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Develop your unique style through research,
practice, & self-discovery.

Classes suspended during covid-19. Email Sara at for an outdoor or online private lesson.

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Access tutorials, video feedback, virtual workshops, & workbooks

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Drill breakdowns, training tips, community-led discussions, theory, big picture aerial, and technique.

Learn at your own pace and enhance your aerial education with in-depth tutorials by professional instructors.


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 play, and encourage self-expression through creative action. Aerial arts will mean something different to everybody, and Wakeful Ascent embraces those diverse interpretations. 

We specialize in...

  • 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, CA! ***Suspended during covid-19***
  • Aerial Silks Online: is your portal to a variety of aerial silks tutorials, including tricks, transitions, fundamentals, sequences, theory, technique, and choreography. Includes tutorials by Sara Kaiser and Anna Cicone. Members can make requests!
  • Video Feedback: detailed feedback without the premium. Get your video analyzed and narrated with slow-mo and all. 
  • 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!
  • Workbooks & Ebooks: From leveling up as an aerialist to designing your very own choreography, we have the resources to help you every step of the way. 


"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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