions in the base of the hammock,
    working towards inverting from standing in the hammock.

Single-Point Hammock classes are not available at this time.


For more information or questions about any Om Factory Circus class or apparatus, please contact us!

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aerial / CIRCUS POLICIES

For more info or any questions regarding our Circus Studio policies, please feel free to contact us.

FIRST-TIMER TIPS

First-time aerial yoga students are encouraged to bring a bath towel

or small blanket to you first class

to explore ways of creating extra support with padding.

 

WHAT TO WEAR

•  Fitted clothing is recommended.

•  Stretchy pants or leggings

    that cover the backs of knees.

•  No shorts please.

•  Shirts should be long enough

    to tuck in & cover midriff.

 

MAT REQUIREMENTS

Aerial Yoga 1 classes require use

of a yoga mat. As mats cannot be provided by the studio at this time, please bring your own mat.

 

Intermediate / Advanced students

may practice without a mat.

(Circus, AY2+3, Core) 

 

no prop sharing 

As a health + safety precaution,

the studio cannot provide props

at this time. This include mats, yoga blocks, and blankets.

 

If you require these props for your practice, we encourage you to bring your own from home.

 

no prop storage

We are currently unable to

provide storage for mats, props,

or aerial equipment at the studio.

 

HAMMOCK HYGEINE

All hammocks/silks are laundered

after every single class.

 

Due to these increased cleaning

requirements, a $5 cleaning fee

has been built into class rates.

 

To avoid this fee, bring your own

equipment. Hammocks can also be

be purchased through the studio.

 

class cancellations

In order to pay our staff + instructors appropriately, all classes with fewer than 3 people pre-registered 24 hours in advance will be cancelled.

 

If you are signed up for a class that is cancelled, your account will be credited for that class.