Zen Aerial Yoga – What Is It & What Are The Benefits?

Zen Aerial Yoga

Aerial Yoga is creating a buzz around the world.  It is fun, relaxing, beautiful and invigorating all at once. It is a new form of traditional yoga. We are two of a limited number of Australian/New Zealand yoga teachers to teach this exciting new form of aerial fitness.

Come to our Zen Aerial yoga classes and the first thing you will notice are soft white silks suspended from the ceiling – one for each student and one for each of the teachers. The silk slings are used as a support system for the poses and movements, which are derived from Yoga, Pilates, and dance, as well as calisthenics.

The sling supports your hips in forward bends and back-bends and works as your seat for core-strengthening, pilates style exercises.  It allows you to be supported while you stretch and strengthen, without over-stressing your joints or compressing the vertebrae. 

General benefits of Zen Aerial Yoga are many.  It is detoxifying and rejuvenating to the body’s various systems: the Circulatory, Lymphatic, Digestive, Immune and Central Nervous systems will all benefit from regular practice of Aerial Yoga.  

You will enjoy increased flexibility, core stability and strength, improved balance and posture, a better awareness of your body and a healthier mind and body.  We end each class  with relaxation and

Floating Dancer's Pose

Floating Dancer’s Pose

meditation in Floating Savasana aiming to leave you with a feeling of inner peace and well-being.

Inverting is one of the most beneficial parts of an Aerial Yoga class and inversions in Aerial Yoga differ from inversions in regular yoga as the body’s weight is distributed over the hips rather than the head and neck, and require no balance.

Inversions will re-oxygenate organs & muscles through increased blood flow.  They decompress & re-align the spine, increasing the space between the vertabral discs.  This may give pain relief from conditions such as sciatica and some forms of scoliosis. Inversions can also have an anti-aging effect due to the supply of fresh oxygenated blood & nutrients to the face!

You will be taught how to hang upside down (invert), swing gracefully and climb into the silk slings to relax, feel your joints decompress and lie down in a swaying savasana (corpse pose) all within a supportive and non-competitive environment.

Zen Aerial yoga works very well alongside other forms of yoga such as Hatha Vinyasa and Restorative yoga, offering another way to cultivate strength and flexibility.

No experience is needed and Zen Aerial Yoga is suitable for all levels from beginners to advanced and we will assist and support you through every pose and inversion.