|le'va|Derived from the Hawaiian word Lewa, meaning aerial; to float; levitate
About Wendi Lynch
Wendi Lynch is an E-RYT200 Aerial Yoga Teacher; a devoted student of yoga since 2002. After falling in love with trapeze arts in 2008 she naturally gravitated to Aerial Yoga, training with Unnata Aerial Yoga, in 2010. Inspired by this training, Wendi developed her own method, Leva Aerial Yoga. Her approach was to transform the aerial hammock into a vertical yoga mat; eventually the practice is performed primarily suspended and the hammock becomes an extension of the body rather than a mere prop. The word Leva comes from the Hawaiian word Lewa, meaning aerial; to float; levitate.
The de-compressive qualities of the practice led her to a fluidity and depth of practice she had not experienced before. Watching her students become pain free and their body awareness, strength and flexibility skyrocket through Aerial Yoga is deeply satisfying and inspiring. Her teaching style is playful and athletic, encouraging and creative. Wendi’s teaching is strongly informed by her bodywork; she is a NCTMB and Hawaii state licensed massage therapist. Wendi is continually expanding her knowledge of the architecture of the body and how it relates to poses both on the floor and in the air.
As the first certified Aerial Yoga instructor in the islands, Wendi developed the Aerial Yoga program at Still and Moving Center in Honolulu. She founded Aerial Yoga Hawaii, teaches weekly classes on Kauai and Leva Aerial Yoga Teacher Trainings internationally.