I’m an aerialist in training living, loving, and learning in Brooklyn with my husband, two permanent cats, and a rotating cast of fosters, and numerous plants.
I discovered aerial arts in Spring of 2010, after a year of post-college angst (what am I going to do with my life?!). Many aerialists have a similar story: A friend invited me to a class, I had no idea what to suspect, and I was hooked in the first ten minutes. Before this class, I had always assumed that the concept of having a ‘passion’ wasn’t real, but now I knew that there was such a thing, and this was mine.
Coming into aerial work without a dance or movement background to speak of has its own special challenges, and while I gained strength and vocabulary fast, training proper lines into my body has been a long, and frustrating process. Aside from it just being difficult to train these movement patterns into my body, I also didn't realize the importance of clean lines and proper technique until a few years into my aerial journey. I'm so proud of how far I've come, and I'm also passionate about helping my students who also lack this background avoid my pitfalls, and get started on the right (pointed, not sickled foot).
I'm also a birth doula, an aerial yoga instructor (offering aerial-supported prenatal yoga sessions as an extension of my doula work), a meditation coach, tarot reader, and reiki healer, but you can learn more about that stuff at omilynyc.weebly.com
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