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The latest news in the aerial yoga and aerial arts world. Aerial fitness tips, interviews, tutorials and more.

Overcoming Discomfort in Aerial Yoga

Overcoming Discomfort in Aerial Yoga

by Elaine Eason October 20, 2020 3 min read

Many of us come to aerial yoga because of its joyful and playful expression. However, we may also soon discover that the fabric is deceptively soft and more uncomfortable in certain aerial yoga poses, like inversions. This blog focuses on the discomforts that you will encounter while practicing aerial yoga, and how you can address it.
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Prioritizing Your Mental Health

Prioritizing Your Mental Health

by Elaine Eason October 09, 2020 2 min read

Happy World Mental Health Day! To celebrate, we share some tips on how to start a conversation about mental wellness, and how you can use your aerial practice to ease and soften mental health struggles.
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Spooky Aerial: How to Work with Fear in Your Aerial Career

Spooky Aerial: How to Work with Fear in Your Aerial Career

by Quynbi Ada October 06, 2020 2 min read

We all suffer from fear to some degree and at some point in our careers. Even if you are not an aerialist, you probably have a list of fears. And on this blog, we will e sharing a few mind hacks that will help you turn nerves into something positive that can become a beneficial tool for your aerial journey.

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Aerial Yoga Community

How Instructors Can Build Community in an Aerial Yoga Class

by Elaine Eason September 22, 2020 2 min read

How do you cultivate a community spirit in aerial yoga classes? Check out our easy but effective tips and techniques that will help you gain the trust of your students, build their self-confidence and most importantly, form lasting friendships in your classes.
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Mentoring and Your Aerial Practice

Mentoring and Your Aerial Practice

by Quynbi Ada September 15, 2020 2 min read

Aerial arts are a relatively new art form, but its skills and knowledge are passed just like all the performing arts: from person to person over time. This blog focuses on what you can expect in the process of finding someone with the right expertise and skill set to help you grow as an aerialist.

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Girl sleeping pr resting on her pink aerial hammock

Are you Getting Enough Sleep for your Aerial Practice?

by Quynbi Ada September 01, 2020 2 min read

Life is full of ironies. In the midst of the global pandemic, many of us may somehow be finding ourselves even busier than we were before. This blog highlights the importance of taking a break to be your best self and your very best aerialist. 
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Setting a Gold Standard in Your Aerial Practice

Setting a Gold Standard in Your Aerial Practice

by Quynbi Ada August 24, 2020 3 min read 1 Comment

As aerial yogis and aerial artists, we all want to do our very best in performing our craft. How exactly do we set these personal standards and what do they look like? This blog delves into a few ideas for setting a gold standard for your aerial practice. 
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Celebrating Aerial Arts for All Abilities

Celebrating Aerial Arts for All Abilities

by Quynbi Ada August 16, 2020 2 min read

Many people may assume that only the “ablest” of bodies and minds could participate in the aerial world, let alone succeed in it. Clearly, this idea depends on how you define ability. We all have varied talents and challenges, but these are just a matter of perception. We learned that with the right attitude, the impossible becomes possible, regardless of physical and/or mental ability.
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Aerial Silks Doubles Pose with balay and backbend

How to Find an Aerial Partner and Harmonize as a Duo

by Quynbi Ada August 03, 2020 3 min read

It’s said that aerial arts tend to attract the independent type. The idea of personal autonomy is emphasized in our unique world, cultivated over centuries to arrive at the present moment. But the ability to work as a team is also highly valued, particularly when it comes to performative work.
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Aerial Work and Safety Mats: Finding the Right Mat for You

Aerial Work and Safety Mats: Finding the Right Mat for You

by Quynbi Ada July 21, 2020 4 min read

Are crash pads or mats always required? The thicker the mat, the safer it is, right? Maybe, maybe not. The answer may be less clear than one might expect. We examine common schools of thought regarding mats to help you choose the right option for your needs.
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Using Your Rig in the Great Outdoors

Using Your Rig in the Great Outdoors

by Quynbi Ada July 13, 2020 3 min read

For many aerialists and aerial yogis, an outdoor setup is ideal for the practice. It’s true that a portable rig makes aerial arts accessible in virtually any location. It can open doors to opportunities and offer rigging solutions to that familiar dilemma: where to find space to work.

What better way to celebrate these values than to fly free out in the open air? 

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Leaning on Your Aerial Community

Leaning on Your Aerial Community

by Quynbi Ada June 30, 2020 2 min read

Whether times are good or extremely challenging, many of us need a community to embrace -- even if our only way to connect has been virtual for much of 2020. Now that some aerial studios are allowed to start to open up again, many aerialists and aerial yogis will be breathing a sigh of relief as they anticipate getting back to the practice. 

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