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WORKSHOPS


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WORKSHOPS


Workshops at San Diego Pole Retreat will be small and intimate allowing for more connection and personal coaching from our featured instructors. Workshops are 75 minutes long unless noted otherwise.

MARION CRAMPE

FEEL THE FLOOR
All Levels Welcome

Discover new ways to express yourself though movement. Learn a routine including dance, pole, feelings, flow, floor work all while maintaining contact with the floor. This class is a special one where you need to wear socks and pants.

"THE ILLUSIONIST" SIGNATURE MOVES
Intermediate - Advanced Levels

Experience the unique way Marion has to get into her favorite and signature moves and discover how far you can push your own limits while guided in the right path.

ENCHANTRESS CHAIR
All Levels Welcome

Enjoy the time of a flow using Chair Dance as a link into inter-relationship between movement, ceremony and sacred Feminine practice in a potent, embodied sisterhood.

SPIN CEREMONY
All Levels Welcome

Learn how to make your spinning skills increased and magical from what you know and what you will learn through the class.

 

POLE BENDY WHISPERING
Intermediate - Advanced

Let Marion whisper you the right secrets to get all the bendy pole moves of your dreams. All levels, except first month on pole.

 

MICHELLE SHIMMY

SIGNATURE TRICKS & COMBOS
Intermediate - Advanced Levels

In this workshop, Shimmy will teach you some of her signature combos and tricks to incorporate into your own performances and training. Shimmy’s signature tricks include unusual grips, power moves and plenty of spinning.

BACKBENDING FOR BEGINNERS
All Levels Welcome

Shimmy has worked hard to increase her back flexibility. Learn how she did it in this workshop, designed for students with very little back flexibility. Shimmy will take you through a variety of stretches and show you how to progress from a block of wood to a sexy back bender!
 

TWISTED & CUP GRIP
Adv Intermediate - Advanced Levels

Learn the fundamentals of cup grip and twisted grip spins, combos, lifts and holds. Shimmy will teach you her signature strength training progression, to help you develop your strength for the elusive Twisted Grip and Cup Grip Dead Lifts! We will work on a variety of tricks and combos using twisted grip and cup grip.

Shimmy will teach you how to progress from a twisted grip to cup and true grip.

 

DIRTY SEXY FLOORWORK
All Levels Welcome

Learn how to get down and dirty in the sexiest way with this workshop. Shimmy’s floor work style is sexy, sensual and acrobatic. Shimmy will teach you the basics of sexy floor work, and you will learn a fully choreographed routine. Bring leg warmers and heels (maybe even knee pads if you’re a bit sensitive!). No pole required for this workshop.
 

 

MADDIE SPARKLE

SPINNING TRICKS & COMBOS
Intermediate - Advanced Levels

Learn some of Maddie's signature tricks and combos in this workshop. Maddie specializes in incorporating splits into pole tricks, and coming up with interesting transitions to combine new moves. Maddie is a master of the spinning pole and her style will bring out the showgirl in every student.

SUNSET STRETCH
All Levels Welcome

We'll wind down the day with an intense all over body stretch overlooking the ocean during sunset from a beautiful private location. Maddie will teach you to stretch your back, hips, and legs for some of the more difficult pole moves. This is an exclusive workshop for those who purchase the POLE WITH SOUL package.
 

SPLITS & TRICKS ON THE POLE
All Levels Welcome

Learn Maddie's training techniques on how to make your splits perfect. In this workshop Maddie will go over many stretching exercises to make your split flatter before taking it to the pole for split tricks.

FROU FROU DANCE & FLOORWORK
All Levels Welcome

In this workshop, Maddie will teach you a routine from start to finish. Including body rolls, spins and floor work. In this workshop Maddie will focus on how to make your routine look polished and pretty. Maddie will work on transitions moving from pole move to flowing way.

 

SHIMMY & MADDIE

DOUBLES
All Levels Welcome

Grab your best pole buddy and come play! Doubles is a fun and challenging way to explore partner work on the pole. Learn some cool doubles floor work and pole in this workshop. Don't worry about coming alone as we can partner people up and swap around the poles!

ACRO PLAY AT THE BEACH
All Levels Welcome

Acro Play on the beach! We'll explore some fun acro basics - cartwheels, handstands, backward walkovers before playing with partner moves. This is an exclusive workshop for those who purchase the POLE WITH SOUL package.

 

Guest instructor - LUX ATL

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STRIPCRAFT PURE LAP DANCE
All Levels

Pure Lapdance begins with an inspirational invocation from Lux that will increase your confidence and courage. Next, we move into partner work designed to foster honesty, bravery, and human connection. After that, we get our bodies moving with a sexy group warm-up and a real-deal lapdance lesson not taught in your average dance class! Finally, we will rejoin with partners to share our new skills of openness, engagement, and sensual movement in a final Lapdance Heaven!

 

ANGRY STRIPPER
All Levels

This one-hour, heel-clack intensive floorworkshop leads you through an aggressive stripper-style floorwork routine set to some old-school punk rock. Want to experience Lux’s stripper roots? Here ya have it! Bring your platform heels, leggings, kneepads, and best bitch face!