Teens Display Mastery of Aerial Yoga during Nyack Charity Benefit

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STORY BY MARY DIXON
PHOTOS BY JIM NORDMANN

Nyack Yoga’s Teen Aerial Yoga Team: Top row (Left to right): Dara Spezial,  Bella Cannizzaro (Instructor), Jennifer Brooks , Bottom Row (Left to Right): Charlotte Brooks, Anna Skoultchi, Talia Reiss. (Part of team but not pictured Giana Schmidt)
Nyack Yoga’s Teen Aerial Yoga Team: Top row (Left to right): Dara Spezial, Bella Cannizzaro (Instructor), Jennifer Brooks , Bottom Row (Left to Right): Charlotte Brooks, Anna Skoultchi, Talia Reiss. (Part of team but not pictured Giana Schmidt)

Teens from Nyack Yoga’s aerial yoga program starred during a benefit on Saturday, June 4 at the Nyack Center, held in support of Rockland’s Center for Safety & Change. The teen girls performed an experimental, improvisational aerial yoga performance, demonstrating the strength in mind and body resulting from their aerial practice.

Laura Kallen, owner of Nyack Yoga, said, “Our teens at Nyack Yoga feel the power of their aerial yoga practice and wanted to give back.”

Yoga instructor Bella Cannizzaro said, “It has been amazing as their instructor to work with the teens in aerial yoga and to see them connect to their talents.”

Aerial Yoga takes traditional yoga and lifts it off the ground and into the air through the use of silk hammocks suspended from the ceiling. The same as used in aerial acrobatics.

The Center for Safety and Change in New City, formerly called the Rockland Family Shelter, is a non-profit organization that serves survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and other crimes in Rockland County.

Five of the teens in aerial action (Left to Right): Charlotte Baker, Anna Skoultchi, Dara Spezial  Giana Schmidt, Talia Reiss are in the midst of various techniques and movements that were choreographed by Bella Cannizzaro, Nyack Yoga Aerial Yoga instructor. Aerial Yoga takes traditional yoga and lifts it off the ground and into the air through the use of silk hammocks suspended from the ceiling.
Five of the teens in aerial action (Left to Right): Charlotte Baker, Anna Skoultchi, Dara Spezial Giana Schmidt, Talia Reiss are in the midst of various techniques and movements that were choreographed by Bella Cannizzaro, Nyack Yoga Aerial Yoga instructor. Aerial Yoga takes traditional yoga and lifts it off the ground and into the air through the use of silk hammocks suspended from the ceiling.

If interested in learning aerial yoga check out www.NyackYoga42Main.com or call 845-675-7135.

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