In this 2 hour workshop, we will learn how to tie our aerial hammocks to get them in correct alignment with our own unique body dimensions. This is followed by an alignment based aerial yoga practice designed to support your home practice. The class will be recorded and made available to you for home use.
If you have your own deluxe studio aerial yoga hammock from Flying Beach Yoga, bring it in. Studio hammocks also available to use. Investment for the workshop is $30. If you would like to purchase one for home use, the investment is a discounted $199 for both the workshop and deluxe studio aerial yoga hammock. (Please let Michele know what color you would like). For a complete catalog of hammock colors, visit www.FlyingBeachYoga.com. Please bring your yoga mat and water bottle to the workshop as well.
As with all aerial classes, please leave your jewelry at home as it can tear the fabric. Also come dressed comfortably in clothing without velcro, zippers, or grommets. Also keep hair accessories to rubber bands and not plastic or metal clips as these can tear the fabric as well. Space is limited so reserve your spot today @ www.mykulayoga.com.
Join Ms. Ashley as she returns to Chisholm Elementary this Fall 2021! Kids Yoga classes are fun classes that seem more like playtime to the kids than yoga. Our qualified Kula Yoga Kids instructors will take the kids through a series of yoga poses all the while teaching them to connect with their inner peace. This is done through yoga postures, breathing techniques, and mindfulness practices. This is a 45 minute class once weekly held on school premises. It is open ONLY to the kids of the school where it is located. Kids should come in comfortable clothes with a water bottle and yoga mat. (Mats for sale online or on site with instructor for $20 each). No rental mats will be provided.
Kids should wear comfortable clothes that are easy to move around in. School uniforms are fine. Please send a yoga mat and water bottle if attending a live class. (Yoga mats available for purchase as an add-on item for $20. Instructors will bring mats to school for kids to pick out and will store them at the school if you wish). We look forward to the opportunity to share yoga with your family.
I am so excited to announce that Kula Yoga Kids is back in-person at local schools! Due to the pandemic and public school policies, we were not on Volusia County school campuses for the 2020-21 school year. This year we are back, starting in September with Preschool Yoga at Inspirations Beachside in Daytona and Elementary School Yoga at Chisholm Elementary in New Smyrna Beach! The schedule is linked below so you can sign your child or children up for some inspired classes of yoga, mindfulness and meditation practices that they will use for the rest of their lives.
If your child’s school is not listed, feel free to contact us with your request. New classes are being added to the schedule, and if we have the resources to help build this program in your community or at your school, we are happy to do so. Our mission at Kula Yoga Kids is to empower the youth of our community through yoga and mindfulness practices; giving them the tools they need to navigate through this ever changing, fast paced world.
Vinyasa yoga translation os “to place in a certain way”. That’s it. We move the body into all these different shapes or asanas, and simply breathe. When we bring our attention and intention into our body using the posture, we create awareness, space, and healing. Anywhere we can create this space in the body, healing will occur. Sound too simple? It’s just the beginning. We bring breath and awareness into the physical body while we focus on the one pose we are actually doing so that the mind follows. Then we breath full deep breaths into the posture noticing anywhere there’s tension. Anywhere we find our edges of where we think we can be, we simply bring the breath in gently and more and more until there’s space to move and be.
As the physical body start to feel better, we notice how our mind is wound up, or how we are being. The healing happens in layers, one breath after another and one practice after another. There’s no where to get, no goal to achieve. Because once we think we’re there, we start healing more subtly. The 8 limbs of yoga give us a path to focus our mind, heal our bodies, and breathe into whatever shape we need to make in that moment. With ease and peace.
If you’d like to join some Vinyasa Yoga locally, our current schedule is:
Michele – Vinyasa Yoga every other Sunday 9am @ Kula Yoga Port Orange (also available on zoom), every other Monday 6pm @ Kula Yoga NSB
Jeff – Vinyasa Yoga Mondays 9am @ Mary McLeod Bethune Park, Wednesdays 12pm and Slow Flow Vin Yin Fridays 12pm – both @ Kula Yoga NSB
Kids Aerial Yoga starts back in July at Kula Yoga New Smyrna Beach! This is a 6 week program with a limited number of spots so pre-registration is a must. This has been a popular class in years past so don’t delay in signing your little yogi up! They will have fun as we learn aerial yoga postures in the hammock in a safe environment. No experience necessary. Ages 7-11. To sign up go to linktr.ee/kula_yoga and you will be redirected to the Kula Yoga Studio website to register.
Join the kids teachers of Kula Yoga Kids for fun and adventure this summer with the kids!
Kids Yoga classes are fun classes that seem more like playtime to the kids than yoga. Our instructors will take the kids through a series of yoga poses all the while teaching them to connect their movements with their breath. This is done through yoga postures, breathing techniques, and mindfulness practices. For ages 4 to 11. Child MUST be potty trained. Bring a yoga mat and some water to drink. Adult yoga classes happening simultaneously next-door! To sign up go to http://www.mykulayoga.com
Aerial yoga with Michele happens Thursdays 12 noon NSB! Spots are limited so please pre-register. It’s an all levels class that brings alignment using the aerial hammock to support us in asanas, bringing awareness, prana, and healing into everywhere we’re willing to go in class. It’s hard if you think it’s hard. It’s easy if your mind thinks that too. We learn to trust both the support and the process, showing up for each posture one breath at a time. Finding peace and ease no matter what position we are in. It’s a practice. I think it’s fun. I know it’s healing. I would love to share this practice with you. Sign up at: https://linktr.ee/kula_yoga
So we did these outdoor aerial classes a while back, and it was tons of fun so we decided to do them again. This time, instead of traveling to outdoor events and festivals, we’re bringing it to our own town and into your phones. So hopefully we can share this more consistently while creating a safe, fun, healing environment to practice aerial yoga in. Outdoors. No walls, no ceiling, just earth above and sky below. Yes, you read that write right. We get upside down to heal our bodies and reign in our minds. The wind reminds us to breathe as the sun shines down on our feet. Perception is constantly challenged as we practice asanas using the support of our hammocks. Creating space in the body for healing, wellness, and vitality. Creating space in the mind for clarity, calmness, and possibility. Join us in person or Livestream from home. June 7th & 14th – 9am and 10:30am. (We are limited to 6 in-person spots, so you must reserve your hammock in advance if joining us at the park). Happy flying yogis! Michele will lead you through a unique progression of poses using an aerial yoga hammock. Using gravity to our advantage allows for much deeper stretches, full back extension and muscle strenghtening in a fun, secure environment. The program is structured in a progression format, making it appropriate for all levels. No need to feel intimidated, you are in a comfortable and caring environment with an instructor who wants nothing more than to help you succeed.
Mary McLeod Bethune Beach Park is a venue that also offers beach access, bathrooms, playground and fishing dock. Basketball, tennis, and volleyball courts are available to play on as well as a kayak launch. There is fun for the whole family at this beautiful park.
If you cannot join us in-person, there is a Zoom Livestream option as well! Take the classes from the comfort of your own home hammock! You will need an aerial yoga hammock installed at home to practice with us from home. If you don’t have one yet, click this link to view our online selection of Aerial Yoga Hammocks and order yours today! To view all our Zoom Livestream offerings, click on the links below.
Playing… simply playing. Creating play in our lives cultivates an energy that puts me in tune with my inner child. This is a path to experience bliss. So I practice. What am I practicing? Playing. When I play for the sake of only playing, I am no longer “doing”, rather am simply “being” in the energy of playfulness that is created within. Now more than ever, it is important to continue cultivating joy how and when we can. Play is one way. This was recorded after an aerial yoga class so I was already experiencing a calm mind and steady breath. So play came easy. The aerial hammock is my favorite yoga prop. It supports me in ways I never knew I could be, teaches me to be strong and flexible in any situation or position, and has a natural way of inviting me directly into play. When we’re bound up in our problems, play may seem like an impossible task and one we don’t have time for. I resolved long ago not to wait until a later day to play, for it will never be tomorrow. We only have today, therefore, I practice play. It’s funny how we can get very bound up in thought energy, to get stuck in a loop of repetition, unable to break the thought pattern. What I’ve learned over my 44 years, is that thought cannot be cured with more thought. It’s impossible. I have to have a practice of moving and breathing which naturally centers my focus internally to the true self that I am. The stillness beneath all the waves of fluctuations that come and go through life. I am more than just my thoughts. We all are. We can make up all kinds of stories that will keep us stuck in our mind, or we can choose to let it all go in favor of internal peace. ☮️
How? Practice. 💦
What? Yoga. 🧘🏻♀️
Why? Yoga is the practice of taking control of your mind. All of it.
Where? In your house 🏡 or on the moon 🌙 the “where” of this is up to you!
Play. If you don’t know how, ask any child in your life to play anything with you. They will teach you how to connect to that joy within that is not attached to the “goal of doing” anything. And it’s the greatest lesson. Leading directly to joy. For joy is not connected to anything outside of us. Joy is cultivated within. Whatever you do today yogis, do it with joy, because you are worth it ❣️If you want to practice play on a yoga hammock with me, I’ll be teaching Aerial Yoga at Kula Yoga Studio- New Smyrna Beach high noon Thursdays. ✌️💜🕉
The aerial yoga certification offered by Flying Beach Yoga is designed for those students and teachers who wish to deepen their practice and understanding of yoga in the aerial hammock and who wish to share that practice with others. It will prepare those who complete the course with the skills needed to lead a public aerial yoga class. The training will cover the topics of safety, rigging, spotting, assisting, verbal cueing, anatomy and physiology, and inversions. The participants will also leave with a full class they can teach to the public and will be required to teach a live class in order to receive their certification.
This is a 40 hour course offered over 2 weekends in May at Kula Yoga NSB.
We highly recommend purchasing an aerial yoga hammock for your training. Home practice is needed in addition to in-studio training in order to get the most benefit out of your investment of money and time in training. Hammocks are available for sale at www.FlyingBeachYoga.com and can be shipped or picked up in studio at Kula Yoga.
If you have a 200 hour yoga teacher training certificate, this training is also valid for 40 contact hours of CEUs through Yoga Alliance.