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Introduction to Aerial silks 7 week Diwali series with Shar Bliss

September 25, 2023, @ 5:30 pm - November 6, 2023, @ 6:30 pm HST

7-Week Series:
September 25 to November 6, 2023
Mondays 5:30 – 6:30 pm HST
$210 plus tax

This 7 week series will culminate in a performance for our annual Diwali Celebration Nov 12, 2023

What does it feel like to move in and suspend in the air, and have increased body awareness and balance? This is your series, designed for those who are new to the aerial experience. Here is your opportunity to learn fundamental aerial skills in a safe and supportive environment.

You will practice in the straight silks, as well as on the floor, developing the body skills so important to being successful, having fun, understanding how your body moves, and enriching your mind/body connection. We will focus on the basic skills, which include but are not limited to: learning how to handle aerial apparatus, body alignment, safe entry and dismount, basic climbs and foot locks, and inversions. With practice, your entire body, not just upper body and core, will develop strength, flexibility, alignment and stamina.

In this weekly series, class will consist of a warm up, stretching and conditioning, followed by guided movement development and progressions. By the end of this 7 week series, you will also have mastered a choreography. Aerial apparatus cross-training improves core control, grip strength, and upper body strength. The more classes you take, the more these benefits increase!

All levels are welcome (mature teens by permission).

Kindly let your instructor know of any injuries. Contra-indications for aerial classes: glaucoma, heart conditions, fused spine, pregnancy beyond doctor recommendation.

Clothing requirements: tight-fitting; no zippers or metal; under-arms covered. Jewelry off. T-shirt on! No perfume.

Please arrive 15 minutes early to ensure you can safely enjoy the class. Since space is limited and setup time is necessary, we are not able to accommodate late arrivals to Aerial classes. If you sign up and do not show up to this limited space class, you will still be charged for the class.

Shar Bliss


Sharlene’s aerial practice brings balance, joy and creativity to her life, and she thrives on the focus, systemic movement and neuro-muscular pathways that develop in the body. She started her aerial education in 2010 at Samadhi Hawaii, where she is privileged to continue her practice as a student under the guidance of Samadhi’s experienced dance and aerial arts professionals. She is an aerial teacher at Samadhi Hawaii, focusing on dance trapeze. She is also member of Samadhi’s Apprentice Company. Her training also includes the introduction to aerial teaching through NECCA (New England Center for the Circus Arts), and she has participated in numerous aerial workshops, including a trapeze workshop with Susan Murphy of Marsh Studio. Sharlene complements her aerial practice with Nia and other mind-body movement formats. She is a certified Nia Black Belt teacher, and has been teaching Nia since 2004. She is an Aquatic Exercise Association certified aqua instructor, has received her RYT-200 yoga training through Yoga Alliance, and received her aerial yoga training from Leva Aerial Yoga.

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September 25, 2023, @ 5:30 pm HST
November 6, 2023, @ 6:30 pm HST
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