By Trina Padden

Aerial hoop, also called aerial lyra, combines strength exercises, agility, and grace. An aerial hoop is an enlarged hula hoop ring of steel suspended from the ceiling or a free-standing rig, in which hoop artists can exercise spins, drops, tricks, and poses. Using an aerial hoop is a great way to improve muscle strength and state of mind. With your body positioned up in the air, you’ll be able to achieve the ultimate workout, devoid of the limitations that come from being on the ground. So many aerialists love the hoop because it’s a stable, reliable dance partner who is always there, even in the wind!

Lyra Basics and Beyond

Want to learn more about this apparatus? Join me for my next 5-week Intro to Hoop course: Lyra Basics and Beyond, Wednesday evenings 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM, September 13 – October 11, here at Tahoe Flow Arts & Fitness! In this course, we will start with the basics and add on new skills and moves as you are ready. Each week you will master beautiful and elegant positions and explore new ways to use and stretch your body. Included is a 3-pose photo shoot on Lake Tahoe in a small aerial rig.

Learn More About Trina Padden:

Trina has been teaching yoga since 1975. She is still an avid practitioner along with skiing, mountain biking and hiking. She discovered aerials in 2015 under the tutelage of Kelly Smiley and Meredith Calderas-Precit and became hooked on the support and camaraderie of TFAF. Trina loves teaching and being part of the Tahoe Flow Arts Performance Team. She strongly believes that anyone can fly no matter their age, size or shape, perceived weakness, flexibility, or level of fitness. Trina teaches Aerial Hammock and Hoop beginner through advanced classes and workshops here at Tahoe Flow Arts & Fitness. Enroll in Lyra Basics and Beyond or one of her other courses today!

Trina Padden
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