White Lotus is one of the only select studios in Michigan offering AIReal Yoga™. All of our AIReal™ teachers are AIReal Yoga™ Certified. The classes we teach and the hammocks and rigging equipment we use at White Lotus are the only form of AIReal Yoga™ that is recognized and endorsed by Yoga Alliance.
All About AIReal Yoga™
AIReal Yoga™ is similar to a traditional yoga practice but with the added benefit of a soft, fabric hammock suspended a few feet off the ground. The hammock is a prop, like a strap or block, intended to assist alignment, deepen awareness and provide the immediate benefits of spinal decompression. AIReal Yoga™ is a wonderful way to expand your practice and create a toned body for an overall happier and healthier you.
With the weight of the body partially or fully supported, along with the help of gravity, you can explore and create space in your body – but without the limitations of the floor! Absent compression of the joints and spine in a hammock you can achieve proper posture and alignment through relaxation, rather than effort, to find a more balanced and unencumbered expression of each pose.
Whether this is your first time taking an AIReal Yoga™ class or you have some experience, our teachers tailor each class to the needs of the participants attending that day – beginners are always welcome. You will learn proper cues and placement of the hammock to make your experience safe, comfortable and FUN!
Each class includes flowing postures, deep stretches, toning of the core and AIReal™ inversions for a safe way to open the body into a state of balance and health. At the end of all of our classes you will enjoy a relaxing savasana in the hammock enveloping and cradling your body like a floating cocoon!
Health Benefits of AIReal Yoga™
Improves Your Vibration: A key benefit of AIReal Yoga™ is that it gets your adrenaline going and releases “HAPPY” hormones like serotonin, endorphins and dopamine to boost your mood and feel more energetic.
Improves Flexibility: AIReal Yoga™ helps you to move more freely, with less effort, by counteracting gravity. Suspension in the air releases tension on the bones and muscles, increasing flexibility and deepening your practice. Suspended yoga strengthens core muscles and increases spinal and shoulder flexibility.
Eases Back Pain: AIReal Yoga™ enables you to hang freely, allowing your spine to lengthen. With less strain on your back, it eases tension in the spinal cord and hip joints helping you feel better. Anytime we can create space within joints, muscles and connective tissues it is of great healing benefit.
Increases Strength: AIReal Yoga™ improves strength which carries over into other daily activities. The core workout is beneficial for feeling healthier and standing taller with confidence. A toned core is a healthy and energetic feeling.
Stay Young at Heart: AIReal Yoga™ helps improve the circulation of blood, thus combating aging and its symptoms. AIReal Yoga™ also helps detoxify the circulatory and lymphatic systems which lowers the onset of various cardiovascular issues.
Psychological Benefits: Just like any exercise, AIReal Yoga™ helps rebuild your emotional system, clearing out blocked emotions, relieves stress and increases your creativity.
Aids Digestion: The variety of stretches and movements in AIReal Yoga™ help improve the digestive system and aids various digestion-related issues including constipation and indigestion.
Improves Memory: AIReal Yoga™ fortifies your neural connections for better memory function, so in a way, practicing AIReal Yoga™ can make you smarter!
Visit the Schedule page to pre-register for classes. Use the Sign-Up For Classes button or download the Mind Body app. Please pre-register online for each AIReal Yoga™ class you wish to attend on a first-come, first-serve basis, as space is limited. Payment is required in advance to hold your spot.
AIReal Yoga™ classes may be purchased individually, as packages, or as an addition to Monthly Unlimited Yoga. Please note AIReal Yoga™ is not included as part of the 10 Classes for $29 New Student Offer or regular yoga class packages. Visit the Pricing page for details and to purchase classes.
Dress comfortable with regular yoga attire and avoid very loose fitting clothing for AIReal Yoga™ classes. Long sleeves and yoga pants instead of shorts is recommended. Please leave jewelry such as earrings, large rings, dangling bracelets and watches at home to avoid catching or tearing of the hammocks.