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Yoga is a Practice because it is never Mastered

“Yoga is like music. The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul creates the symphony of life.” B.K.S. Iyengar

Yoga Classes

Level 1 = Beginner/Level 2 = Intermediate/Level 3 = Advanced


Aerial Yoga FLOAT

This class is open for all levels. Unlike traditional yoga, aerial yoga allows for a deepened overall practice. This class is a more gentle version of aerial yoga and traditional yoga poses are adapted with the use of the aerial hammock. Expect to challenge your core, balance, strength, and body awareness. Experience a supported, comforting compression in floating savasana.

Aerial Yoga FLY

Gravity stresses our bodies by compressing it and aerial yoga counteracts those effects by decompressing the spine, releasing muscle tension, and improving blood circulation.

This class will build upon basic poses with the expectation to deepen your practice. Expect to move deeper into poses while experiencing a new way of lengthening and strengthening. Additional benefits of an aerial fly practice include: conquer fear and build self esteem, develop upper body and core strength, pressure provides myo-fascial release, allows some poses to become more accessible while allowing some to become more challenging, reducing strain in some stretching poses, and compression of fabric provides sensory feedback to name a few.

Aerial Yoga FLY Workshop:

This workshop is a prerequisite before attending any Aerial Fly class. NO exceptions. We will cover safety, do's and dont's, go over basic poses using the silks, and learn how to safely take inversions.

Floating Yin Yoga

Suitable for all levels of fitness and flexibility ranging from inactive to athletic. This class utilizes the silks for a deeper yin practice. Passive poses are held for 2-5 minutes to facilitate deeper opening while also promoting length and strength of the tissue, ligaments, and muscles. If your mind is overactive and/or your energy levels are up and down, this is a great class for you to try!

Yoga Nidra Float

This deeply relaxing practice helps promote a healthy body and mind through the experience of consciousness between waking and sleeping. This unique class incorporates the use of the hammock allowing the body to feel light, yet supported in mid air. Please note students may opt for the traditional experience with their mats on the floor during this practice for mat yoga pricing of $15.

Benefits of a regular Yoga Nidra practice include: improved quality of sleep, soothes the autonomic nervous system, enhances mental focus and attention span, reduces stress, improves creativity and brain function as a whole, and gives you an ease and peace of mind in daily life. Also proven to help ease the symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and addiction. Class is suitable for the experienced and non-experienced yogi.

Floating Pilates

This class will take Pilates to a whole new level! This low-impact method will challenge your muscular strength and endurance while emphasizing proper posture alignment and core strength. The use of aerial silks makes this pilates class different from traditional pilates classes; silks are used to deepen and challenge movement as well as bringing an element of fun to the routine.

Ashtanga-Vinyasa Flow

This class will use Ashtanga sequences and incorporate them into a Vinyasa flow. Emphasis on foundational poses and developing technique for advanced postures. All levels welcome.

Dynamic Vinyasa

Basic knowledge of poses are required and all levels are welcomed and encouraged. Athletic style class that builds heat, strength, and flexibility while cultivating mindfulness as we link breath with movement.

Be prepared to sweat with intention as we build internal heat helping with detoxification in the body, as well as promoting weight loss and strengthening the cardiovascular system.

Slow Flow

This class is suitable for the beginner or those who desire a deeper concentration within their practice. The pace of this class will be slower as poses range from gentle to challenging with an emphasis placed on safe alignment and breath; there will be various styles from Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Iyengar. Do not let this well-rounded slower pace fool you, expect to gain strength, core stability, improved posture, and overall mindfulness.

Vinyasa Flow

This all levels class links breath with movement through a creative sequencing of poses as well as maintaining a focus on proper alignment. Build strength, gain flexibility, and improve balance in the body and mind.

Yin Yoga

Suitable for all levels of fitness and flexibility ranging from inactive to athletic. This class utilizes passive poses that are held for 2-5 minutes to facilitate deeper opening while also promoting length and strength of the tissue, ligaments, and muscles.

If your mind is overactive and/or your energy levels are up and down, this is a great class for you to try!

Yoga Nidra

This class promotes a healthier you through rest, relaxation, and restoration in not only in the body but mind as well.

Benefits of a regular Nidra practice include: improves quality of sleep and the amount of your sleep, reduces chronic pain suffering, soothes your autonomic nervous system, reduces stress, enhances mental focus and attention span, improves creativity and brain functioning as a whole; and proven to help ease the symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and addiction.

Aerial Yoga

Aerial Yoga is a young practice and it differs from aerial fitness. In aerial yoga the focus is on using the fabric as an integral prop rather than on the "flips and tricks" of aerial fitness. Using the support of the aerial hammock in traditional yoga poses enhances the ability to increase stretching and strengthening in the body.

Gravity stresses our bodies by compressing the spine and joints, aerial yoga counteracts those effects by allowing decompression, releases muscle tension, and improves circulation. Unlike traditional yoga, aerial yoga allows for a deepened overall practice.

We will be offering 2 types of classes: Aerial FLOAT and Aerial FLY. We will explore four categories of poses: Grounded, Flying, Inverted, and Floating.

Aerial FLOAT is open to all levels and the lowest hammock height is knee level. Most poses in this class will utilize the floor for grounded as well as floating. Examples: Floating Side Seat and Floating Corpse Pose.

Aerial FLY class cannot be taken until a student has completed the *Aerial FLY Workshop. Hammock hip height is most common for Aerial FLY. Full inversions will be taken in this class, meaning that inverted poses are performed completely suspended in air with the head below the heart. Examples: Inverted Hip Hang and Inverted Straddle. Flying pose example: Flying Locust.

*Aerial FLY Workshop is a prerequisite for Aerial FLY class. It is a 90 minute workshop detailing safety, poses, do's & don't, and much more to prepare the student for this dynamic practice. We will offer pop-up workshops each week at different times to meet everyone’s availability; please keep an eye out on our new Fitli app. Free for Apple I-phone users or Fitli.com for Android users.

To protect and maintain the quality of the fabric, NO jewelry is allowed while participating in an aerial class or workshop (this includes rings, bracelets, watches, earrings, facial piercings, etc). Sleeved tee shirts are required and students are welcome to wear socks. We do wash the fabric regularly as well as disinfect between classes. It is advisable to not eat a heavy meal 1.5 to 2 hours before aerial class.

Benefits of Aerial Yoga:

  • Develop upper body and core strength
  • Intermediate and advanced poses become better accessible
  • Some poses become more challenging
  • Inversion therapy enforces proper posture and helps ease back pain
  • Conquer fear and build self esteem
  • Decompression of the spine through inversions
  • Pressure provides myo-fascial release
  • Inversion therapy can help treat varicose veins and increase circulation
  • Compression provides sensory feedback

Contraindications for Aerial Yoga:

  • Pregnancy
  • Glaucoma
  • Recent surgery
  • Heart disease, very high or very low blood pressure
  • Easy onset of vertigo
  • Recent head injury or concussion
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Disc Herniation
  • Recent stroke
  • Artificial or Re-surfaced hips
  • Botox (within 24 hours)
  • Brittle or weak bones such as in osteoporosis

We highly recommend, especially if you have had a spinal injury or any other medical condition, you check with your doctor before participating in an aerial yoga class.


All Classes 60 Minutes Unless Otherwise Noted


Class Schedule

Our new schedule listed below starts January 1st, 2018



Location

1114 Villaggio Blvd, Bossier City, LA 71111

(318) 655-2211