Statement of Values
We want aerial to contribute to our overall health--not compromise it. As such we take measures to mitigate risk. Students and teachers adhere to an outlined safety agreement.
We strive to empower students by providing quality instruction toward achieving challenging skills. We seek to support growth and confidence by encouraging one another and celebrating one another's achievements. Our training spaces are free of judgment and open to anyone who would like to learn.
We strive to build a sense of community by genuinely connecting with one another. We strive to connect with diverse communities of Bishop through mentorships (coming soon) and performance.
In performance we abandon competitive mentalities and focus instead on producing meaningful, original artistic works.
We strive to bolster our programs by collaborating with members of the broader aerial community.
We strive to create an environment in which students can laugh and have fun while learning and working on new skills.
We strive to create a safe environment in which skills are explained clearly and taught methodically and logically.
Wakeful Ascent Aerial Arts strives to nurture a long-lasting love for aerial arts, connect students with themselves and one another, build community through a culture of inclusivity and public events, and encourage self-expression through creative action. Aerial silks will mean something different to everybody, and Wakeful Ascent embraces those diverse interpretations.