I started a thread under the information forum when I first started reading about aerial yoga in late 2011. I had been involved in yoga as a student and instructor for years. Then last year I started doing aerial silks and after reading about aerial yoga, I really wanted to try it. It wasn't available in our city. I took some classes in a nearby town.
Since then I have been to Aerial yoga instructor training in Boulder, Colorado. I have attended both level I and level 2 and have been teaching it where I live now since April. I love it, and so do the people who take it. I highly recommend you try it if you get an opportunity.
The silk hammock allows you to stretch so much more deeply than the floor because the silk gives which allows your muscles to relax and go deeper into a stretch.
Strengthening moves like planks, lunges, etc. are much more intense with the added wobbly of the hammock.
Inversions are much easier because you have the support of the hammock which is so much nicer than using straps..
Savasana (Corpse Pose) in the hammock is amazing!
We have a couple different levels. We have aerial yoga stretches which has a few inversions, but in general is a beginning level classes.
We also have one called silk fit which is equivalent to power yoga, and we have a class which is more related to aerial silks which is more challenging with "tricks" in the air. It is definitely easier than aerial silks but not a beginners class. Some hammock experience is required to take this class.
Edited by: BCARSON11 at: 9/24/2012 (21:14)
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