Have you ever wondered what it must be like to have your own private coach giving you everything you need...

 

to finally get your dreams skills
&
to feel amazing while doing it?

 

Join this cycle of...

 

THE CONCLAVE

 

A¬†13-week program for aerialists and pole¬†dancers¬†ready to tackle their movement bucket list by¬†identifying what's holding them back and¬†targeting it‚łļthrough technique, strength, flexibility, breath,¬†& creative work.

 

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Be honest. 

Are you trying to get ALL of the skills ALL at the same time with little luck?

The reality is that trying to get too many new things at once--all on your own--is like trying to hike up a beautiful mountain with a backpack full of bricks. 

You CAN do it but oof. It's gonna take you a lot longer and are you even going to be able to enjoy that view?

I get it. You're only one click away from another cool trick that you MUST HAVE yesterday.

Here's where The Conclave comes in.

I help you set goals in a way that helps you FOCUS while getting FREE GAINS in other areas. 

I help you set a training schedule that isn't designed for you at your BEST but is designed to ADAPT to who you are on any given week.

I help you get CONSISTENT and track your progress to keep you MOTIVATED.

I take out the GUESSWORK of whether you're doing an exercise right or whether that niggle is about to be a NAGgle.

The Conclave can lighten your load, help you find ease, and give you the space to appreciate the journey.

Because the LAST thing you want is to get where you wanted to go, but forget why you started down that path in the first place. 

Is The Conclave Right For You?

 
 
Are you an aerialist or pole dancer who wants to:

 

‚ėĎÔłŹ spend your¬†limited time on the drills that will¬†have the most impact¬†on¬†your success, instead of doing a bunch of random exercises from cookie-cutter programs that gobble up your creative time?

‚ėĎÔłŹ look¬†at¬†your training strategically and realistically, instead of trying to fit¬†every exercise that a coach or physiotherapist has ever told you to do¬†into¬†your busy life because you're prone to overthinking it?

‚ėĎÔłŹ have systems (neurodivergent friends, I see you) and¬†measures of accountability and feedback built into¬†your practice, instead of¬†struggling to do it all on¬†your own?

‚ėĎÔłŹ finally get consistent with the ground work that will end the cycle of chronic injuries¬†exacerbated¬†by your overtraining, hypermobility, or autoimmune issues?

‚ėĎÔłŹ figure out how to¬†progress as a multipassionate aerialist¬†without having to train every discipline all at once?

‚ėĎÔłŹ collaborate with a coach to find what works best for your body so that you leave with the tools to guide your training for years to come?

‚ėĎÔłŹ continue to learn about your body because you like to understand why things work the way the work?

‚ėĎÔłŹget serious about your meatsuit maintenance since you've been at this a bit and you are concerned about your longevity in the air?

Ah-mazing. I'd love to see your application! Why an application? This is the 7th running of The Conclave so I have had a front row seat to the folks who ghost and the folks who knock their goals straight into the atmosphere. What's the difference? A communicative and collaborative relationship. So let's see if we relate!

The Conclave is not for beginners. I love supporting beginners so they can embark on their aerial journey with solid foundations. But The Conclave is for seasoned travelers who have been flying long enough to have experienced some hits and misses.

Why I Created The Conclave

Hi, I'm Jessica. I've been coaching circus now for over a decade. And I have struggled at times to balance my technical training and artistic pursuits as a performer and director.

It would be nice to be the sort of person that doesn’t need a kick in the butt sometimes.

But that’s not me. I usually need a kick.

In fact, I do better when I have someone checking my work. I don’t need a babysitter, but I do need someone besides me also invested in my success.

And I know that about myself, so I invest in coaches to keep me headed where I want to go. Coaches that want to see me succeed but also understand that something is better than nothing and help me pivot when life get lifey.

And that’s why I created The Conclave.

I wanted to provide aerialists and pole dancers not only with expert technical coaching grounded in the latest biomechanics and skill acquisition research (my jam), and also:

ūüĒ≥ the pushes that they need to take messy action when it would be easier wait until next month

ūüĒ≥ the questioning that helps them reevaluate how much time they‚Äôre spending in the studio with little payoff

ūüĒ≥ the permission they don‚Äôt need to take rest day after a stressful week at work

ūüĒ≥ the confidence to sub out exercises for ones that feel better in their bodies on a given day

The coaching in The Conclave isn’t about rigid plans and expectations. It's about staying adaptable and motivated to keep moving toward whatever lights YOU up about movement.

Serious about your aerial goals? They aren't going to crush themselves.
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What Do You Get In The Conclave?

 

The Conclave isn't a training plan. It is 100% custom programming for all aspects of your training with technical coaching and feedback, plus the support of your Conclave squad.

It includes:

  • a 13-week progressive training program¬†that covers technique, strength, flexibility, breathing, and other tools designed to help you reach¬†your short-term goals¬†while prepare you for¬†the future
  • a¬†30-minute live 1:1 evaluation¬†with ME¬†to dive into your goals and what's holding you back from them, so that your programming hits the nail directly on head
  • weekly live group movement sessions¬†focusing on common themes from the cycle, so that you can get live form checks and explanations straight from my mouth
  • an in-depth assessment of your mobility, strength, and technical strengths and weaknesses,¬†so that¬†you are not wasting time on drills not suited for¬†body and its specific needs
  • form checks¬†on on the key exercises and drills¬†from each session so that you keep¬†tracking your progress without wasting time filming and uploading photos
  • weekly virtual 1-to-1 check-ins to inform real-time program adjustments (because sometimes a drill just isn't working) and to¬†troubleshoot scheduling challenges¬†(covid, child-care issues, minor injuries) hiding¬†in the week ahead so you can stay consistent
  • access to my¬†goalsetting workshop¬†so you can think through¬†your goals before we meet 1:1 and get the most out of the session
  • a cohort¬†integration session¬†before¬†your program starts that addresses commonly asked questions and features of the programming so that you can hit the ground running on¬†your first week
  • a¬†community of bomb likeminded people to¬†connect with while you're going through similar struggles

Exact Outcomes Conclavers Experience

Everyone comes into The Conclave with their own specific wishlists for their bodies. (That's kinda the whole point.) Then we work together to turn those wishlists into reality by setting achievable markers grounded in foundational technique.

Yep, your shoulders are going to get more stable and your upper back will open. Your hip mobility will improve. These things will happen if you put in the work, no matter which specific goals you set for yourself, because they are at the foundation of what we do in the air.

Past Conclavers gotten their first straight-arm inversions, releases, elephant presses, pain-free back flags, single coil rolls, cheststands, touchdown in middle splits, and more.

The EXACT results you can expect from The Conclave depend on your individual goals, but your outcomes will no doubt be increased strength for, mobility for, and understanding of the skills you are going after.

You're not just getting a program to follow. You're learning new things about your body that you will carry with you for a lifetime.

What Is the Cost of The Conclave?

The Conclave is a high-touch 1-to-1 coaching experience and the cost reflects the level of customization, access to me, and my decades of expertise as a coach. If you want to understand more about the work I continue to do to level up my coaching, I invite you to read more about me in the FAQs.

The investment for The Conclave is $647/mo for 3 months. Or you can save 20% by paying in full ($1650).

As a self-run and self-funded small business owner, if you can afford to pay in full, I'd really appreciate it. I offer a 10% pay-in-full discount, which is based on actual costs for software, time, and Stripe processing fees to administer payment plans.

I'm happy to discuss payment plans further OR to chat about if this program is right for you. Just send me a quick email at [email protected].

APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED!

 

The investment for The Conclave is $647/mo for 3 months or save 20% by paying in full ($1650).

 

Applications will open again on February 13, 2024.

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Questions You Might Be Asking Yourself

Don't Just Ask Me, Ask the Alums...

 
 

What would you tell people who are considering The Conclave?

  • "It makes a huge difference to have someone as knowledgeable and caring as Jessica take a look at your training holistically and help you structure your goals. I feel supported working towards my goals and appreciate having a thoughtfully set schedule to follow that is also flexible if I need it to be." -Jessica DuRousseau, Cycles 2 & 4
  • "Conclave is brilliant and Jessica's programming methodology and ethos is outstanding. If you want to thrive in your aerial practice, to have someone super knowledgeable tailor your training to identify and work on your weaknesses, find consistency and accountability and to make tangible goals in skills, strength and flexibility then this programme will be one of the best investments you ever made." -Jess Allen, Cycles 4 & 5
  • "Just do it. Goals/progress take work to achieve and through a well structured, organized, and curated like the Conclave you will see your goals come to life. Your progress may not be overnight but you will find things getting easier, your body getting strong or more flexible at a safe a realistic pace. As aerialist we spend tons of money on stuff (rigs, new apparatuses, Swedish ladders, etc.) Why not invest money in your body and its overall health and well being too?" -Tamara Kenessey, Cycle 4
  • "If you're looking for personalized quality feedback and cueing then this is totally for you. Little things I wouldn't have thought of like moving my arms up a bit more or closing my ribs even more were so helpful! Be ready to work and learn all about the joys of rolling!" -Sarah Headley, Cycles 3 & 4
  • "I¬†always tell [people] it's not just exercises to help you reach your goals but it organizes your life." -Mona Almazidi, Cycles 3, 4, & 5
  • "The Conclave is phenomenal for skill acquisition! The details in the cueing are amazing and all the programming is specific to your body and your needs. I have inadvertently retrained skills I thought I had and am now so much stronger in them and am so much more stable!" -Tabitha Duquette, Cycles 1-4
  • "Do it. Spend the money. You will absolutely crush your goals with Jessica‚Äôs guidance and/or get an invaluable amount of ‚Äútools‚ÄĚ in your training tool box to further your practice on your own." -Lara Hotz, Cycle 3-5
  • "This program has helped me reach goals I was starting to doubt I would ever be able to achieve. I knew I had the strength to achieve them, but also knew there were key elements I was unable to piece together on my own. Jessica is so incredibly knowledgeable and was able to put those pieces together so I could understand and train the right aspects to achieve those goals. I love the amount of consideration for each person's goals and schedules that is taken into account when the programs are created. If you are someone looking to reach that next goal, level up, or just want the accountability of a program designed specifically for you, this program is for you." -Kelly Cunningham, Cycles 3 & 4
  • "Highly recommended, especially for people training alone and needing the extra push to improve or polish their skills!" -Sahar Deinparvar, Cycle 4
  • "It is the smartest decision you will ever make." -Alaa Alturki, Cycles 1-5

What makes The Conclave different from other programs?

  • "It is targeted and so personal. In the best way." -Heylie Heck, Cycles 2, 3, & 4
  • "I really enjoyed the personalized feedback each week if I posted videos. Having the additional cueing that's within the next day and ready for me the next workout was so helpful! Also the changing of exercises so I was always adding something new made things so fun!" -Sarah Headley, Cycles 3 & 4
  • "I love that it‚Äôs so comprehensive and looks at your training schedule as a whole not just flexibility or conditioning and also takes in to account work, family and other commitments. I honestly was feeling overwhelmed before The Conclave trying to fit in all the things!" - Claire Luckman, Cycle 4
  • "The combination of solo work and feedback. I feel like most programs are written for that person and then they are left to their own devices." -Nicole Sirdoreus, Cycles 3, 4, & 5
  • "The mobility and flexibility assessment makes this program different from other standardized programs. The program is written based on your goals and assessment." -Vanessa Sirois, Cycle 4
  • "I felt supported by my coach and fully equipped to make the progress I was shooting for. I have never been so excited to workout. Skills that I have struggled with in the past are now within reach." -Amy Johnson, Cycle 4
  • "I don't feel like I'm doing a bunch of one-size-fits-most exercises. Jess has a totally different approach than other coaches I've met. The drills each have very specific purposes that help you meet your aerial goals." -KT McBurnie, Cycles 4 & 5
  • "You have personal feedback. Not a cookie cutter method. She looks at what YOUR body is doing and gives corrections based on your feedback. It‚Äôs been a game changer having a coach that actually listens to you about what struggles you're having with your goals and tailors it to you rather than the ‚Äúyou're just not *insert excuse here* enough‚ÄĚ" -Lara Hotz, Cycles 3-5
  • "The variety of exercises was nice. I've been in the game a long time and done a lot of different progressions, but every workout had things I've never done." -McKell Anderson, Cycle 4
  • "I find The Conclave to be very whole-person centred and deeply responsive to my shifting needs/energy levels/commitments across the cycle. I love the inclusion of breathing and nervous system regulation exercises as part of workouts and Jessica draws from her huge knowledge base (Gyrotonic, dance, etc.) to program some really inventive drills that have helped me progress in ways where other things have failed!" -Jess Allen, Cycles 4 & 5
  • "I don‚Äôt know of another program that is individually designed with opportunities for almost daily feedback, and weekly adjustments, that targets specific goals. That is the coolest part. I learned a bit how to break a skill into component parts, which will serve me in my training, but I also expect I‚Äôll find myself joining the Conclave again for the unique programming, and the skill¬†[Jessica has]¬†in doing that for people." -Heather Griffin, Cycle 4
  • "Very comprehensive, lots of options for exercise-specific feedback." -Giselle Garcia, Cycle 4

And there's even more praise for The Conclave from so many disciplines...