The Vayu teacher training with Ana was an inspiring and life changing experience. After many years of yoga and aerial practice I found a new level of working in my body; a deeper and more profound way that I've continued to explore on my own and with others ever since. I'm now looking for the next opportunity to study with Ana again!
— Rachel Freeman, UK
Ana Prada is a blessing. Don't miss this occasion to improve your life.
— Barbara Requesens, Montreal, Canada
Ana Prada was born and raised in Colombia. She’s an aerial dancer and yoga practitioner since 1998. She studied ballet and contemporary dance in New York City, where she started to explore aerial apparatuses like dance trapeze and rope. She then moved to Montreal where she specialized in aerial silks and hoop.
Ana has worked with companies like Cirque du Soleil, “El despertar de la Serpiente” for the Expo 2008 in Spain, The show ‘Ulalena (Maui, Hawaii) as an acrobat, dancer, and aerial coach. La Esquina Desplaza with Triknia contemporary dance company in Colombia and many other shows and projects.
Co-founder of the Samadhi Aerial Dance Company in Hawaii, where she teaches workshops regularly and where the Vayu Aereal Yoga was developed.
As a yoga, Gyrokinesis® and Gyrotronic® instructor, she travels and teaches far and wide, combining her seasoned experience, with all her wonderful tools including aerial work, conditioning skills, and injury prevention.
She has shared her talents at many different studios in Montreal, and also at several international workshops and festivals in places such as Hawaii, Boulder, Miami, Brasil, Glasgow, Athens, France,Costa Rica, British Virgin Islands and Colombia.
In her work, she is always interested in finding a deeper balance and a real organic connection, “aerial roots”, to be grounded wherever she goes.
Pre-Training & Teacher Training with Ana Prada
Virton - Belgium
1st to the 10th of March, 2019
The focus of this class will be working with a fluid quality of movement in the air, using technical movements as a base, but giving equal importance to transitions and preparations. We will play with the ideas of working in the air horizontally, 360 degrees; using spirals, breathing, and searching for our dance from the center, in the air! This course is for Intermediate-Advanced students of aerial fabric, having a strong technical base and high level of experience.
This class is intended for those who already have a regular aerial practice in hoop or in trapeze. We will work from choreographed sequences in order to find the transitions between shapes by creating spirals between the ground and the air, using different points of support, and using the hoop as a dance partner.
In this class we will approach flexibility in a non-traditional circus way. We will lead our bodies thru the process of creating space, waking up proprioception, as a tool of connecting from the core rather than forcing muscles into postures. Working with body awareness a respectful approach for a more flexible, connected and injury free body.
Method known as Yoga for Dancers, is designed to work the entire body through spinal movement and joint articulation. Based on the body’s natural ability to move forward and backward and side to side, the movements are designed to be rhythmic and fluid. Rather than specific postures of stances being held for long periods of time, the movements are smoothly integrated, seeming more like dance than traditional yoga.
Class starts on a stool where you warm up your spine. You progress onto the floor where you address the hips, back and abs. You never hold a position for long but work at creating a fluid connection between the postures, creating a dance that is invigorating and toning.
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Ana is proud to have many talented friends, who share her passion for art in every form and expression. During her travels, she has met accomplished photographers that have being generous enough to portray her while presenting her kraft. These skillful photographers are:
Ana is part of VAYU, and is constantly developing and conducting worshops all year long, all around the world.
VAYU is Sanskrit, it means air, expansion, god of the wind, inspired by these thoughts its workshops, will explore the Air, hanging in different yoga asanas, letting the gravity and support from the fabric release compression, opening joints working flexibility in a not forceful way, allowing the body to connect and open.
Check VAYU's website for more information on workshop schedules.