MOVE YOUR BODY!
at Bottoms Up!
‘Movement’ is exactly as it sounds, moving your body! It can be in a more traditional class like stretch or something more experimental such as Freestyle. No matter how you choose to express yourself movement is a therapeutic process that we are all about at Bottoms Up!
Slow down, sense more & let it all out
Floor Flow® is a movement practice that encourages you to get lost in the grounding and sensual nature of floorwork. Floor Flow was developed by Marlo Fisken, to reveal how focused floor contact can benefit everyone.
Heighten your movement awareness and creative potential as you practice easy-to-remember looping sequences that emphasize fluidity, control, and joint mobility. An ongoing Floor Flow practice can lead to immense athleticism, creativity, and expression.
In Floor Flow, the floor is your apparatus. What will you do with it?
Who is Floor Flow for?
It’s for everyone. If you can lay down on the floor, you can Floor Flow. Floor-work is therapeutic, safe, and very progressive. It’s the perfect place to gain awareness and freedom of movement. Yes, it can be performed at high levels, but it’s all rooted in the same basic foundations.
What happens in a Floor Flow class?
In a Floor Flow class, you will move creatively through slithery, circular, primal patterns. You will perform movements with both supple control and momentum.
With an emphasis on how things feel, rather than how they look, Floor Flow classes provide you a place to get out of your head, and into your body.
You can expect to learn easy to follow fluid combinations while simultaneously enhancing your mobility, control, musicality & expression.
Why is there so much rolling on the floor?
By learning movements where more than just your feet are attached to the floor, we have an opportunity to receive feedback about our mobility and movement quality. Plus it’s FUN.
Jacquie was the first certified Floor Flow® in the world under the Flow Movement brand, and is the only licensed Instructor in Australia.
Your body & mind will feel amazing after a Floor Flow® class. Many have said they sleep better, are less anxious, body feels lengthened and mind lighter. The Flow state is a beautiful way to be. This class is beneficial for anyone wanting to find fluidity & personal expression within themselves.
No experience or level is required to join us on the floor. You will need to wear long pants, socks or legwarmers, knee pads, and something to cover your shoulders.
Build strength and master aerial skills!
Fly Gym is an exciting new form of suspension fitness from America and is now available in Melbourne!
Fly Gym features all the best aspects of aerial hammock skills as this system was originally based on yoga swings. With further development Fly Gym was able to create a product and fitness technique with wide spread application. These include: aerial yoga, Pilates, conditioning for pole dancing/aerials skills and even restorative/rehab.
When combined with the pole it provides a support system to safely learn new tricks and access to pole specific conditioning training.
The Fly Gym system allows you to build functional strength for pole and aerial whilst helping to reduce injury risk with it’s restorative application.
Fly Gym has it all and is only limited by your creativity!
FLY GYM WITH AMANDA
Open to all levels!
Stretching and strength training, let’s face it, can often be boring and is sometimes neglected from a training schedule. This combined strength and flexibility class uses Fly Gym techniques for effective training with flexibility, general strength and trick specific activities. Utilising both the resistance of the fabric and gravity it allows you to strengthen while you lengthen, giving stability AND flexibility like nothing else can. We will also be working in inverted positions and through different dimensions as this is a requirement for all pole, trapeze, lyra, silks and hammock artists.
Bookings essential, 5 person limit per class.
Exotic Floor with Amanda
Flexibility and stamina - the sexy way!
Slinky, sexy, wavy exotic floor tricks and transitions with a focus on choreography for each class. Work on your flexibility and stamina the sexy way!
Heels & kneepads essential
Suitable for ALL levels & non-pole students.
Dance is discovery, discovery, discovery. Life is a dance!
Fluidity with Jaq
Move and flow like liquid!
Do you want to refine your movement, move like liquid and flow around the pole? This is the class for you. Concentrating on grounded movement, leaps & spins, Fluidity will give you the tools to create beautiful fluid movement on and off the pole. By using body parts as momentum you'll have a whole new approach to pole dancing & movement in general.
This class is highly recommended and suitable for students Beginners 2 and above.
Low Flow Heels with Jaq
Gliding, sweeping, swirling
Smooth, graceful, circular low flow movement blending Jacquie’s signature style of pole flow, fluidity & floor flow with Russian exotic movements. Learn to dance on your toe-box. Discover & understand the tiny micro-movements & nuances and learn to blend these with big sweeping circular moments to create new fluid low flow combos each week. Musicality is a huge part of this class. One combo can be danced in many ways using different music. You will discover this too!
Heels, kneepads & pants required. Inter 2 & above
Russian Exotic Flow with Lisa
Body waves, dynamic spins and more!
Body waves, leg waves, dynamic spins, presses, lifts & holds - this exciting style has a little bit of everything. Combining this into choreography, while along the way focussing on learning the nuances that make this style soooooo good! Russian Exotic, dark, fierce & fluid. Inspired by the greats, crafted, created & choreographed by Lisa,
Kneepads and your highest heels essential
Suitable for Intermediate 2 students and above.
Exotic Pole with Amanda
Slinky & Sexy!
Learn slinky, sexy, wavy pole tricks and transitions through exotic pole dance. Discover the secrets to controlled sensual movement in this choreography based class. Slower than Base Werk or Russian Exotic but no less a workout!
Open to all levels. Bring heels, knee pads and pole shorts
Suitable for ALL levels & non-pole students.