Monday, March 26, 2018

Bamboo Aerial Yoga | Weekly Wrap

This weekend I met up with a group of friends to add Bamboo Aerial Yoga to my I-tried-it list. If you have seen the enviable photos of aerial yoga over the sea, you probably understand why I didn't hesitate to accept the invitation to join the fun.


We attended a three part full day workshop for beginners. First we met up at the Yoga Bambam studio in Central for an introduction aerial yoga lesson. Our instructor (and founder of Bamboo Yoga), Aleksandra, showed our small class of nine how to do 8-10 different poses and gave us plenty of time to practice during the hour-long session.


After a break for brunch at Mana, we taxi'd across Hong Kong to Sai Kung and hiked to the beach. The 30-ish minute hike to Sai Wan Beach was mostly downhill, so it was easy to chat with each other and enjoy being in nature along the way.

At the beach we had time to change our clothes if we wanted. I decided to put on my yoga shorts and keep my capris dry (affiliate). We did a warm-up yoga flow while Aleksandra and Melissa, another instructor, set up the bamboo tripods.


With two bamboo tripods erected, our class was split into two groups for the 90 minute beach session. Our group of five stayed together and took turns going through the poses we learned in the morning session.


We first had to learn how to get into the hammock. The hammocks are hung higher than normal over the water so that while you are posing upside down, you don't have to worry about waves getting in your face.


Basically for 90 minutes it was all about getting the photos. With the help of our instructor, Melissa, we did all the poses from the morning and a couple of extra for fun ones that we saw her do while we took a break.

Here are some of my favorites:






Even though none of us had ever done aerial yoga before, the backdrop of Hong Kong mountains and the South China Sea made all of our poses #instaworthy. This was definitely a fun activity to do with friends!


After the class, we took the water taxi back to Sai Kung. The views from the boat were just beautiful. Hong Kong is an amazing place to live and play!


The rest of my week looked like this:

Monday - Rest

Tuesday - Swim 500 meters plus Dirty Dozen Arm Workout

Wednesday - Swim 650 meters

Thursday - Rest

Friday - Yoga + Swim 650 meters plus two cool down laps

Saturday - Dirty Dozen Leg Workout + Yoga + SUP

Sunday - Aerial Yoga

Have you ever tried aerial yoga? Would you try it over water at the beach?

I’m linking up with Holly and Wendy for the Weekly Wrap!


10 comments:

  1. Wow! This looks amazing! I love all the really cool stuff you get do try over there. Thanks for sharing it!

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  2. What an amazing backdrop for a fun yoga session! I think I'd like aerial yoga much better than floor yoga ..seems like the gravity would help things stretch out more!

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  3. My sister and I have been wanting to try that for years. Looks so much fun yet challenging. And on the beach to top it off...wow!

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  4. Wow! Another neat thing to try! I'd be super paranoid about sliding right out of the hammock in splashing loudly into the water. LOL Great pics!!

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  5. This looks really amazing! I think it would make me nervous to try but it does look really cool- especially with the water and mountains as a backdrop!

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  6. I have tried aerial yoga a few times and loved it. Doing it out on the beach must really kick it up a notch too fun!

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  7. You find the most amazing, unusual, coolest adventures to try. I would absolutely give it a try. I love that it included a scenic hike, a water taxi ride and a beautiful sunset. Thanks for linking!

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  8. I have never tried aerial yoga, but it looks like so much fun! I would definitely try it over water at the beach. So many fitness opportunities out there. Great to try new things so the routine does not get stale. Loved reading this post.

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  9. What an awesome experience! I'm not the best yogi by any measure but I would love to give aerial yoga a try!

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  10. hatha style yoga works to bring balance between body and mind. The objective of this yoga style is to prepare the body for meditation or relaxation.

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