By Wren Schaefer
AIReal Yoga Instructor
Most of you might know me as the studio manager, your instructor, or that lady who sends you too many emails.
But what you might not know is one of the main reasons I began working at The Aerial Studio. I was living abroad, just feeling stuck in my aerial training and being really overworked. I felt like I was learning tricks for shows and not really getting to know real techniques behind what I was performing.
This past Wednesday, I finished Bianca’s Act Creation Series and it just reminded me of why I wanted to train in a different way. It is fun to learn skills and it is fun to link them together, but it is also so fulfilling to go deep inside yourself and develop an act from what you relate to.
Bianca gave us exercises where I found myself giggling because I was going so outside my comfort zone. I felt all of the exercises were so beneficial to the end result and I still feel inspired to continue working on my character.
It is so inspiring to be able to work with Bianca. You can tell by the way she speaks about everyone’s different characters, she has so much experience and wisdom to share. She really looks at what you are doing and helps guide you on your journey and discovery of your act.
I am so grateful to have had this experience and to be able to find a deeper movement in myself. Classes like this are why I returned home, in search of something more profound.
Here is a video link of my final performance in class.
if you’re thinking of taking a class with Bianca, i highly recommend it! Here are the details:
The Aerial Studio staff