Connections In-School Residency, Brattleboro, VT

CircusYoga blends the practice of yoga with the skills of circus. Through this two-week interdisciplinary residency students will explore embodiment, creative expression and connection. Yoga is an ancient science that teaches us how to be aware of our bodies in action. Circus is a culture of inclusion and celebration that teaches us how remarkable we can be in our bodies. This residency is designed for the special needs school or classroom. Its primary focus is to increase each student’s ability to connect to someone and/or to a new activity. In this residency, special needs students are met where they are. They are offered a structured and novel learning environment, and are encouraged to lead with their curiosity. Through this exploration each class will co-create a performing act. The culminating experience will be an hour-long show & celebration open to the whole school community. Some schools opt for a full-circle learning experience where kids teach their parents what they’ve learned in a family workshop following the show. Supportive Goals: Self-awareness Awareness of others Spacial awareness Developmental patterning Gross motor skills Fine motor skills Balance Supportive touch Partnering CircusYoga Studies: Group Yoga & Games Push Sticks Pull Ropes Partner Acrobatics Partner Yoga Partner Juggling Circus Skills Circus Props Balancing self & objects Connections Curriculum with Erin Maile O'Keefe Grades: 7th & 8th Brattleboro, VT More information on In-School Residencies