Acrobits is an introduction to gymnastics and aerial movement. Students learn basic skills such as forward rolls, backward rolls, handstand and cartwheel progressions, as well as body positions, terminology, and safety rules for each apparatus. Each class focuses on the fundamental floor skills and muscle development necessary for aerial movement, and time is dedicated at the end of each class for an introduction to aerial apparatuses.
About the Instructor: Libbi Houghton joined Pendulum Aerial Arts in 2009, but has been a gymnast, dancer, and martial artist for most of her life. She has been coaching all levels of gymnastics, from parent-child classes to competitive teams for five years. Libbi has her Gymnastics Safety Certification, and coaching certifications through USAG.
Location: Rose Préau
Join us for fun, creative and dynamic yoga classes for kids! Games, music, creative movement, guided stretches and storytelling blend to stimulate imagination and encourage self-expression and body awareness.
About the Instructor: Allyson Copacino is a certified yoga teacher through the Yoga Alliance, and has practiced Ashtanga Yoga since 1999. In 2005 she received her Master’s in Early Childhood/Elementary education and has since then taught in Portland Public schools. Combining her passions for yoga and education, Allyson became a certified children’s yoga instructor in 2006 and started Move Yoga (www.moveyogastudio.com) a program that brings yoga to schools throughout the Portland area. Allyson’s goal is to share the gift of yoga with people of all ages, encouraging students to find their own yoga practice authentic to their needs.
Location: Room 1-S (Salle de Motricité)