Off the mat and into the air!
June 2014 - November 2014
Dress Code: Please remove all jewelry and wear a tee-shirt
AERIAL YOGA will take your yoga practice off the mat and into the air!
Suspending your body elongates your spine and frees-up physical compression
for healthier joint mobilization. This new art form will also develop tremendous
upper body and core strength. For students yearning for something different to
explore, this class is the perfect solution. Aerial Yoga differs from Aerial Dance in
that it remains closer to the ground and supports all your yoga postures on suspended fabric. Aerial Yoga combines traditional Yoga with the physical training of an Aerialist. Uniquely developed for beginners thru all levels of experience.
AERIAL YOGA CLASSES
Mondays at 9:30am - 10:45am
Saturdays at 1pm - 2:15pm
AERIAL PRACTICE CLASS
(for experienced aerialists only)
Sundays at 2:30pm
The Practice Class is only $10 to drop-in,
but you can also prepay for as many drop-ins as you'd like
and get an EXPRESS CARD (no expiration).
The Practice Class is where you work on your skills
(children under 18 need parental supervision).
The first Aerial Yoga class is HALF-OFF ($13) for locals.
If you purchase an Aerial Yoga Pass Card the day of your first class
you are eligable for the FREE class on your new card.
Click picture to print the coupon for your half-off discount,
or show it to us on your smart phone.
Your AERIAL YOGA PASS CARD is good for
6 classes @ $120 and is good for 3 months from date of purchase.
The FREQUENT FLYER AERIAL YOGA PASS CARD
is earned if you renew your current card before it is full:
we give you a FREE bonus class on your new card!
If you already carry a Triangle Yoga pass card you can
use that card for these classes and two classes will be signed off
on your card for every Aerial Yoga class you take.
All Aerial Yoga classes are limited to 8 students,
Call us to purchase your pass card
or secure a spot prepay for a drop-in ($25)
by calling (919-933-9642), or
Check out an Aerial Yoga Class in action:
6 Reasons Why You Should Try Aerial Yoga
1. Increased pose access and improved balance.
The hammock unloads some or all of your weight, qualifying it as an inclusive prop for any ability; and it increases pose access when full weight bearing on certain joints is contraindicated or uncomfortable. The hammock is also used as a support prop in a balance pose and in navigating a safe approach to gradually building strength and balance.
2. Improved alignment and pain relief.
You can practice and traditional yoga poses in the hammock, such as downward dog, with a lift that allows postural refinement. When inverted, the combination of the hammock and gravity can allow therapeutic respite from spinal compression and a chance at relief to those experiencing back pain. While being inverted isn’t medically appropriate for everyone, I’ve found that some modified or gentle use of the hammock as the prop generally is, no matter the ability level.
3. Encourages body awareness, focus and a meditative practice.
The mobility of the hammock and change in spatial orientation of poses encourages individuals to focus on the present moment. When taking a pose in an aerial yoga hammock, one might find it difficult to allow the mind to wander as the aerial version of the pose raises the requisite of focus, balance, coordination and recalibration of the body positioning.
4. Increases adventure and playfulness.
In his book, PLAY, clinical researcher Stuart Brown, MD demonstrates that play is integral to our health and wellness. Brown says, “The beneficial effects of getting just a little true play can spread through our lives, actually making us more productive and happier in everything we do.” The aerial hammock added to a yoga practice can create a sense of adventure, cultivate self-trust and add playfulness to life for better mind and body health and life quality.
5. Inspires positive life changes.
There are students who struggle with the perceived vulnerability of letting go and placing full trust into the hammock. But such effort is the work of life. Opening to the experience in yoga class can teach the ability to access an even keel and steady breath if life itself turns you on your head. Brene Brown, Ph.D., says her research indicates that “vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.” I wholeheartedly agree. Allowing vulnerability into your yoga practice as a learning platform can inspire your life in the best of ways.
6. Calms the nervous system and offers support.
The hammock can have such a profound calming effect on the nervous system I’ve joked about installing them in my kids’ room in lieu of beds. The suspension offers the option to gently rock while the fabric provides soothing compression to the skin, which stimulates circulation and encourages the relaxation response of the parasympathetic nervous system.
Lying within the welcoming fold of the hammock, one is able to rest in full awareness on the sensory delight of the experience. You are literally lifted upward, held close, and fully accepted amidst free space for flight. I truly believe the world would be changed for the better if each and every one of us had the opportunity to feel such a positive and playful experience, even if only for the length of an aerial yoga class.