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PHILOSOPHY

Vayu Aerial Yoga is a practice that was developed to create space mentally and physically, by opening up the body through various postures using our custom designed yoga swing.

The Vayu Swing is a support system and tool used to facilitate and understand alignment while creating space within the body. Through specific articulation of movement we incorporate strength and the lengthening of the muscles isometrically to create core strength and balance.

The Vayu practice takes the body to a much deeper level. Using the support of the swing we are able to challenge the body moving through various postures, as well as allowing the nervous system to relax, encouraging a letting go into complete surrender.

Inverting the body while suspended in the air not only provides many physical benefits such as spinal decompression, it also expands the mind by creating confidence, overcoming fear and allowing a change in the standard physical perception. We are able to explore this new-found freedom and awaken our inner child bringing a playful light energy to our hearts. It is truly the experience of a floating meditation.









In Sanskrit, "Vayu" literally means wind or air.

Vayu is a primary Hindu deity, the Lord of the winds, the father of Bhima, and the spiritual father of Lord Hanuman. He is also known as Vata, Pavana, and sometimes, Prana.

Inspired by these beautiful meanings, we took this name honoring the air as our element to connect, expand, and open our hearts.








ANA PRADA

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Ana was born and raised in Colombia. She is an aerial dancer and yoga practitioner since 1998. She has shared her talents as a teacher at many different studios in Montreal, Maui, Honolulu and Bogota as well as at several international workshops and festivals in places such as Hawaii, Miami, Costa Rica and Colombia. She has worked with Cirque du Soleil in Spain, ‘Ulalena in Maui, Antigravity and special events for Cirque Eloize, Cirque Fantastc, and Samadhi Hawaii in Thailand, Switzerland, Canada, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Mexico, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Greece, Colorado and France.

She is the co-founder of Samadhi Hawaii Aerial Dance Company. She’s a certified teacher in yoga, pilates, Gyrotonic level 1, Gyrokinesis and Gyrokinesis Pre-trainer. She travels far and wide sharing her teachings, performing and choreographing for different projects. In her works, she is interested in finding a deeper balance and a real organic connection “aerial roots” to be grounded wherever she goes. Vayu Aerial Yoga is the result of years of continuous training and experimenting with all these techniques to create a practice where balance is found, strength and flexibility meet, creating space to open up the body, expanding the mind, and where playing with an open heart is the essence.