Explore Different Types of Yoga
Yin Yoga is a slow-paced, therapeutic style of yoga. Yin postures are more passive postures, mainly done on the floor either seated or lying down. There are no sun salutations, no planks, no warriors, no jump throughs! There is in fact no dynamic movement and usually no standing poses at all. Yin Yoga is unique in that you are asked to relax into the posture, allowing the body to soften and release naturally without pushing or straining. It is not uncommon for postures to be held for three to five minutes, even 10 minutes at a time. The time spent in these postures is much like time spent in meditation, as the mind shifts from yang to yin, or from active to passive.
The key to practicing Yin Yoga is finding stillness in each position. The goal is to access the deeper tissues of the body, such as connective tissue and fascia, and many of the postures focus on areas that encompass a joint such as the hips, sacrum, and the spine.
The keyword in restorative yoga is relax. Restorative yoga practice is a supported practice where a student should expect to surrender the body and the mind. A relaxed body is followed by a relaxed mind. A typical restorative practice features support tools such as blocks, straps, blankets and pillows that, combined with stillness and steady, rhythmic breaths, lead to total relaxation. This style offers a gentle pathway to deeper alignment, symmetry, and flexibility. Students are not at all managing the poses, but are able to gently alleviate where tension lies in the body. At the end of a practice, students discover that they had practiced poses they did not think were possible for their bodies!
Explore traditional poses with the support of the hammock. We offer an aerial yoga class that moves at a steady pace with a dynamic flow of transitioning poses designed to warm the body, leading to a peak pose, and then cool down. This class is recommended for ALL LEVELS and ALL BODIES.
Flow and Meditation
Aerial Flow explores traditional yoga poses with the incorporation of a silk hammock as a prop. Elevate your practice with this fun, upbeat class that is designed as an all-around workout that encourages a sense of freedom and weightlessness. The hammock eases tension in the spine and joints, builds core and upper body strength, increases flexibility and balance, and allows for deeper access to traditional poses. This class incorporates inversions, climbs, and safe drops in the hammock hung at hip height. It is suitable for all levels of practitioners and there are no shape, size, or age limitations.*
*Students experiencing heart disease, high blood pressure, vertigo, glaucoma, or pregnancy should consult their physician before attempting inversions.
**Our Aerial suspension system is professionally installed and tested by mechanical engineers to hold a minimum of 2200 pounds with a 3000-pound breakpoint. The silk hammocks are designed to completely support the entire body and to hold a minimum of 350 pounds.
Aerial Restorative & Sound Bath
Aerial Restorative is a gentle, meditative, slow stretching yoga flow that incorporates the silk hammock. The hammock is lowered closer to the ground and students are guided through a series of rehabilitative poses designed to relax the mind and deeply open the body. This class is taught with a healing Sound Bath to reduce stress, improve mood, and increase spiritual well-being. It is suitable for all levels of practitioners and there are no shape, size, or age limitations.
*Our Aerial suspension system is professionally installed and tested by mechanical engineers to hold a minimum of 2200 pounds with a 3000-pound breakpoint. The silk hammocks are designed to completely support the entire body and to hold a minimum of 350 pounds.
Sunday Wind Down
Sunday Wind Down is a hatha yoga class designed to utilize the energy within one’s heart to achieve a cleansing. The class combines simple asana, or poses, with pranayama, which is simply intentional and mindful breathing. Mudras, hand gestures, are incorporated as well to further explore the benefits of the practice. After taking our physical journey through the sequence, class is rounded out with a guided meditation known as yoga nidra which means yogic sleep. This allows one to relax more deeply and emerge feeling a sense of renewed inner peace. This class is welcome for all levels of experience.
Body Language aims to initiate spiritual breakthrough and body, mind, and breath equilibrium using the body as the vehicle. In this class, we surrender to the power of the breath to strengthen our minds to break free from mental distractions and to strengthen our bodies to move beyond perceived physical incapabilities. ‘The right to feel’ is the remedy, the prescription, and the pathway to deeper connection with One’s Self.