WE PROVIDE AERIAL TRAINING AND TUMBLING CLASSES
FOR ALL SKILL LEVELS FROM BEGINNER TO PROFESSIONAL.
6:30pm – 7:30pm – Aerial Class
7:30pm – 8:30pm – Aerial Class
10:00am – 11:00am – Aerial Class
12:30pm – 1:30pm – Tumbling
Katya Guimaraes is a Cirque du Soleil Performer, circus coach , certified Pilates Instructor, and Personal Trainer. She was born in the Amazon area in Belem, Brazil in 1969. After moving to Rio de Janeiro at the age of 4, she was exposed to all kinds of arts developing passion for dance, music, theater and circus. She started onstage dancing at 10 years old. In 1988, she graduated as a professional acrobat at The National Circus School in Brazil in which she acquired a variety of skills such as Teeter Board, Russian Swing, Unicycle, Basic Juggling, Stilt, Ball walker, Trapeze, Spanish Web, Hoop, Aerial Silk (Tissu), and Acrobatic Roller Skate. Later on, she performed in many Theaters and Circus in Brazil such as Villa Lobos, Gloria and Joao Caetano in Rio. And also, Circo D’Italia, Hatary and Circo Scala untill 1993. After that, she went to Germany to work in amusement parks such as Phanthasyaland and Europa Park untill 1997.
In 1998, she joined Cirque du Soleil to create a permanent show ” La Nouba” in Orlando, Florida, as a performer of the Aerial Ballet in Silk. In Montreal, Canada during the creation of “La Nouba”at the Cirque du Soleil’ Studios Katya was introduced to the Pilates of Body Conditioning and Contrology; and since then it has been the way she realigns her body, warms up for the shows, prevent injuries, and improves the quality of her performance. In 2005, she got certified as Pilates Instructor. She considers the Pilates Method to be the key for her longevity as a performer. From 2005-2007, she performed at Disney World at Epcot Center for the Party of The Sense as an aerialist presented by Cirque du Soleil. In 2009, she took part on Khol’s Christmas Comercial. In 2010, her passion for fitness led her to get certified as a Personal Trainer.
SHE IS ALSO OUR PILATES TEACHER!
What is Pilates?
The Pilates Method of Body conditioning was developed by Joseph Hubertus Pilates. It is a unique system of stretching and strengthening exercises. It strengthens and tone the muscles, improve posture by achieving a better alignment of the spine, provides flexibility and balance, and prevent injuries. It focuses on training body and mind to work together toward the goal of over all fitness. Pilates believed that his method would help people to become more productive both mentally and physically.
Alignment and Fitness Class based on Pilates. The class is a combination of Pilates Mat class and Fitness exercises which are performed with a variety of props such as Phisio and Medicine Ball, Flex Band , Foam rollers, and light weight lifting technique. The class combines breathing and exercises to strengthen, lengthen, and tone the body. The exercises performed in class increase body awareness and prevent injuries by strengthening the stomach area, lower back, hips and butocks which are responsible for the support of the entire body. Therefore, control of the movements and properly breathing are essentially important to get the body and mind involved during the exercises which will also improve concentration. You will achieve a balanced body, toned and flexible muscles followed by an improved posture reducing the risk of injuries.