Instructor Feature: Casandra

Casandra Aerial Teacher

We are so happy that Casandra joined our team last year! She is an experienced aerialists, as well as a phenomenal teacher that has so many skills and plenty of training information to share. Catch her Lyra Foundations class on Thursdays at 6pm!

How long have you been doing aerial?
5 years

What apparatus is your main squeeze?
Silks and Lyra! 

What other apparatus do you like to train on?
Trapeze and straps

What foundational move was/is the hardest for you to train your body to do? Did it ever click for you? If so, what helped that to happen?
Single knee hangs! I was so terrified of hanging by one knee it took me over 6 months to finally work up the courage to try! I just kept doing drills that consisted of slightly lifting one knee off and tons of sporting and encouragement from my coach finally helped me get there.

What is the most important thing for students to take away from your class?
I want my students to feel confident and strong! I never want them to leave feeling judged or like they are in competition with anyone else.

Why did you become a teacher?
I love helping people accomplish goals and seeing growth in people. Having a hand in people’s journey and seeing them meet goals makes my heart so happy!

What’s your favorite move on your main apparatus?
I love ankle hangs!!

What’s your least favorite move?
Back balances.

What is your advice for those that are wanting to take a class but are feeling a bit nervous to jump in?
Go for it! There are so many apparatuses to try so if the first one you try doesn’t sing to you, try another! Just know that it isn’t about being perfect, it’s just about showing up and trying your best and having fun!