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.
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
We are teaming up with our friends, the Town of Okotoks for the 2016 Children's Festival!
Event is at Ethel Tucker Park following the Okotoks Annual Parade on June 18, 2016
Mark your Calendar!
Team Yogadown will be leading "Yoga Adventure" located near the Okotoks Library on this special day. All ages welcome, babies, children, youth and adults.
Join our Yoga Adventure at any time between 12 noon and 3 pm. Stretch, Twist and Smile your way to an happier day!
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Studio is open 15 minutes prior to every class.
Please see our SCHEDULE HERE. Doors are open 15 minutes prior to all scheduled classes and events.
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We are located in Olde Towne Okotoks, at 40 "E" Elizabeth Street directly across from the Dit & Dat & Balance Dance studio