A new, attractive and versatile style of yoga inspired by Iyengar yoga!
FlyHigh Yoga is popular and new style of areal yoga. It started in 2012 in Ubud, Bali with the development of the FlyHigh Yoga Belt. This belt is a simple and unique tool for a gravity defying, creative, fun, precise and alignment-based style of yoga.
With The FlyHigh Yoga belt, you are able to do regular yoga poses (and other gravity defying moves) in a supported way. This makes the progression of your practice easier, more precise, more intense and more fun!
FHY is therefore a bridge to good physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing for all yoga practicioners.
About the founder
Jose Luis Jimenez, the spanish founding father of FlyHigh Yoga is long-term yoga enthusiast and practitioner. His inspiration behind the FlyHigh Yoga Belt was in yoga Kurunta from the Iyengar yoga traditions where ropes are used.
FlyHigh Yoga therefore keeps all the traditional elements of Iyengar yoga, with a more modern, fun and attractive approach.
Jose Luis credentials, gained with American Yoga Alliance, are E-RYT500.
Three differentiating factors to other aerial or anti-gravity yoga styles
The belt is the most versatile, simple and at the same time, the most precise prop among all!
The belt consists of a few cm wide parachute fabric lines, two wooden blocks and padding on the bottom for softer support. The belt is easy to assemble, to carry around and it takes very little space.
Based on Iyengar yoga it makes significant difference to other antigravity and aerial yogas that focuses predominantly on acrobatic/dance oriented way of movement. With FHY we are keeping all the knowledge that yoga has developed since it`s origin, yet put it another shape, using gravity and prop itself for even deeper and more effective modern yoga practice.
It encourages values of fun, integrity, mindfulness, courage and community and motivates FHY’s family members (students, teachers, trainers, others) to absorb and live the mission and message of »flying high« – with spreaded wings towards happy and fulfilled life.
- Decompress the spine
- Strengthen core & body
- Increase range of motion
- Deepen stretches & twists
- Supporting & deepening backbends
- Supported & safe inversions
- Increased body awareness & control
- Be in the “Now”
Read more about “Benefits” in “Q&A”
Flyhigh Yoga is an international registered brand and a registered RYS® 200 yoga school at Yoga Alliance since 2013. We aim to build a trusted yoga school brand with international quality.
FlyHigh Yoga owe Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP) certification. The YACEP designation is designed for experts in one or more of Yoga Alliance’s educational categories to teach courses that qualify as continuing education courses (www.yogaalliance.org).
For who is FHY appropriate for?
FHY is appropriate for all general healthy people: more or less active, with bigger or smaller flexibility capacities, regular and advanced yoga practitioners, as well complete begginers. For people with a wish for more or less intense FHY practice as FHY can be practiced in a very dynamic, strong and active or easier, slower and more restorative way. All can perform FHY, will enjoy in it’s practice and feel challenged at the same time.
FHY is a versatile practice that complements any existing yoga asana practice or any other sport activity like cycling, surfing, running, climbing and so on.
You can practice FHY alone or with a partner – used as a tool in pairs or groups will bring you even greater joy, fun and creativity, you can work with your partner(s) as well on deep adjustments, though on our FHY™ Teacher Trainings (link-TT).
FHY™ Hanging Belt is designed to hold several hundreds pounds of dynamic movement/weight.
Who should avoid practicing FHY?
FHY™ can be beneficial to people with disabilities. it is however necessary to inform your teacher about any injuries or disabilities. If you have doubts regarding your FHY practice it is best to seek professional medical advice from your doctor or GP.