Aerial Yoga Lifts Students’ Bodies, Spirits

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Hartford Courant / November 2, 2013 — The yoga studio uses the kind of bright fabric that the acrobats in Cirque du Soleil ride up and down, but this class doesn’t require the abdominal strength or bravery of those kinds of performances.

Unnata Aerial Yoga, a class that elevates some yoga postures off the ground, is accessible to non-gymnasts, and to those who have never tried yoga before.

Jayne Dean, 51, started Hartford’s first class this month, bringing an exercise option that’s hot in New York and was popularized there seven years ago.

She told her inaugural class of five women: “With the hammock, we find our own way. It doesn’t have to be perfect or pretty.”

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Certified Yoga instructor Jayne Dean demonstrates a position for her class of aerial yoga students at her studio in Hartford. (MICHAEL McANDREWS / Hartford Courant /November 2, 2013)
Certified Yoga instructor Jayne Dean demonstrates a position for her class of aerial yoga students at her studio in Hartford. (Photo: MICHAEL McANDREWS / Hartford Courant)

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