Get ready to play, take flight and feel weightless! Aerial Yoga is a light hearted practice that will leave you hanging (in a good way!) and coming back for more.
Learn how to use the hammock as a prop and enjoy postures where you float suspended in space. The hammock, also known as a "silk" will be used as a unique tool in creating stabilization for standing poses, assisting in deeper stretching and allowing you to access easier inversions.
In addition to offering the same benefits as a regular yoga practice, here are a few more perks of Aerial Yoga:
- Decompression and Alignment of the Spine
- Core Strengthening and Improved Balance
- Upper body Strengthening
- Improves body and spacial awareness
- Increased blood circulation
- Flushes lymphatic system and moves stagnant blood
- Helps ease stress & anxiety
At the end of class you will have the option to do savasana (corpse pose) either in your hammock or on your mat. The aerial hammock has been referred to as womb-like during savasana, leaving you with a feeling of safety, comfort, and peace.
with TARA COLE-KILPPENSTEIN
Gentle Flow is a less strenuous hour long practice consisting of foundational postures, put together in a conscious, "slow flow" giving more time for breath, strengthening and mindful movement. The postures are broken and proper alignment tips and substantial modifications will have a strong presence in this class. This class is warmly heated to 30 C.
This class is suitable for students simply looking for a more “tranquil” practice. All levels welcome - including beginners.
Thursdays @ 8:00PM
Starts September 15th, 2016
As we approach the cooler seasons, many of us force and push our way through to keep the momentum of our growth but as things cool down, as do we. Growing doesn't always mean moving upward or outward. Growth is also an internal process but we must slow down at times, to make space for reflection and nourishment. Think about it, plants are still alive and well although it seems like they are dying and lifeless through fall and winter. But really they are drawing in nourishment from the earth and turning inward for reflection until spring returns.
These times of year can sometimes make people feel stuck, or that they are not doing enough and become closed off. But each of us is still moving, there is just a bit of a slow down. Stop hurrying! Take this time to step back and reflect on yourself and your life. Look back.... waaaay back. See how far you have come? Look where you are... WOW, eh? It's time to turn inward, it's time to acknowledge yourself. You are amazing. Remember that! Release of your out-dated perceptions and LET GO!
There are several classes coming to Yogadown this fall that are perfect opportunity for slowing down and beginning the growth of self from the inside. The seasons teach us to follow the flow. Because life doesn't have to be hard, all you have to do is listen to the whispers of your life.
There is nothing to be afraid of. You will be fine. Trust yourself. Trust your body. Trust your process.
See our class and event offerings here. We promise that you will LOVE them. Check out the details by heading over to our REGISTERED CLASS web page
403 - 982 - YOGA (9642)
40 "E" Elizabeth Street, Okotoks, Alberta, Canada
PO Box 1409, Okotoks, Alberta, Canada T1S 1B4
We are located in Olde Town Okotoks, at 40 "E" Elizabeth Street right across from the Dis & Dat & Starcast Dance studio
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Please see our SCHEDULE HERE. Doors are open for 30 minutes prior to all scheduled classes and events
January 2 - 12, 2018
Monday - Friday 9:00am-1:00pm & 4:30pm-8:00pm
Monday - Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm & 4:30pm-8:00pm
Saturdays 9:00am - 12:00pm
Sundays 6:30 -8:30pm
*** Please note that the hours below are only for when the front door is open.
We offer classes outside of the hours listed. ***
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