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Backbends - Contortion Workshop

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What: We’ll get into those hips and open up those shoulders - make friends with the walls and probably even some furniture. This workshop will focus on listening to your body and exploring both active and passive flexibility drills designed to build you a stronger backbend.  (This workshop may be 15 min longer or shorter depending on the # enrolled and students endurance etc.)

Who: Rikki Morehouse is the founder of SacCirque, a collective of circus and flow artists in the greater Sacramento area. She received her bachelor's degree in graphic design at the Art Institute of California - Sacramento, which fostered a keen eye for aesthetic in movement and circus. Since the birth of SacCirque in 2015, she has been the creative lead, production director and costume designer for all performance shows.  Not only does Rikki manage SacCirque, but she is also a talented movement artist with a natural flair for clowning and fire. She has performed across the states and along the west coasts and specializes in contortion, hand balancing, partner acrobatics, and lyra. She spent 7 years training competitive gymnastics, where you can see her dynamic and unique take on lyra, as the uneven bars reimagined. Her longtime yoga practice, gymnastics background, and training under Jean Luc of SDCC has influenced her performance and training style.

Check her out on Instagram @rikkimorehouse !

Cost: $60 (10% off early bird special if purchased by 5/1/2017, $55 each if you sign up for more than 1 of Rikki and Aaron's workshops.)

Prerequisites: Must be comfortable in wheel(or bridge). 30 second wall handstand or 1-minute plank.This is a beginner-intermediate workshop and will be beneficial for anyone looking increase their back mobility and flexibility.

Earlier Event: May 8
Beginning Straps Workshop
Later Event: May 20
Fabric/Rope Drop Development