by Elaine Eason June 03, 2018 2 min read

Each month this summer, we're featuring a successful studio and their Uplift Active gear.
June's Studio of the Month is Cirque Fit in Buford, GA.  This month, Jessalyn Hoffman, owner of Cirque Fit, shares her inspiration, favorite pose, and tips for new teachers!
cirque fit lyra Jessalyn Hoffman
Cirque Fit is the only Aerial studio of its kind in the Atlanta area, and the only traveling aerial studio in Georgia! This means that they come to their customers and visit various locations. With the portable A-Frame Swing Stand, Cirque Fit offers private aerial sessions, "Aerial in the Park" classes, workshops, parties, and special events! 
Jessalyn Hoffman on Cirque Fit Studio
We reached out to Jessalyn to learn more about her journey as an aerial instructor and why she is so passionate about this practice.

What inspires you to practice aerial yoga?  My love for all things in the aerial arts world! The benefits both physically and mentally on the body. It’s relaxing and exciting. It stimulates all parts of your body and just makes you feel so good about yourself!

Why did you start in the first place? I just love being in the air. So being able to incorporate it as an exercise and an art is a win-win!

Jessalyn Hoffman In Aerial Hoop Class

How and why did you become a yoga teacher? After spending time performing on the Lyra and diving into a fun circus arts world I knew a part of me changed forever. But we all know life happens and things change. A some of me still wanted to have a little part of that world close. So I decided to start teaching. Having students and being able to share in their accomplishments is the greatest joy I have ever known!

What do you love about aerial yoga vs regular yoga? FLYING!!! I crave excitement and so does everyone else. Being able to incorporate both aerial and yoga is just the best if both worlds to me  ;) 

Jessalyn Hoffman in Kids Aerial Hoop Class

What is your go-to pose and why? The one legged king pigeon pose. I’m on my feet A LOT. So this feels A-mazing on my back, hips, and shoulders. Plus, being upside down is just the best ;)

What advice would you give to future aerial yoga studio owners or teachers? Just DO IT! The biggest speed bump for me was deciding to open the business and truly commit to it with my whole heart. And now that I decided to, my entire world has changed! The joy I find teaching is unlike any I have ever felt! So go into and have confidence because people are going to LOVE this!

Cirque Fit Aerial Class Hoop/Lyra

Cirque Fit has various workshops and summer classes and programs coming up for children aged 5 to any aged adults who are willing to give it a shot!

 

Jessalyn Hoffman in Portable Aerial Rig Outside with her Hoop

Learn more CirqueFitAtl.com, and be sure to book a class next time you are in the Atlanta area!

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Elaine Eason
Elaine Eason

Elaine is the owner and founder of Uplift Active. She is a passionate aerial yoga instructor with training and certifications in Aerial Yoga, Power Vinyasa Yoga, and Aerial Rigging. She enjoys practicing aerial silks and hoops in addition to aerial yoga and has over 4 years of experience helping gyms and studios find their aerial equipment needs.


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