Aerial Conditioning


This class is taught by:

Melinda Ritchie

Methods: Aerial Conditioning, Power Yoga Flow
 
Melinda was born and raised in the greater Seattle area and has returned home after having lived in Los Angeles for over a decade. In LA, Melinda attended Loyola Marymount University where she majored in Dance/Kinesiology, and after school became a featured soloist with Diavolo Dance Theater, touring nationally and internationally year-round for ten years. Melinda still performs with Diavolo intermittently, but has ‘retired’ from being a professional performer-acrobat full time. In addition to teaching Aerial and Yoga at Lab5, Melinda does Quality Analysis at Microsoft and is attending UW’s Foster School of Business to receive her MBA, (class of 2019). Melinda has Pilates Academy International reformer training and has been teaching dance and fitness extensively since 2001, including major university programs and non-profit outreach to at-risk populations. Melinda’s classes infuse extra elements of core-connection strengthening, following Melinda’s passion for total body wellness and injury/pain prevention, but more than anything each class is bursting with delight and spunk – because working your body (and mind!) should be FUN!!!
In this class you’ll use a low-flying, soft fabric sling to support your body as you explore yoga postures and key Pilates principles on the floor—and in the air. (C’mon! You can do it!)

Our Aerial Conditioning class is a blast, designed to strengthen your core and upper body, while cultivating balance and exercising your full range of movement with guided support.

Class emphasis is placed on breath awareness, dynamic alignment and efficiency as a source of power. Embrace gravity—and defy it. Grip socks recommended (available for purchase).


Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Oct 23 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm with Melinda Ritchie
  • Wed Oct 25 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm with Melinda Ritchie
  • Mon Oct 30 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm with Melinda Ritchie
  • Wed Nov 01 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm with Melinda Ritchie
  • Mon Nov 06 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm with Melinda Ritchie
  • Wed Nov 08 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm with Melinda Ritchie
  • Mon Nov 13 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm with Melinda Ritchie
  • Wed Nov 15 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm with Melinda Ritchie
  • Mon Nov 20 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm with Melinda Ritchie
  • Wed Nov 22 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm with Melinda Ritchie
  • Mon Nov 27 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm with Melinda Ritchie
  • Wed Nov 29 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm with Melinda Ritchie
  • Mon Dec 04 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm with Melinda Ritchie
  • Wed Dec 06 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm with Melinda Ritchie
  • Mon Dec 11 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm with Melinda Ritchie
  • Wed Dec 13 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm with Melinda Ritchie
  • Mon Dec 18 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm with Melinda Ritchie
  • Wed Dec 20 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm with Melinda Ritchie
  • Mon Dec 25 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm with Melinda Ritchie
  • Wed Dec 27 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm with Melinda Ritchie