This class incorporates traditional yoga asana, breathwork, and relaxation but is based around our YogaBody-style yoga trapeze rigs.
Increase flexibility, strength, and range of movement.
Reduce stress and tension.
. . . and have fun!
Benefits of Yoga Trapeze for Children
Suspending upside-down is inherently fun for most children (and adults who are still children at heart). Students are often attracted to the Yoga Trapeze because they want to do “tricks.” But the benefits are many:
- vestibular sensory input
- body awareness
- functional pulling and grip strength
- core strength and awarenes
A yoga practice or exercise routine that integrates The Yoga Trapeze, even if just once or twice per week, includes pushing, pulling, holding, twists, backbends, forward bends, hip opening and so much more. This variety of movement compliments a mat-based yoga practice to create a full-body fitness routine.
Benefits of Yoga Trapeze for Teens
As young children become tweens and teens, the lack of pulling, pushing, and core work in a typical school day creates weakness that limits athletic performance and health. Yoga trapeze practice builds strength and fitness and can also enhance confidence, support risk-taking and decision-making skills, and reduce stress.
Benefits of Yoga Trapeze for Adults
A huge number of adult yoga students suffer from discomfort or stiffness in the back, neck, or shoulders. Yoga Trapeze inversions counteract gravity, creating space and length in the spine though simple, gentle, bodyweight traction. Trapeze work also includes functional pulling and grip strength often missing in a mat-based yoga practice to create a full-body fitness routine.
Breathing Space classes are offered in semester-format with registration for 4-12 weeks of class at a time. If you missed the start date, registration automatically prorates during checkout. There are no drop-ins to in-person children’s classes. See COVID precautions below.
New to Yoga Trapeze? Please sign up for an Intro to Yoga Trapeze class before your first day of a series. We’ll go over the basics so you can jump right in even with returning students.
Class Venues and COVID-19 Pubic Health Precautions
Breathing Space is offering classes indoors, outdoors, and over zoom this fall. We encourage students to participate in the way that works best for their family.
We are taking the following steps help mitigate the spread of coronavirus (and other infectious diseases) during indoor classes:
- All participants 5 yrs+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination for indoor classes--no exceptions;
- Masks required for ages 2+ when DC transmission rates are moderate (early childhood/prenatal) or high (all classes);
- Class sizes are small, so there is room to spread out;
- Studio is well ventilated, with more than the recommended HVAC air-exchange rate, and we run three large air purifiers during classes;
- Students are requested to wash hands upon entry and high-touch surfaces are frequently cleaned;
- Students are expected to follow DC DOH recommendations for quarantine after COVID-19 exposure or travel.
Outdoor classes are will be cancelled/rescheduled for inclement weather. Students must bring their own mats. When appropriate distancing can be maintained, masks are optional outside.
Please don't attend class if you or anyone in your family is exhibiting COVID-like symptoms or has recently been exposed.
See our full Indoor Classes Health & Safety Policies.