On a girls trip to Charleston last year, my friends and I decided to take an Aerial Yoga class. However, because my fine Irish skin had seen sunlight, I was seriously sunburned and couldn’t participate…it was literally too painful.
Ever since then I’ve wanted to desperately try this fun activity that my friends still talk about! This past summer I tried a trapeze class, but it just wasn’t the same.
When I finally heard that Lotus Life was (the only place in Syracuse) offering Aerial Yoga I knew I had to try it out…immediately.
Guys…go to this…try this out…it.is.so.cool. Here is the schedule, find a class and sign up…it’s worth it! They suggest going to a few classes because the first class is going to hurt, but after that you’re going to learn new things about how strong you are and your capabilities, which I always think is cool.
This is not the traditional yoga. It’s not deep breathing and meditation on a mat, it is the art and sport of trusting yourself and pulling the strength straight from your core to balance. The postures on the “silks” or “hammocks,” as they’re referred to, look very fancy. I was afraid the hammock was not going to hold up…like, what if it fell!? Luckily, I learned that it’s pretty impossible for them to break/fall and If you trust yourself and your strength you can do it. Trust me. I was literally hanging upside down..it was so awesome.
My biggest fear when taking this class was that I was going to look like a fool…I was afraid that everyone in the class would be just as experienced if not more than the Instructor and I’d be the one needing all the help. That fear immediately went out the window when the class started. There were about 6 people in the class, but there can be up to 10 and during the week it’s a little busier than the weekends.
The students were super friendly, the instructor was awesome and helpful and I never once felt foolish. In fact, after the class, I wanted to give each of the students and the teacher a giant hug…that’s how fun this was!
Tip: Lotus Life offers a special to new students, $45 for 1 month unlimited which includes Aerial Yoga & the other yoga classes at that studio.
location: 4467 East Genesee St. DeWitt, NY 13214