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Learn Hooping, Acro Yoga, Slacklining, Fire Dancing, Aerial Silks, Bellydance and African Dance, tumbling and so much more at Bend Circus Center; a facility we opened in July of 2012 to help spread the love of circus and train the up and coming circus artists of tomorrow!!


Web Based

We'd love for you to check out our online hoop community at http://hooptricks.org , this is a place where you can go to learn all things hooping. From trick tutorials to how to fix a wonky hula hoop, we probably have something of interest for you! 


 

Past Workshops

Below is an archive of some great partnerships, workshops, and classes! A sampling of what we've taught over the years!

Acro Yoga community class

Every Thursday at Asmi Yoga Studio, 7 - 9 PM, $10. Work on drills, sequences, conditiining and lots of fun new tricks!

 

AcroYoga Classes in Bend OR

 


Acrobatic Yoga Workshop

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Saturday, April 7th 1PM – 3:30PM $20 per person/$35 per couple Pre-registration required.

Cultivate trust, open communication, playfulness and connection. This 2.5 hour workshop integrates counter balancing, stacking, and beginner partner acrobatics. Time will be spent focusing on partner acrobatics and toward the end of the session we will transition to therapeutic flying techniques and Thai massage. This workshop is perfect for beginners, and open to all levels of practice. Come by yourself or with a partner. Bring a mat, water, and comfy clothes, and be ready to have some fun!Amy & Brandon come from diverse backgrounds of circus arts, yoga, team leadership and group facilitation. For the past 4 years they have been hosting acro jams, teaching workshops in partner acrobatics, and are currently teaching weekly acro yoga classes alongside the Yoga Slackers in Bend, Oregon. Click here to register a pair, Click here to register a single.

 


 

Hoopdance classes Bend OR 

 


 

Beginning Acrobatic Partner Yoga - 2/19

 

Learn the basics of base/flyer techniques, partner stretching and learn to create a fun flow with your partner. We will focus in partner acro, stacking, balancing and proper techniques to ensure safety and maximum fun!

 

Namaspa Yoga Studio, 12 - 2:30, $35 per pair

 

 

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Acrobatic Partner Yoga Lessons

 

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Contact brandon - brandon@thespinsterz.com

Here's an example of some of the things we would be teaching you. Note that this video does not show the therapeutics and partner stretching, mostly just base/flying techniques.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hoopdance classes Bend OR

 

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Partner Yoga

 

Cultivate trust, open communication, playfulness and connection in this 2 hour workshop that integrates partner stretching, therapeutic flying and a little Thai massage. Discover new ways to use your body to assist stretches, and facilitate deeper openings and twists in your partner's body.

 

This workshop is perfect for beginners, and open to all levels of practice. Come with a partner or friend to work with. Bring a mat, water, and comfy yoga clothes, and be ready to have some fun.

 

$35 per pair


Sat. Feb 12th, 3 - 5 PM @ Namaspa, 1135 NW Galveston


Sign up here or at Namaspa

 

 

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Acrobatic Partner Yoga

Cultivate trust, open communication, playfulness and connection in this 2.5-hour workshop that integrates partner stretching, counter balancing, and beginner partner acrobatics. We will spend the majority of the time focusing on partner acro with some introduction to the basic partner flying moves used in the practice of Acroyoga.

This workshop is perfect for beginners, and open to all levels of practice. Come by yourself or with a partner. Bring a mat, water, and comfy yoga clothes, and be ready to have some fun.

$25 per person, $40 per couple.
Pre-registration is required.

For information, please email: brandon@thespinsterz.com or call 503-737-7842

Sat December 18th, 12 - 2:30 PM @ Namaspa Yoga 1135 NW Galveston.

Price: $25 or $40 per couple

 

Feedback from recent Fire Hoop Workshop

 

"Absolutely amazing. Thank you for your time and commitment to teaching hooping to the world. The detail in preparing, safety and ending was excellent."

"Wonderful experience. The information given was explained clearly and all questions were encouraged and answered thoughtfully. Thank you so much. It is beautiful that fire dancing is so attainable." - Robin

"Brandon & Mollie - That was so much fun, informative and thorough. Thanks so much! You clearly and logically laid out all the basic info and more (everything you need to know about equipment and safety). The performance techniques were an awesome added bonus."

"I learned so much in a short period of time. I feel totally prepared to safely pursue fire hooping. Fun and Empowering" - Karly

read more here.........

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yup, that's yours truly.

Fire Hoop Playtime!

We had such overwhelmingly good feedback from our last Fire Hoop Workshop, that we decided to host a Fire Hoop Play shop that will be entirely focused on fire hooping, techniques, tricks, lighting, play and performance.

We will all get to burn multiple times and learn some great new fire hooping moves.

Prerequisites - Must have attended our fire hoop workshop or please email to see how you can join too!

When - June. 24th, 7:15 - 8:45 PM
Where - Asmi Yoga Studio 911 se armour road
Cost - $20

All fuel, hoops, safety and everything you need provided. Just bring yourself and a friend!

Price $20

People attending:
 
   
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Fire Hoop Workshop

Sunday June. 6th, 6 - 9 pm

Part 1 - We will cover some basic hooping while using unlit fire hoops.You will learn what is safe to do with a lit hoop and what is not. You will learn some great performance techniques and how to create a strong presence within the hoop.

Part 2 - In this class you will learn all aspects of fire safety, including; what to wear, fuel info and MSDS, lighting, extinguishing, precautions and local laws.

Part 3 - Now the fun stuff! We will all get a chance to light up our hoops and experience the rush of fire hooping. Everyone gets to burn at least once.

Prerequisites - Must be able to hoop proficiently without dropping your hoop.

When - June. 6th, 6 - 9ish
Where - Asmi Yoga Studio 911 se armour road
Cost - $60

Please bring a fire hoop, I will have hoops for sale and a few to borrow if you
don’t have your own.

Buy a Custom Made Fire Hoop and the Workshop is half price!

   

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Inversions & Acrobatic Yoga

Saturday, May 15, 11 AM - 1:30 PM

Tap into core strength, work your edges, and stay present to yourself and others. This workshop will include:

A fun vinyasa sequence focusing on core. Techniques for practicing and assisting handstand, headstand and forearm balance, acrobatic partner yoga including flying, basing and assisting, therapeutic partner yoga infusing elements of Thai massage and traction. Great for people who want to learn inversions and lean how to assist and support others.

You can come alone or bring a friend.

Saturday, May 15, 11 AM - 1:30 PM
$30 pre-register, $35 day of event

email info@thespinsterz.com for more info.

You can sign up for the series below

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Beginning Partner Acrobatics

Sun. March 21st, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Cultivate trust, open communication, playfulness and connection in this two-hour workshop that integrates counter balancing, stacking, and beginner partner acrobatics. We will spend the majority of the time focusing on partner acro with some nice therapeutic flying and thai massage near the end of class.

This workshop is perfect for beginners, and open to all levels of practice. Come by yourself or with a partner. Bring a mat, water, and comfy yoga clothes, and be ready to have some fun.

$20 per person, $35 per couple.
Pre-registration is required.
For information , please email: info@thespinsterz.com

Sign up below, its quick, easy and secure

 

Located at MYC Yoga, 55 nw minnesota st. , Bend, Oregon

 

   
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Circus Foundations

All classes held at Namaspa Yoga Studio, 1135 NW Galveston, Bend OR.

Besides the classes listed below, we are also available for private lessons and small classes in: Poi, Hooping, Partner Balance, Juggling, Devil Sticks, Contact Juggling, fire dancing and basic Staff Twirling. In addition to teaching classes and workshops we also do performance, including Fire Dancing. We are available for parties, events, weddings, festivals, etc.

Please send us an email to info@thespinsterz.com if you are interested in having us bring some fun to your next event!

   

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Acrobatic Partner Yoga Level I

Cultivate trust, open communication, playfulness and connection in this two-hour workshop that integrates partner stretching, counter balancing, stacking, and an introduction to partner flying.

This workshop is perfect for beginners, and open to all levels of practice. Come by yourself or with a partner. Bring a mat, water, and comfy yoga clothes, and be ready to have some fun.

Level I
Jan. 9th & 23rd , 3 – 5 PM (two separate workshops)

Acrobatic Partner Yoga Level II

Focus on flying sequences and transitions, partner acrobatics, inversions, and creating a graceful flow with your partner.

This workshop is for people with basic partner acro experience, or completion of Level I workshop. Come by yourself or with a partner. Bring a mat, water, and comfy yoga clothes, and be ready to have some fun.

Level II
Jan. 10th & 24th, 1:30 – 3:30 PM (Two separate workshops)

Pre-registration required.
$20/person or $35/couple, sign up for Level I & II and receive $5 off!
To sign up email thespinsterz@gmail.com or call 541-633-7302

   

Example of Poi Spinning instruction

Poi Spinning

Wednesday nights, 7 - 8 PM Open to all levels of experience. $5 - $10 sliding scale fee. Drop Ins welcome.

As well as in person training, you will also get an online video tutorial of the things that we covered in class, so that you can continue to practice the skills at home.

held at Namaspa Yoga Studio, 1135 NW Galveston, Bend OR.

 

Feedback from classes & workshops

 

"Thank you for a magical evening and the opportunity to learn and experience fire spinning. The evening was cool but my soul stayed warm & I will carry the feeling with me for a long time. You covered everything thoroughly and professionally." - Alison

 

"I had a great time! Even with the 17 people it still felt like I got the individual attention I need- What a wonderful experience. Thanks."

 

"This was the most fun I've had in - I don't know when! Well prepared, well presented, a real confidence builder. Wish I had done it years ago instead of at age 70!" - Luida

 

"Well done, really appreciate your knowledge and clear presentation."

 

"This was so fun! I had no idea what it would be like to be in a burning hoop, but it was definitely exhilarating and somehow freeing! Thank you for the experience!" - Wendy

 

"Simply amazing! Brandon & Mollie, you are the best! Very informative and I truly enjoyed this workshop and fire hooping!"

 

"Really enjoyed myself, all the info and safety tips were very well explained." - Katherine

 



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