On Saturday, August 9th at 1:30 p.m., we will head to a tranquil Philadelphia yoga studio for a private Aerial Yoga class. Fly, flip, flow, float, stretch out your kinks and rejuvenate during a 2 hour immersion that will introduce students to the basic wraps of VaihAyasa Aerial Yoga in a fun, challenging but safe manner.
Aerial Yoga is a new type of Yoga that uses a fabric hammock as a tool to help students achieve traditional Yoga poses. In a typical class, students will move through the same basic elements of a floor practice (pranayama, asanas, savasana), except they will be elevated or using the fabric for alignment. Aerial Yoga classes are normally only 1 hour long, so this 2 hour aerial workshop is great for beginners to get an in-depth feel for Aerial Yoga, and is also good for experienced practitioners to enjoy an extended class with more time to practice on the hammocks.
Following the yoga class, we will reward ourselves with food and drinks at Frankford Hall or Fette Sau depending on the group’s preference, both of which are very close to the yoga studio and have vegetarian options. Steven Starr’s Frankford Hall offers tasty German treats such as strudel, spatzle, schnitzel, sausages (including vegetarian) and a beer garden, and the Starr Restaurant Fette Sau offers amazingly delicious BBQ options.
Price: $37 includes all arrangements and logistics, 2 hour Aerial Yoga immersion, water for hydration, and a TerraMar guide certified in first aid!
The specific address and directions of the meet-up location will be provided only to registered and paid participants a few days prior to the event. The class size is limited to 10 to ensure adequate personal instruction, and the first 10 to people register and pay will go.
-We require payment in advance for all of our events to secure a spot.
-Please visit the event page on the TerraMar website to register and submit payment: http://www.terramaradventures.com/events/details/715/Aerial_Yoga_Immersion_Food_Drinks
-If you haven't already registered on the TerraMar site, you'll need to do so to process your payment. Once you've registered, go to the calendar, find the event, and click ‘register’ in order to proceed with online payment.
- A 'yes' RSVP on the Meetup site does not reserve or secure your spot!!
More information aobut VaihAyasa Aerial Yoga:
VaihAyasa is Sanskrit for "being or moving in the air, suspended in the air, or sky-dwellers". An appropriate name for the newest style of Aerial Yoga that combines the fun of other playful acrobatic aerial, with the more grounding and alignment-centered details of yogic aerial.
All types of Aerial Yoga are a fusion of aerial arts and mat yoga usually via the medium of the silk hammock, which supports up to 1,000 lbs. and is suspended a few feet off the ground. However, this is a smooth merger of both extremes of the Aerial Yoga world that allows practitioners to sink into their practice more quickly, deepen stretches, find proper alignment naturally, and reap the benefits of inversions without strain on the joints of the body. Additionally, practitioners find their mind clears during practice, shifting to become open, aware and present while conditioning the body.
Benefits of Aerial Yoga:
-Move more fluidly
-Attain proper alignment naturally
-Decompress the neck and spine
-Less pressure on hands, neck, shoulders and joints
-Achieve more advanced postures while being supported
-Allows gravity to deepen stretches
-Experience the benefits of inversions
-Enhance, deepen, and advance your floor practice
-Have fun while you ‘strengthen and lengthen’
How Do I Prepare for an Aerial Yoga Class?
-The studio has some yoga mats you can borrow, or feel free to bring your own.
-Wear a shirt that covers your underarms completely.
-Bring a large towel or thick sweatshirt for padding in case you find the fabric uncomfortable.
-Do not: use lotion before class, wear jewelry, belts, or clothing with grommets, gems, anything that could potentially snag the fabric, or loose shorts or very baggy clothing.
-Long/torn finger and toenails can snag the fabric too.
-Eating/drinking is not recommended right before class, and it is particularly important to avoid acidic foods/liquids an hour prior to an Aerial yoga class.
-Plan to arrive around 10-15 minutes before class to allow time for any paperwork needed by the studio.
*Paid and officially registered:
1. Leora (guide)
6. Michelle R.
8. Michelle P.