What is Lyra?
The aerial hoop (also known as the lyra, aerial ring or cerceau) is a circular steel apparatus (resembling a hula hoop) suspended from the ceiling, on which circus artists may perform aerial acrobatics. Tabs are the connection points where the aerial hoop attaches to the rigging. Most aerial hoops connect at either one point (single tab configuration) or two points (double tab configuration)
Type of training we do
Training will focus on building core strength for mounting the hoop and grip strength in various grips on the hoop. With having the flexibility to move the height of the hoop, some of the class will be spent under the hoop conditioning the body, and some of the class will be spent with the hoop much lower to the ground where poses and movements can be learnt in a safer environment. Once a student masters how to mount the hoop and is confident to try learnt poses higher off the ground, the hoop can be raised for a more fluid movement experience.
All classes will be taught with active spotting and crash mats to ensure proper safety precautions are followed. The studio also has the flexibility to change the height of the lyra throughout class to accommodate the varying skills of the students, allowing for a comfortable learning environment.