Our desire to swing through the air was passed down to us by our trapeze-dwelling ancestors, from whom we also inherited the innate ability to look good in sequined unitards. Celebrate our oscillating forebearers with today’s Groupon to Twisted Yoga. Choose from the following options:
- For $29, you get a one-hour drop-in Circus Aerials Class for two (a $70 value).
- For $17, you get a one-hour drop-in Circus Aerials Class for one (a $35 value).
- For $49, you get three one-hour drop-in Circus Aerials Classes (a $105 value).
All classes for Groupon customers are held at the Loyalist Gymnastics Club on Sundays from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The expert gravity-defiers at Twisted Yoga guide pupils of all abilities and experience levels through flexibility-ameliorating Circus Aerials Classes. Small class sizes of 15 or fewer participants ensure individual attention from an experienced instructor and an assistant who helm each session, serving as personal spotters and imbuing classes with an authentic circus mood with their elephant sidekicks. A warm-up prepares limbs for upcoming spins and swings, after which a series of visual demonstrations of the impending exercises keep eyes abreast of what appendages will be up to. Each introductory class acquaints budding Newton- negaters with four to six skills on each of the lofty apparatuses such as aerial hammock, aerial silks, and static trapeze. Crash mats turn the ground under each piece of equipment into an anxiety-abating touchdown pillow, and no pupil is ever pushed to fly higher than is comfortable. All participants must wear tight clothing to class, donning pants that shield vulnerable knee-posteriors from the rigours of their first real job.
Already a trained yoga instructor, Erin Ball’s transformation into an aerial-silk tycoon began when she discovered circus performance at the Kingston Buskers festival in 2007, as mentioned by the Whig-Standard. She instantly fell in love with the airborne art form, and immediately enrolled in circus courses all across Canada and the United States. Now, Erin shares her passion for acrobatics at Twisted, a circus school that specializes in HoopDance, flexibility for aerialists, and Pilates.
Today, within the Loyalist Gymnastics Club, Erin works alongside skilled fitness and aerial instructors. The staff collectively teaches small groups of no more than 15 people how to flip, twirl, and spin using aerial silks, static trapezes, and aerial hammocks. Students are never pushed past their limits, and are encouraged to explore at their own pace as they learn each move elevated above precisely placed crash mats and squishy, accommodating clowns.
This kind of care and consideration has gained Erin praise from her patrons as well as the media, including the Kingston East News which said, "It's safe to say that Erin is comfortable with and well qualified to guide you in your aerial yoga practice."
1396 Bath Rd.
Kingston, Ontario K7M 2Y3