Lyra & Silks Workshops

with Waverly Jones

We had to cancel our workshops with renowned aerialist Waverly Jones last July due to COVID-19, but they’re finally rescheduled!

A versatile aerialist, Waverly Jones specializes in Silks, Lyra, Spanish Web, Rope, and Pole. She is also passionate about teaching and performing duo work. Waverly began her professional aerial career in January 2011 as a company member of Asheville Aerial Arts. She has since performed at countless festivals, galas, carnivals, and other events. More than anything, Waverly deeply enjoys connecting and growing with others through the performance and instruction of aerial arts.

In July 2015, Waverly and fellow aerialist Heather Poole opened Asheville’s first aerial and movement arts studio: Empyrean Arts. Empyrean Arts provides a safe and supportive environment for anyone wanting to explore movement arts, for personal development, physical fitness, or just for fun.

Waverly holds a Master Trainer Instructor Certification in Pole Dance and Fitness from Aradia Fitness USA, and she also collaborated with Dakota Fox and Heather Poole to create their Aerial Silks and Aerial Hoop teacher training programs.

All workshops are 90 minutes long, cost $75 to attend, and need a minimum of four signups to make. Each workshop will include a short warm-up, but attendees are encouraged to come up to 30 minutes early to take themselves through a longer warm-up sequence.

All workshops are intermediate/advanced level. Lyra workshops all require comfort with a 5-10 second short arm hang and the ability to cleanly invert repeatedly. Individual workshops have additional particular prerequisites.

  • Intro to Lyra Drops on Wednesday, October 6th at 5:30pm
  • Favorite Lyra Sequences & Combos on Wednesday, October 6th at 7:30pm
  • Favorite Silks Combos & Drops on Thursday, October 7th at 5:30pm
  • Fabric Splits on Thursday, October 7th at 7:30pm
  • Locked In: Footlock Silks on Friday, October 8th at 5:30pm

She will also be available October 6th-9th for Private Lessons in Lyra, Lollipop Lyra, Silks, Rope, and Pole; contact Front Desk to book time or for more information.

For more information on any particular workshop, their costs or prerequisites, or to sign up, visit our Workshop page.