Tantra Fitness founder and owner Tammy Morris says her studio, which is moving to Gastown in April, treats aerial yoga as an introductory step toward a related circus art known as aerial silks, a combination of strength and acrobatics popularized by the Cirque du Soleil entertainment troupe that uses two lengths of fabric suspended from the ceiling.
(Despite the name “silks,” the hammocks and related gear are made of polyester.)
“When people hear the word yoga, they think it’s easy,” she says. “It can be challenging for different reasons.
“The fabric is holding your body weight. If you’re heavier it can pinch,” says Morris. “It’s not for everyone.”