EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – A new type of yoga is taking the practice from the mat into the air. Sky yoga held an aerial showcase at Phoenix Park today to perform for friends, family, and the community.
Shantel Kristian started sky yoga three years ago on Barstow Street in Eau Claire. Now, the yoga and aerial studio are transitioning into a full performing arts studio. The center will be at a higher competitive level, but she says sky yoga is still a very unknown art. b
However, tonight’s event caught the eye of many people passing by at the park amphitheater.
Shantel Kristian, owner of Sky Yoga said, “It’s sky yoga, it’s exactly what it means. We are doing movement with your body in the air so you’re kind of able to feel that free feeling. We do a lot of stretching, strengthening with the aerial, but then we also do the performance aspect of it which is what we are showcasing here tonight. So, everybody puts together their routines, shows their personality, and can show that artistic side.”
Kristian says anyone can try sky yoga, they offer beginner classes every week for all people ages 5 and up with varying difficulty levels.