What is Flight Yoga?
It is a new(ish), incredibly unique, life + game changing style of yoga and fitness. We use the hammock to help deepen stretches, explore inversions, support poses and deepen strength work.
The aerial hammock has SO many incredible benefits, the main ones being:
Relax the Back
(scroll to the bottom of the page for more explanation on how the hammock gives you all these benefits)
We have two great ways for new students to get started:
1 Flight Foundations Beginner Workshop (75 min)
4 Group classes (60 min)
30 Days Unlimited Group Classes
(Workshop may be purchased for $39 as an add on)
$49: Ballard Studio
$55: Central District Studio
$65: Both Studios
This is an in depth 75 min workshop to introduce you to the hammock and get you familiarized with the way it moves and how to utilize it.
You will learn
-how to work with the fabric
-proper safety and placement
-how it affects the mind + body
-the science behind how the fabric releases muscle tension, builds strength, and heals your nervous system
-introduction to Flight™ style flows + salutations along with a few snazzy tricks!
and loads more knowledge that will leave you feeling confident to join group classes and know exactly what's up.
Workshops are held every other Saturday at our Ballard location and every other Sunday at our Central District location. The workshop may be purchased for $39 on a drop-in basis.
YOU'RE SET, LETS FLY!
THE BENEFIT GOODS
Greater Flexibility. You have more freedom of movement, you can move your body 360 degrees in space and into new positions. This will result in a deeper and more fulfilling stretch than traditional yoga offers.
Better Focus. By putting yourself in a more challenging situation than usual, Flight™ Yoga forces you to be more alert, attentive and aware of your surroundings. This increases and strengthens your mind + body connection.
Strengthened Muscles. Gravity is working harder on your body than usual, your muscles work harder too. Flight™ yoga is also a great core workout because you have to engage your core muscles to balance and stabilize yourself (we often practice on one foot distributing weight between the floor and the sling which also creates instability and makes your core and muscles work harder).
Stress-Relief. Much like traditional yoga, Flight™ yoga is great for stress relief. It helps rebuild your emotional system because it clears the mind and relieves stress due to its meditative state. It also helps you combat stress throughout the day and increases your creativity. And don't forget the confidence that comes with trying something new and a little daring!
Myofacial Release. The fabric puts pressure on your muscles that provide a myofacial release of tension and soreness much like foam rolling.
Detox. Your first class (and usually only the first one) can feel a bit nauseating mainly because inversions, myofacial releasing and deep openings in the body kick up a great detox process that can feel a bit uncomfortable. Drink lots of water and flush it out…you'll feel much better afterwards!
Get Happy. Inversions release 'happy hormones' dopamine, endorphins, serotonin + oxytocin. Giving you a blissful uplift!
Relax the Back. If you suffer from back spasms, scoliosis, or a herniated disc, hanging upside down may ease painful symptoms. (check with your doctor)
Anti-aging. You'll see changes in your skin, such as an improvement in varicose veins + cellulite, a subtle reduction in fine lines, and more color in your face giving you the inversion #glow
Improves memory. Flight™ yoga fortifies your neural connections, thereby, rendering better memory power. In a way, practicing flight™ yoga can make you smarter!