Aerial Strength & Conditioning Drills

This page includes free conditioning exercises. If you are looking for aerial silks tutorials specifically, check out Aerial Silks Online for in-depth tricks, sequences, technique, theory, and choreography. 

These drills  as well as the additional drills on the Wakeful Ascent Instagram are free for your reference. If you appreciate this content and would like to continue to see this kind of content available, please consider joining The Wakeful Ascent Patreon. Thank you!

Arch Hang/Arch Pullups / Aerial Silks, Aerial Sling, Trapeze, Aerial Hoop, Aerial Rope. Click here for breakdown & tips.

Hang Hollow / Aerial Silks, Aerial Sling, Trapeze, Aerial Hoop, Aerial Rope, Aerial Straps. Click here for breakdown & tips.

Meathook Ticktocks / Aerial Silks, Aerial Sling, Trapeze, Aerial hoop, Aerial Straps. Click here for breakdown & tips.

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"I am so glad I subscribed to Aerial Silks Online!! I just watched the split roll to x back transition video. You're a genius! I have done those two back to back before and didn't know how to connect them. Your instructions are so easy to follow and you have great tips and coaching. I love that you show the move, then slow it down and explain the technique and steps. You are a great instructor!"
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Kristin Derus
Student

Front Balance Alligators / Aerial Silks, Aerial Sling, Trapeze, Aerial Hoop

Candlestick Pikes / Aerial Silks, Aerial Sling, Trapeze, Aerial Straps

Hip key scissors / Aerial Silks, Aerial Sling, Aerial Rope

"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
Former elite level gymnast & South African National Team Coach and choreographer

Single & Straddle Straight-leg Lifts / Aerial Silks, Aerial Hammock

Hammock Scissors / Aerial Silks, Aerial Hammock

Splits Squeezes / Aerial Silks, Aerial Straps

"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."
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Caitlin Wellwood
aerial performer & instructor

Tuck-throughs AKA Cannonballs / Aerial Silks, Hammock, Trapeze, Straps. Click here for breakdown & tips.

Catcher Crunches / Aerial Silks, Aerial Rope

What is the no-cheat aerial inversion? Click here to find out.