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First Fridays Contortion Workshop w/ Natalie Rhae

In this workshop, we will spend the first hour working on leg flexibility (both active and passive), toe point, and partner leg stretches. The second hour focuses primarily on shoulder and upper back flexibility. By the end of the class, you will know how to locate your upper back so you can then use it in deeper backbends.

You will also be given the tools to build a personalized warm-up stretch/strength routine for the specific theme each day. You will gain more confidence about how to stretch on days where you feel great, bendy, and full of energy; as well as how to stretch to your fullest capacity on days where you may feel under the weather, sore, or unmotivated.

*Bring layers (long sleeve shirt, tank top, pants, back warmer, socks - no shorts for this workshop)

$55/student for this workshop


 About Natalie:

After 17 years, Natalie Rhae decided to shelve the collegiate artistic gymnastics track and embrace the circus arts. Gymnast turned pole-dancer, hand-to-hand balancing flyer, and contortionist, Natalie Rhae now performs with a plethora of circus tribes (Vau de Vire Society, Velocity Circus, Circosphere, Earth Circus, etc.) and is also a freelance artist primarily around the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

Natalie's flexibility incomparably complements her physical strengths. Her years of gymnastics training is clearly exhibited in her versatile and unique style. Natalie's powerful, quick and upbeat demeanor equals her ability to move slowly and viscerally.

In addition, to live performance, Natalie can also be seen in print ads, on-camera and in commercials. 

*All payments are non-refundable but may be converted into Aerial Artique account credit (minus a $15 processing fee) if cancellation is received more than 72 hours before the workshop.

To be added to the waitlist, please email Katie our front desk manager at