We will take you on a 2 hour holistic journey led by Aerial Master Trainer and Cloud9 Co-Director Jessica Ashby in your very own aerial hammock.
The workshop will start off with your feet firmly on the ground and we'll work with our body and breath to get a sense of grounding and appreciation of our body, mind and senses, focussing on trust and letting go before taking to the hammocks.
Then we will move onto having some good old fashioned fun, testing our limits and exercising through play, releasing those all important happy hormones to enhance your overall wellness. Think childhood playground but without the politics.
The second part of the session will wind things down using meditation, mindfulness and yoga to release and relax your body and mind, letting your Cocoon take your body weight so you don't have to, giving you a feeling like no other being held by the fabric.
Finally allow yourself to drift away as you surrender your body and mind to the moment as you rock off into a relaxed, hanging state of bliss.
If that's not enough we have put together the ultimate indulgent goody bag for each ticket holder with luxury treats for you to consume and pamper yourself with. You will leave feeling invigorated, relaxed, informed and happy.
No experience is necessary, just a want for some focussed time to yourself with like-minded people in a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment. This workshop is not suitable for anyone that may be pregnant or have vertigo, but you would be more than welcome at our Mindful Movement Meditation workshop.
For those of you that have been to any of our Mindful Movement Meditation sessions in the past, it's good to know that Jessica created that class for the floor and modelled it on her Cocoon session, so this will feel familiar for those who have done MMM, taking it to the next level! This session is also highly beneficial to people with experience of aerial as well.
What shall I wear?
Please wear clothes that are comfortable and that cover your skin - soft joggers, leggings, yoga pants a light top and a warmer layer. Please make sure that your clothes have no zips, buckles, studs or anything that could catch on the fabric. Please make sure that all jewellery is removed before starting the workshop. Failure to wear the correct clothing or to remove jewellery may result in you not being able to participate in the workshop. The workshop will be carried out in socks or bare feet.
What should I bring?
Please bring a bottle of water and an open mind!
Tickets are not transferable and non-refundable, however you may gift/sell your ticket(s) to someone else as long as they are fit to take part.
Any further queries please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to welcoming you to our workshop.
As well as being a Co-Director and Founder of Cloud9 Wellness Hub, Jessica is an Aerial, Pilates and Wellness Master Trainer and is also an Aerial and Skating Performer.
Her career brings about her three passions, a love for learning, sharing her passions through teaching and expressing her talents through performing.
Her training background is vast, but it is all united with one common theme, that of wellness.
Her training started at the tender age of eight years old where she trained, competed and performed across the country with her coaches, Margarita Sweeney-Baird & Wendi Ross.
Jessica also spent four years training, teaching and performing with Aircraft Circus - where she graduated and then went on to teach on their Full Time Foundation Course in Circus Arts and perform with them in a number of shows. She also travelled, performed and taught with them on their circus exchange programmes across Europe.
She is a CircusFit Flyers Master Trainer where she trained and qualified with Master Trainer & CircusFit Director Hester Montgomery Campbell. Trainings and qualifications include: CircusFit, Aerial Yoga, Aerial Pilates and TrapezeFit.
She trained with HFE and is a fully Qualified Level 3 Pilates Instructor.
Her love of teaching blossomed when she completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Education at the Central School of Speech & Drama, going on to teach at a North London Secondary School.
Jessica recently graduated as a Museum of Happiness Facilitator, run by Vicky Johnson and Shamash Alidina where she uses what she learnt and experienced to enhance her practice and teachings.
Jessica has always been spiritual, believing in the power of the mind and a universal force that connects us all. Since her childhood her family spent time with members of the Hare Krishna Movement, where she learnt about meditation from a young age. And more recently the Brahma Kumaris movement, where she has expanded her practice of meditation and mindfulness.
Inspired and guided by her late father Jonathan Ashby she continues to find ways to expand the mind, body and spirit for the highest and greatest good of all.
Pic credit: CircusFit