A new, attractive and versatile style of yoga inspired by Iyengar yoga!
FlyHighYoga is popular and new style of aerial yoga. It started in 2012 in Ubud, Bali with the development of the FlyHighYoga Belt. This belt is a simple and unique tool for a gravity defying, creative, fun, precise and alignment-based style of yoga.
With the FlyHighYoga 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!
FlyHighYoga is therefore a bridge to good physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing for all yoga practitioners.
About the founder
Jose Luis Jimenez, the Spanish founding father of FlyHighYoga is long-term yoga enthusiast and practitioner. His inspiration behind the FlyHighYoga Belt was in yoga Kurunta from the Iyengar yoga traditions where ropes are used.
FlyHighYoga 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 FlyHighYoga 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 FlyHighYoga’s family members (students, teachers, trainers, others) to absorb and live the mission and message of »flying high« – with spread 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”
FlyhighYoga 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.
FlyHighYoga 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).
Who is FlyHighYoga appropriate for?
FlyHighYoga 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 beginners. For people with a wish for more or less intense FlyHighYoga practice as FlyHighYoga can be practiced in a very dynamic, strong and active or easier, slower and more restorative way. All can perform FlyHighYoga, will enjoy in it’s practice and feel challenged at the same time.
FlyHighYoga 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 FlyHighYoga 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 FlyHighYoga™ Teacher Trainings (link-TT).
FlyHighYoga™ Hanging Belt is designed to hold several hundreds pounds of dynamic movement/weight.
Who should avoid practicing FlyHighYoga?
FlyHighYoga™ 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 FlyHighYoga practice it is best to seek professional medical advice from your doctor or GP.