Anti-Gravity Classes at Emerge Yoga and Wellness


For many, the monotony of working out has caused people to become gym dropouts. Spending endless hours on the treadmill, running to nowhere or taking that same class, staring at the same faces, and doing those same dreaded lunges over and over.  Often times, it is this exact reason why we stay away, which in turn, has a negative impact on our health.  However, there is some good news for us,  Emerge Yoga and Wellness in Massapequa has taken a more holistic approach to fitness.  

Emerge Yoga and Wellness Studio

For my first visit to Emerge Yoga and Wellness I decided to try out one of their anti-gravity classes.  There is a “no shoes” policy that creates a sense of tranquility immediately upon entering.  I received smiles and welcomes from the front desk and, since I was a bit early, I sat in the peacefully quiet waiting room on one of their plush couches, surrounded by soothing scents wafting through the air.  

The Anti-Gravity Class

When I entered the anti-gravity room I began to have my doubts that  I would be able to keep up with the rest of the class.  The room was lined with rows of silk hammocks hanging from the ceiling.  Stephanie, the instructor, began with an inviting speech to work at our own pace and not feel pressure to do anything we weren’t comfortable with.  She demonstrated some of the moves we would be doing by effortlessly flipping around on the hammock.  While at first intimidated by her ease of working her hammock, her lesson began with step by step directions that were easy to follow by even the most beginner students like me.  By the end of the hour long session with Stephanie I had hung upside down, flipped around multiple times, and even balanced on my shoulders.  

The Instructor

While the anti-gravity class was a group lesson, Stephanie’s watchful eye created a feeling of having a private instructor with you at all times.  She moved around the room during the whole class making adjustments as necessary and cheering on any of us who were nervous to complete a seemingly precarious move.  

By the end of the session I felt amazing, having accomplished something I never thought possible.

Why antigravity?

This practice offers the chance for greater flexibility, focus, muscle building techniques, and stress relief.

What to bring?

Make sure to bring plenty of water, wear form fitting clothes and a top with sleeves, and absolutely no jewelry.  Also, you will be barefoot, so it’s best to wear sneakers that are easy to slip on and off.

What to expect?

A great experience that will change the way you think of fitness and yoga.

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Author: Jennifer Koliatsis

Jennifer is a middle school English teacher. She lives in Bethpage with her husband and two teenagers. To her, a great night out is anywhere with great people, whether that's at home, a new restaurant, or even a PTA meeting.


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