Stargazing Silks Workshop
October 18th - 20th, 2019

Sara Kaiser of Wakeful Ascent Aerial Arts will be your silks instructor under the stars

Sara Kaiser of Wakeful Ascent Aerial Arts will be your silks instructor under the stars

The Eastern Sierra Observatory has partnered with Sara Kaiser of Wakeful Ascent Aerial Arts to bring you a Stargazing Silks Workshop! You’ll receive two 90 minute sessions of instruction on the silks, up to 5 hours of open silks time, and the typical accommodations of the Eastern Sierra Observatory - SHIFTPOD with memory foam space bed and bedding, hot tub, stargazing lounge, and observing the cosmos through the huge Meade 14” telescope. You’ll also receive digital images of yourself on the silks under the stars!

The workshop is open to all experience levels. When registering, please specify your level of experience using the guide below.

To keep the quality of the experience high, this workshop is limited to only 3 guests

We’re also offering $100 off the inaugural workshop!

Stargazing Silks Workshop
495.00 595.00
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By purchasing a ticket you are acknowledging that you have read, understand, and agree to the Stargazing Silks Liability Waiver.

Levels of Experience

  • First timer: no experience at all

  • Beginner: working on hammock knot, climbs, footlocks, and hip keys, working on hanging in hollow body shape for 3+ seconds, wristlock tricks from floor

  • Intermediate: 6+ months of training. Comfort with hip key in the air (Russian entry okay), confident with 3+ types of climbs, single & double footlocks in the air, split-fabric inversion+crochet, ability to stay in the air for 1-3 minutes straight

  • Advanced: 2+ years of regular training. Comfortable with opposite side inversion climb, star drops, saltos, wheeldown, bicycle climb, straight-arm inversions, momentum work, proper form and technique, ability to stay in the air for 3-8 minutes straight.

  • Professional: 3+ years of regular training. Teaching and/or performing formally. Total comfort and confidence in the fabric, 5-10 consecutive hip swivels, experimenting with original wraps and drops, theoretical understanding of wraps, correct body position/alignment/engagement, clean lines and pointed toes, stacked drops, diverse portfolio of skills, experience performing and creating original choreography, ability to stay in the air for 5-10 minutes straight. Able to visually analyze wraps, proven good judgement in safe training, awareness of personal weaknesses/scope of knowledge in aerial silks

Come and get your silks on under the stars!

Come and get your silks on under the stars!

The schedule of events

Friday, October 18th:

  • Check in at 4:30 PM — We’ll meet at the Poleta OHV parking lot (Google Map here)

  • 5-7 PM — Free time: Hang out, enjoy the views, prepare/eat your dinner, etc.

  • 7-8:30 PM — Stargazing Silks Workshop with Sara Kaiser

  • 8:30 PM — The night is yours… hot tub, observing through the huge 14” telescope, relaxing in the stargazer lounge, chillin’ in your SHIFTPOD — enjoy!

Saturday, October 19th:

  • 7-8 AM — Open silks — free time on the silks

  • Fruit, donuts, and coffee will be served in the morning

  • You can hang out at the observatory all day, or, we’ll shuttle you down for some free time in town in the morning when you’re ready

  • 2-5 PM — Open silks

  • 4-7 PM — Free time

  • 7-8:30 PM — Stargazing Silks Workshop with Sara Kaiser

  • 8:30 PM — The night is yours!

Sunday, October 20th:

  • 7-8 AM — Open silks

  • Enjoy your morning - fruit, donuts, and coffee will be served - and we’ll shuttle you back to your vehicle when you’re ready

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Included:

  • Two nights in your own SHIFTPOD equipped with memory foam space bed and bedding

  • Two 90 minute Stargazing Silks Workshops with Sara Kaiser (Friday & Saturday nights)

  • Five hours of open silks time — 7-8 AM & 2-5 PM on Saturday, & 7-8 AM on Sunday

  • Picture of you on the silks under the stars — we’ll give you a high resolution digital copy

  • Hot tub

  • Observing through the huge 14” telescope

  • Fruit, donuts, and coffee on Saturday and Sunday mornings

  • A grill/camp kitchen to prepare your lunch/dinners if needed

  • Hot shower, and extra clean porta-potty

  • Towels for the shower and hot tub, if needed

You Bring:

  • Your lunch and/or dinners

  • Comfortable attire for the silks, hot tub, and potentially chilly nights

  • A headlamp for navigating around in the dark

  • Comfortable footwear — never walk around this Martian landscape barefoot

  • Anything else you’d like to be comfortable

You’ll love your stay in a SHIFTPOD with memory foam space bed and bedding

You’ll love your stay in a SHIFTPOD with memory foam space bed and bedding

FAQ:

  • Expect daytime temperatures around 75 degrees, dropping into the 50s/60s after sundown, with overnight lows in the 40s — you’ll be cozy in your SHIFTPOD (or the hot tub)

  • You need to provide your lunches and/or dinners. We serve fruit, donuts, and coffee for breakfast. We have a grill and camp kitchen for your use.

  • We have drinking water you can use

High resolution digital pictures included of you on the silks under the stars are provided

High resolution digital pictures included of you on the silks under the stars are provided

October 18th - 20th, 2019 at the Eastern Sierra Observatory with
Sara Kaiser of Wakeful Ascent Aerial Arts

Bishop, CA


Stargazing Silks Workshop
495.00 595.00
Quantity:
Only 3 available
Add To Cart

By purchasing a ticket you are acknowledging that you have read, understand, and agree to the Stargazing Silks Liability Waiver.

Improve your aerial silks techniques with instruction from Sara Kaiser of Wakeful Ascent Aerial Arts

Improve your aerial silks techniques with instruction from Sara Kaiser of Wakeful Ascent Aerial Arts

The amazing Meade 14” LX850 telescope will take you deep into the Universe

The amazing Meade 14” LX850 telescope will take you deep into the Universe

Enjoy the dark skies

Enjoy the dark skies

A unique aerial silks experience

A unique aerial silks experience

The views are alright

The views are alright

Stargazing Silks Workshop
495.00 595.00
Quantity:
Only 3 available
Add To Cart

By purchasing a ticket you are acknowledging that you have read, understand, and agree to the Stargazing Silks Liability Waiver.