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Yoga. Play. Life. Elevated.


About TCAY

Twin Cities Aerial Yoga or TCAY is Beth Onward, an aerial yoga and aerial play and fitness instructor in the twin cities area of Minnesota. 

My passion for yoga stems from my desire to bring wellness and therapeutic tools to people of all ability levels. While I have practiced Pilates and Yoga for over 15 years, my desire to become a teacher began after my mother was diagnosed with a rare and debilitating illness.  While seeking ways to help her I discovered a deep desire to help people be well and active. This sparked my passion for the healing arts and holistic medicine. After receiving my 200 Hour Yoga Certification in 2012 I continued looking for new and unique ways to approach wellness. In 2013 I fell in love with Unnata® Aerial Yoga for it's playfulness and accessibility and was certified the same year. Unnata® is a blend of all of the things I strive for in my practice and in life: fun, dynamic, mindful, and inspiring. I fell in love with all things aerial and in 2014 became certified in Aerial Play & Fitness as well. Aerial Play & Fitness is a blend of aerial skills from many disciplines and is both challenging and fun. In 2016 I had the great privilege of taking Advanced Unnata Aerial Yoga Training with the founder, Michelle Dortignac. I continue to pursue learning new aerial skills and loving it. I firmly believe that fitness should be fun, and I take that belief into all of my classes.

 

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Yoga. Play. Life. Elevated.


About TCAY

Twin Cities Aerial Yoga or TCAY is Beth Onward, an aerial yoga and aerial play and fitness instructor in the twin cities area of Minnesota. 

My passion for yoga stems from my desire to bring wellness and therapeutic tools to people of all ability levels. While I have practiced Pilates and Yoga for over 15 years, my desire to become a teacher began after my mother was diagnosed with a rare and debilitating illness.  While seeking ways to help her I discovered a deep desire to help people be well and active. This sparked my passion for the healing arts and holistic medicine. After receiving my 200 Hour Yoga Certification in 2012 I continued looking for new and unique ways to approach wellness. In 2013 I fell in love with Unnata® Aerial Yoga for it's playfulness and accessibility and was certified the same year. Unnata® is a blend of all of the things I strive for in my practice and in life: fun, dynamic, mindful, and inspiring. I fell in love with all things aerial and in 2014 became certified in Aerial Play & Fitness as well. Aerial Play & Fitness is a blend of aerial skills from many disciplines and is both challenging and fun. In 2016 I had the great privilege of taking Advanced Unnata Aerial Yoga Training with the founder, Michelle Dortignac. I continue to pursue learning new aerial skills and loving it. I firmly believe that fitness should be fun, and I take that belief into all of my classes.

 

What is Unnata® Aerial Yoga?

Unnata Aerial Yoga uses the circus hammock to help students hold their bodies in the shape of traditional Yoga postures, the weight of the body being either partially or fully supported by the hammock. Many Unnata Aerial Yoga postures are designed to help the student better understand the purpose of traditional Yoga postures. Some Unnata Aerial Yoga postures are designed to help students achieve advanced traditional Yoga postures. Advanced Yoga postures can take years to learn, and even more time to understand and glean their benefits. The practice of Unnata Aerial Yoga is meant to help speed up that process in a safe manner.
The Unnata Aerial Yoga technique achieves more than a simple stretch. Our physical posture changes over time to increase our flexibility, develop strength, and forge deep, full breathing. Deep breathing reinforces a calm and serene attitude, which in turn increases our mental flexibility as well – the purpose of practicing Yoga.
— http://www.aerialyoga.com

Unnata® Aerial yoga is not intended for:
Individuals who have high blood pressure, cataracts, are pregnant, or anyone for whom hanging upside-down could cause medical complications.

 

WHAT IS Aerial play & Fitness?

 

Aerial play and fitness is a wonderful playful way to experience “silk” hammocks. Classes focus on developing your core and upper body strength, increasing your comfort within the fabric, and achieving graceful poses and transitions. Aerial Play & Fitness is a marriage of many forms of aerial dance and fitness and will increase your strength and connection with your body.