Practical Anatomy for Aerialists

1 September (10:30am - 5:30pm)

Gravity & Levity - in association with the National Centre for Circus Arts - are delighted to be hosting circus physio Dr. Emily Scherb for a 1-day workshop aimed at aerialists of all levels who are interested in learning how their bodies work.

If you are a healthcare professional looking to improve your understanding of the needs of aerialists, please see Applied Anatomy of Aerial.

Workshop content

How do I get more flexible? How do I build the strength to do that cool trick? How do I stop getting hurt when I train?

This full-day class answers the questions that aerialists ask most often and helps them learn how to work with your body, rather than against it. We’ll talk about how your shoulders, core, and hips work together to move you through space, and how the right biomechanics can help you stretch further and be functionally stronger. Learn how your muscles and body work to create the movements that are the building blocks of aerial arts. 

Based on the latest research and lots of practical, circus-specific examples, this class will help you understand your body - and your training - in a whole new way.

About Emily

Dr. Emily Scherb has a doctorate in physical therapy and a lifelong passion for understanding human movement.

She’s been a practicing aerialist for almost 30 years and has dangled from balloons, danced in the air, and swung from trapezes. That background inspired her to specialize her practice on circus and aerial artists. She has a proven track record of helping patients who have not seen results with traditional physical therapy due to her unique perspective on how the body works both on the ground and in the air.

As an educator, she travels the world teaching circus artists, instructors, and healthcare professionals about the unique physical demands and challenges of training the body to do incredible feats.

To find our more about Emily, check our her website, The Circus Doc.

Details and booking

1 September, 2019 from 10:30am to 5:30pm (30 minute lunch break).

The workshop will take place at the National Centre for Circus Arts. It is suitable for aerialists of all levels with an interest in learning how their bodies work or the 'why' behind their training.

Full Price: £100
ACDC Member Concession (limited places): £75

Book online below or call Reception on 020 7613 4141.

Day Time Class
Sunday 1 Sep 10:30am