Have you ever wanted to fly? Learn to fly with Aerial Yoga a hybrid practice with the elements of Yoga and the elements of flying as you are suspended in the air with the use of an aerial silk fabric. It utilizes dance, strength training, acrobatics with pranayama or breath work, mindfulness, and meditation. The hammock acts as a support for the body during various poses that would normally be done on the floor. During an aerial yoga session, practitioners move through sequences of poses while using the hammock for balance and assistance in stretching and strengthening. It allows for inversions and other moves not possible with regular yoga while introducing aerial skills and tricks.
Was it BKS Iyengar and his invention of the rope yoga wall or the French Circus schools from the 1950’s? Both contributed to elements as it gained popularity in Europe in the early 21st century. Performers created shows combining acrobatics and gymnastics with elements of traditional circus performance. Eventually, these performances made their way into gyms and yoga studios around the world, where they were adapted into a more accessible form known as aerial yoga!
Most practitioners describe aerial yoga as liberating and energizing. In addition to being physically challenging, aerial yoga offers deeper stretches due to gravity aiding your body weight during poses. This can also help improve alignment since you have an external point of reference for your body movements instead of relying on your own internal awareness (as you do in regular ground-based yoga). Many people also find that practicing inversions or backbends upside down helps reduce feelings of anxiety or depression since it encourages blood flow throughout the body. As you learn more advanced skills in aerial yoga you will experience the sensation of flying while tethered to the fabric.
Anyone can do aerial yoga! Whether you’re a beginner or advanced yogi looking for something new and challenging; an athlete looking for improved flexibility; someone seeking stress relief; or just wanting to have some fun — aerial classes are suitable for all levels! No prior experience is necessary — just an open mind and willingness to try something new! You will learn something new with every class and remember practice and all is coming.
Aerial yogis must make sure they are taking classes with certified instructors who know how to safely use the hammock equipment. Sunshine offers group classes, private sessions, or even private parties that cater to beginners as well as advanced practitioners so anyone can benefit from this exercise regardless of their level of experience.
Sunshine School of Yoga offers an in-person training this summer and right now you can take our Virtual Training option from the comfort of your own home. All you need it a safely rigged aerial hammock.
Aerial yoga offers numerous benefits for both physical health and mental well-being making it a great choice for individuals looking for a fun way to move your body. Aerial yoga is a great way to improve flexibility and strength but also increase focus and reduce stress levels while having a great time.
It’s February bring a Friend for FREE! We love when you share your practice with Friends and Family. Bring them with you to the studio. Have them book their class via the website or Sunshine Yoga Shack app and use the Coupon Code FRIEND at check out.
Don’t just watch the parade be a part of it! The Pickle Parade is on March 18th at noon in Historic Downtown Mansfield. Sign up to walk with us down Main Street.
Our Aerial Yoga Teacher Training is available today all you need is access to a safe aerial rig and wifi.
Join Lynn for this 25 Hour Teacher Training to certify you to teach Aerial Yoga. This is a stand-alone certification for aerial yoga and is open to anyone willing to learn. You must have a passion for Aerial Yoga. We will learn yoga basics and fundamentals and apply them to an aerial practice. You will earn 25 CEC’s for Yoga Alliance.
Join us for our next session in person this coming August or decide to start today with our Virtual 200 Hour Teacher Training. Our new 300 Hour training program will begin in person in August as well.
Come and fly with us this week, online or in person. Book your class today.
Love and Light!