Workshops with Nicole Carver and Aaron Kozloff
Get ready Love/Aerial! We’ve got an exciting FOUR days of workshops with Nicole Carver and Aaron Kozloff coming your way in April!
(Before April 1)
(After April 1)
| Monday, April 22
|Handstands for Everybody||What Goes Up, Must Come Down||$55 ea.||$65 ea.|
| Tuesday, April 23
|Aerial Inversion Clinic||Not So Reckless Diving|
| Wednesday, April 24
|Straps Level 1||Ground Acrobatics for Aerialists|
| Thursday, April 25
|Double Up Aerial Partnering||$75||$85|
MONDAY, April 22
Handstands for Everybody [Aaron] (7:30pm-9:00pm)
Handstands are built from a set of fundamentals that when practiced consistently allow even beginner students to overcome strength, mobility, and mental challenges.
Students will learn a series of mobility and active flexibility exercises for their shoulders and thoracic spine as well as hips, followed by a series of wrist, shoulders, and core/pelvic floor strengthening drills, and finish with progressive spotted and unspotted handstand drills to build comfort on and off the wall.
Prerequisites: comfort weight-bearing on wrists/shoulders, 15 second straight arm plank.
What Goes Up, Must Come Down [Nicole] (7:30pm-9:00pm)
Mix up your routine with some new climbs and refine your technique on the classics. When you can climb no more, roll, twist, and wheel your way back down to the ground. This workshop will cover ways to get you to the top of the silk with efficiency and ease in your basic climbs. We will continue with some more advanced and obscure climbs that will add style to your act, then explore fun and engaging ways to descend the silk.
Prerequisites: must be able to climb to the top of the silk and invert comfortably in the air
TUESDAY, April 23
Aerial Inversion Clinic (Get Your Butt Over Your Head Better) [Aaron] (7:30pm-9:00pm)
In collaboration with Jennifer Freeman, DPT (practicing and research faculty at Mercer University in Atlanta) and Angie Prescott (ACRO PT, DPT, CSCS) this workshop focuses on safe progressions to go from the ground to air, with a movement screen, investigation into good body mechanics as well as different functional training tools, exercises and techniques to get your butt over your head. This clinic will include both teaching cues and training tools beneficial for anyone from a beginner wishing to deepen their understanding to coaches interested in learning how to recognize when a student is displaying signs of potential movement dysfunction and advanced students hoping to achieve a badass 1-arm inversion.
Prerequisites: Anyone is welcome as it is primarily a theory-based workshop (and anyone can watch and learn and will walk away with plenty of tools to improve their inversions no matter what level they’re at).
Not So Reckless Diving [Nicole] (7:30pm-9:00pm)
Learn techniques for improving your forward and backward rotation in saltos, back dives, infinity rolls, backward infinity rolls, and more! Starting with drills and working up to drops, we will explore how body position affects your dives and rolls and what you can do to add and stall momentum. These skills are applicable to many different drops, so you will leave this workshop with greater confidence in your ability to control and execute your forward and backward rotation in other skills not covered in the workshop. You will also have tools to change the aesthetics of your rotation to make it your own.
Prerequisites: Must be able to invert comfortably in the air and be familiar with basic salto drop.
WEDNESDAY, April 24
STRAPS ARE FUN! Aerial Straps Level 1 [Aaron] (7:30pm-9:00pm)
Learn fundamental techniques for safe and effective training of aerial straps that will improve your power and control across all apparatuses. Straps are fun. Students warm up using a set of exercises designed to pre-habilitate and strengthen the shoulders, then cover fundamental static positions on straps (meathook, inverted straddle, nutcracker, croc, support, flag, and side balance). Straps are fun. The end of the workshop will focus on 2 and 1-arm spinning using the dynamic technique of flares to invert to different positions. I swear straps are fun.
This workshop will be beneficial for aerial artists who want to improve their spinning technique, meathooks/reverse-meathooks, roll-ups, and other skills on any apparatus. No straps experience required.
Prerequisites: 2 arm inversions of any kind (straddle-up, tuck-up, pike-up) 1-arm hangs with engaged shoulder for 10-20 seconds (or 2-arm for 30), and 20-30 second wall handstand or 45-second plank.
Ground Acrobatics for Aerialists [Nicole] (7:30pm-9:00pm)
There comes a time in every aerialist’s life when he or she must move on the ground. Make your life a little easier by learning some basic acrobatic floorwork including rolls, shoulder stands, bridges, and fish flops. Learn how to transition gracefully in and out of these movements to create seamless choreography.
No previous acrobatic experience is needed for this workshop.
THURSDAY, April 25
Double Up Aerial Partnering [Aaron and Nicole] (7:30pm-9:00pm)
Working with a partner adds a whole new level of fun to aerial arts. Learn moves and sequences that can only be achieved when working with a partner. You will also learn to establish clear communication with an emphasis on safety and consent. This workshop will be taught on fabric, but what you learn can easily be applied on other apparatuses. No established partner is necessary to take this workshop.
Prerequisites: Crossback straddle inversion, able to invert comfortably in the air
Sign up online and reserve your spot today!
Cancellation Policy: For workshops, cancellations must be made at least 48 hours in advance of the workshop to be eligible for a full refund. Cancellations made less than 48 hours in advance will only be refunded under special circumstances.
Aaron Koz is a traveling movement and circus coach and co-author of The Aerial Spinning Reference Guide. He completed his undergrad in neuroscience, and is a certified Born to Fly provider (available for online mentorship and strength programming.
Moving from Washington, D.C. to NYC, he started at Circus Warehouse’s intensive program, and since has studied under elite coaches in SF, Montreal, and Mexico. He draws from his background in neuroscience to augment his work as a coach and personal trainer and collaborates heavily with physical therapists to help augment and structure his teaching offerings. He has performed and taught internationally in places like Ireland (Irish Aerial Dance Festival) and Saudi Arabia. Aaron currently works part-time as Physical Therapy Technician for ACRO Physical Therapy with Angie Prescott, DPT, CSCS (co-author of The Aerial Spinning Reference Guide), and teaches regular classes/lessons in the DC area.
He recently completed Alex Allan’s Dynamic Rope Teacher Training and Yoga405’s Rocket Yoga 50 hour teacher training.
Nicole embarked on her journey in aerial arts in the summer of 2014 when a Groupon deal caught her eye. What initially started as an alternative exercise became a passion. She has traveled around the world to train with a variety of renowned instructors to advance her understanding of the aerial arts. Nicole’s first love is aerial silks, but she also enjoys rope and straps. She started teaching at Vertical Fitness Dallas in 2016, and now teaches at Lone Star Circus School and Dallas International School in Dallas.
Nicole creates a welcoming class environment that encourages students of all levels to try their hardest without fear of judgement. There are no mistakes in her classes; only learning opportunities. She challenges her students to safely push their limits with targeted progressions and drills, and strives to provide clear and concise instruction with a focus on sound technique.