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 Aerial Fit to Fly. Ready to push your aerial act to the next level with perfect planches and meat hooks? Condition on multiple apparatuses in Aerial Circus Playground.

 

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 FIT TO FLY

Fit to Fly is an Aerial Hammock conditioning class designed to get you into great shape, and prepare you for more advanced Aerial Yoga and Circus classes offered at Om Factory. Expect a full body workout, with an emphasis on upper body and core strength as they apply to aerial practices.

 

Each class will include 45 minutes of circuit training and 10-15 minutes of stretching at the end. We combine weekly set exercises with new, unexpected exercises to strengthen different muscle groups and allow for faster progress. We encourage you to take class twice a week for at least a month in order to see the best results.

Note: We recommend that students with recent shoulder or wrist injuries get clearance from their doctor or physical therapist before participating.

 

Aerial Fit to Fly Pre-Requisites:

  • One Aerial Yoga Level 1 class is recommended prior to attending Fit to Fly.

AERIAL CIRCUS PLAYGROUND

During our hour-long Aerial Circus Playground, you'll be able to try out a few of Om Factory’s popular Skybox Apparatuses. We will explore beginner moves for Silks, Lyra, Trapeze 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 Playground Pre-Requisites:

  • 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.

 

Flexibility 2 will tackle deeper flexibility goals, with longer sustained stretching and active flexibility work.  While all levels are welcome, this class will be catered towards students who working at the top of their range of motion in a variety of flexibility skills.  


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.

 

Level 1- 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 & Up- Classewill 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.

Pre-Requisites:

  • Must have taken 5+ Aerial Yoga 2 classes, or 5+ Skybox 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.

meet the teachers

Dana Abrassart
Dana Abrassart
Jan Manke
Jan Manke
Kristina Cubrilo
Kristina Cubrilo
Monica Perry
Monica Perry
Kira Fath
Kira Fath
Liz Minnick
Liz Minnick
Grace Landaw
Grace Landaw