New anti-gravity, trapeze yoga classes coming to Strictly Come Dancing star’s Northampton studio

The weightless activity can help improve flexibility and alleviate back tension

Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 5:55 pm
Updated Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 5:56 pm
Anti-gravity yoga is practiced mid-air.
Anti-gravity yoga is practiced mid-air.

A new style of yoga will be introduced to Northampton next week via a former Strictly Come Dancing star’s studio.

Anti-gravity, trapeze yoga sees participants suspended from a sling, which allows participants to complete positions and moves that they are not able to attempt on a normal yoga mat.

The relatively new activity will be introduced to Northampton by former Strictly star Kristina Rihanoff who owns Soo Yoga.

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The activity can help to build muscle strength.

Located in Sol Central, the business has a purpose-built studio for the trapeze style yoga ahead of the launch of its six-week course, which will begin next week.

Kristina said: “It’s a style of yoga that people think you need to be advanced or fitness orientated, but it is great for any age group and ability.

“It’s a relaxing and interesting way to move your body and because you’re supported with a sling, you can go further into the movement.

“We hope to break barriers with it and help people to understand what it is.”

It can also help to alleviate back tension.

The sessions can help participants to improve range of motion, as well as strengthen functional upper body strength and help with back and spinal tension.

The constant suspension and swinging makes the body engage more muscles than traditional exercises performed on the ground, so can also help to build muscle strength.

Kristina added: “People say they can’t believe how amazing they feel afterwards.

“The benefits are amazing. It can relieve back tension, strengthen the core and relax the body.

“It’s just a very different workout and we’re really excited to bring something new and exciting to the people of Northampton so they can try something different.

“We have a purpose-built studio for it where people can feel safe knowing it has been built properly and in a professional way.”

There are a few health conditions including glaucoma and cardiovascular disease, which prohibit people from taking part.

Two six-week courses will run; one on a Tuesday and one on a Saturday to introduce students to the new form of yoga and teach the basics.

Search SooYoga to find out more about the anti-gravity course and for the full list of prohibiting health conditions.

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