What is your next evolution?

If you dream of the next level – whether that level involves performing, unlocking skills, making your movement quality gorgeous, or simply getting back to training after a long time away…

This one thing is the core of everything you do in your training.

This is the thing that ensures that you spend your energy well, train effectively, reach your goals, and feel amazing in your body.

But before I tell you what it is, tell me…

Does this sound familiar?

  • You know what goals you have…but are not sure how to unlock them
  • You’re not sure how to set the right goals or where to begin
  • Your training doesn’t function on cycles
  • You feel stuck because you’re missing key strength or flexibility needed to get the skills you want most
  • You have trouble being consistent in your training and keep having to rebuild strength
  • You keep doing the same set of skills over and over
    You never get into “the zone” when you train
  • You’re putting in all the work but not progressing at the rate you’d like
  • You know your form can be better
  • Your training leaves you achey and exhausted
  • You get anxious about taking a break from your training
  • You’ve gained tons of skills but your form and technique still have a lot of room for improvement
  • After losing strength, you feel like you will never get back to where you were

These are all signs that something is amiss in your approach to training.

here's what makes the difference:

There is a meta layer of your training, and if are not attuned to it, the hours you spend training may not do very much for you.

This layer involves your approach to training. 

If you want not just progress, but a meaningful transformation, you will need a detailed, holistic plan with systems for achieving your goals and caring for your body.

For a true metamorphosis, you need a clear strategy that empowers you to build your skills within training sessions AND over longer periods of time (the latter is often missing amongst aerial and pole artists). 

Because the journey not just a matter of learning one skill and then another, endlessly. 

It’s not that linear – imagine something more interwoven.



Being an aerialist or pole artist is all about doing things strategically and with your eye on the big picture – you just don’t accidentally progress in art forms as challenging and complex as aerial and pole.

We need to ask: is movement quality developing alongside skill acquisition? Is your body feeling healthy and strong? Are YOU inspired? Are you being systematic?

Without a cohesive plan to tie your ideas together and without a detailed awareness of your strengths and areas for growth, it’s just really easy to end up spending more time on plateaus – or learn 100 new skills without seeing changes in your movement quality. 

And yes – to refine your training, you do need to have a growth mindset, because you are going to have to leave this current form behind – but no – you do not have to do things in one particular way that somebody tells you to.


Introducing the Level up 90-day transformation

In this program you will mastermind your mindset, self care, and training to reach your goals while honoring your body and season of life.

You will learn how to set, track, and accomplish your goals with clarity and consistency and without compromising your well-being, whether you train pole, aerial silks, aerial hoop, corde lisse, or any other apparatus – this is compatible with them all.

This is not a course in which I’m going to just “tell you what to do.” 

This is a holistic program that addresses that meta layer of your training. 

I give you the exact tracking systems and blueprints for you to troubleshoot your training and take the lead in goal-setting and developing three major areas of your art:

training, movement quality, and self care


We will look closely at each of these aspects of your journey – gain a deeper understanding of what you need to be successful and promote longevity in your training. 

The best part is, it is designed in a way that allows you to work with your schedule and the season of life you are in – because you know your body best. 

Whether you’re at your strongest ever, delivered a baby this year, or can’t remember the last time you unlocked a new skill, LevelUP gives you the exact steps and systems you need to shift toward your next evolution as an artist – OVER AND OVER.


Mastermind Your Training

Establish your ideal approach to training, set and track goals, and take care of yourself beautifully as you methodically break through to the next level of your training – whether that means unlocking epic new skills or simply becoming consistent.


We begin January 1st 2023! Doors are open NOW for just a little longer.

To ensure the quality of this program for all members, I am limiting enrollment.
Secure your spot today before it's too late!



This program is $144 –  and remember that includes access to a weekly full-length restorative class, Q+A, community support, AND lifetime access to all the documents and templates you’ll be using during this journey, and more.

You can also GIFT this to someone you know would love this program. See instructions at checkout.

meet your coach

Hi, I’m Sara, founder of Wakeful Ascent Aerial Arts.

My aerial journey began in Santa Cruz CA in 2015. I was hooked and silks immediately became a top priority of my life. I began teaching aerial classes in the Eastern Sierra in 2018, and opened my own studio in 2022.

Not having a dance background, I realized I would have to be very mindful about the way I trained. I wanted clean lines and beautiful movement quality, but I constantly had floppy feet, microbends, and incomplete accent movements.

One day I decided that I would level up once and for all. I started creating a plan that would help me address my weaknesses. 

I started designing my training in a systematic way and steadily improved my form, got stronger, and unlocked skills I wasn’t sure I’d ever achieve. 

And then the unimaginable happened: people started to specifically tell me how beautiful my form was or how graceful I was – my plan had worked! And now, I am just imagining how much better I could still become.

The more I learn, the more I realize that the beautiful movement quality I have always aspired to has a lot to do with my connection to the silks, or hoop, or any apparatus whatsoever. It’s not just about skills and drills – it is a holistic relationship to our art forms.

Whatever it is that you desire for yourself as an artist, I am here to support you and offer the exact tools you need to systematically level up, over and over again. 


You're invited

This program is created for specific aerial and pole artists who are determined to achieve their goals.

This training IS FOR you if you:

  • Want to create a clear direction in your training with a set of goals that take place over layered cycles
  • Are invested in the health of your body and ready to implement the self-care rituals you need to balance your training
  • Are happy to support, celebrate, and encourage others in the group
  • Are prepared to make edits to your current training
  • Have the option to train on your own time (open studio or your own rig)
  • Want to enhance the effectiveness of your training
  • Are willing to try new ideas to see how they work for you

Here’s the thing…

This program is uncompromisingly dedicated to your self-empowerment.

This program gives you the setting and tools you need to assess your approach to training, refine your goals, develop your vision, and make intentional choices in your movement journey.

space is limited! Enroll today.



Q: Will you be giving us a training plan to follow?
A: No – I am providing you with the systems and templates that empower you to design your own training in a way that is logical, coherent, effective, and mindful of your life and well-being. 

Q: What happens after the 90 days?
A: After day 90, you will have all the tools and knowledge you need to repeat the 90-day cycle – you can continue repeating it indefinitely, editing it to reflect any changes in your level and lifestyle. 

Q: I need someone to help keep me accountable…
A: We got you 😉 and you have the option to be matched with an accountability buddy.

Q: Are you going to do this next year? Would it make sense to join again?
A: Yes. Once you go through this program you will have everything you need to be organized in your training forever, however, you will likely want to join annually in order to reinforce the motivation, start your year off with extra accountability, and refine your planning through the Q+A. 

Q: How does this work to help me reach my goals?
A: This program gives you a systematic way to organize and track your goals over time, plus, we will discuss the “how” of goal-setting to make sure that you are being realistic. 

Q: I have a pretty busy schedule – is this going to be time consuming?
A: The program requires a few hours upfront for you to get organized and make your plan, and we’ll have 1-hour check-ins 3 times after that. But you will be dictating your own training schedule, so you can choose exactly how much time to give to your art form. 

Q: I am interested but my discipline is contortion, not aerial or pole. Would I be able to join?
A: Yes, the idea is the same, we will just modify one small area of the goal set to make sense for you.

Q: I have some things going on early 2023 that I already know will make me unable to train. So I shouldn’t join right?
A: No – part of the purpose of this program is to help you work with your life. I would only recommend avoiding this program if your training will be completely dormant. 

Q: I am brand new to aerial/pole. Should I enroll?
A: No -this program is recommended for those who already have their foundations in place and have the opportunity to train outside of a class setting. Come back next year! In the meantime, check out FIT4FLIGHT to supplement your classes and get started with the right habits.