Welcome to Aerial Yoga of Alaska! Shelly has been practicing and performing aerial acrobatics as well other circus acts (including but not limited to; fire dancing/spinning, stilts walking, and ring master acts) for over a decade. After extensive training and performing in aerial acts, fire spinning, as well as teaching Bikram yoga all over the country (i.e., California, Michigan, Florida, Illinois, Ohio, Nevada, Oregon, Georgia, and more), she moved to Fairbanks, AK in 2013. Shelly has been teaching aerial arts including aerial hammock and silks at the Artisan's courtyard since June 2013. Shelly is very passionate about teaching not just tricks, but the form and most importantly, focusing on the alignment of the body while the students are in the postures. Shelly loves to share her knowledge to kids as well as to adults and hopes to increase the "circus population" right here in Fairbanks. Whether you're just curious about what we do, or want to see what we're all about, please feel free to come by and say "hi"!!! Shelly's dream is to bring the community together and give back to the community via fun fitness. She can't wait to meet you all!
Shelly Yoshida instructs the following:
The ORIGINAL hot yoga; Bikram yoga, is practiced and taught by certified Bikram teachers all over the world. The Chena Ridge studio is the ONLY "real" hot yoga studio taught by certified Bikram teacher in Fairbanks. Bikram yoga is loved and practiced by millions. The classes follow a set sequence of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercise in 104 degree room (with 40-50% humidity), focusing on healing the body from the western way of living. We have a very nice and fully equipped hot yoga studio to sweat and let all the toxins out of your body. Please wear very little clothes (sports bra and shorts) during the practice. We have full shower facility right next to the yoga room. "You’re never too old, never too bad, never too late and never too sick to start from the scratch once again." Bikram Choudhury
The class contains one set of all the beginner series postures you already know but we expand further from this into new postures and variations. Each class will have a slightly different focus in terms of the skills and body parts we are working with. By developing awareness of your postures and parts of your body you will get some new ideas to take back to your bikram practice as well. The parts of class with which you are familiar will move more quickly, with less instruction than a beginner's class; whereas new ideas will be taught more thoroughly with a chance to ask questions