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A Very Spoopy Open Mic

At The Bird’s Nest Circus Arts


October 26th

Doors Open At 6:30pm, Show begins at 7pm

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Sliding scale $5-10 Donation
Kid Friendly (Performers Please Be Mindful

Seating on mats, chairs, and floor space. 


Thank you all who attended and made our last Open Mic an absolute joy! Please join us for our next Open Mic at The Bird’s Nest on Oct 26th, an evening of creative works from the community.

If you are interested in sharing work, please submit a short proposal to Jay Mpelezos at openmicbirdsnest@gmail.com by Oct 22nd. Include a time estimate (under 7 min), any apparatus or equipment requirements, and an idea for how many people will be involved.

Examples include: 
“Perform a spoken word piece. 3 min. Me.” 
“I want to recite a monologue while basing a partner in acro. 2 people, 3 minutes. No music.” 
“I want to improv on the silks to my friend playing violin. Oh and a friend with a flashlight and a mirror. 3 people. 4 minutes.”

Apparatus available at the Nest (to those with aerial experience) include Lyra, Trapeze, Rope, Silks.

We’ll try to leave a few spots open for audience to decide to share something the night of, but submitting a proposal is the best way to make sure there’s time for your piece.


Yoga of 12-Step Recovery

with Nikki Myers


October 26-28, 2018

9am - 6pm each day

at the Bird’s Nest Circus Arts

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The Y12SR Combined Training equips participants to hold Y12SR classes in their communities. This is a combination of the Y12SR Intensive and the Leadership Training. This training results in full Y12SR certification. The first section of the training focuses on the ‘understanding and application’ of yoga and the 12 steps. Here we will:

  • Explore the sources of addictive behavior

  • Investigate yogic and 12-step principles as a foundation of recovery

  • Recognize the symptomology of unresolved trauma and nervous system dys-regulation

  • Much more… See “Register For Class” button for full details.


Community Meeting

At The Bird’s Nest Circus Arts


December 2nd, 2pm - 5pm

Bring Snacks

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This is a meeting where all staff and community members are encouraged to come and voice any matters that are important to them. Last meeting we covered topics such as requested classes and consent in acrobatic practice. 

If you would like any topic of discussion added to the agenda, please message Jay Mpelezos or Kristen Bloom.


Yogis in Service 200-Hour Teacher Training


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Yogis in Service Teacher Training (YISTT) is a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Registered 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification Program. The YISTT program is aligned with the YIS mission to create access to yoga and connection. The YISTT program is unique in that it was developed in partnership with a research team at the University at Buffalo to  provide effective training in trauma-informed, inclusive yoga. The YISTT follows the YIS-TIY framework.

Training Dates: 

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January 25, 26, and 27

February 22, 23, 24

March 29, 30, 31

April 26, 27, 28

May 17, 18, 19

June 21, 22, 23

July 19, 20, 21

No August Dates

September 20, 21, 22

October 18, 19, 20

For more details, including cost of program and scholarship opportunities, visit the YIS website below.