Desiree McPhillips, left, joins in yoga on the beach at Sea Rim State Park

If you’re looking for a way to work off excess holiday calories, aerial yoga might be your thing.

Jillian Fertig started teaching classes at Ternion Athletics in Nederland for those who’ve always wanted to cross Cirque du Soleil stardom off their bucketlist.

Fertig herself only started taking classes at an aerial gym in El Paso about two years ago.

“I had never done it before in my life,” she said. “It’s a different way to build strength.”


If you’re anything like us, your mind is boggled by all of the different styles of yoga out there: Ashtanga, Bikram, prenatal, acro, hatha and more are styles that are thrown around on a regular basis, but what is yoga at its core? Yoga is a Hindu practice that dates back more than 5,000 years with more than 20 million practicing the art in the U.S. alone.