Pole and Aerial Small Group Fitness Studio

Cirque Kids (8-11 years)

This class is taught by:

Heather Poulin

Owner, General Manager, Instructor

Heather has been pole dancing since April 2010.  Married mom of two, she started taking lessons at a studio in her hometown of Oakville when she was 35 years old.  In her first year of pole dancing she fell head over heels in love with pole dancing and alternative group fitness.  Pole inspired her to make healthy changes to her lifestyle.  She lost more than 50lbs that first year, but, more importantly, she regained confidence she had lost in her journey into motherhood and reconnected with her sensual side, learning to love her body again.  She became an instructor at the Oakville studio after just a year, also starting down the road to certification in yoga and other group fitness. After becoming an instructor, she even designed some non-pole fitness classes that were incorporated into the studio's drop-in program.

In the fall of 2012, the opportunity presented itself to purchase her own studio in Kitchener and she took the leap into entrepreneurship, moving her family to the Waterloo region the following year.  The years since then have been an incredible journey.  She loves all the amazing people she meets every single day in this business, be they students, instructors, suppliers or fellow entrepreneurs.   She loves introducing new students to Pole Dancing, Aerial Arts, and general fitness, and nurturing the incredible community that has developed in our studio.

Heather is a certified Fitness Instructor Specialist with CanFit Pro, certified Pole Instructor through the Canadian Pole Fitness Association, and has completed instructor specific training with the Aradia Fitness Canada, YogaFit Canada, and the US Pole Sport Federation, just to name a few. She also holds as Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) from McMaster University.


Jen Horsepool

Aerials and Yoga Instructor
Jen has been teaching yoga since 2010. In 2013 she discovered AcroYoga and started to share it with her students. It was a natural progression from acrobatic yoga into aerial arts and she quickly fell in love with every circus apparatus she tried. Jen is really excited to be able to share this new love with others at Brass Butterflies!
Between yoga practices Jen completed a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, raises four children and four cats, and tries to find time for good books, good food and good friends.
Does your child climb anything and everything in sight? Why not sign them up for the circus themed classes?  Aerial arts are a great way for kids to build strength, coordination, and confidence. During an 8 week session, children will have the opportunity to experience multiple apparatuses, including aerial hammock, silks, hoop and static/dance trapeze, learning basic technique and skills on each. Each class starts with playing fun, active, circus themed games, warming up the body. The children will also learn to stretch safely to maintain or increase flexibility and prevent injury. Class sizes are small (a maximum of 6 students per instructor), and children will progress at their own speed and comfort level.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Sep 24 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Heather Poulin
  • Fri Sep 28 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Jen Horsepool
  • Mon Oct 01 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Heather Poulin
  • Fri Oct 05 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Jen Horsepool
  • Mon Oct 08 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Heather Poulin
  • Fri Oct 12 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Jen Horsepool
  • Mon Oct 15 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Heather Poulin
  • Fri Oct 19 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Jen Horsepool
  • Mon Oct 22 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Heather Poulin
  • Mon Oct 29 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Heather Poulin
  • Fri Nov 02 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm with Jen Horsepool