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_w_a_v_e_r_l_y_ Proof that I do come down sometimes.
(Photo credit: Studio 828 Photography - @catfordcoates)
#aerialist #aerialistsofig #splits #gymnastics #dance #flexibility #stretch #yoga #love #Asheville #Waverly
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  •   jcrtan Beautiful splits! Also have you seen this? You're on buzzfeed! http://www.buzzfeed.com/susiearmitage/all-of-the-bruises?s=mobile 5d
  •   _w_a_v_e_r_l_y_ Thank you! @nataliakatrina @girlygirl_caelum Yes! Werk! @jcrtan Thank you! I have seen it! It's all over Facebook. Love it. 5d
  •   miangelcarmenn Hello @_w_a_v_e_r_l_y_ my name is miángel and you inspired me and my friends mikayla and shyla to save up all of our mony to buy an aerial silk it arrived about a month or two ago and we have been working and working on it but now that we have learned all of the easy stuff it is hard to learn now it is hard to learn any new tricks so I was wondering if you have any tips for us? 5d
  •   _w_a_v_e_r_l_y_ @circus_freak123 Do you have an instructor or a place to learn inside? Or a safety mat? That would be a good place to start. Avoid YouTube and take some aerial classes. 5d
  •   miangelcarmenn Lol we don't really have any of that but do you know any aerial classes near us... We live in San Clemente 4d
  •   _w_a_v_e_r_l_y_ Quite seriously, I would take extreme caution teaching yourself aerials with no mat and limited rigging knowledge. I'm not sure of places in your area. Have you tried using Google to search for an instructor? Aerial arts are beautiful and lovely, but also quite dangerous if you're not sure what you're doing. Just be careful and try to find an experienced person to work with. Much love @circus_freak123 4d
  •   miangelcarmenn OK. Thanks for the help we will be very careful and try to buy a safety mat and look for a teacher we know all of the basics like a foot lock or the stuff with a knot like all straddle or stuff like that. Things are going good so far we have never taken serious injuries or anything hopefully we never will. But really you have helped so much and I hope things go well for you 4d
  •   miangelcarmenn So should we not get anything from YouTube? 4d

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  •   carolina_vitorino What a view! 1w
  •   candydonya How can i get one of those tripod things to hold aerial silks 1w
  •   _w_a_v_e_r_l_y_ This is a portable aerial rig from the Aerial Angels. Not all are tripod shaped - you can get one with 4 legs or an A-frame shape. There are options depending on your preference. Google "Ludwig portable aerial rigs." I like the quad-style. They're pricey, but a worthy investment. If you plan to perform or teach, it will eventually pay for itself (given you charge enough for your services!). Best of luck. @candydonya 1w
  •   candydonya @_w_a_v_e_r_l_y_ thank you! 1w
  •   jeasilveira Aí que perfeito! Que sonho! Dá vontade ficar olhando pra essa foto! 1w
  •   cieramiller_gym Beautiful! 6d

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_w_a_v_e_r_l_y_ I made this a couple nights ago to promote Aerial Space, the studio I teach at (hence the hashtag #AerialSpaceCadet - when I use that tag, you'll notice I'm always in the same place!), and it's blown up all over!! Pass it around... I'm seeing it all over Facebook and Instagram!!!! Haahahahhahaha!!! @lyramarie85
#aerialist #aerialarts #aerialhoop #aerialrope #aerialsilks #aerialistsofig #cerceau #silks #circusarts #circus #trapeze #lyra #Spanishweb #truth! #Waverly
2w

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_w_a_v_e_r_l_y_ I hurt my lower back last Thursday deadlifting, so I absolutely should NOT have been up in the air waiting for students to arrive today (excuse the form)... But, dammit, it's where I'm supposed to be! Being injured is the worst, but it's a good time to take a break and reflect. Don't ever take your health and well-being for granted. Always be thankful for your body and its abilities. Give your teacher a hard time when she tries to demonstrate aerial skills with an injury.
#aerialist #aerialarts #aerialsilks #aerialistsofig #silks #tissu #circusarts #flexibility #splits #windmill #AerialSpacecadet #Asheville #Waverly
2w

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_w_a_v_e_r_l_y_ A flawless #triplestardrop, executed by the fearless @garratchet. You've come so far!! Side rotations like this one need a huge side sit-up to start, a strong core, and a star shape the entire time. I see soooo many floppy star drops on Instagram... Not this one!! @garratchet @garratchet @garratchet
#aerialist #aerialarts #aerialsilks #silks #aerialistsofig #tissu #gymnastics #stardrop #circusarts #GarretCaillouet
2w
  •   _w_a_v_e_r_l_y_ @garratchet Preach!!! Learn from a trained professional instructor... Don't learn drops from videos! @smallfrycel 2w
  •   garratchet I'm telling ya! Learning on your own isn't worth the risk! You think, "yeah I can do this." But one simple thing wrong and you could seriously injure yourself. Waverly showed me a story of a woman who taught herself and was paralyzed and she had been doing it for 10 years.... @smallfrycel we are just trying to help! 2w
  •   _w_a_v_e_r_l_y_ @garratchet @smallfrycel Look up Tresa Honaker. Her story is incredible and should continue to be spread amongst other aerialists. Wrapping wrong could change your entire life... Unfortunately, videos can't spot you or correct you. Just looking out for fellow flyers. 2w
  •   garratchet That's the woman you sent the story about right? 2w
  •   _w_a_v_e_r_l_y_ Yes. Rebekah Leech has a great story on her website about Tresa and the dangers of teaching yourself drops from videos. Gives me the willies just thinking about all the potential accidents! @garratchet 2w
  •   smallfrycel @_w_a_v_e_r_l_y_ I'm training with someone from cirque don't stress too much lol. But thankyou for your concern and your help I will check them out 2w
  •   savgrace Wow, he's really good. Hey, @garratchet, ever thought of performing? I think you should 2w
  •   garratchet @savgrace thank you! But unfortunately no, I'm more of an introvert. I typically like to train alone. I have terrible stage fright and I poop my pants in fear. happens right? 2w

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_w_a_v_e_r_l_y_ #Doublestrapeze tonight, as promised. Very much a work in progress, but I'm pleased we put together some new stuff! It will be so pretty all cleaned up.
#trapeze #aerialarts #aerialistsofig #statictrapeze #circusarts #fitness #gymnastics #dance #look2personstunts #Asheville #AshevilleAerialArts #Waverly
3w

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_w_a_v_e_r_l_y_ Look at my boo, @hannahcanzoneri, getting it! She's so bendy, it's nuts. Go check out her work. Love you, girl.
#aerialist #aerialsilks #silks #aerialistsofig #tissu #contortionist #contortion #flexible #aerialarts #gymnastics #HannahCanzoneri
3w

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_w_a_v_e_r_l_y_ Balance split from standing tonight at #AshevilleAerialArts rehearsal. Almost where I want it to be, but then again, my Moma taught me to never be satisfied and to always shoot farther than what you're aiming for.
#aerialist #aerialarts #aerialsilks #aerialistsofig #silks #tissu #splits #stretch #oversplit #flexibility #fitness #contortion #gymnastics #Waverly
3w

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_w_a_v_e_r_l_y_ @leilaricciardo reminded me of how freaky these #backwalkovers were when I first started working on them again. That big safe mat was killing my momentum, but I was scared! Old video (over a year, maybe), but had to share for progress report!
#aerialist #aerialistsofig #fail #backwalkover #gymnast #gymnastics #nailedit #fitness #thestruggleisreal #Asheville #Waverly
3w

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_w_a_v_e_r_l_y_ Facing my fears while trying to straighten my legs and trust my budding back/shoulder #flexibility. Going from standing to bridge on one leg is a challenge. I'm not the young #gymnast I once was, but I'm very happy with my recent progress. I found that doing sets of 4-5 back-walkovers while trying to pick up the speed helps train them. One day at a time!
#aerialist #gymnastics #aerialistsofig #dance #backbend #backwalkover #yoga #workout #fitness #DieAntwoord #Asheville #Waverly
3w

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_w_a_v_e_r_l_y_ Many thanks to my 14,000th follower, @frankchapman1. You're a beast... Thanks for the inspiration!
#cyr #cyrwheel #acrobat #aerialist #aerialistsofig #circus #circusarts #gymnastics #strength #fitness #fitspo #FrankChapman
4w

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