I am originally from St Marys, and went to Bowling Green State University for my degree in Exercise Science. As a former cheerleader, gymnast, and diver with a knee injury, I found a passion for the aerial arts as it improves strength and flexibility, and is acrobatic without impact on the knees. I then found aerial yoga, which was a calmer and more meditative form of aerial acrobatics. I got my Aerial Certification in November of 2017 and am very excited to share this unique form of yoga!
I have taught group fitness classes, performed health and fitness evaluations, trained high school athletes, and spent time as a health educator. My goal in life is to help individuals live healthier and happier, through exercise, a healthy lifestyle, and having fun.
1. Please arrive 10 to 15 minutes early in order to address silks and get set up.
2. Avoid lotions or strong perfumes
3. Avoid practicing on a full stomach.Wear form-fitting clothes with no zippers or jewelry (baggy clothing can get twisted in the fabric)
4. It is advised to wear clothing that covers the armpits and the back of the knees.
Aerial yoga uses a silk hammock suspended from the ceiling to create weightless variations of mat yoga poses. The silk hammock allows for easier back bends, assisted handstands, and inverted poses!
Contrary to the myths, you don’t have to have amazing upper body strength to participate!
There is a classes for everyone!
Weekly Aerial Classes
Thursdays at 6:00 pm
Gentle Low Flow Aerial Yoga
Enjoy this more gentle aerial yoga flow with a low-set hammock, removing the fear factor for many. This is a great sequence for beginners or those who want to complement their aerial practice with a softer flow.
Plus an added guided meditation at the end.
Sundays a month at 10:00 am
(Please check Online Schedule)
Beginners Aerial Yoga
In this introduction to Aerial Yoga we will begin to familiarize students with using the yoga hammock, gain confidence on how to get into poses safely and build the trust needed to create roots for an aerial yoga practice.
*No prior Aerial experience necessary-this class is designed for all levels of fitness and flexibility-Ages 16 years and up.
This class with begins with centering, warm-up, posture focus, core and upper body work, inversions and Savasana—all with the assistance of your swing. Bring an open mind, open heart and believe in your ability to fly!
Check out Aerial Etiquette before attending!
Tween & Teens Aerial Yoga
Sunday June 30th 2:00 pm
Designed especially for ages 11-15, this class will cover the basics of aerial yoga and include some fun inversions and transitions.
$10 Drop in
Low Float & Nidra Yoga
7 pm - 8:30 pm
Will combine elements of Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and Aerial Yoga for a unique relaxing experience, followed by a deep yogic sleep for complete relaxation.
*Reminder: Space is limited; advanced sign up required.
Sign up now to save a spot for you and a friend
we also have Aerial Yoga Parties
**Private sessions are also available, by appointment only
*Stay tuned for more classes to come, make suggestions for your preferred day and time and we will try to accommodate.
** Most people can engage in aerial yoga with few to no problems. However, if any of the following apply to you, you should consider a different form of exercise or, at the very least, consult with your doctor and yoga instructor before trying an aerial class: Pregnancy, Eye diseases, Recent eye surgery, Vertigo, Cardiovascular diseases, Bone disorders, High/Low blood pressure, Prosthetic hips, Colds/Flu/Any condition that blocks the nasal passages. If you have any additional questions if Aerial Yoga is right for you please don't hesitate to contact us!
THE BENEFITS OF AERIAL YOGA
Decompress tight joints.
Increased muscular strength & flexibility.
Relieving pressure while aligning the vertebrae.
Increased kinesthetic awareness.
Fine-tuning balance & increased proprioception.
Perform advanced yoga & postural inversions without neck or back compression.
Hold challenging yoga postures longer and in correct alignment
Stretch further with less strain.
Muscular tension release through self-massage techniques.
Adds an entirely new dimension to your Yoga practice.
Create better body awareness while increasing overall agility.
Self-esteem enhancement through conquering fears.
Refreshes the lymphatic, digestive & circulatory systems.
Releases “happy hormones” i.e. serotonin, endorphins, oxytocin, dopamine.
If you have any additional questions if Aerial Yoga is right for you please don't hesitate to contact us!