2 Hour Suspension Yoga™ Immersion
no longer required

Suspension Yoga™

elevate your yoga practice

Are you ready to elevate your yoga? Always dreamed of flying? Want to learn how to trust and feel supported? Curious about the healing and therapeutic benefits of suspending? Then the Samatva Suspension Yoga™ Immersion is for you!

Suspension Yoga™ offers an energizing and relaxing way of exercising, through inversions and aerial movements that leave you feeling relaxed while experiencing a full body work out. The Suspension Yoga™ Sling is used for all classes and all fitness levels, allowing you to achieve deep stretches in a fully supportive way. This unique yoga equipment is also perfect for handstands training, split training, hip, chest and shoulder opening, back-bending and lengthening tight hamstrings. Suspension Yoga™ helps develop core strength, create balance and the suspended inversions create a deep feeling of relaxation. This type of yoga addresses conditions related to spinal health, and provides numerous benefits related to the body’s functions and overall well-being.


With the support of the Suspension Yoga™ Sling you will also be able to enter more advanced yoga poses that you may have never been able to arrive at before…safely. After 2 hours you will leave feeling invigorated, inspired, relaxed and yes, even a little bit taller!

Perfect for beginners and floor based yogis alike. This workshop, the pre-requisite to attend drop-in schedule Suspension classes, introduces safe and effective use of the Suspension Yoga™ Sling. Participants will discover how inversions and aerial movements decompress the spine, strengthen the core and achieve deep delicious stretches formerly only dreamed of. We’ll cover all the key foundational techniques to enable you to feel comfortable, confident and at home in your Suspension Yoga™ Sling! Exploring partial + full intro-inversions, learning fluid sequences, moving with breath and your floating savasana cocoon to finish…Expect to feel relaxed, lengthened and strengthened as you learn to fly and decompress the spine!

    2018 Schedule

    We are thrilled to announce that you no longer need to attend the Suspension Yoga Immersion to get started!  

    We do suggest starting with the Sling + Stretch SY style for the best all over experience and then you can choose to either Resore or Sculpt from there!

    Private Suspension Yoga™ Class

    Suspension Yoga™ Safety Checklist

    • Do not wear nylon clothing or any fabric that may be slippery against the nylon parachute material
    • Wear comfortable, unrestrictive clothing – no shorts
    • Ladies should wear sports bras that will provide support during inversions.
    • Gentlemen should consider wearing either jock-straps or compression underwear
    • Remove any loose items out of pockets before inverting (coins, cell phones, etc.)
    • Remove any jewelry or restrictive accessories before using
    • Avoid heavy meals prior to class, but do have something light or bring juice to avoid low blood sugar levels.
    • Wait at least 15 minutes after consuming liquids before performing inversion
    • Do not invert while taking anti-coagulants or Advil
    • Use awareness and proper form with each movement
    • Always listen to and honor your body’s needs. Disengage from any painful movement
    • Remember to breathe in all positions or routines. Do not hold breath
    • Drink water afterwards and stay hydrated during class to maximize the effectiveness
    • If you suffer from hypoglycemia or low blood sugar, bring light snacks or sweetened tea
    • Maximum weight tolerance is 300 lbs

    If you have been diagnosed with or are experiencing the symptoms of any of the following conditions, do not invert without your doctors approval.

    • Ear, eye sinus disorders or infections in the head
    • Recent surgery or trauma to any internal organs
    • Broken or fractured bones in the hip/torso area
    • Recent head/brain injury or trauma
    • Heart and/or circulatory disorders
    • Severe spinal cord trauma
    • Fused vertebrae
    • Pregnancy
    • Hernia

    *If you are on your menstrual cycle please inform the instructor.
    It is also recommended that you always consult with your doctor before beginning any exercise program.

    Suspension Yoga™ Safety Checklist
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    About the Facilitators
    Jaime Wood
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    Jaime Wood
    With a background in dance (specifically ballet, lyrical and jazz), Jaime ventured to the pacific coast of Costa Rica to complete her initial 200-hr YA Yoga Teacher Certification at Nosara Yoga Insitute under Don and Amba Stapleton. Upon returning, she taught at local venues and for other Kingston Yoga Studios and within a few years (and more studying & practicing) opened Samatva Yoga West End.

    Continuing education includes (but not limited to) being inspired in workshops and certifications with Baron Baptiste, Todd Norian and Ann Greene, Paul Grilley, Seane Corn, David Life, Sharron Gannon, Michael Stone, Yogi Vishvketu, Nischala Joy Devi, Susi Hately Aldous, Maria Garre, Natasha Rizopoulos, Michael Lee, Sri Dharma Mittra, and Don and Amba Stapleton.

    Without the amazing crew of teachers and staff, Samatva Yoga would never be what is has grown into today. So many teachers have been with us throughout the years. Gill, Kelly & Maggie are amongst original studio staff, now teaching at Samatva for almost 10 years. In addition, thanks to Brendine, Frederique, Andrea (Piper), Justine for over five years of dedicated sharing to Samatva’s Community.

    Gillian Brown
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    Gillian Brown
    I did my 200 hr teacher training with Don & Amba Stapleton, Yoga for Childbirth with Dorothy Guerra, as well as some amazing workshops and courses with Amy Ippoliti, Natasha Rizopoulos, Maria Garre, Seane Corn, Michelle Cormack, Paul Grilley and Michael Stone. I practice to create space both inside of my physical body as well as my mind. I practice to bring more awareness, connection and clarity into every thing that comes to me. I practice because no matter what state I’m in when I arrive on my mat, I always leave feeling so good, so alive.

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