Aerial Yoga, also known as anti-gravity yoga or fly yoga combines movements from yoga, Pilates and aerial aerobics and is performed inside a hammock with the use of a silk cloth.
The benefits of this aerial fitness exercise are multi-faceted. Physically, it helps increase flexibility, improve mind-body awareness and decompress the spine — improving the body’s posture and alleviating back, shoulder and neck pains. On the other hand, it also helps with improving co-ordination and concentration.
THE BENEFITS OF AERIAL YOGA:
For Back Pain:
Although Aerial Yoga classes can be done on any level by any participant, it is especially beneficial for those suffering from back pains. The hammock used in the exercise supports the spine and places much less pressure on the joints, unlike many other full-body workouts that can cause discomfort.
Mid-air yoga isn’t just a gimmick for yoga enthusiasts, it is a great way to relax, find balance between poses, allowing participants to focus on their breathing with the support of a hammock, gradually increasing their lung capacity.
While for some, yoga can be a difficult exercise to get used to, Aerial Yoga allows beginners to safely stretch their muscles while exploring diverse movements that they would otherwise not be able to do on the ground.
For strength and weight loss:
Aerial Yoga, though all fun, isn’t all games. Being suspended in the air does mean that gravity acts as resistance when changing positions — helping train the body’s core and muscles strength and also burning as many calories as you would in a hour on the treadmill.
Where to go for a private Aerial Yoga class:
Aerial Arts Academy
One of the first studios to popularise Aerial, Exotic and Pole dance in Hong Kong, Aerial Arts Academy offers a variety of aerial classes including Aerieal yoga, aerial hoop and Flyoga® on top of a wide range of artistic dance fitness styles from, taught by professional instructors from around the world, the classes at this premier dance studio will have you leaving more confident, empowered, and motivated.
How Much: HK$1,000 per private class (of two) and $350 per additional person
Contact: (852) 2375 8088
Location: Wan Chai / Sheung Wan
The Practice is a boutique eco-friendly yoga studio that provides aerial yoga classes for different purposes. AntiGravity® yoga is a fun way to work up a sweat and focus on stretching and building strength while their Decompression classes builds mobility and flexibility. Both classes are suitable for all levels including beginners. Either way it, you can bet you will be leaving the class refreshed and relaxed by the end of the day.
How Much: Enquire for more information
Contact: (852) 9855 7693
Flex Studio is a boutique fitness studio specialising in a range of modern cardio conditioning workouts like Aerial fitness, Pilates and Yoga. Their impressively large location at One Island South that boasts floor-to-ceiling windows that spill in ample daylight provides a refreshing venue for fitness enthusiasts. The professional trainers here aptly guide students to break down each movement to improve mobility while building strength. They also offer Kids Aerial Classes for parents who want to get their children into the activity.
How Much: HK$1,050 per private class
Contact: (852) 9855 7693
Location: One Island South
Newly opened boutique wellness studio, Ikigai, has quickly earned a reputation for being a well-rounded yoga, meditation and movement studio. Offering special classes such as Aerial Yoga, Gymnastic Rings and Yoga Wheel within their very serene orange-hued studio, on top of a diverse range of meditation classes. Their classes are uniquely designed to evoke a sense of calm, peace and balance in the busy lives of Hongkongers.
How Much: From HK$950 per private class / From HK$1,300 per duo private class (two people)
Contact: (852) 9013 3701
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