Explorer Spotlight: Aerial Acrobatics Under San Clemente Pier

the scene San Juan Capistrano resident and Saddleback College student Alex Russell practices an aerial pose during the golden hour at San Clemente Pier.

“I have been practicing yoga for about five years now, and have been teaching for one. Yoga is my absolute passion and I strive to guide and encourage others to practice yoga because it is incredibly life-changing. Ultimately, I would love to own my own studio one day.”

getting there The pier is located off Avenida Victoria just north of T-Street Beach.

“Some of my favorite places to go to in Orange County would definitely be the beaches. Laguna Beach is my absolute favorite, and its beaches are beyond beautiful. The water is great for diving, and overall I think it is a destination spot for visiting California in general. My favorite beach in Laguna is West Beach. Laguna also has beautiful hiking trails that I love to go to. Dana Point, of course, I admire as well, because I grew up there for the last 10 years. I enjoy San Juan Capistrano for its rich history. The Mission is super neat and you can feel the energy and all the history on Los Rios Street.”

get the shoT Bring a lyra (aerial hoop) to suspend from the pier.

photo by Vdon Farias

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