Aerial Yoga at The Shift Studio

Coming up! Saturday November 9th, Aerial Deep Stretch & Sound Journey with Katie Sutton! 6:00-7:30pm 8 spots available! Register today!


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(Left to Right) Hari Mander Singh Khalsa, Top: Polly Wing. Debby Henning, Christie Alexander, Cyndy Kirkland    Bottom: Bitsy Merriman, Loretta Zedella, Caroline Fitzgerald

(Left to Right) Hari Mander Singh Khalsa, Top: Polly Wing. Debby Henning, Christie Alexander, Cyndy Kirkland

Bottom: Bitsy Merriman, Loretta Zedella, Caroline Fitzgerald


Who? What? When?

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU. You've asked and we've trained...

Who: We have trained 8 different individuals, all Yoga instructors and most local! We were very pleased to practice with Anne Laing of One Love Yoga in Kent, Ohio. Thank you to our visiting student instructor, Caroline Fitzgerald of Nashville, TN! The following local instructors completed the training and plan to offer a class at The Shift: Bitsy Merriman, Christie Alexander, Polly Wing, Hari Mander Singh Khalsa and Loretta Zedella! Debby Henning & Cyndy Kirkland may also serve as substitutes for our regular class instructors.

What: Aerial Yoga is NOT Acro-Yoga or circus-style silk climbing! Aerial Yoga is an accentuated Yoga routine that can be used for many different reasons, including spinal decompression and deep relaxation!

Aerial yoga improves flexibility; it helps you to move more freely, with less effort, by counteracting gravity. Suspension in the air releases tension on the bones and muscles, increasing flexibility and deepening your practice. Suspended yoga strengthens core muscles and increases spinal and shoulder flexibility.


When: Our goal is to serve our students with a regular class time and date beginning in January. Beforehand, we would like to offer "Open Air" where students and instructors can come together to get all the feels and achieve comfort, remove fear or misconceptions, and simply experience the silks!

So, we want to hear from you! If you are interested in Aerial Yoga, contact Heather with your interest, questions and your "When" and we will see what we can do to compile a list of suggested times and far we have agreed we will offer Beginner Aerial , Restorative Aerial, Aerial with Gong, and perhaps a more active and advanced style as we go along! This is also an option for private parties/individual sessions.

Ask your health care provider if there's any reason you shouldn't try aerial yoga. While aerial yoga is safe for most people, there are some individuals with certain health conditions who should stay away from it. For example, practicing aerial yoga may not be good for people with high blood pressure and uncontrolled diabetes; certain poses, like inversions, can cause your blood pressure to spike until your body gets acclimated to being upside-down, and that quick change could make you susceptible to passing out. People with osteoporosis, a condition characterized by soft bones, may also be susceptible to injury. For women who are at a certain point in their pregnancy, some aerial yoga poses could compress major blood vessels, restricting blood flow to the fetus. Before you go airborne, ask your health care provider if aerial yoga is safe for you.


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