Circus and Acro Discovery 

April 13, 2019 - May 11, 2019
Offered by Naramata Centre

With Bryce Beckett

Saturday mornings

9am – 12noon

13 April – 11 May 2019


Naramata Centre
  • CAD $150.00 – Program Price
  • CAD $20.00 – Materials Fee


Circus and Acro Discovery is a play-based class which uses the setting of circus performance and acro movement to facilitate conscious growth, while fostering mental and physical health and wellbeing. While exploring circus performing skills- including stilt walking, juggling, clowning, balancing and partner acrobatics- participants learn options for facing challenges and growing through the experiences. Through supportive and intentional play, participants learn to replace “I can’t” with empowered options such as “I don’t want to” or “this feels hard”, thus allowing space for choice, movement, growth and deeper understanding of one’s needs and wants. We will learn how to take the process of learning from play to work and back again by breaking down the components of success into building blocks.

The program is open to all ages interested in exploring the role of play in achieving goals. Adults are encouraged to reconnect with their inner child, and are supported in taking the vigor and attitude of play into other parts of their life to find new avenues to generate energy and challenge negative self-talk. Kids will have a chance to develop fine and gross motor skills, learn about consent and nonverbal communication and discover a story of I CAN – IF I WANT TO. Young adults will reconnect with play and inspiration while they break down old stories and churn their soils to allow for new discovery and growth.


Bryce Beckett

Bryce has been teaching and performing in Circus and Sport for five years and pulls from many teaching methodologies as well as collaborations with other teachers, psychologist and training to create an immersive experience suitable for all ages to discover a path towards transformation. Bryce teaches skiing, snowboarding, adaptive winter sports for people with physical and cognitive disabilities, climbing, circus, gymnastics and acro yoga. He’s been working with kids in sport for four years and has been turning adults into children through his circus for five years. This will be the second year teaching Circus Camp and he’s looking forward to sharing these tools with families and kids of all ages in the Village of Naramata.