_w_a_v_e_r_l_y_ Please know that I am aware of the hazards. I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart ๏ธ
It's not always going to be beautiful. It's not always going to be easy. It's not always going to work on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 19th time. Gather yourself and get back up there. Do your best. Don't give up. You'll get there.
#aerialist #aerialarts #aerialsilks #aerialhoop #lyra #trapeze #Spanishweb #polefitness #flexibility #brushyourselfoff #tryagain #circusfails #Waverly
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_w_a_v_e_r_l_y_ @emmabyers, we love you! Thank you for the continued inspiration. I saw her do this on her AWESOME page (go check her out). It's a bit choppy now but I look forward to cleaning it up. You're always thinking outside of the hoop, and my students and I love your style.
#aerialist #aerialarts #aerialistsofig #aerialhoop #cerceau #lyra #circusartistcirque #usaerial #flexibility #fitness #AerialSpacecadet #Asheville #Waverly
1d

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_w_a_v_e_r_l_y_ #TBT! New Year's Eve. Such an epic night of my career. This photo was taken during one of the 6 acts I was in that night. Above me was an aerial chandelier and an aerial cube with two of my fellow aerial ladies in it! It was an incredible evening. My heart beats for moments like these. Moments where I feel purpose and passion.
#throwback #aerialist #aerialarts #aerialistsofig #aerialsilks #silks #tissu #circusarts #splits #flexibility #gymnasticsshoutouts #usaerial #circusartistcirque #AshevilleAerialArts #Waverly
2d

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_w_a_v_e_r_l_y_ If you're in the #Asheville, NC area this weekend, be sure to come see us take flight in our fundraiser, Learning to Fly. We have created some visually stunning and unique acts just for this event. In addition to a display of local athletic and creative talent, you'll have a chance to try #aerialarts yourself after the show! Family friendly, Sunday at 2pm at the Jewish Community Center gymnasium. Check out our Facebook page #AshevilleAerialArts for more information.
@teensleuth @kiltedmachine @missheathen @ahatchery
#aerialist #aerialhoop #aerialistsofig #lyra #cerceau #circusarts #usaerial #circusartistcirque #828isgreat #Waverly
4d

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_w_a_v_e_r_l_y_ My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
- Maya Angelou
#aerialist #aerialarts #aerialistsofig #aerialsilks #silks #tissu #circusarts #circusartistcirque #usaerial #gymnasticsshoutouts #gymnastics #fitness #828isgreat #Waverly
6d

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_w_a_v_e_r_l_y_ I achieved one of my dream poses today!! This is the first time I've ever been able to do this, and I've been trying for YEARS. This pose will help open my shoulders, along with additional stretches. They are tight, but I'm making huge improvements. It was just a few days ago I used the wall to get into #bowpose for the very first time, and today we are on the floor. Small victory in the grand scheme of things. Inspiration:
@missheathen @olgakarmansky @faern @carriej787 @nayitavp @yogaracheal @pilar_munoz_ @fannycris90 @anastasiaskukhtorova ๐Ÿผ
#aerialist #aerialistsofig #usaerial #flexibility #yoga #dhanurasana #stretch #bend #Bjรถrk #Asheville #Waverly
1w

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_w_a_v_e_r_l_y_ This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. ๐Ÿผ
- George Bernard Shaw
#aerialist #aerialarts #aerialsilks #aerialfitness #aerialistsofig #silks #tissu #circusarts #crossbackstraddle #fitness #gymnasticsshoutouts #Waverly
2w

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_w_a_v_e_r_l_y_ #Repost. Tag your stubborn and doubtful friends!! Aerial arts and pole are GREAT WAYS to gain upper body strength, especially if the gym just isn't for you (and that's OK!). Stop letting excuses prevent you from trying new things. Don't let your mind get in the way of your heart. Do not put limitations on your abilities! Allow yourself to be surprised and proud of yourself. Go get 'em, and tell 'em Waverly sent ya. ๐Ÿผ
(p.s. I am fully aware that Robin and his family were performing aerial acrobats). #aerialist #aerialarts #aerialhoop #circusarts #aerialsilks #fitness #polefitness #poledance #aerialistsofig #silks #tissu #cerceau #lyra #trapeze #Spanishweb #cordelisse #alltheaerialandpole #Waverly
2w

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_w_a_v_e_r_l_y_ Many of my students, especially the younger ones, think that gaining #flexibility is a walk in the park. Many people don't realize that just like strength training, flexibility training takes time, effort, dedication, patience, and persistence. I have been training aerial arts for almost 5 years, and have been diligently training flexibility for about 2 1/2 years. This is the deepest I have EVER been able to bend, farther than when I was a child. Even I get down on myself sometimes and tell myself I will never get to where I want to be. Keep up that hard work... It will pay off! @missheathen ๐Ÿผ
#bendy #aerialistsofig #flexible #stretch #yoga #dontgiveuponyourself #Fabletics #Waverly
2w
  •   _w_a_v_e_r_l_y_ @circusdanny I wanna be like you!! 2w
  •   circusdanny @_w_a_v_e_r_l_y_ but I wanna be like you!!! 2w
  •   mistyjoy31 Thank you for your inspiration! ! 2w
  •   laurial So inspiring! Thanks for posting. 2w
  •   katyy5678 Its always easier for younger kids to gain flexibility, the older you get the tougher it is. So your hard shows! Ive been dancing for 12 years and 2 years ago i started working on my flexibility and its just now starting to get up to par 2w
  •   reem_fiomy Good job 2w
  •   belle_ah Yes yes yes yes!!!!! Back gains!!! I love it. The struggle is so real for us non back flexi people. Lol now I need to go stretch my back out 1w
  •   staci.diane #thestruggleisreal but minor successes lead up to major ones. Thanks for sharing this as I also struggle with opening up my shoulders and doing splits but im in it for the long term progress. 2d

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_w_a_v_e_r_l_y_ Playing around with shoulder mounts on hoop... The second pose is inspired by my awesome student, @whattheaytch. I had my advanced #lyra students create and explore shapes in shoulder stand and that pose was hers.
@fabletics
#aerialist #aerialarts #aerialhoop #cerceau #circusarts #flexibility #fitness #aerialistsofig #AerialSpacecadet #Fabletics #Asheville #Waverly
2w

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_w_a_v_e_r_l_y_ As a child I dreamt of becoming an Olympic #gymnast. While I was able to participate in the sport for about a year as a kid, for several reasons I was forced to give it up. Home life was extremely tough, and at 10 years old my brothers and I were all separated and put into foster homes. From there, life continued to spiral downwards for me until I was about 17 years old. Up until recently, I had never been able to say that I was sincerely happy. I am now in control of my life, and I am learning to truly love and respect myself. I never made it to the Olympics, but the Universe had a plan for me. When things are rough and you feel uncertain of your path, focus on what makes you smile and trust that everything is temporary. I still have very low days, but they're getting fewer, and I'm more equipped now to handle life's inevitable situations. I didn't grow up dancing or practicing sports, I wasn't surrounded with love and support, and have experienced a lot of trauma and tragedy in my 26 years. We all have our own story, our own heartaches and triumphs. In the end it's not what happens to you that matters, it's how you react and rise from the ashes. Work hard, love passionately, let absolutely nothing stand in the way of your dreams, and give thanks every day. Thank you for keeping up with my art and for all the continued support. I appreciate you more than you know.
#aerialist #aerialarts #aerialhoop #aerialistsofig #lyra #cerceau #flexibility #Fabletics #AshevilleAerialArts #Asheville #Waverly
3w

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_w_a_v_e_r_l_y_ I learned to take those experiences that were difficult in my life and in the adversity that I had overcome to use it for a positive change.
- Dominique Moceanu
@dominiquemoceanu @fabletics #aerialistsofig #fitness #flexibility #stretch #Fabletics #TomTomClub #Asheville #Waverly
3w

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_w_a_v_e_r_l_y_ Just a little woodland hike with some of my favorite local #Asheville ladies, the woodworker @misswoodright and the photographer @lehowl.
#aerialist #aerialistsofig #splits #flexibility #gymnasticsshoutouts #basicbetch #LookingGlassFalls #PisgahForest #828isgreat #Waverly
3w

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_w_a_v_e_r_l_y_ On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow.
-Friedrich Nietzsche
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(Photo by @lehowl)
#aerialist #aerialistsofig #fitness #yoga #wheelpose #BlueRidgeParkway #Asheville #828isgreat #Fabletics #Waverly @fabletics
4w

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_w_a_v_e_r_l_y_ Finally got to wear my lovely new costume today, courtesy of my lovely friend down in Ecuador, @gtalebaerial. A good old #neckhang excites any crowd.
#aerialist #aerialarts #aerialsilks #aerialfitness #aerialistsofig #silks #tissu #fitness #circusarts #MikePatton #AshevilleAerialArts #Asheville #Waverly
4w

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