About Levity® Aerial Yoga
Levity® Aerial Yoga is based out of California’s Central Coast.
Our programs are designed for professional aerialists, dancers, dedicated yogis and instructors, as well as for those looking to expand their experience with movement, or become teachers themselves.
Levity® offers classes, workshops, retreats and teacher trainings. The Levity® method harnesses the power of the ultimate yoga prop—the aerial hammock. Levity® offers students the opportunity to defy gravity while becoming more connected to the Earth.
All teacher trainings are accredited through Yoga Alliance Continuing Education
About Lei Lei de Kirby
Lei Lei is the founder of Levity® Aerial Yoga
Lei Lei de Kirby draws on a lifetime of experience in dance. Lei Lei de Kirby earned her Bachelors of Arts in Dance and Choreography from San Francisco State University. She has trained with luminaries in the circus arts—with whom she has studied a variety of apparatuses: from rope-and harness to fabric, trapeze, cloud swing, and aerial hammock. Lei Lei is a professional aerialist, performing nationally and internationally.
Lei Leis work as an aerialist draws on a diverse background in movement. Not only is her approach a direct extension of her 20 plus years in dance, but she has also been a practitioner of yoga for over 10 years. She earned her yoga teacher’s certification through the Yoga Alliance after completing a rigorous program with Yoga Tree in San Francisco.
Yoga’s marriage of physicality and spirituality is part of who Lei Lei is as an athlete and a person. Recognizing the need for injury prevention and self-care in the aerial arts, Lei Lei completed advance studies in Restorative Yoga, Somatic practices, and meditation.
Lei Lei infuses aerial with yoga’s sophisticated understanding of body alignment and its coordination of breath and movement. Her most heartfelt aspiration as a professional aerialist and teacher is to contribute to the development of the aerial arts by suffusing them with the expressiveness, fluidity, and artistic sophistication of dance. She believes that the feats of athleticism and physical strength that aerial requires should be in service of a deeper artistic purpose, rather than an end in themselves. Always seeking further inspiration in developing her artistic voice, Lei Lei’s fundamental practice is spending time in the wilderness, connecting to the Earth.
To contact or find out more about Lei Lei visit Leileidekirby.com