Pop-up offers workshops, series and private lessons 

for all ages and abilities.

We’re based in the Seattle area but are available to travel to you. 

Our offerings include: 

  • General Circus Skills
  • Handstands (all levels, beginner, intermediate, press, hollow-back)
  • Aerial Arts (Hoop, silks, rope, beginning straps, general)
  • Acrobatics (classic tumbling, creative acrobatics)
  • Partner & Group Acrobatics
  • Juggling
  • Functional Strength and Sports/Occupation Specific Fitness
  • Mobility & Active Flexibility
  • Physical Rehab and Prehab
  • Team Building and Communication Through Group Games and Circus Arts

Interview with Josh Thorn, owner and instructor at CrossFit Vashon

Shawn and Sadie have been working with both of my children for years. Having worked with many coaches, I can hands down say that Sadie and Shawn are some of the best my we have worked with. Their commitment to the craft mingles with their playful and loving personalities to generate an environment that inspires both of my kids and I every week.
Nekole S.

Some of Pop-up Movement’s past projects:

At Salt Creek Correctional Center 2019: Solo AcrobaticsOutdoor workshops in Homer, AK: Solo acrobatics and aerial arts

At Mclaughlin Youth Detention Center 2019: Solo Acrobatics

At The Sheldon Arts Hanger in Talkeetna, AK 2019: All ages and levels solo, partner acro and aerial

At Crossfit Loft 2019: All Levels Handstands 

At Crossfit Loft 2019: Intermediate Handstands

At CrossFit Vashon 2019: A 3-Class Series on Mobility

At CrossFit Vashon 2019: Movement as Art: Mastering Handstands 90 minute workshop and 4-week miniseries

For The New Old Time Chautauqua 2019: 60 minute All Levels Solo Acro for all ages

At The Circus Campout 2018: Aerial hoop, intermediate general aerial, and prehab + rehab for movement artists

Fusion Inclusion Campout 2018: All levels Handstand Workshop.

All levels outdoor solo and partner acro workshop on Salt Spring Island 2018.

NVC Family Camp Staff and Workshop Leaders – 2016 2017 and 2018Worked primarily with teens offering circus movement-based workshops and mediating conflict

Co-organized and led The River of Expression, a camp-wide performance every year

Fabric, Hoop workshops at Apex Aerial Arts 2017: Creative Climbs and Footlocks, Aerial Hoop: Putting a spin on the Basics, Beats and Smal Drops

Pain and Injury clinic at Madrona MindBody 2015

Handstand workshop in Port Townsend 2014-15

Handstands, Mobility and Somatic miniseries at Prosper Bodywork 2014