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Tame Your Body With AntiGravity Aerial Yoga



"Your Health Is Your Wealth, And I Am Here To Make You Rich."



HISTORY

AntiGravity® Inc was established in 1991 as America's premier aerial acrobatic performance company. Conceived by the founder Christopher Harrison and his team of professionals, the entertainment company has thrilled audiences around the world for over 30 years. Comprised of world champion gymnasts, professional dancers, artists, and top-notch aerialists, the company has a rich history rooted in unique choreography, cutting-edge technology, and is world renown for pioneering new movement modalities.


AntiGravity has been seen at the Grammy awards, MTV awards, Golden Globe awards, NFL and NBA Halftime performances, TV shows, Off-Broadway in NYC, on tour through Brazil, and most recently at the Victoria Secret Fashion show. With a colourful history and thousands of performances, this company has achieved incredible success and fame throughout the years. You can find their performance company rehearsing in Orlando at the AntiGravity National Institute of Aerial Arts - a premier training center and rehearsal space for new artists and veteran performers.


2007 was the year that the creative experts behind the aerial performance company came together to create the world’s original Aerial Yoga Hammock for exercise, and the technique called AntiGravity Aerial Yoga was born. By doing so they forged an entirely new genre for fitness enthusiasts and yogis to experience the Dream Of Flight safely inside the fitness club gym and group exercise studio.


To this day, Aerial Yoga is practiced by over 100,000 people around the world and can be found in over 50 countries. With over 10,000 certified AntiGravity Instructors scattered worldwide, the technique has changed the face of yoga - evolving it from a primarily ground-based practice to the evolution of yoga in the air. A quick scroll through #aerialyoga and you will be astounded by the inspiration that this technique as lead to.




METHODOLOGY

AntiGravity® Fitness is the original aerial yoga and suspension fitness technique created in 2007 and launched with Crunch Fitness in New York City. Utilising the Harrison AntiGravity Hammock, practitioners have the chance to experience Zero compression inversions, levitating meditations, aerial conditioning workouts, and FUN! The hammocks allow students to flip and fly through the air safely.


Comprised of eight unique programs, the curriculum is rooted in principles, progression training, and safety. AntiGravity offers a variety of unique aerial yoga and suspension fitness techniques to choose from. Whether you are a beginner fitness goer or seasoned yogi, the value of adding the hammock to one’s workout regime should not be overlooked.


AntiGravity® Fitness Programs:


AG Fundamentals 1&2

AG Aerial Yoga 1&2

AG Suspension Fitness 1&2

AG Restorative Yoga

AG Pilates

AG AIRbarre

AG Just Kids 1&2

AG 1on1 for Personal Trainers



PHILSOPHY

Having studied yoga in India, and traveled the world with his performance troop, Christopher Harrison’s AntiGravity Philosophy is truly one of a kind. The ways of being both inside and outside of the studio connect the community around the world who believe in Open Up Be Free, Health Is Wealth, and that Hidden in the forces that pull us down, is energy to lift us up. This authentic philosophy embedded within the fabrics of the technique, brings students to greater mind-body experiences and inspires people around the world to Show Up.


I personally love the philosophy of AntiGravity because of the rich spiritual and transformational practices that can be utilised in everyday life.





BENEFITS


Needless to say, there are hundreds of physical benefits of practicing aerial yoga and suspension fitness. The technique is not only a great workout, but something about being enveloped inside the hammock leads students to emotional and mental health benefits as well. It is no surprise that people, every day turn up to the studio to hang upside down, build strength and release stress.


Here is a general list of the health benefits associated with AntIGravity techniques:


  • Decompress tight joints

  • Core strengthening and lengthening

  • Increased muscular strength & flexibility

  • Relieving pressure while aligning the vertebrae

  • Increased kinaesthetic awareness

  • Fine-tuning balance & increased proprioception

  • Low impact cardio-vascular conditioning

  • Perform advanced yoga & postural inversions without neck or back compression

  • Hold challenging yoga postures longer and with correct alignment

  • Stretch further with less strain

  • Muscular tension release through self-massage techniques

  • Adds an entirely new dimension to your Yoga/Fitness practice

  • Create better body awareness while increasing overall agility

  • Self-esteem enhancement through conquering fears

  • Refreshes the lymphatic, digestive & circulatory systems

  • Releases happy hormones i.e. serotonin, endorphins, oxytocin, dopamine

  • Increases the Neuroplasticity of the brain (one's ability to learn)



FIND A CLASS

Aerial yoga has swept the globe and can now be found in thousands of yoga studio as an exciting new genre and class offering because of how accessible and beneficial the exercise is for almost* every body type. If you have yet to feel the lightness of hanging freely upside down, or levitating in a cocoon it is a must do for anyone who is looking for an excellent cross-training workout or to add decompression to one's compression based workout plan. It has been found relieve back pain, aid with weight loss, and is super fun! Click here to find a class near you:



*(contraindications apply to a portion of the population due to inverting the body)



BECOME AN INSTRUCTOR

Are you looking to add a new skill to your existing fitness profession? Are you a personal trainer looking to incorporate new programs for your clients? Are you a Yoga instructor looking to take your teaching to new heights? If any of these resonate with you, becoming an instructor in AntIGravity could be an excellent way to learn new teaching practices, expand your knowledge about the body, and offer your clients an exciting new way to feel great. Click here to see a list of upcoming teacher training courses:




BENEFITS OF THE POSE SERIES

You can learn more about the Benefits of AntiGravity Fitness techniques by watching a few videos with Master Instructor Tamer Begum here:



We have a Youtube Playlist dedicated to the benefits of AntiGravity Fitness here:





TAME LIFE AFFILIATE

As a member of the Tame Life community, we believe firsthand in the benefits of utilising the Harrison AntiGravity Hammock and have connections with AntiGravity Master Instructors, and Business Developers around the world. Contact us if you have questions about how to get involved, schedule online AntiGravity Fitness classes, see a list of our upcoming Retreats, Workshops, Teacher Training dates, and locations.





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