Workshops

CIRQUE PHYSIO WORKSHOPS

I love teaching performing artists how to keep their bodies strong, mobile, and as injury-free as possible. I offer a wide range of workshops, from injury prevention to performance and flexibility enhancement.

I am available for workshops domestically within the US, and also worldwide. Contact me for details.

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WORKSHOPS OFFERED

 
Save Your Shoulders: Shoulder Injury Prevention for Circus Artists   Are you at risk for shoulder injury? This highly interactive, two-hour workshop will lead a through a battery of circus-specific strength and flexibility tests to determine your injury risk during participation in circus activities. You will receive either a pass/ fail score on each part of the test, and will be instructed in specific exercises for the components that you did not pass. At the end of the workshop, you will have a comprehensive injury-prevention plan of exercises, mobility drills, and stretches that is specific to YOU and your body! You will also be instructed in the BEST warm up and cool down routine that will both optimize your athletic performance AND prevent future injuries!
Circus Booty: The key to a pain-free spine   Are you at risk for low back injury? This highly interactive, two-hour virtual workshop will lead a through a battery of low-back, circus-specific strength and flexibility tests to determine your injury risk during participation in circus activities. You will receive either a pass/ fail score on each part of the test, and will be instructed in specific exercises for the components that you did not pass. At the end of the workshop, you will have a comprehensive injury-prevention plan of exercises, mobility drills, and stretches that is specific to YOU and your body! You will also be instructed in an optimal warm up and cool down routine that will both optimize your athletic performance AND prevent future injuries!
Supercharge Your Splits!   This workshop will give your flexibility/contortion practice a serious boost, and give you the tools necessary to prevent injuries while (safely) getting even bendier legs! There are many anatomic structures that can limit flexibility and mobility, and muscles are just one of them. This workshop will teach you how to address ALL structures that limit flexibility, and how to integrate this into your training. We will discuss methods to address joint mobility, nerve tension, muscle tension, and ACTIVE flexibility issues surrounding front, back, and middle splits. You will learn how to leverage various tools, such as the peanut and the superband, to ramp up your mobility. A large emphasis will be placed on active flexibility and end range control, and how to make sure that you’re supporting your flexibility with strong stabilizer muscles.
Bending backwards, part 1- low back and hips   This workshop will ramp up your backbends, while also teaching you strategies to prevent injury, with a focus on the low back and hips. We will break down the anatomy and mechanics of a proper back bend, and then address each structure in a step-by-step fashion. You’ll learn active flexibility drills, end-range control drills, and self-mobilization strategies, leveraging the peanut and the superband. A large emphasis will be placed on active flexibility and end range control, and how to make sure that you’re supporting your flexibility with strong stabilizer muscles.
Bending backwards, part 2- shoulders and upper back   Are your aerial shoulders getting in the way of your backbending?! This workshop will focus on safely improving your upper back and shoulder mobility, so that these regions will start contributing more to your composite backbend. You will also learn strategies to prevent injury while working towards increased flexibility. We will break down the anatomy and mechanics of a proper back bend, and then address each structure in a step-by-step fashion. You’ll learn active flexibility drills, end-range control drills, and self-mobilization strategies, leveraging the peanut and other mobilization tools. A large emphasis will be placed on active flexibility and end range control, and how to make sure that you’re supporting your flexibility with strong stabilizer muscles.