SEPTEMBER 1-3, 2017

You’ll learn how to:

1) Deconstruct foundational poses
2) Teach foundational skills
3) Connect skills to movement-oriented transitions
4) Relay functional anatomy concepts to aerial students
5) Tailor warm up/conditioning and cool down/flexibility to class skills
6) Troubleshoot common points of frustration for aerial students
7) Identify basic rigging principles
8) Plan efficient and effective classes

Join us for this interactive, 20-hour in-studio course with additional homework and self-study.

Labor Day Weekend 2017
9/1/17 5:00–9:00 PM
9/2 & 9/3/17 9:00 AM–7:00 PM

Aerialists, anyone interested in teaching aerial silks or who wants a deeper understanding of silks skills and methodology, gym owners, and fitness professionals. To apply, you must have a base knowledge of and can execute the following silks moves…
-Single foot lock
-Double foot lock
-Catcher hook (arabesque)
-Hip key

This foundational course will help you design classes for absolute beginner and intermediate skill level aerial silks students and can be taught in spaces with proper aerial rigging with ceiling heights starting at 12 feet.

send an email to Rachel at aerialfabrics@gmail.com containing the following:
1) A brief personal background of your aerial experience
2) Videos of you executing the prerequisite silks moves
3) A statement about what you hope to receive out of this training

$750 if paid in full before class-time


Non-refundable deposit of $250 to hold your space, and a $600
remainder can be made in payments with final balance due at
time of class

Voler Aerial Academy
556 Lowell Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66101
(816) 668-6292

Sabrena Jo has been actively involved in the fitness industry since 1987. She earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise science as well as a master’s degree in physical education, both from the University of Kansas. As a certified group fitness instructor, personal trainer, and health coach, she has taught group exercise and owned her own personal-training and health-coaching businesses. Sabrena is the Senior Exercise Scientist for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and a relentless pursuer of finding ways to help people start and stick with physical activity. Also, she likes to hang upside from fabric and fling her partner around in their acrobatic routines.

Rachel McMeachin has been training, performing, and teaching aerial silks since 2007. She owns the performance troupe Voler Thieves of Flight and Voler Aerial Academy. Her aerial education is founded in a mentorship she received from a third-generation circus performer. She was given a knowledge of aerial acrobatics that had been passed down over decades from grandparents, parents, and children of performers. She expanded her education in 2009 as she received her 200-hour yoga teacher training certification and then became a certified AcroYoga International teacher in 2010. Most recently, Rachel received her Acro Revolution teaching certification. She has taught thousands of students, many who have gone on to teach and open their own studios over the past 6 years. Additionally, she acts as an advisor for new studios developing aerial education content and curriculum.
Working with Rachel will give you an understanding of how to structure classes for progressive learning experiences and engage students in a way that promotes empowerment. Special attention is paid to the concept of diagnostics, variations, and calibrations. You will gain confidence in addressing the physical and mental barriers students may experience in learning the complexities of aerial silks and develop strategies to help them succeed. With an understanding of the whole picture, you will be able to create finesse in all the parts.

Help spread the joy of aerial fitness!

Learn foundational skills to teach aerial silks.


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