Mentorship: 1 Hour with Carissa Kniss
Co-Founder of Twisted Bodies in Denton, Texas; Carissa brings a wealth of knowledge on a variety of movement modalities to the world of aerial arts. She holds a BA in Dance (Minor in Kinesiology) from Texas Woman's University, and has developed curriculum as a certified K-12 teacher, coach, STOTT Pilates Instructor, RYT-200, and aerial instructor. Carissa established one of the leading RYS-200 Schools in the North Texas area with her business partner Khristen Pahler in 2013, and recently became a leading Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider. After translating various movement and conditioning techniques to the Aerial Sling, Carissa collaborated with Julianna Hane and Khristen to create an Aerial Pilates Training Manual. Carissa has a passion for helping "non-movers" understand the body on a deeper level and train their bodies intelligently.
- Curriculum development
- Business management
- Anatomy, kinesiology, and Pilates for aerialists
- Apparatus focus: aerial yoga, aerial fabric, pole, and how to work the floor