On the night of the Rising Social Star party where I won the Fashion category Bonds handed me a large bag filled with their latest activewear range. They had a challenge for me and it needed to be completed within a week so that they could use it in their e-mag. Of course I happily obliged and when I got home to read the brief I couldn’t have been more excited!
They had asked me to take part in some unusual ways to keep fit and review how I felt the class was. Unusual included trampolining fitness (Skyzone), 80’s themed Dance Cardio (Retrosweat) and AERIAL YOGA (Sky-lab)!!! Now….as you know I don’t really consider myself much of a yogi, my hamstrings are always so tight and I can barely touch my toes so the thought of doing all this ‘flexi-stuff’ while ‘flying’ as the website put it left me somewhat nervous! How on earth would I be able to do the moves, let alone get a good photograph of it!
Anyway, I turned up at 6.45am on a Wednesday morning unsure what to expect. I had such a warm welcome from Shari the studio owner and she showed me around her beautiful space. The white walls and almost warehouse style vibe had my attention instantly and I immediately felt at peace. My photographer said it was ‘like stepping into heaven’ and I wholeheartedly agreed.
I was in a small class and we were straight into using the hammock and getting used to different grips and placement within seconds. Before I knew it I was hanging upside down and swinging like a pro (at least I felt like it!!)…I even did a back flip..I mean, seriously?! I cannot explain the amazing release I got from this class but it left me feeling so light, at peace and actually fuzzy inside! I LOVED this class so much 🙂
If you are thinking of trying Aerial Yoga but you are a beginner yogi you should definitely give it a try! To be honest I had seen pictures and I had made the assumption you had to be an advanced yogi to do it! Not the case at all!
If you have had an aerial yoga experience that you would like to share with me or if you have any feedback I would love to hear from you! Just let me know in the comments below 🙂
Sophie x x
Photography: Aristo Risi