Choose Between Two Options
- $39 for one beginner flying trapeze class ($60 value)
- $69 for two beginner flying trapeze classes ($120 value)
Aerial Yoga: Swinging into a Stretch
If you opt for aerial yoga, read Groupon’s introduction to prepare to lift off.
Although yoga devotees often speak of their practice helping to “ground” them, students of aerial yoga have a different idea altogether. Sometimes referred to as Unnata aerial yoga, suspension yoga, or antigravity yoga, this particular form fuses traditional Hatha or Vinyasa yoga poses with acrobatic techniques. Practitioners perform maneuvers such as backward somersaults, handstands, and downward-facing dogs while suspended on nothing but a soft, fabric trapeze that dangles from the ceiling. This low-hanging hammock, which can support 1,000–2,000 pounds, enables participants of all shapes and weights to stretch farther and hold poses longer while decompressing pressure on the spine.
In addition to claiming strengthened back, core, and shoulder muscles, aerial yogis often remark on how much fun the practice is when compared to traditional forms of working out. Many students often report experiences of elation and improved moods during and after sessions.
Within an expansive 18,000-square-foot gymnasium, leotard-clad children and adults spring from gymnast equipment, honing skills for tumbling and trapeze to dance and overall fitness. Nova programs transform all ages of bodies with lessons from current and ex-circus performers, and the staff opens their doors after school for kids to come and play while developing cognitive, motor, and social skills. The camps are a crash course in gymnastics—extremely useful when escaping bears in a wooded forest—and the gym hosts birthday parties by granting access to trampolines, bounce houses, and rock-climbing areas.