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Shaly Borgen

Martinez, CA, United States

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Overview

  • 14 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning German
  • 25, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Aerialist
  • California Institute of Integral Stu...
  • From Bay Area, CA
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Expanding consciousness and epic adventures

ABOUT ME

I'm an ethical slut with too many passions to stay still. I fall in love easily and live my life through the whole spectrum of emotions available to me. I think the monetary system is destroying our humanity, and I try not to take anything for granted. I teach aerial classes for a living and I'm pretty sure it's the greatest job in the world. I love challenging my body and the finding that feeling of weightlessness in the air.

PHILOSOPHY

I can create my own reality.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I love meeting people. I love going on adventures. I've been living in the bay area for most of my life, so I'd love to show you all the amazing spots that tourism usually won't take you.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Couchsurfed throughout my European adventure. Saw and heard some incredible things. Met some incredibly kind people. Good times. Took an incredible road trip across the United States. So far, so good. :)

Interests

rolling down hills
riding bikes
circus
dancing
connections
anarchy
polyamory
the astral plane
camping

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: The Yes Men Fix the World, Little Miss Sunshine, Star Wars, Zoolander, Casablanca, The Labyrinth, 10 Things I Hate About You, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Music: The Moldy Peaches, Kimya Dawson, Sublime, Raina Rose, Operation Ivy, Shakey Bones, The Beatles, John Mayer, Modest Mouse, Arcade Fire, Pink Floyd

Books: Off the Map, The Stranger, Siddhartha, Breakfast of Champions, Slaughterhouse Five, Lolita, Days of War Nights of Love, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Catch-22, The Ethical Slut, Ishmael

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I had the opportunity to go to southern India and learn some of their traditional art forms. It changed my life. The last day we spent there a few of us went to the local temple for what was, essentially, a sunday morning Carnatic music jam. We sat on big blankets on the floor of the temple with a group of about 10 locals and tried to keep up with them on the songs we had learned throughout the summer. They were incredibly supportive as we butchered their beautiful music. They were so joyful and excited to share that morning with us. I left with the biggest smile on my face and it was the best way I could have imagined to end such an incredible journey.

Teach, Learn, Share

I studied theatre for a long time, so I have a lot to say about that. I'm particularly interested in political theatre and the ways in which theatre is different from other forms of entertainment and how we can use the things that are specific to theatre to get people thinking.

I have played the violin for 16 years and can read music.

I teach and perform aerial silks. I know a lot about body awareness, a little bit about acrobatics, and I can teach you how to fly :) Always looking to connect with other circus folk and find spaces to train while I'm traveling.

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Mexico, Netherlands, United States

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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