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Welcome!

Cultivate a healthy body, open heart, and vibrant spirit.

During covid-19 we are offering limited local aerial silks classes as well as online programming. 

Online Learning

Free and affordable tutorials, drills, private lessons, ebooks, and custom training programs. A portion of ebook and tutorial purchases goes to a new non-profit every month!

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Find free floor & apparatus drills here, as flexibility and handstand tips, and big picture life discussions.

There has never been a better time for this kind of self-paced learning. Keep up your motivation with new skills!

Philosophy

Wakeful Ascent Aerial Arts strives to nurture a long-lasting love for creative movement, connect students with themselves and one another, build community through a culture of inclusivity and public events, and encourage self-expression through creative action. Aerial silks will mean something different to everybody, and Wakeful Ascent embraces those diverse interpretations. 

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We specialize in...

  • Classes for adults and kids. We offer a variety of classes for aerial silks, dance trapeze, and aerial hoop. All classes are located at our studio in the heart of Bishop!
  • Aerial Silks Online is your portal to a huge variety of aerial silks tutorials, including tricks, transitions, fundamentals, sequences, theory, technique, and choreography. Members can make requests! Test drive the platform with two weeks for free.
  • Fit4Flight at home workouts are a series of 5 workouts to help you get fit and flexible to reach your aerial goals. These workouts are under 40 minutes and can be done at home with no equipment. The best part is, you keep the videos forever!
  • Custom Coaching, Sara is available for in-person and Skype coaching. She’ll create a custom training program, and help you take your aerial artistry to the next level.
  • Workbooks & Ebooks, Sara has designed a workbook to help you set goals and achieve them. If you’re ready to create your own choreographed performance, her Intro to Aerial Choreography Ebook will help get you there. 
  • Mentorship, Sara is available for a 30 day mentorship to help you develop your aerial choreography and help you perfect your performance. 

Testimonials

"Aerial Silks is such a beautiful and exciting art form. It’s great strength and fitness training, and skill development. I’m having the best time getting strong, improving flexibility, and challenging my body and my mind. Sara is an excellent instructor. She makes learning the art very safe and super fun. We are so fortunate to have someone of her caliber teaching aerial silks in Bishop."
Gigi de Jong
"Wakeful Ascent Aerial Arts has brought so much joy to my life and to the Eastern Sierra. Sara offers an aerial program that prioritizes safe instruction, cultivates community, and inspires growth through artistry. Wakeful Ascent is for everyone - the beginner aerialist with no prior experience, the intermediate aerialist who is seeking to learn more, or the refined aerialist who is seeking high-level instruction, collaboration and inspiration. I feel a sense of renewal, as Sara has reawakened my passion for aerial silks and has begun to help me realize my own potential with this beautiful art form. I am eager to be a part of the growth of aerial arts in the Eastern Sierra, and continue to absorb everything that Sara has to offer."
Caitlin Wellwood
"Learning aerial silks has been one of the most wonderful things to come into my life in years. It’s the whole package: exercise (without feeling like a chore), total mind/body engagement, always challenging and fun, and a great community to boot. Not long after starting silks I dreamt that I leapt over a van in a single bound. I really feel stronger and better all around thanks to this practice, Sara’s excellent instruction, and the developing Eastern Sierra aerial arts community!"
Kendra Atleework

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