Lyra/Aerial Hoop is a metal circle that is suspended from a single point. While Climbing, inverting, rolling and turning every which way on these apparatuses, you will discover their center of gravity in many different positions. You will learn how to move from different positions with grace and ease while gaining strength and control. On lyra you will learn all of the above with the added excitement of spinning. After growing comfortable with solo work, you can learn to work in pairs and teams to build shapes in the air, turning them inside out and upside down in poses that highlight both strength and flexibility.
Please see the note below about apparatus availability.
Classes are 1 hour long and are available as private lessons or group sessions. Group sessions are limited to 3 students. For private lessons, please call to arrange.
What You'll Do in Class
The classes include a warm up, strength training, conditioning tips, and stretching. You'll learn at your own pace and interest level. Beginners will focus on proper body position, muscle usage, basic positions, and basic balances. More advanced students will learn more difficult skills, choreography and artistry. As your strength and confidence increase, you'll be amazed at what you are capable of doing.
What to Wear
It is important to wear clothing that covers the backs of your knees and under your arms. You will want a shirt that can be tucked in to give your back protection. Long stretch pants or footless tights and a tight-fitting top are suggested. Tighter fitting clothing that gives you full range of motion is best. Shorts are not recommended since the back of your knees will be on the bar, and loose clothing may get in the way.