Fit and Bendy Contortion and Advanced Stretch Workshops with Kristina Nekyia
Pheasant Run Resort ~ Mega Center St. Charles, IL
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Kristina Nekyia is a flexibility fitness and contortion coach in Hollywood, California. A lifelong dancer, at 31 years old Kristina decided to become a contortionist, about 20 years after the recommended age to begin training.
She was fortunate enough to find renowned Mongolian contortionist Serchmaa Byamba who agreed to train her. For five years Kristina trained at San Francisco Circus Center, including a trip to Mongolia to study with the Mongolian National Circus. She went on to perform a belly dance contortion act with Serchmaa, and she continues to perform solo contortion and dance acts across the country.
Inspired by Serchmaa's teaching, Kristina has dedicated herself to the study and teaching of flexibility fitness. She earned her Pilates certification from Body Arts & Sciences International and has engaged in extensive research into body mechanics, anatomy, and the science of stretching. She founded the flexibility and contortion programs at Cirque School LA where she worked with hundreds of students from beginner to advanced, and she has taught workshops at circus schools, dance studios, and Pilates studios from Seattle to New York. She is currently a Pilates instructor, specializing in Pilates-based stretching and Pilates for contortionists.
Kristina will be assisted by Fiona Scarlett in the following workshops:
Introduction to Contortion Training (Beginner/Intermediate)
This workshop is for adults who want safe, effective ways to increase their flexibility and range of motion. Students will learn how to safely stretch their legs, hips, shoulders, and back while building the muscle and balance needed to use your flexibility. Techniques are drawn from circus contortion, Pilates, and dance techniques. This class focuses on developing middle and side splits, shoulder flexibility and control, and backbends. Participants should be healthy and ready for an intense workout.
Contortion Technique and Advanced Stretching (Intermediate/Advanced)
This class is for the intermediate/advanced flexibility student ready to take her or his stretching to the next level. Students will develop their back, leg, hip, and shoulder flexibility through assisted stretches, then learn to use that range of motion in contortion movements and poses. Special attention will be given to developing the strength and technique to support the body during extreme bending. The class requires familiarity with stretching and a preexisting fitness level; must be able to comfortably do splits and bridges.
See all workshop descriptions at: http://midwestpoledancing.com/
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Pheasant Run Resort ~ Mega Center (View)
4051 East Main Street
St. Charles, IL 60174