12 Drop-In Infrared Yoga Classes or Suspension Yoga Workshop at The Flying Yogi (Up to 67% Off)

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Suspension yoga workshops are held on Saturdays from 3 to 5 p.m.; class size is limited and subject to availability, but more workshops may be added based on class demand. OmGym Suspension Yoga sling is provided for suspension workshops and blocks, bolsters, and straps are provided for infrared yoga classes. Mats and towels may be rented for $1 each.

The Flying Yogi

After learning yoga in India and then pursuing a teaching career that has lasted more than a quarter-century, Beatrix Montanile wasn't expecting to be surprised by anything about the practice. But one day in 2009, she saw her first demonstration of suspension yoga, a technique that finds students cradled in colorful slings that hang from the ceiling. She was so amazed and intrigued by it that by the following year, she was teaching suspension yoga at her own studio, The Flying Yogi. Because of the slings, bodies are raised off the floor, giving them absolute range of motion. This in turn allows for the use of inverted poses, which has many benefits. Positioning the body upside down can boost oxygenation of the brain, activate lymphatic drainage, decompress the spine, joints, and organs, and finally show the soles of your feet what a ceiling looks like. The effects of this unorthodox method are widespread: it can improve posture, encourage deeper sleep, and relieve chronic ailments such as headache or back pain.

The Flying Yogi offers a range of infrared yoga classes as well, with heat ranging from 28 to 40 degrees Celsius. In addition to providing strong yoga fundamentals with strength, body awareness, and breath, regular exposure to infrared light-rays has been shown to help with symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder. Infrared yoga also helps detoxify, increase circulation, and promote weight loss among many other benefits.

Beatrix and her team use OmGym suspension systems, versatile slings made from recycled parachute nylon with an attached pair of handles for added stability. Over the past few years Beatrix has developed a partnership with OmGym inventor Sarah Kellett, and the pair co-host teacher-training workshops at The Flying Yogi. The schedule also includes infrared yoga. This new style of hot yoga uses special infrared rays for a safer and more therapeutic experience, with benefits including detoxification and increased circulation. The studio even provides Thai massage to supplement students' physical wellbeing.

In a Nutshell

While cradled in colorful nylon slings suspended from the ceiling, students explore a complete range of motion and can stretch more deeply

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Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. 48hr cancellation notice required or 20 percent rescheduling fee may apply. Must sign a waiver. Non-candidates will be refunded. New clients only. Rental towels are $1 extra. HST not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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