There are a million ways to belay, but what do they all have in common? In this workshop, Liesl will
break down the belay wrap to its simplest form to give students a solid understanding of how and why it
works as well as common errors. She will then go through several entries to belay including waist and
knee belays transitioning into wrist and ankle belays. Students will also learn some fun shapes in belay
followed by a variety of exits. To get the most out of the class, it is required that students are able to
invert in the air, crossback straddle, and climb at least 15 feet.
Length: 2 hours
Aerialaspiration Silks Workshop – The “Ultimate” Drop
Come learn from @aerialaspiration the art of drop stacking. Liesl will be teaching a multiple part drop
(dubbed, “the Ultimate”) that can be mixed and matched with various entrances and exits and even
foundationally different starting wraps. Liesl will use manageable progressions and fabric theory to bring
your aerial silks drops to new heights! To get the most out of the class, it is required that students are
able to invert in the air, crossback straddle, pull over, climb to the top of the silk (or climb twice in a row
if it is a lower studio), and feel comfortable dropping from a height.
Length: 2 hours
Aerialaspiration Silks Workshop – Aerial Ping Pong
Have you ever seen those drops where there is a moment of weightlessness where the artist’s body lifts
all the way up and thought, “why doesn’t mine look like that?” The ping pong is one of Liesl’s specialties
and one of her favorite elements of any drop. In this class, we will build on some of the skills learned in
the “Ultimate” drop workshop to use the bounce of the silks in drops. We will learn some helpful drills
to practice and one to one attention will be given to every student to identify any individual struggles.
To get the most out of the class, it is recommended that each student takes the “Ultimate” Drop Silk
Workshop, or is familiar with at least one silk drop involving a pullover.
Length: 1 hour
About Liesl Klaue
Liesl Klaue (@aerialaspiration) grew up fascinated by acrobatic and aerial arts and actually started as a trampolinist. Liesl became a committed aerialist in 2017, focusing on silks but dabbling in rope, loop straps, duo trapeze, hand balancing, and hand to hand. Since then, she has trained in several studios in BC, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and even London, England. She was certified by Aerial Physique in 2019 and has been coaching ever since. Currently, she is based in Kelowna, BC where she trains and coaches at Peak Aerial Fitness. Liesl is best known for her love for drops and insistence on proper technique.