STRETCHING & CONDITIONING

  • Balance
  • Endurance
  • Strength
  • Flexibility | Woman Contortioning

STRETCHING CONTORTION

ABOUT THE TRAINING


Stretching at Circus Center is centered in techniques designed to increase your flexibility, improve your range of motion, and help prevent injury while training. Students of any age, level, and discipline can benefit with consistent stretching.


Tap into your natural flexibility to flatten your splits, improve your backbend, and safely teach your muscles to move farther and faster. Your newfound bendiness can improve your aerial training, acrobatics, and daily life.


Classes consist of active stretching exercises for every muscle, focusing especially on the legs, hips, back, and shoulders. Stretching students do thorough work on their backbends, hip openers, and splits. Our instructors correct form and gently push you deeper, building your flexibility slowly and safely. As you advance from Stretching into Contortion, you learn just how far your body can go - giving you even more tools to improve your aerial or acrobatic performances.



 

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ALL OTHER DISCIPLINES

 






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Leo-Harris

 

'I didn't start stretching seriously until my shoulder injury. I believe my injury could have been avoided if I had recognized the importance of stretching. Stretching and warmup are essential to the physicality of circus training regardless of your level. Stretching has also improved my line awareness and development.'

- Leo Harris

 

 



 

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CLASS FLOWCHART


 

General classes are marked in light grey. Advanced classes are marked in dark grey.


Prerequisites must be completed before advancement, and are based on instructor approval. Where applicable, general guidelines have been given for a typical amount of classes required. Students with prior experience, may arrange a prerequisite assessment with their instructor.


FACULTY


Catie Brier | LEAD INSTRUCTOR



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Throughout her career, Catie Brier has developed a passion for not only teaching the art of contortion, but also inspiring people to push the limits of their bodies. Catie began her training at Dance and Circus Arts of Tampa Bay over 13 years ago, where she studied dance and contortion under choreographer Debra Brown and contortionist Laurence Racine. Upon moving to San Francisco, she started training with Master Lu Yi at Circus Center. She then went on to train with Mongolian contortionist Serchmaa Byamba and began performing all around the United States. She’s been seen performing with companies such as Quixotic Fusion, Circus Bella, Trapeze World and New Pickle Circus.

INTRO TO CONTORTION | Contortion 1 | Contortion 2





Jim-Donak


Jim Donak
Physical Limitation Elimination

 

Phoenix-Paz

Phoenix Paz

Stretching 

Caroline-Wright

Caroline Wright

Relax & Reset with Somatics

Stretching with Xia


 


STRETCHING & CONTORTION SCHEDULE


 

<< Schedule for Thu Dec 8, 2016 - Wed Dec 14, 2016 >>


Date:


Thu Dec 8, 2016
Class
Instructor
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Stretching
(4 reserved, 6 open)
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Advanced Stretching
(4 reserved, 1 open)
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Intro to Contortion
(5 spots left!)
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Physical Limitation Elimination
(6 reserved, 2 open)

Fri Dec 9, 2016
Class
Instructor
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Stretching
(4 reserved, 6 open)

Sat Dec 10, 2016
Class
Instructor
10:00 am - 11:30 am Flexibility for Every-Body
(10 spots left!)

Sun Dec 11, 2016
Class
Instructor
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Stretching
(10 spots left!)

Mon Dec 12, 2016
Class
Instructor
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Contortion 1
(4 spots left!)
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Stretching
(5 spots left!)

Tue Dec 13, 2016
Class
Instructor
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Intro to Contortion
(4 spots left!)
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Contortion 2
(4 reserved, 1 open)
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Physical Limitation Elimination
(3 reserved, 5 open)
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Flexibility for Every-Body
(3 reserved, 7 open)

Wed Dec 14, 2016
Class
Instructor
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Physical Limitation Elimination
(3 reserved, 5 open)
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Contortion 1
(5 spots left!)
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Stretching
(6 reserved, 4 open)
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Stretching
(10 spots left!)
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Advanced Stretching
(2 spots left!)



 

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