Today we’d like to introduce you to Aerial Bambi.
So, before we jump into specific questions about what you do, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Six years ago, I saw a photo of a girl on a Lyra and decided I wanted to be that girl. I had never been athletic or done any sports but I had a passion for dance and a determination to become that girl in the photo. I started by taking a few Lyra classes and shortly after my aerial addiction began and I wanted to learn it all. I started with Lyra and went on to pole dancing, aerial silks, lollipop Lyra and dabbled in a little bit of trapeze and aerial cube along the way. Once I got into that, it wasn’t long until I started getting into flow arts. I started with Hula hoops and worked my way to levitation wand, silk fans, flow rings, isis wings, juggling balls and more. I started acrobatic and flexibility training and basically I wanted to become my own circus troupe.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Shortly after I got into Lyra, I moved to another state to start a new adventure and chapter in my life. It all seemed so bright and promising at the time but unfortunately, during that time, I lost someone very important to me by suicide. I had never lost anyone close to me before, and certainly never thought it would happen with someone I spent every day with and thought would be apart of my future. My family helped me move back home but I was lost, alone and afraid. I fell into a depression and didn’t know what I was going to do with my life or how to start over. I depended on this person so much and had no idea where to begin. My dog Jaxon was my best friend and biggest comfort during this time. It wasn’t until I realized that I too could be my best friend that my life started falling back into place. I started hanging out with myself and learning myself. I realized I needed to focus my energy on something I loved. This is when I bought my first Lyra. It had been almost a year since I had practiced on any apparatus and I was WEAK! I could barely get up and I was so mad at myself for allowing myself to fall so far behind. Eventually, I changed my mindset to realize that I wasn’t behind but just beginning. I became determined to get my strength back and dove into my practice. I soon started buying an array of equipment so I could do it all. I use my art form as an outlet for my emotions. When I dance, I May laugh, May cry, or may even scream… but I’ve never felt as honest and vulnerable as I do when I express myself through dance, and I’m grateful for it every day.
My advice to young women no matter what their journey is to learn themselves. Spend time with themselves. Learn about who they are. What are their interests, dislikes, passions? Learn to become your own best friend, because once that happens you have the love and support of the most important person and you will reach any goal you dream of.
Remember that everything happens for a reason. You may have your heart set on one dream or venture, but if it doesn’t work out, it’s because it wasn’t meant to be and there is something greater waiting for you that you just can’t see yet. What may seem like “failure” or “the end”, only seems that way at the moment. You’ll never know what’s possible if you give up, so don’t. It’s just the beginning.
What do you do, what do you specialize in, what are you known for, etc. What are you most proud of? What sets you apart from others?
I manage a Stretch Studio in Vintage. We offer one on one sessions with a licensed massage therapist and during a session they focus on myofascial release and different assisted stretching techniques. There are many benefits to this and we see clients with all different needs. It can help with pain and tension as well as improve flexibility, mobility, posture, balance, strength and so much more. I love what I do because I see people walk out of our studio happier and healthier every day. We change lives every day and it’s wonderful to be apart of.
Are there any apps, books, podcasts or other resources that you’ve benefited from using?
My favorite app is DesignHome, I love decorating and it’s such a calm, fun way to pass the time!
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: Aerialbambi
- Facebook: Amber Isaac