Tiffany Rivera

Flexibility Coach

Hello Friends! I am a Seattle based Active Flexibility, Contortion, and Pole instructor. 

I have been Pole Dancing since April 2016 and started doing Mongolian Contortion shortly after. My prior dance and cheer background coupled with my insatiable appetite for knowledge has allowed me to become the instructor I am today. My approach to Flexibility is influenced by the most current research published by Sports Medicine Doctors and Physical Therapists to ensure sustainable gains with minimal risks. You won't find passive stretching in my classes but you will find greater range of motion, flexibility, and command of your limbs when gravity isn't working in your favor. 

I have been an instructor since 2017 and am excited to get to explore instructing from an online platform alongside my in person classes! 

You can book all classes through my website, www.circus.mom
Please send a Venmo payment to @tiffany-rivera-11 for bookings that don’t take payment through the website.
You will receive a refund for class credit if you submit your cancellation up to 12 hours before the class you were signed up for is scheduled to begin.

Cancelling Multiple Bookings
You may cancel and request credit for up to 4 classes per month. If you cancel more than 4 classes, you will only receive class credits for the first 4 cancellations. 

Cancelling Packages
Class packages are available at a discounted rate (see below). If you haven’t used any classes in a package, you will receive a full refund for the purchased package if you cancel it within 24 hours. 

Selling your Credits
You may not sell your booking credits to other students.
Step 1: Free up your spot in the class or private lesson.In order to cancel your spot, find the booking confirmation email that was sent to you after you booked. Scroll down and click “Cancel” under the section Date & Time. Fill out the box that pops up with your reason and then click “Cancel my booking.” 

Step 2: Request credit for your cancellation.If you’ve cancelled before the 12 hour window (see cancellation policy above), submit a request for class credit by going to www.circus.mom and clicking the globe icon under my profile photo. Click “Class Credit Request Form” and fill out the required fields. Credit refunds take 24-48 hours to process. You will receive an email confirming that your credit has been refunded when this process is complete. (Pro tip: click that hyperlink!)

Note: you can re-book any class with your refunded class credit UNLESS the class you initially paid for was pole conditioning. Pole conditioning cancellation credits can be used to re-book pole conditioning only.
Do not give away your spot without using the cancellation process outlined above. Swapping spots outside the system and sharing class links directly with a friend or classmate makes it difficult for me to prepare a high quality class experience for you and causes costly administrative inefficiencies. It’s ok to message your classmates to let them know you intend to cancel a class. However, you must still then process your cancellation properly as outlined above. You may not sell your class credits privately to other students.
Don’t do this! Be careful to keep track of your own bookings. If you accidentally double book and submit your refund request before the 12 h cancellation window, the credit will be added back to your account. Any double bookings that are cancelled within the 12 h cancellation window will not be refunded credit.
Class packages are available as follows: 
5 classes for $115
10 classes for $220

Purchase class packages by sending a Venmo payment to @tiffany-rivera-11 for the full amount. I will send you a code that you can use to book.

**Packages are not available for private lessons as my rate is already discounted for online sessions. (In-person private lessons were originally $75, pre-covid.)
Please do not arrive late out of respect for your classmates and their learning experience. However, if you must arrive late, you may join up to 15 minutes into class. After 15 minutes past the start time, the class will be locked and you will not be permitted to join.

For private lessons, our time together will not be extended if you show up late. However, arriving up to 15 minutes late is allowed unless you’ve previously arranged a late start time with me. If you arrive to a private lesson more than 15 minutes late with no prior arrangement, the session will be cancelled and you will not receive a refund.
I have compiled a list of items that we use in class at shor.by/flexmom. These items are not necessary, but I encourage you to purchase them if you plan to invest in flexibility training.
Before a private lesson or pole class, I recommend that you set aside 15 minutes to do a proper warm up. This will allow us to fully use class time for learning and practicing new skills.

Warm-up suggestions for flexibility private lessons: 
  • 2-5 minutes of cardio: jumping, cross-jacks, high knees, skipping, butt kicks, etc.
  • 2-5 minutes of light conditioning: lunges, squats, leg lifts, etc.
  • 2-5 minutes of hip openers: lunges that focus on PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation), i.e. engage 10 secs, relax 10 secs, lizards, half split stretch.
Warm-up suggestions for pole classes and privates:
  • 2-3 minutes of cardio: cross-jacks, high knees, skipping, butt kicks, etc.
  • 2-3 minutes of light conditioning: inchworms, push-ups, lunges, squats, etc.
  • 2-3 shoulder-specific band work drills (pre-hab/re-hab exercises)
The online class environment is new to many of us and there are a few things to keep in mind to make sure everyone has a positive experience.
  • Talking during class: light chit-chat is okay, but please be mindful that one person talking will mute all the other mics! When the mics are muted, I can’t give cues - so try to be sensitive to the class flow when you talk.
  • It’s ALWAYS ok to ask questions. Questions are a way for us to make sure you fully understand an exercise. Some examples: “Where (in the body) should I be feeling this?” “What is the purpose of this drill?” “Should I be feeling pain with this movement?” “Can you repeat where to place your hands in this exercise?”
  • Mute your mic if you’re playing music or have lots of background noise. Sounds coming through your computer can sound amplified, distorted, and disruptive to the rest of us.
  • Try to follow and keep up with the flow of class to the best of your ability. I can’t coach you properly if you diverge to do your own thing!
PNF stands for Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation. It’s currently proven to be the most effective stretching technique for improving active and passive range of motion. In class, you'll see us use it in splits, froggies, shoulder drills and more when we:
  • contract and relax a muscle (CR)
  • contract the antagonist muscle in order to relax and stretch the target muscle (AR
  • and then do a combo of both (CRAC)
PNF is NOT a means of tiring out the muscle so that it gives up. We want our muscles to be active in order to support us - but not so active that they hinder our movement. PNF is currently the safest way to find this balance. Want to talk more about it? Let's nerd out, message me! 
Yes! I’m on Instagram at tiff_the_conqueror. Instagram is a great way to be inspired by your classmates and share your own progress. I love to see your progress pics - feel free to tag me! 
Go to www.circus.mom and click “Contact Me.” I’ll get back to you via email.

Tiffany Rivera

Flexibility Coach

About Me

Hello Friends! I am a Seattle based Active Flexibility, Contortion, and Pole instructor. 

I have been Pole Dancing since April 2016 and started doing Mongolian Contortion shortly after. My prior dance and cheer background coupled with my insatiable appetite for knowledge has allowed me to become the instructor I am today. My approach to Flexibility is influenced by the most current research published by Sports Medicine Doctors and Physical Therapists to ensure sustainable gains with minimal risks. You won't find passive stretching in my classes but you will find greater range of motion, flexibility, and command of your limbs when gravity isn't working in your favor. 

I have been an instructor since 2017 and am excited to get to explore instructing from an online platform alongside my in person classes! 

Service Offering

FAQ

You can book all classes through my website, www.circus.mom
Please send a Venmo payment to @tiffany-rivera-11 for bookings that don’t take payment through the website.
You will receive a refund for class credit if you submit your cancellation up to 12 hours before the class you were signed up for is scheduled to begin.

Cancelling Multiple Bookings
You may cancel and request credit for up to 4 classes per month. If you cancel more than 4 classes, you will only receive class credits for the first 4 cancellations. 

Cancelling Packages
Class packages are available at a discounted rate (see below). If you haven’t used any classes in a package, you will receive a full refund for the purchased package if you cancel it within 24 hours. 

Selling your Credits
You may not sell your booking credits to other students.
Step 1: Free up your spot in the class or private lesson.In order to cancel your spot, find the booking confirmation email that was sent to you after you booked. Scroll down and click “Cancel” under the section Date & Time. Fill out the box that pops up with your reason and then click “Cancel my booking.” 

Step 2: Request credit for your cancellation.If you’ve cancelled before the 12 hour window (see cancellation policy above), submit a request for class credit by going to www.circus.mom and clicking the globe icon under my profile photo. Click “Class Credit Request Form” and fill out the required fields. Credit refunds take 24-48 hours to process. You will receive an email confirming that your credit has been refunded when this process is complete. (Pro tip: click that hyperlink!)

Note: you can re-book any class with your refunded class credit UNLESS the class you initially paid for was pole conditioning. Pole conditioning cancellation credits can be used to re-book pole conditioning only.
Do not give away your spot without using the cancellation process outlined above. Swapping spots outside the system and sharing class links directly with a friend or classmate makes it difficult for me to prepare a high quality class experience for you and causes costly administrative inefficiencies. It’s ok to message your classmates to let them know you intend to cancel a class. However, you must still then process your cancellation properly as outlined above. You may not sell your class credits privately to other students.
Don’t do this! Be careful to keep track of your own bookings. If you accidentally double book and submit your refund request before the 12 h cancellation window, the credit will be added back to your account. Any double bookings that are cancelled within the 12 h cancellation window will not be refunded credit.
Class packages are available as follows: 
5 classes for $115
10 classes for $220

Purchase class packages by sending a Venmo payment to @tiffany-rivera-11 for the full amount. I will send you a code that you can use to book.

**Packages are not available for private lessons as my rate is already discounted for online sessions. (In-person private lessons were originally $75, pre-covid.)
Please do not arrive late out of respect for your classmates and their learning experience. However, if you must arrive late, you may join up to 15 minutes into class. After 15 minutes past the start time, the class will be locked and you will not be permitted to join.

For private lessons, our time together will not be extended if you show up late. However, arriving up to 15 minutes late is allowed unless you’ve previously arranged a late start time with me. If you arrive to a private lesson more than 15 minutes late with no prior arrangement, the session will be cancelled and you will not receive a refund.
I have compiled a list of items that we use in class at shor.by/flexmom. These items are not necessary, but I encourage you to purchase them if you plan to invest in flexibility training.
Before a private lesson or pole class, I recommend that you set aside 15 minutes to do a proper warm up. This will allow us to fully use class time for learning and practicing new skills.

Warm-up suggestions for flexibility private lessons: 
  • 2-5 minutes of cardio: jumping, cross-jacks, high knees, skipping, butt kicks, etc.
  • 2-5 minutes of light conditioning: lunges, squats, leg lifts, etc.
  • 2-5 minutes of hip openers: lunges that focus on PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation), i.e. engage 10 secs, relax 10 secs, lizards, half split stretch.
Warm-up suggestions for pole classes and privates:
  • 2-3 minutes of cardio: cross-jacks, high knees, skipping, butt kicks, etc.
  • 2-3 minutes of light conditioning: inchworms, push-ups, lunges, squats, etc.
  • 2-3 shoulder-specific band work drills (pre-hab/re-hab exercises)
The online class environment is new to many of us and there are a few things to keep in mind to make sure everyone has a positive experience.
  • Talking during class: light chit-chat is okay, but please be mindful that one person talking will mute all the other mics! When the mics are muted, I can’t give cues - so try to be sensitive to the class flow when you talk.
  • It’s ALWAYS ok to ask questions. Questions are a way for us to make sure you fully understand an exercise. Some examples: “Where (in the body) should I be feeling this?” “What is the purpose of this drill?” “Should I be feeling pain with this movement?” “Can you repeat where to place your hands in this exercise?”
  • Mute your mic if you’re playing music or have lots of background noise. Sounds coming through your computer can sound amplified, distorted, and disruptive to the rest of us.
  • Try to follow and keep up with the flow of class to the best of your ability. I can’t coach you properly if you diverge to do your own thing!
PNF stands for Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation. It’s currently proven to be the most effective stretching technique for improving active and passive range of motion. In class, you'll see us use it in splits, froggies, shoulder drills and more when we:
  • contract and relax a muscle (CR)
  • contract the antagonist muscle in order to relax and stretch the target muscle (AR
  • and then do a combo of both (CRAC)
PNF is NOT a means of tiring out the muscle so that it gives up. We want our muscles to be active in order to support us - but not so active that they hinder our movement. PNF is currently the safest way to find this balance. Want to talk more about it? Let's nerd out, message me! 
Yes! I’m on Instagram at tiff_the_conqueror. Instagram is a great way to be inspired by your classmates and share your own progress. I love to see your progress pics - feel free to tag me! 
Go to www.circus.mom and click “Contact Me.” I’ll get back to you via email.