Aerial Yoga Play

This class is taught by:

Kara Stafford

Kara has a passion for movement and anatomy. Her love of movement began with dance and extended into teaching Pilates as an apprentice at the age of 17. A few years later, she was the youngest teacher to enter and complete the certification program from the Pilates Center in Boulder, Colorado. Kara's love of anatomy led to a certificate and career in diagnostic ultrasound but after working in the field for several years she realized how much she missed teaching movement. Kara came to yoga hoping to cope with stress, but she left with so much more: a peace and a sense of calm that she had never known before, as well as a physical challenge that was different from her previous forms of movement. After her first yoga class Kara knew she had to teach! There was no way she was going to keep this secret to herself. She completed Baptiste’s Level 1 teacher training program in 2012 and Tiffany Cruikshank’s (Yoga Medicine) 200-hour program in February of 2014. She is also certified and teaches Aerial Yoga Play and loves spending time hanging upside down! She is currently working towards her 500-hour certification with Jason Crandell. She enjoys studying various styles of Yoga from international and local master teachers. Combing love of movement and anatomical alignment, she hopes to spark and inspire joy and playfulness through her teaching. In addition to teaching, she is the owner and creator of her own custom yoga wear company, Zebra Mama Yoga.

Jessica Jones

When my journey with yoga began 7 years ago, I had no idea how deeply and profoundly it would enrich my life. For the first time in many years, I developed a sense of peace and ease in my own mind. I even started to feel a love for and belief in myself that I hadn't felt since childhood. I was instantly hooked and it became my new form of daily medicine. My journey is no where near complete as I am always learning and evolving in my own exploration of life and of the practice. My studies led me to become certified as a 200hr vinyasa trained yoga teacher, an Ayurveda health coach and a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. Currently I am working on earning my 500hr yoga certification. I believe that health is holistic and it requires active participation in being mindful about how we move our bodies, what we think, feel and eat. My classes reflect this understanding by selecting what is right for our bodies energetically depending on the season, time of day, or what's going on around the world. I also believe in body positivity and in practicing in a way that feels healing for your body, and not in a way that is painful or aggressive. I am also trained in Aerial yoga, SUP yoga, Prison Yoga, and Myofascial Release. My goal is for my students to leave feeling strong, empowered, open and connected to their radiant joyful truth. When I'm not on my yoga mat, you can find me in the kitchen, on an adventure, or hanging out with my son and husband!
We receive the life changing benefits of yoga, and more, when we lift off the mat and into our swings. Aerial Yoga Play creates traction in the spine, stimulation for the lymphatic, circulatory, and endocrine systems, and our minds experience a shift as we inquire from a new perspective. Practicing in this 3-dimensional space allows playful movements that inspire joy.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Nov 21 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Kara Stafford
  • Sun Nov 26 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Kara Stafford
  • Tue Nov 28 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Kara Stafford
  • Thu Nov 30 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Jessica Jones
  • Sun Dec 03 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Kara Stafford
  • Tue Dec 05 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Kara Stafford
  • Thu Dec 07 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Jessica Jones