One of the unexpected surprises when I started blogging, was the friendships that are formed all over the world. I am so grateful to have met my friend Joanne who lives relatively near by and who is always up for a new challenge!
We recently connected & when I suggested she join me in giving aerial yoga a try, she was all in! Although I have now been a few times, it was Joanne’s first time. I so admire that her sense of adventure never stops her from trying new things!
So great to spend time together Joanne! Who knows what fun we shall get into next!
I have been lucky over the past several years to meet and develop a ‘real world’ friendship with a number of great fellow bloggers. One of those is Lynn from Life After 50.
We actually live relatively close to one another and this week Lynn invited me to join her to try something new – to me, not her.
I know – you’re shocked. Me. Something new.
In a large old industrial building in Bowmanville – behind this wonderful heavy metal door – I met with Lynn to give aerial yoga a try.
If you aren’t familiar with it, aerial yoga involves using a large silk hammock to support, stretch, and invert the body through a series of yoga moves.
It sounds intimidating but I’m game to try most things at least once.
I’m not exactly the most graceful and coordinated person in the world and I had…
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Saw Joanne talk about and impressed how you do yoga. I will be handing with you, in my mind.
A friend recommended this type of yoga to me & honestly, it looks way more intimidating than it actually is. I absolutely love it & the stretching is amazing! Especially for this aging body!
I did some kind of yoga inversion using Palladio apparatus and felt my spine grew another inch.
Interesting you should say that. The instructor & owner of this studio mentioned that her height has changed by 3/4 of an inch since she began this kind of yoga. The benefits are endless!
Thanks so much for the reblog, my friend! You are very photogenic 🙂
I had so much fun yesterday and this is definitely something that I’ll be doing again. Thanks for suggesting it. This was not on my radar at all and I doubt I would have ever considered it without a friendly nudge.
Let’s make sure we queue up another date in March before we both disappear in April.
My pleasure! I think I may have to take all my future photos in this position 😂. My hair is a bit of a mess but my tummy looks nice & flat🤪
Will definitely get another date on the calendar! I’ll send you off some available dates via email so that we can secure something!
I had some notions of swinging from a trapeze, Lynn, so I was greatly relieved to see the reality. 🙂 🙂 I might be able to do that… just!
You totally would Jo! When I asked the instructor what the benefits were of the inversion, she told me there are about 7 pages of them ranging from detoxing the body to stretching the spine, helping with the skin because of blood flow, just to name a few. Joanne was giggling when she turned upside down because she enjoyed the swinging sensation (which you can do or just remain still). She thinks she might have a little monkey in her!
She does look a bit mischievous 🙂 🙂
omg – you always look like you just stepped out of a magazine shoot 💕
And you my friend are too kind!
It is so fun Ingrid!
That looks like so much fun and a great way to stretch. So glad you and Joanne got to meet-up!
Janis, this particular kind of yoga has so many benefits & each time I go, I love it even more. Joanne & I have been able to get together a few times & honestly, she feels like a friend I have known for many years.
I met up with her a couple of years ago when my husband and I visited Toronto (and we felt the same way about her feeling like an old friend). We just had lunch, though… your “date” was unique!
How wonderful you had that opportunity. Let us know if you are ever back in the area, we’ll plan something fun😂
Wow, Lynn. And here I thought you didn’t have any hangups.
I am a woman of many disguises!
It looks like you two had so much fun! I just commented on joanne’s post that with my coordination skills I may have required assitance to untangle myself! Wonderfu lthat the blogging community brings people together. Fingers crossed that I’ll see the two of you soon!
I love this kind of yoga Sue. Knowing your athletic ability, you would have absolutely no difficulty with it! Please keep us posted on your plans as we would love to be able to connect!
That looks like fun after one gets the first several falls out of the way, of course..:) Glad you had such a good time meeting up..:)
It is so much fun George & the instructor is very hands on to guide you through so that there are no falls!🤪
Just saw Joannes post and I got excited reading about it, because I LOVE aerial yoga. We tried it for the first time in Ubud Bali and I got hooked. I went to every class and bought the hammock which then travelled with me for three months from Bali to Thailand to Malaysia to India and finally back home to Sri Lanka.
It is SOOO much fun and such a good head rush (getting the blood to the brain)
Peta, a friend recommended I try it & I absolutely love it! I find it so wonderful for stretching & the meditation in the hammock is divine! I can see why you fell in love with it!
Joanne is so great, we try to get together now & again as we don’t live far from one another. When I suggested she come down for an aerial yoga session, she was all in. She is coming back down to do another class😁