Aerial and Yoga Instructor
Maya D’Alessio started as an aerials student at the studio in 2016 and it quickly became an addiction. With a background as a yoga teacher, she tries to approach aerial training with body awareness and acceptance. She has a passion for gentle, restorative, and relaxing yoga to help restore the body and mind. As a new aerial instructor she is excited to engage with students and bring her yoga background and obsession with human anatomy in to her aerials teaching. When she’s not in the studio you can find her at home with her cats or in her graduate research lab slowly getting closer to graduation.
Maya D'Alessio instructs the following:
Intermediate Aerial Silks
Moving up and building on the skills and strength built in Beginner Silks, students will work on moving tricks up into the air, training their aerial inversions, learning more intricate tricks, strength moves and even your first simple drop. Students should be comfortable with climbing, inversions from the ground, and wrapping their feet in the air before moving on to Intermediate.
Pre-requisites: Students should be able to climb at least halfway up the silks, perform inverts and hipkeys from the ground, and wrapping their feet in the air before moving on to Intermediate. Please ask an instructor if you're not sure if you're ready to move up. Transitions should be made to the next level at the beginning of an 8 week session.
What to Wear: Please wear close-fitting, long pants, tights, or capris and bring a t-shirt that covers at least your arm-pits or long sleeves if you wish to protect arms. No rings, bracelets or watches please. No zippers or buckles on clothing.
Beginner Aerial Silks
Learn to fly on Aerial Silks! This class focuses on the basics for climbing, inverting (going upside down), and wrapping for beginner poses, as well as building the strength and technique you need for progressively more advanced tricks.
Beginner Silks is a curriculum session class and students should start in week 1 (or 2 at the latest) of the session and register for all 8 weeks of the session. The program is progressive and skills will be built upon week over week.
Intermediate Aerial Hoop (Lyra)
For those who have mastered the basics, this class focuses on more advanced tricks requiring a greater level of strength and technique, as well as stylization and the basics of performance on hoop.
Prerequisites: Completion of the Beginner Aerial Hoop program at Brass Butterflies or equivalent from another studio, ability to do a pullover, at least one unassisted chin-up, tuck-through and reverse (also known as skin-the-cat). If you're unsure if you are ready for this class, please contact Brass Butterflies to determine your eligibility.