Learn Trapeze and other circus arts with eXtreme Circus, our on-site circus school complete with trapeze, silks, and hoops, all in our beachfront paradise. We keep groups small, so you can fly until you perfect that new trick – there are no line ups here. Our courses are perfect for beginners and advanced practitioners alike, so if you’ve always wanted to learn to fly, now’s your chance! Add to that a daily yoga practice to keep your body and mind balanced, plus all of the amazing activities that our tropical paradise has to offer, an you’ll flip out for this unforgettable week in the Dominican Republic.
The circus arts are a fantastic way to get into great shape. They increase your flexibility and strength, coordination and grace, and endurance and balance. Regularly training on the flying trapeze or silks will absolutely change your body for the better, which is one reason why circus acrobats are so fit. Every athlete needs to balance their training though, and the circus is no exception. Yoga is a fantastic complement to a regular circus regimen, as it allows you to focus on repairing your body from all the intense training you undergo. A famous saying amongst circus artists goes “If an acrobat wakes up without soreness, it’s because he’s dead.” Yoga can absolutely aid in reducing that soreness and prepping the body for more advanced training. Indeed, it is an aspect of your fitness that should be considered essential.
Likewise, as Yoga is good for the circus artist, Circus is good for the Yogi. In fact, several new popular styles of Yoga derive from the circus arts. Aerial Yoga comes from Aerial Silks, and Hammock. Acro yoga is a more beginner friendly version of partner balancing (or Acro for short). Yoga teaches its students about their bodies, how to move them, and to gain an awareness of them. This is essential for all circus arts, thus Yogi’s often make for great acrobats and circus athletes.