I was in my last semester at of college as a Graphic Designer major in Montgomery AL. I had been practicing yoga for 5 years at the collage gym. My friend Chelsie introduced me to Kimmy who was aerial studio owner looking for a graphic designer for a rebranding. Kimmy and I met a few times for photo shoots, and she offered me to join the class.
From my first inversion in the hammock I could feel the reversal of body trauma. One of my biggest traumas with injury was a big fall from the slide in the play ground when I was six years old. The visual while I was falling was the earth covered with sand coming rapidly close to my face and bright light and spark as my head landed on the ground. I call it "the fall!"
I am still suffering from neck and shoulder injury that I did not take care of when I was six years old.
The first time changed everything. That first feeling of decompressing my spine was unexplainable. Ever since that first class, I could not stop thinking about hanging in the hammock. I decided to become a Yoga and Aerial Yoga teacher to share and help other people who are suffering with their traumas. Even today, I am still looking forward to feel that same feeling.