Singapore Workshop Weekend

10/31 -11/3 2024

Studios: SPACES & AAC

Join Aaron Koz for a jam packed workshop weekend to level up your flow, strength, spins, and swings on straps, silks, and sling! 

This science-based workshop weekend is stacked with workshops covering content pulled from Koz’ over 10-years of teaching aerial, partner acrobatics, and handstands. While the number of workshops may be overwhelming, there’s something for everybody no matter your level in the air or on the ground. 

 

Workshop Options

Handstands For Everybody

Handstands are built from a set of fundamentals that when practiced consistently allow even beginner students to overcome strength, mobility, and mental challenges.

Students will learn a series of mobility and active flexibility exercises for their shoulders and thoracic spine as well as hips, followed by a series of wrist, shoulders, and core/pelvic floor strengthening drills, and finish with progressive spotted and unspotted handstand drills to build comfort on and off the wall.

Prerequisite: At least 60 second plank hold, and no wrist/shoulder injuries.
When: 11:00-12:30, 31 OCT
Where: SPACES @theaerialground
Price (SGD): 130
What to wear/bring: water, clothes that you can move in.

Spinning Straps Sequencing (No Invert Needed

Want to spin it all out doing gooey and flowing sequencing on straps?

This workshop is for you, yes you (no inversions necessary) as we explore the different ways to make shapes, flows, and use the spin to create expressive movement on straps.

Attendees will learn a series of spinning sequences that use the straps at varying heights without needing to have an invert. This is for all-levels from beginner to advanced.

Prerequisite: At least 3 months of Aerial
When: 14:00-15:30, 31 OCT
Where: SPACES @theaerialground
Price (SGD): 130
What to wear/bring: bring wrist guards, and wear comfortable clothing you can move in. Ginger or motion sickness pills advised if prone to nausea.

Sling C-shaping, Waist Rolls, and Resisting Gravity

Love flowing on sling, but always feeling bottom heavy in roll-ups? Not quite ready to roll up on straps, rope, or silks?

Learn the biomechanics, drills, and skills that give you the wizardry to resist gravity no matter your body proportions (have you seen how long my legs are?!?!).

Prerequisite: At least 3 months of aerial, and ability to enter sling easily.
When: 16:00-17:30, 31 OCT
Where: SPACES @theaerialground
Price (SGD): 130
What to wear/bring: bring back warmer and clothes to move in.

Rope Dynamic Party Tricks

This workshop will cover a variety of fun, dynamic, and mentally scary skills on rope partially dependent on participant interest and level. A grab bag of party tricks (half-releases, drops, etc) with scaled and spotted progressions for catch and release movements, beats, and more.

Get ready to eat mat, make gains, and be safely afraid!

Prerequisite: comfortable with aerial inverts, basic experience with front/back beats, bell beats and scissor beats
When: 20:00-22:00, 1 NOV
Where: AAC @aerialartscollective
Price (SGD): 160
What to wear/bring: bring your own rope or use silks. 

Baby Got Back Flags (Straps/Silks/Hoop)

Want to learn how to hold a reverse meathook/back flag without ripping your arm off?

We’ll dive into all the different nuanced elements of what makes a back flag, and then give you the drills and tools needed to solidify your back flag forever.

Prerequisite: comfortable with inverts
When: 11:00-12:30, 2 NOV
Where: SPACES @theaerialground
Price (SGD): 130
What to wear/bring: bring wrist guards, and wear comfortable clothing you can move in. 

Spinning Sequencing on Straps (Level 2)

Aight, you’ve got your invert, you’re working on your flares, let’s do some spinning sequencing that gets the good kind of stares.

In this workshop, we’ll cover 1-3 fluid spinning sequences on 2 and 1-arm that make use of different strap heights that you could slip into an act or social media reel.

Prerequisite: comfortable with inverts
When: 14:00-15:30, 3 NOV
Where: SPACES @theaerialground
Price (SGD): 130
What to wear/bring: bring wrist guards, and wear comfortable clothing you can move in. Ginger or motion sickness pills advised if prone to nausea.

 

C-shaping & Waist Rolls on Silks

This in-depth journey into waist rolling, including floorial, hipkey roll-ups, sling rotational drills, catch/release c-shaping drills (silks), and c-shaping on 1 and 2-arms on straps/fabric will investigate the many ways to effectively progress through c-shaping skills while reducing injury risk (to the rib cartilage, intercostals, low back, and more).  

Progression through the c-shaping skill tree will be covered, as well as how to program and periodize the various drills in a training cycle. Students will walk away with a variety of strength, mobility, and c-shape specific drills.

Prerequisite: comfort with inverts
When: 16:00-17:30, 2 NOV
Where: AAC (Aerial Arts Collective)
Price (SGD): 130
What to wear/bring: wear a back warmer! 

Swing, Swing, Swing (Straps)

Tired of gravity getting you down? Want to experience the feeling of flying?

Learn how to harness momentum in multiple 2-arm (and maybe 1-arm!) swinging pathways that can help you invert, sequence, and swing up above the straps.

Floorial, air drills, and conceptual strategies will be discussed so that you too can tell gravity no.

Prerequisite: comfort with inverts! 
When: 11:00-13:00, 3 NOV
Where: AAC (Aerial Arts Collective)
Price (SGD): 160
What to wear/bring: bring wrist guards, and wear comfortable clothing you can move in. Ginger or motion sickness pills advised if prone to nausea.

Duo Straps Sequencing and Spins

Probably one of the most fun duo apparatus, duo straps gives you (and a friend) loads of opportunities to creatively sequence using your flexibility and/or strength, in one of the most aesthetically pleasing and visually engaging styles.

Learn 1-3 duo straps sequences as well as conceptual tools to build your own!

Prerequisite: Ability to hang from 1 or 2-arms, and/or enter inverted straddle.
When: 14:00-16:00, 3 NOV
Where: AAC (Aerial Arts Collective)
Price (SGD): 160
What to wear/bring: bring wrist guards, and wear comfortable clothing you can move in. Ginger or motion sickness pills advised if prone to nausea.

See Your C-shape (Straps)

This in-depth journey into waist rolling, including floorial, waist rolls, sling rotational drills, and c-shaping on 1 and 2-arms on straps will investigate the many ways to effectively progress through c-shaping skills while reducing injury risk (to the rib cartilage, intercostals, low back, and more).

Progression through the c-shaping skill tree will be covered, as well as how to program and periodize the various drills in a training cycle.

Students will walk away with a variety of strength, mobility, and c-shape specific drills.

Prerequisite: At least 3 months of aerial.
When: 17:00-18:30, 3 NOV
Where: SPACES @theaerialground
Price (SGD): 130
What to wear/bring: bring wrist guards, and wear comfortable clothing you can move in. Back warmers encouraged. 

 Not included: 

– add-on private lessons with Koz
– aerial straps photoshoot

Payment Details/Cost:

Early bird pricing: reduce the total price of each workshop by $10.  Ends after the first 4 sign-ups per workshop or by June 21st.

Regular Pricing: $130 for all workshops, except forRope Dynamic Party Tricks, Swing Swing Swing (on Straps), and Duo Straps Sequencing and Spins which are $160. 

Payment methods: please make sure you account for currency exchange or transfer fees –  Revolut (@aaronkoz)  or Wise (for international folks – use aaron.kozloff@gmail.com), INTERAC (for Canadian’s) or Zelle/CashApp (aaron.kozloff@gmail.com). 

Please do not use Paypal for payments unless you’d like to pay the 4% additional fee. 

If none of these methods work for you, email me at koz.circ@gmail.com, and we can sort out another way!

 

Cancellation Policy: cancellations made 1 month prior to the workshop get refunds as credits to be used for private lessons, online workshops, and/or e-manuals. Cancellations within a week are only refunded if a replacement attendee is found.

About Koz: Koz is a world-class aerial straps trainer and performer with 10 years operating an international coaching business drawing from current research in human performance, motor learning, and exercise science. He has taught students on every continent (yes, including research scientists in Antarctica), ranging from recreational to Cirque Du Soleil performers. Koz’ teacher/performer training courses and workshops have spread his unique science-backed training methodology to hundreds of coaches and thousands of students worldwide.

Highlights from Past Trainings

“I had so much fun at this straps retreat with Koz! Koz’s straps and overall training knowledge is amazing, and he is able to transfer it well and adapt it to different levels and learning styles. Will definitely attend more of these in the future!” – @acroatianflyer – Matija Hanzevacki

Anyone who is looking to progress in straps should take an opportunity to train with Koz! He has put the time, thought, and research into his coaching methods and it really shows. He is a wealth of information and expertise, but is able to break down and present skills and training in a way that isn’t ever overwhelming. Plus just an all-round excellent human.” – Blue / @blue_ismyrealname

“I wasn’t sure what to expect going into this retreat but it definitely exceeded expectations. I was really impressed by the space and Aaron’s coaching is amazing! I feel like I made significant progress, got to relax, and made some incredible friends.”

“I think the coaching was really great, everything was broken down really well and I think there was a good balance between providing guidance and giving space for participants to pick things to work on, which helps to feel a sense of achievement in areas that are important to you as a participant. I definitely left with a lot of things I know I can take home to incorporate into training to build on, which is really great for something like straps where I know I’m not going to get everything within one week.”

I’ve been to several teacher trainings that did not feel appropriately leveled where I’ve left feeling like I didn’t learn as much as desired or “get my money’s worth”. This training was the first that I have been 100% satisfied with. The amount of material covered was good, and I appreciated learning so many progressions and drills to help students (or myself) work up to a skill. I feel like I have all the tools I need to build training plans for myself as well as lesson plans for experienced aerialists looking to start straps training. You allowed us plenty of time to work through skills thoroughly and get a full understanding of everything, while maintaining a good pace and not making me feel like I was just sitting around waiting for the next thing. You also made it fun – which is hugely important but not often the case with teacher trainings.

Excellent ability to organize and connect information in an accessible way for people coming from different backgrounds, apparatuses, and motivations. I really enjoyed that the atmosphere encouraged us to offer & receive feedback from one another in addition to your feedback, and practice hands on spotting.

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