Sage Movement Arts offers instruction in aerial arts, pole, yoga, pilates, strength training, flexibility & mobility, and creative movement. Founder, Constance (CircusEcho) Palmer, has nearly 15 years of teaching experience in these disciplines and holds certifications in aerial, yoga, and pilates. She is a lifelong mover with a background in dance and movement analysis as well as a bachelors degree from Oglethorpe University in Biology, with a focus in Anatomy and Physiology in the pre-medical program.
"Constance/Echo is an amazing aerial instructor and performer. She's extremely knowledgeable and has the language to effectively communicate her knowledge through thorough explanations that include theory and body mechanics. I'm extremely picky about who I'll train under to ensure proper technique and injury prevention, but I love taking Constance's aerial series when she's in town!"
"I have been so impressed with the experience of working for and training with Constance. Her professionalism and commitment to safety create a wonderful learning environment, and elevate the entire aerial community. Her attention to detail and ability to articulately explain complex body movements has helped me achieve my training goals, especially in all things momentum! Thanks for being a joy to work with, Constance!"
"Echo's aerial workshops are great. She is insightful and fun and has a talent for demonstrating and explaining skills on fabrics that make sense. She's also very organized, and posts everything online so that students can access the info post workshop so that they don't forget everything they've learned!"
"Absolutely love working with Constance. She is knowledgeable and gives great instruction to all levels. We love having her train at our space and when we are able we travel to “The Space” to work with her."
Aerial Dance PC, FL
"AGORA ARTS LOVES ECHO!! Not only is she incredibly talented, vastly knowledgable, and a thorough instructor, she's also is very attentive to your studio's skill levels for workshops and individual student's goals in private lessons. She is highly supportive of all participants in the workshops and aims to help each person get the most out of their time in the lesson. She breaks down skills beautifully and helps connects the dots where you might be feeling you were missing something before. If you have the chance to host Constance, do it! We can't wait to have her back for another visit!"
Agora Arts, MI
"Constance is a wonderful coach! Her dedication to her craft and desire to create beautiful movements is truly remarkable. Working with her on hammock allowed me to unlock new pathways that I hadn't ventured before. Top it all off with the fact that she's a wonderful human makes working with her even better!"
"I have been taking pole lessons from Echo for several months. She is great at explaining and troubleshooting tricks, always encouraging and accommodating, and more than happy to work with me to reach my individual performance goals. This lady is the bestest coach and choreographer a circus artist could ask for!"
"If you have the opportunity to bring Constance Echo out to teach in your facility, I highly recommend you jump on that opportunity as quickly as possible! She is an articulate and safe instructor, who brings an enthusiasm for teaching, and engages her students in learning in a progressive manner. Her teaching style and fabulous communication skills opened the doors to our students to progress quickly and safely, and to access skills they had been struggling with prior to her workshop. Everyone who attended had a great time, and walked away feeling inspired and successful. She is so much fun to bring into your studio!!! I personally have been training in the aerial arts for around 13 years, and many of the concepts and ideas she brought to the workshop gave me new insight into old skills, and fresh ideas and inspiration to work on things I had pushed to the side. Constance brings something for everyone!!! If you can get into one of her workshops, or bring her to your studio, don't delay, and please feel free to message me for more information and recommendations. I am happy to provide more. She is a joy as an instructor!"
The Aerial Lab, CA
"I have been training at the Space with Echo (Constance) since The Space opened. The Studio is large with lots of rigging points and they try to accommodate if you have specific needs with equipment. Echo is a fantastic teacher and leader. She is detail oriented and approachable. The community that she has created in the Atlanta aerial scene is open and friendly. Echo continues to further her own training and brings her wealth of knowledge to her students. She understands the body and is fantastic about training safely and worked with me when I was coming back from an injury. If I could rate her a million stars instead of just 5 I would. She is a treasure"
"Incredible instructor! Connie’s attention to detail in technique/progressions sets students up for long-term success. She is clear, articulate, and dedicated to giving students the highest quality instruction."
"Previously I have had difficulty finding a good coach for aerial arts. I am a Philosophy professor, which means that it is my very nature to over analyze everything and to require excruciating detail for understanding. Consequently, I have a much higher need for super technical instruction that breaks movement down into its analyzable parts. Constance has been the only trainer I've worked with consistently who has both the knowledge and the patience to communicate with me at every frame of a movement or transition to ensure I fully understand how it works, what it does, where it will go, what it is limited by, or what it limits. There are a lot of us technical brained nerds out there and if you desire a very thorough and theoretical understanding to and of your training whilst also having a good giggle, Constance is your Queen."
"I have brought Echo to teach several workshops at my school in Gainesville, Florida, and am always impressed with the level of professionalism and innovation she brings to the classroom. I love learning with Echo!"
Gainesville Circus Center, FL
"Don't hesitate. Book your time with Constance now!!!! She's awesome. Constance came out to my studio (AerialWorks) to help collaborate on the Aerial Rope Manual. Her teaching expertise was a bright beacon of light illuminating on the project!!! While she was here collaborating on the project, she also taught workshops which was another way that I got to see her love for teaching. She is fabulous, and the years of honing her skills are evident with the professionalism and ease she brings to the job."