Published on January 3rd, 2019 | by AberdeenMagazine
Stretching to New Heights
Aberdeen yogis are taking their practice off the mat and into the air. After months of planning, Profiling Beauty Health and Wellness Center has opened their new aerial yoga studio. Owner Candace Briscoe says she received her certification to be an aerial yoga teacher years ago, and has been dreaming of bringing this form of yoga to Aberdeen ever since. In September, she hosted an open house and revealed the finished studio to the public. The space includes a dozen yoga trapeze swings for participants, and eight instructors have been trained to lead classes. Along with installing the aerial equipment, Candace added details like red therapy lights and a wall adorned in a chalk paint mural.
While the thought of hanging from the ceiling might seem daunting, Candace explains that aerial yoga is for all ages and abilities and can provide benefits for the neck, lower back, and hips. By taking out gravity, you can get a deeper stretch in your favorite yoga poses. To top it off, classes end with everyone relaxing hammock-style in their trapeze while instructors provide massage techniques. // — Jenny Roth
The aerial yoga studio is located in the lower level of Profiling Beauty, at 224 1st Ave SE. For more information on how to sign up for a class, head to www.leanbodybarre.com