lyra

Lyra Basics : an entry level class on a steel aerial hoop, known as the lyra. Students will learn basic entrances and exits onto the apparatuses, as well as beginning conditioning drills, foundational poses (such as man on the moon, shoehorn, birdie and gazelle), and short sequences.

Recommended for beginners.

Classes will use a single-point Lyra that can be rigged low for beginners if needed. Please note the aerial dress code in the "things to know" section on the "Aerial Overview" page, but especially the suggestion to bring extra layers to protect against the pressure of the bar.

 

Lyra 1 / 2 : a beginning-intermediate class on lyra for students progressing in grip strength, inversions, flexibility and fluidity. Students will learn tucks and strength elements under the bar, birds nest, lions, mermaids, front & back balance, running man, half mills, and beginning poses on the top bar, among other concepts. Class will focus on building pose vocabulary, endurance and effortless transitions.

Individual permission from the studio owner is required to attend, based on completion of some prerequisites & assessing out of the Lyra Basics class.

Classes will use a single-point lyra, rigged at head height. Please note the aerial dress code in the "things to know" section on the "Aerial Overview" page, but especially the suggestion to bring extra layers to protect against the pressure of the bar.

 

TLC+R [Trapeze + Lyra Condition + Refine] : A class for mature 1/2s (access by permission only), focusing on endurance, conditioning, and refining technique and alignment. Note : please register for either a Lyra or a Trapeze. This is not a blended class : students will use either a Lyra or a Trapeze for the whole 75 minutes. At times we may switch bars to compare grips and shoulder alignments as an exercise, but students will focus on 1 apparatus. This is not an open practice, so do not expect unsupervised air time or creative exploration. Students will be given homework regarding moves they already know and spend time deepening their understanding of the move or transition. This is not necessarily a place to learn new moves, so don't expect new downloads each week. Go to Lyra 1-2 or Trapeze classes for new moves. We will deconstruct, workshop and refine moves in this class. We will be spending about 30 minutes of each class as a Bar/Horizontal Apparatus conditioning class. The rest of class will be spent deepening our understanding of classic aerial positions and engagements, and allowing time for exploring, expanding and refining moves and transitions.

 

[purchase under the Cirque class passes]

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For more information on studio policies and how to choose an appropriate class, please refer to the "Aerial Overview" page under the "Classes" tab.

Megan Phillips performing a solo lyra piece to Funny Honey from Chicago.