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AERIAL FUN-damentals

This class is taught by:

Alyssa Bohen

Alyssa first began the practice of yoga several years ago when her mom suggested she should try it for stress reduction. For her, yoga has become a way to unplug and become more in tune with herself. Although Alyssa loved her mat practice, she began looking for something different. When she first heard about aerial yoga, Alyssa thought it sounded fun and sure enough, it was love at first inversion! She has been practicing aerial for over three years and completed Level One Aerial Yoga Teacher Training at Transcend Wellness and Yoga. More recently, Alyssa received her 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training certificate at Stillpoint Studios. She likes to bring a fun, light-hearted approach to her classes while still focusing on proper alignment and breath. She hopes that her students will also uncover the many benefits of yoga for themselves.

Kristin H Hernandez

"Kristin knew that aerial yoga would be the practice for her before ever getting into the hammock. She discovered it on a morning television show, but it wasn't until it was finally offered in our area that she is now able to make it a part of her daily life. She practices and trained at Transcend Wellness and Yoga and hopes that she can bring the love and passion of aerial yoga to everyone ready to give it a try! "

Tori Bodin

Aerial Yoga Instructor
Tori decided to try Aerial yoga on a whim in 2014 shortly after PurEnergy studios opened. By the end of her first class she was hooked and became a regular "frequent flyer" from then on. In the Summer of 2016 Tori decided that teaching was the next logical step to her Aerial Yogi path. During her training Tori realized that Aerial was much more then just a fun hobby; Teaching and helping others advance their practice evolved aerial into a passion.

Tori has been local to the area her entire life living in Malvern and attending Immaculata University. If she isn't "monkeying" around in her hammock you may run into her at one of the many mat classes. She also enjoys cooking; working on cars,finding new and fun ways to work out; and cheering on her beloved Philadelphia Flyers.

Bob Adams



Bob first came to his yoga mat in 2007, to regain some of the flexibility that he had lost over the years. He learned that yoga is much more, with movement and breath providing many other benefits, including the ability to de-stress and find a deeper peace of mind. Bob took his first aerial yoga class in August 2012, and was immediately hooked. "Aerial yoga makes me feel like a kid again. It's a great workout, and it is so much fun that time flies by so fast and you barely know you are working out." Bob completed Level One and Level Two Aerial Yoga Teacher Training at Transcend Wellness and Yoga in 2013. He tries to make each class challenging and fun for his students, allowing them to grow their practice and build self-confidence, all while having a great time.

In the corporate world, Bob has worked for the same IT company for 39 years. He also enjoys cooking, is an avid runner, and a workout junkie. Bob has been married for 35 years, with 2 children and 3 granddaughters.

Aerial Yoga / Fun-Damentals

Aerial Yoga is one of the newest blends of yoga and aerial arts. It is a beautiful and freeing alternative to a yoga mat practice, although it is not necessary to have any yoga experience in order to participate in an aerial yoga class. Aerial yoga uses fabric in the form of a hammock as a “prop”. It will allow you to create a place of presence in the body, mind and spirit while enjoying the benefits of increased flexibility, strength and decompression of the spine and joints. You will experience traditional postures that are often difficult in a mat practice, but can be achieved during your aerial yoga practice.

How to Prepare for an Aerial Yoga Class:

  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes early in order to register and adjust your hammock height.
  • For you own comfort, it is recommended that you wear a short or long-sleeved shirt for you first class.
  • Do not wear any jewelry (rings, bracelets, necklaces). These can cause rips or tears in the fabric.
  • Avoid using hand lotion, perfume or sunscreen prior to class.
  • Clothing should not have zippers, which can also harm the fabric. Most participants avoid loose fitting clothing. Choosing clothes with more cotton than lycra is also advisable.
  • Trim you nails to avoid them from snagging the fabric.
  • A yoga mat is optional but not required for this class.
  • Most participants avoid a regular meal 1-2 hours before practice, but may opt for a light snack (fruit, protein bar, etc.) if necessary.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Aug 18 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with Alyssa Bohen
  • Sat Aug 25 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with Kristin H Hernandez
  • Tue Aug 28 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Tori Bodin
  • Tue Sep 04 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Tori Bodin
  • Sat Sep 08 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with Bob Adams
  • Sat Sep 15 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with Bob Adams
  • Sat Sep 22 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with Bob Adams
  • Sat Sep 29 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with Bob Adams
  • Sat Oct 06 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with Bob Adams
  • Sat Oct 13 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with Bob Adams
  • Sat Oct 20 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with Bob Adams
  • Sat Oct 27 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with Bob Adams
  • Sat Nov 03 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with Bob Adams
  • Sat Nov 10 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with Bob Adams
  • Sat Nov 17 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with Bob Adams
  • Sat Nov 24 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with Bob Adams
  • Sat Dec 01 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with Bob Adams
  • Sat Dec 08 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with Bob Adams