As two separate techniques, it is clear that ballet and yoga compliment each other perfectly. As a result, Ballet Yoga is a unique combination of contemporary ballet and Vinyasa yoga positions, working together to create strength, flexibility, fat burning, coordination and an improved posture, in addition to lightness, balance, agility and expression for an inspiring workout experience.
This year’s OM Yoga Show will see a free 30 minute Ballet Yoga session take place, following the workshop session for all levels of Ballet Yoga earlier in the day. The sessions will be led by Nicky McGinty, who has worked as a professional dancer and choreographer for over 17 years. Nicky discovered yoga through injury rehabilitation and prevention and went on to become a certified international yoga instructor.
Throughout her career Nicky has studied Kundalini, Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow and Jivamukti yoga all over the world. She went on to combine her love of yoga with her passion for dance on her return to the UK, formulating the Ballet Yoga technique she teaches today. This unique fusion is a highlight of the OM Yoga Show in Manchester this year: Ballet Yoga is just one of the sessions taking place from 10-11 May; whether you are a yoga lover, ballet lover or wellness and fitness fanatic, the Yoga Show is sure to have something for you.
In attending the OM Yoga Show, ticket holders will have entry to the Mind Body Soul Experience which will be taking place in the adjoining hall to the OM Yoga Show, meaning there are two shows for the price of one on offer.
And if Ballet Yoga doesn’t sound quite up your street, why not try Disco Yoga!? This special creation intertwines Vinyasa yoga, a live DJ and a specially created soundtrack to enhance natural fluidity and creative expression. Full of rhythmic variations and appealing melodies, Disco Yoga is a truly gratifying experience that will change your opinion of yoga forever!