What is it?
AIReal Yoga™ is a form of yoga that uses a looped fabric (the hammock) that swivels freely on a single point to allow you to take your yoga practice to a higher level. It allows you to deepen your stretch, correct your alignment, and move more freely into and out of poses. The hammock serves as a tool to help you balance as well as a spotting device which safely guides you into postures you may not have known were possible. Your practice will defy gravity, yet the hammock gives you the prop to help you release your fears and float into a deeper understanding of your wellness.
Can I do this? I’ve never tried it before!
Absolutely. This practice is designed to be for EVERY person, no matter how many times you’ve practiced yoga (on the floor) or whether or not you’ve tried aerial yoga at other studios. The AIReal Fundamentals class is the perfect class for the beginner and the advanced. You will be guided through the foundational poses you need in order to understand aerial yoga and feel good in your practice before you advance.
How do I get started?
Because this class is limited in spaces, we encourage you to sign up online to secure your spot. Once you sign up, you can pay online or in person. Arrive at the studio at least 10 minutes early to get fitted in your hammock and get settled before we begin. Once class starts, the instructor will not set up additional hammocks.
What should I wear?
Yoga clothes. Comfortable clothes. Clothes you can freely move around in, just like in any other yoga class. We want to point out that some find the fabric can be uncomfortable on the skin if not used to hanging in the hammock. To avoid this, we suggest you wear a shirt with sleeves and capri pants or leggings. No jewelry at all – it will get caught in the fabric. (There will be places to leave your belongings during class).
What do I need to bring?
Just yourself! We will use a yoga mat like in any other class, so if you have one, bring it. If not, we have mat rentals for $1.
Is this class heated?
No extra heat for this class. Your body will warm up and heat on its own as you move.
Why is it spelled weird?
AIReal Yoga™ is a form of aerial yoga. It is the only brand of aerial yoga that is certified by Yoga Alliance standards. What does this mean? It means that the creator of AIReal Yoga™, Carmen Curtis, spent years developing this specific type of aerial yoga to create a safe and accessible program, which was then tried and tested until it was approved by YA standards. AIReal Yoga™ is proud to be setting the highest standards in aerial yoga practices. AIReal Yoga™ also sets itself apart with its unique name. Why? Because it’s in the AIR and it is real yoga!
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