Phoenix Paz

Phoenix returned to the San Francisco Bay area in 2014, after several years living abroad. Upon her return, she began training at Circus Center, focusing on Contortion and Hand Balancing. She now teaches beginning stretching and flexibility. When not training or teaching, Phoenix works at the Circus Center front desk, as a Student Services Representative, where she assists Circus Center students -- both regulars and new students - in choosing the curriculum best suited to their interests and expertise. Outside of Circus Center, Phoenix dances with the Latin Symbolics, Island Touch Salsa Team. She performs "Salsa on 2," and competes in the International DanceSport style of Latin ballroom dance.



Phoenix Paz instructs the following:
  • Flexibility for Every-Body
  • This class focuses on stretching exercises, concentrating on the hips and lower back, to reduce pain and increase range of motion. It’s perfect for people who sit during the day and want to stretch out their lower bodies. All body types and flexibility levels are encouraged to join.


    No Prerequisites.

     
     
     

  • Stretching
  • Learn essential stretches to help improve flexibility as well as gain an understanding of the basics of stretching. This class is best for students who are just beginning to stretch and would like to acquire a strong foundation to build on.

     


    No Prerequisites.




  • Intro to Handstand
  • Learn the basics of handstand, the foundation of circus. Students are introduced to the three pillars of handstand—thinner, lighter, more alive—and also practice the basic handstand form. Both acrobatic and aerial students can benefit from practicing handstands.


    No Prerequisites.




  • Circus Playground 90min
  • A 90 min version of our popular Circus Playground Class!

    Circus Playground offers kids the perfect introduction to the magical world of circus. Our emphasis is on fun, enrichment, exploration and developing social and physical skills that will serve kids throughout their lives. Try some tumbling, learn to juggle, climb a rope, and more!


  • Circus Bootcamp
  • Get a full-body workout using movements, techniques, and skills taken from circus, parkour, and gymnastics! This fun and intense circus circuit training combines interval training with circus arts conditioning followed by a brief stretch. Circus Bootcamp will build strength, endurance, and coordination in a way that can be scaled and modified for all fitness levels.

    No experience required.

     

    No Prerequisites.

     

     

     


  • Circus Playground
  • Circus Playground offers kids the perfect introduction to the magical world of circus. Our emphasis is on fun, enrichment, exploration and developing social and physical skills that will serve kids throughout their lives. Try some tumbling, learn to juggle, climb a rope, and more!

     

     


  • Handstand 1
  • Handstand is the foundation of all acrobatics. This class is for more advanced students, exploring many variations of handstands including planks, one handed handstands, headstands and handstand pushups.

     

    Prerequisite: Instructor approval