Silks, trapezes, lyra, even ballet: a full week of aerial training at NECCA (with video!)

Wednesday, January 22, 2014; 4:00 pm ;



Journal Entry 8
October 19

So many good things this week! Monday kicked it off with a really great inversions class. We worked on different ways to press into a handstand. Some of them were deceptively hard! Megan makes everything look so easy. One day, I'll be able to effortless glide into a handstand. One day...

Tuesday, was a full day of awesomeness! In Residency, I dropped two Pfister to Knees! I'm not sure if I mentioned learning the drop, but it's similar to a star drop; the differences being that your wrap is around your thighs and knees and you hold onto nothing. Scary! I've been such a chicken lately and hadn't dropped it without Jamie around. Even though she can't spot me during it, my little lizard brain has no problem doing them when she is watching; but every time I try to  to the drop in Residency or Members Only I chicken out. I was so excited that I was able to do two today. Little accomplishments!

Krystyn works on her splits with a knotted fabric at NECCA

I started doing ballet again and Tuesday was the first day. The class is taught by the incredibly talented Molly Gawler and really what I needed. It was a little frustrating, as my brain remembered the movements, but my body was a few steps behind.

Fabric class was exhausting and excellent. We did our warmup routine as slow as possible. It was so challenging, but really made me focus on seamlessly moving through tricks and transitions. It was really hard to not speed up and linger in poses. The majority of the class was focused on different climbs. I learned a new climb, the “C.A.S.H. climb,” and Elsie asked me to demo my favorite climb the “Teardrop climb.” By the end of the day I was exhausted and felt like I learned a lot.

Krystyn works on her backbends using a knotted fabricWednesday, I had a fabric private with Jamie, where she taught me the “Illusion” then thoroughly kicked my butt with really great conditioning. Afterward, I had another great flexibility private with Bill. We only had an hour and half this time, which we decided was not enough time. I feel like I'm really making improvements in my overall back flexibility.

My lyra class, on Thursday, was full of new material. Ukoiya gave us a brand new sequence and I really enjoyed learning all the new tricks and transitions. The best part of the week was when I realized that Jon would be visiting next week. The last few weeks have flown by and even though I knew we be seeing each other soon, it somehow snuck up on me. I'm counting the days and really can't wait to see him again. I can't believe it's already been two months. I guess time really does fly, when you are having fun.