YogaBox is the first yoga studio in Brisbane to offer anti-gravity aerial yoga classes, recently opened on Montague Road in West End.

Conceived by Christopher Harrison, an aerial performer and a former gymnast, anti-gravity aerial yoga is inspired by yoga, pilates, calisthenics, and aerial acrobatics, performed in hammock-like equipment which allows for a full-body workout. After taking America by storm, classes were eventually introduced to Sydney,

where YogaBox owner Dan Ross observed the overwhelming response received and saw a need for the exercise in Brisbane.

“We have a unique motto ‘playful and strong’. This is a different type of power yoga; it’s a strong, athletic and physical type, a lot of younger people are doing it,” Dan explains.

YogaBox offers a variety of yoga class alternatives, including Power Yoga, Hot Power, Yin Yoga, and Vin Yin. “Hot Power is a form of of hot yoga, but here the temperatures are much lower than Bikram Yoga,” Dan clarifies.

He says, business has been busy since opening late last year. “We looked all over Brisbane, but West End is an eclectic suburb, and it’s going off at the moment. It’s beautiful here; the trees, especially, and the residents are happy and friendly.”

Dan encourages locals to come in and have a go. “This a carefree enviornment. If people need to disconnect from their daily stresses, then the studio is the place to be. It’s an oasis, where you can forget your troubles and worries, and just come in, and have fun.”