Tonight I tried anti-gravity yoga for the first time. Do people still watch the Grammy Awards? If so, you may remember Pink performing a song above the stage while contorting herself into different positions, with some backing, er, contortors. That's anti-gravity yoga. You are doing the poses in a hammock-like swing, which holds your body weight and allows you to get deeper into the postures. It completely supports you (and can hold a massive 1000kgs so there's no risk of it collapsing). You're also only about half a metre above the ground at all times, which has a yoga mat underneath.
The class I took is run by Suzanne Kenny at her new studio in Swords. In the interest of openess, Suzanne has been my regular yoga instructor for a long time but she has just branched out into this type of yoga. The class was 1.5hours long and I loved every minute of it. While there is a studio in Drogheda teaching a-g yoga, this is the first place in Dublin to do it.
Courses of 5 weeks at a time are available for booking from next week by phone or email (details here).