Traditional yoga may be all about staying grounded. But with Zenergy’s new aerial yoga class, you’re suspended in the air like an acrobat in the Cirque du Soleil. While not intended to replace floor yoga, it’s a fun way to enhance and deepen your practice. Zenergy Yoga Instructors Dana Henry and Brenda Powell trained with a certified aerial yoga teacher to learn the ropes. We caught up with Dana to find out more:
What exactly IS aerial yoga?
Aerial yoga combines traditional yoga with postures suspended in soft, fabric hammocks. The movements are floating gyrokinetic motions that deeply open the entire spine, hips, and connective tissues of the body.
How does it compare to traditional yoga?
It’s very different! No mats are needed and most poses are suspended versus being grounded by the floor or a wall.
What are the benefits?
The main benefit is that you can go deeper into full body inversions without any pressure on your cervical spine. It’s also very playful and fun, bringing out the inner kid in you!
Any safety issues?
As long as you hold onto the fabric, it isn’t dangerous.
What’s the response been so far?
Students seem to be enjoying the freedom, care-free swinging, and deep inversions that don’t impact the head or neck.
When can I try it?
Aerial yoga clinics are scheduled throughout March every Thursday at 3 PM and Saturday at 11 AM. Space is limited to six students per class. Pricing starts at $20 per session for members and $30 for non-members (with Pivot punchcard). Sign up HERE.
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