About Antwerp Aerial Yoga

My first passion was dance. In the eighties I started dancing to music by Michael Jackson and Prince and watched movies like Flashdance and Footloose over and over again.

After a fantastic summer dance workshop in Albuquerque, New Mexico I took the plunge and moved to the US to study dance. During my BFA in Fine Arts at the University of New Mexico I took classes in modern dance, flamenco and African dance. I especially enjoyed the many opportunities to perform. Back in Belgium I took a steady job at the magazine Humo but continued dancing, teaching and choreographing, mainly at Dance Studio Kriskin in Turnhout.

In 2014 – doing a simple turn - I tore the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and meniscus of my right knee in dance class. During the recovery from two knee surgeries I discovered a new passion: yoga. In order to immerse myself in the world of yoga I enrolled in the life changing yoga teacher training organized by Manoj and Sanjeev Bhanot of Yogalife. Since then I have been spreading yoga love in hatha, vinyasa and aerial yoga classes.

May 2015 in New York I took my very first Aerial Yoga class at Sacred Sounds in Greenwich Village and absolutely loved it. For me it links dance and yoga: it gives me the flow, freedom and joy of dance and the union of body, breath and mind of yoga.

I kept searching online for Aerial Yoga classes in Antwerp but since no one was teaching it here I decided to start Aerial Yoga classes myself. I found the right teacher and training with Boban Krstic from HOM Yoga Breda. As of January 21 2018 Antwerp Aerial is flying at Zaal Van Trier.

Antwerp Aerial featured in the first season of 'Dancing With The Stars', in the late-night talk show 'Gert Late Night' and in the trailer of 'F*** You Very, Very Much'.

Come join us at Zaal Van Trier!
Heidi Wittevrongel // Antwerp Aerial Yoga