Friday, Apr 27
6:30 – 8:00 pm
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Slackline is a fusion of balance, strength, and concentration. This class will practice about 2 feet off the ground. Slacklining engages all major groups of muscles, improves core strength, balance and movement and is incredibly fun! Slacklining is a practice in balance that typically uses one inch nylon webbing tensioned between two anchor points (such as two trees.)
This is a first time beginner workshop. You will not be doing what Marta is doing in the photo! We will learn basics at Still & Moving Center on short lines safe and close to the ground. We will talk about both physical and mental aspects to finding the equilibrium on the line. Come barefoot and wear comfortable clothes.
It is distinct from tightrope walking in that the line is not held rigidly taut (although it is still under some tension); it is instead dynamic, stretching and bouncing like a long and narrow trampoline. The line itself is flat, due to the nature of webbing, thus keeping the slacker’s footing from rolling as would be the case with an ordinary rope.
From its beginning in the early 1980′s as a way for climbers to hone their skills, it has now become a sport of its own. Slackline can be done 2,700 feet off the ground or 2feet, pure entertainment or training for sports like climbing, gymnastics, or skiing.
Marta was born in Warsaw, Poland. Among her many talents, she is a highly trained and experienced climbing guide. She graduated with Masters in Fine Arts from Universidad de Cuenca, Spain. She currently works as a freelance photographer, video producer and editor. She is also an accomplished muralist and web designer. Slacklining helps Marta remain sane in the midst of modern world chaos.
Watch Marta slackline in Yosemite! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_L6ElOglBQ