Doubles Trapeze: Intermediate Level


Rescheduled to March 24th, 1 - 4 pm

Illy Welden & Ashley Buonaugurio will lead you through a Doubles Trapeze workshop designed to create smooth partner transitions and build trust between flyer & catcher.

Subject matter will include dynamic hand to hand, doubles holds, drops & lifts. (Subject to change based on class needs.)

Prerequisites include the ability to invert from the ground unassisted, skin the cat, back balance, front balance, and single arm, knee hangs, and 60 second active hang.


Holistic Circus Therapy Training

APRIL 13TH & 14TH, 9 AM - 5 PM

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Holistic Circus Therapy and The Bird's Nest Circus Arts would like to invite you to join our community of people using circus as an educational and therapeutic tool for people with learning differences, special needs and socio-political challenges.

The two day intensive training is suitable for educators, occupational therapists, parents, circus trainers, mental health workers, special needs service providers and anyone who works with marginalised populations. Participants will leave with theoretical and practical skills to enable them to incorporate circus as a social, emotional, physical, and cognitive capacity building tool for individuals and communities. No prior circus or university experience necessary. Participants will certified by Holistic Circus Therapy (HCT) in teaching circus to people with learning differences, special needs and socio-political challenges.

1. Understanding and utilizing the Holistic Circus Therapy Practice Model.
2. Occupational Therapy Theory and Practices: Grading tasks, client centeredness, assessment, intervention and goal setting.
3. Examining and applying instruction for the purpose of increasing social, emotional, physical, and cognitive capacities.
4. Teaching to different learning styles.
5. Identifying and working with differences in sensory-motor abilities, visual perception, gross and fine motor control, and executive functions.
6. Working with refugee populations.
8. Safety of staff and participants.
9. Individual and group focused instruction.
10. Planning and evaluating a workshop.

Early registration is $450 paid in full before February 15th. Regular registration is $500 paid in full before April 1st. For alternative payment methods or more information relating to training content please contact Jill Maglio at info@holisticcircustherapy.com. Credit towards future course can be arranged if the buyer needs to cancel. No refunds will be given post sale.

Your participation in this training does not only give you skills, but it also helps CircusAid bring programming to people displaced by the atrocities of war and natural disasters. From mid January, 2019 we will collaborate with the residents of Lombok to rebuild infrastructure and community strength through providing social circus programming that will meet the community’s occupational needs. Previously, in 2016, CircusAid facilitated circus camps for refugees in Lesvos, Greece and Calais, France. In 2017 we taught circus to over 1000 refugees surrounding Athens. In 2018 we provided over 1800 circus experiences to Syrian, Afghani, Iraqi and Kurdish refugees within camps around Athens.
For more information on CircusAid, visit https://www.circusaid.com

Thank you for taking the time to read, and if you have any questions, you can email Jill Maglio at info@holisticcircustherapy.com.



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Yoga & Flying


SUN, MAY 5TH, 1:00- 3:30 PM

One Yoga will start the morning with a yoga class that will get you warmed up and prepared for some creative play and movement. You will then get the opportunity to rotate through stations exploring the circus arts. This date's stations will be Lyra, Hoop Dance, and Handstands. The Bird’s Nest provides a sanctuary for learning and offers instruction that is accessible to everyone. No previous experience is required!

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Cost is $30. Space is limited and pre-registration is required using the tickets link through OneYoga.