Sound Body & Mind in Huntington began taking yogis off the mat when it introduced aerial yoga into its schedule April 1.
“Our hope is it opens our members’ eyes to different ways to practice yoga,” said Adam Levy, who partnered with wife Jill to open Sound Body & Mind in September.
It can open the rest of the body, too. Aerial yoga, which involves doing poses with the support of a suspended hammock, helps release tension on bones and muscles and increases flexibility.
The class is available to members at no additional cost and is the latest offering on an already diverse schedule at Sound Body & Mind. There’s everything from basic yoga for beginners to intermediate-advanced classes for more experienced yogis to candlelight meditation & slow flow for those who need to unwind. Family and kids yoga classes are also available. The schedule has made the studio one for people of all ages and situations.
Sound Body & Mind also offers other fitness classes like cardio circuit and pilates, personal training and nutritional workshops.
“We are giving our members a complement to their yoga classes, whether it’s something that can build strength or endurance or anything else that can help their minds and bodies.”
It’s playing out exactly like Adam and Jill hoped it would when they began working towards this goal about five years ago. Jill was already a yoga instructor and nutritionist. But Adam, who played sports in high school and lived an active lifestyle full of cycling and a regular gym routine ever since, had a marketing job in New York City. He decided to make the switch in hopes of leading a more fulfilling lifestyle and began getting certifications for yoga and personal fitness so he and his wife could open a studio.
Now, Adam and Jill are flying high—whether practicing yoga on a mat or in a hammock—but they’re still looking for ways to keep the movement going. As temperatures rise, expect Saturday morning outdoor yoga classes with a view sure to put anyone in Zen mode.
“We’re located right on the harbor in Huntington. It provides a serene setting.”