Archives for September 2017

Aerial ADVANCED Workshops

Join us for an Aerial ADVANCED Yoga experience that will test our skills and draw us deeper into our sense of connection with the silk. This in-depth workshop will begin with a thorough warm-up, followed by the opportunity to review basic Aerial Yoga skills, and ensure a solid understanding of beginning forms and languaging. Then we’ll assess our balance, strength, and spatial awareness. Confidence in working with the support of the Aerial prop is crucial to safely exploring advanced forms and movements. We’ll learn some new starting places, the building blocks for advanced forms. After a break , we’ll experiment with new and challenging asana in and around the silk. An atmosphere of fun and humility will support our learning time, with plenty of opportunity for questions and practice. We’ll try some new ways of transitioning from one position to another, with and without the support of the floor. To finish, we’ll have the chance to experience a “mini class”. We’ll try out some of the new things we’ve learned, and consider the possibilities of Advanced Aerial practice. And, of course, there’ll be a delightful relaxation to conclude.

Please wear close-fitting clothes and bring water to drink. Students who successfully complete this workshop will be assigned a profile status which allows enrollment into Advanced Aerial classes.


Heather’s Back in Portland!

Heather Martin took her first hatha yoga class in 2009 while studying civil engineering at the University of Maine. At first, she thought yoga was just a new exercise class that helped her relieve tension and release endorphins. Yet she soon found herself closing her eyes during vinyasa, losing herself in the flow and the breath, and loving the challenge of exploring and achieving new postures. She finds yoga strengthens and heals her body but also gives her tools to help calm her mind on and off the mat. Heather now works as a consulting engineer and finds yoga helps balance her life.  Driven by a desire to learn more and share her yoga experience with her peers, she enrolled in Om Land’s 200-hour yoga teacher training.  In 2014, she completed her training and began teaching a beginner yoga class to her work peers. She continues to teach her peers and is also very excited to broaden her student base and teach in Om Land’s wonderful studios.