Wendi Lynch has been teaching Aerial Yoga since 2010. She has developed her own method, Leva Aerial Yoga, which transforms the aerial hammock into a vertical yoga mat. Practicing while primarily suspended allows the hammock to become 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 this practice led Wendi 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 Hawaiian 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 workshops and Leva Aerial Yoga Teacher Trainings on Oahu and around the world.