Carol Okumura

My practice has been off and on for 5ish years while navigating an array of grand distractions in life and love (as a twenty-something does).  These days I am most often training on pole or lyra, with a little silks for good measure.

A best friend and her fit-spiration story rooted in pole, which led to an aerial journey of my own.  Stories that need telling and tunes that compel movement.

Aerial fitness fills my soul, warms my heart, challenges my mind, and gives me courage.  Performing takes it all to a new level as a journey to challenge my creativity and endurance, while also becoming closer with my cirque family.

Above all else, aerial fitness is an incredibly empowering and freeing practice.  We become physically strong and come to love our bodies (in all their gorgeous forms) while sharing part of ourselves and better connecting with the world around us.

Outside of cirque, I enjoy spending time with my darling pug-beagle mix, knitting/crocheting, hiking, yoga, cooking, rock climbing on occasion, attending community events (storytelling, charity fundraisers), and solidifying a career in public health.