The aerial lyra/hoop is a dynamic apparatus, a circular steel ring that provides a frame for acrobatic moves. It is a great platform for fluid movements, transitions and sequences, especially when spinning! As with any aerial skill, aerial hoop requires a balance of strength, stamina and flexibility, something which you will progressively work on during the class. Aerial hoop helps in honing upper body muscle groups and your core strength, improving your range of motion and active flexibility. Aashna Mansharamani is an aerialist from Mumbai visiting us for nine days, the 20th to the 28th of October. She’ll be running three classes with us on aerial lyra/hoop:
1) Aerial hoop for adults
A 1.5 hour class to work out the core and stretch out every part of the body! Begins with 15/20 mins of head to toe stretches adapted from gymnastics and yoga. Followed by basic tricks on the hoop with variations adjusted to the comfort of the students. These tricks are fun and progressively challenging! Concludes with 15/20 minutes of conditioning, involving core workouts with the hoop and the students body weight as well as other free body exercises to develop strength.
2) Aerial hoop for kids
A 1.5 hour class for kids to work on flexibility and strength in a fun and playful manner. The class will be broken up into; the warm up which includes head to toe stretches, partner assisted stretches, followed by basic tricks on the hoop progressing to creating their own shapes on the hoop, and endin with conditioning which includes exercises to engage the core and strengthen the body overall. The workshop will end with a 30 second routine to showcase their new skills on the aerial hoop!
3) Partner hoop
A 1.5 hour class to work out the core and create a basic flow/routine with the partner. Begins with 15/20 mins of head to toe stretches adapted from gymnastics and yoga. Followed by basic tricks on the hoop simultaneously performed by the partner. Initially the tricks are independent of each other, but end up with carrying the weird of one another, creating a ‘flyer’ and ‘base’ relation. This relation depends on strength and flexibility of the partners! The aim is to create a 30/45 second flow together. This class also ends with conditioning involving core workouts with the hoop and the students body weight as well as other free body exercises to develop strength.
In her own words:
“I’m an architect and aerial hoop instructor based in Mumbai. I have been doing aerial hoop since 2012 and have been teaching since 2013, at Brown University till 2016 and in Mumbai since then. My training also includes ballet at the School of Classical Ballet and Western Dance in Mumbai, gymnastics and acrobatics at the Gym Club in Mumbai and cheerleading at Brown University in Rhode Island, USA.”
You can read more about Aashna and her practice here:
Also, please see her Instagram profile here:
Saturday October 20th thru Sunday October 28th
|10.00 - 11.30||Partner||Partner||Partner||Partner|
|16.00 - 17.30||Kids||Kids||Kids||Kids||Kids||Kids||Kids||Kids||Kids|
|17.45 - 19.15||Adults||Adults||Adults||Adults||Adults|
|19.30 - 21.00||Partner||Partner|
Four class pass
Eight class pass
1) If you come with a partner for partner hoop, you can sign up together with the eight class pass!
2) Parents are welcome to join their kids in class as well! Parents can avail of shared passes.
Register and pay online at http://imojo.in/delhirock. Enter the payment amount manually, and specify which section you would like to sign up for on the following page. We will email confirmation to you upon receipt.
|TEL||011-46588444, 9818440969 (see hours of operation)|
|ADD||Premises Nanaksar Gurudwara, opp res M-39, GK2 (see detailed directions)|