Your Leeds Aerial Studio

Home of Leeds Aerial Arts, classes in Aerial Fitness & Aerial Yoga for all!

Aerial is a fantastic full body workout designed to build strength, muscle tone and increase flexibility. At Leeds Aerial Arts our professional and experienced instructors run welcoming and friendly classes with your personal training goals at their heart.

WHAT WE DO

Whether you are looking for a new physical challenge, a chance to learn an awesome new skill, or to make new friends we are the place to come!

We offer classes for ALL abilities and ages in Aerial Hoop, Aerial Yoga, Aerial Silks and Sling.

At our Leeds City Centre studio we offer weekly classes, private lessons, hen parties, corporate away days and weekend workshops. Get in touch to start your Aerial experience now!

OUR STUDIO

In June 2018 we opened our Leeds City Centre base located at Studio 2, Cross York Street Studios, LS2 7EE.

The space is fully equipped with a purpose built aerial rig and vinyl dance floor. We are lucky to boast a light and airy studio with a cosy waiting area and space to stretch out before and after class.

The names of those who helped us to build our studio are proudly displayed on our wall! Take a look next time you visit!

LINKS IN LEEDS

We are lucky to have lots of lovely friends across Leeds! We teach classes regularly at Yorkshire Dance, Open Source Arts and other partner venues across the City of Leeds.

In 2016 Leeds Aerial Arts joined forces with Vertical Fitness society at the University of Leeds to offer classes in Aerial Hoop and Silks to their student members. If you are a student in Leeds be sure to contact them to get involved!

TEAM LEEDS AERIAL ARTS

Our professional and experienced instructors are always on hand to help you to reach your goals.

Lorna Mackinder-Clark
Studio Owner & Aerial Fitness Instructor

Leeds Aerial Arts was established in 2013 by Lorna Mackinder.

Hi, I am Lorna and I am the founder of Leeds Aerial Arts. I can mostly be found hanging upside down, either in the Yoga Hammocks or Aerial Hoops!

I have been teaching for the past 7 years and hold a BA in Dance with Aerial Performance and MA in Dance Education. Outside of the Studio I teach workshops and classes across the region. I am also a registered teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance, my dance background is a key influence for my classes and I like to create smooth transitions and clever combos which challenge my clients stamina, co-ordination and courage!

Outside of the studio I can be found out walking with my Welsh Terrier, Walter, and over sharing pictures of him on Instagram.

Gaby Cooke
Aerial Yoga Trapeze Instructor

 

Gaby is our qualified aerial yoga instructor and leads all of our aerial yoga sessions at the studio after completing her training with YogaBody Barcelona. She also teaches vinyasa flow and this translates to her aerial style.

Gaby's approach is to give space for you to work with whatever you come to class with that day in a playful and supportive environment so that you leave feeling nourished in body, mind & soul.

Kathryn Spence
Aerial Fitness Instructor & Stretch Instructor

Kathryn joined our team in 2018, you can find Kathryn at the studio teaching our junior and youth aerial classes, and weekly Wednesday stretch class. Kathryn has been training in dance from a very young age, pursuing her love of dance into professional training and graduating from Northern School of Contemporary Dance in 2016.

Kathryn has worked professionally as a dancer in companies including JV2, Twitched Dance, Northern Rascals and is also an accomplished artist specilasing in nature and animal portraits!

Emily Hawthorne
Aerial Fitness Instructor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emily joined our team in 2017 and is also a qualified Pole Fitness instructor and owner of Aerial Empire Leeds

Maisie Kingstead
Aerial Fitness Instructor

 

 

 

 

 

Hi, i'm Maisie!

Unlike a lot of aerialists I don't have a background in dance or gymnastics, but as soon as I started aerial I knew that it was the sport for me and dove straight in. I joined the Leeds Aerial Arts team in 2018 after completing her instructor training whilst attending Lornas classes at Vertical Fitness at the University of Leeds.  Outside of classes you can find me hanging off a climbing wall, surfing or swimming in the great outdoors!

I love to fill my classes with weird and wonderful shapes, and moves and transitions that make you feel stong.

I teach most evenings and kids classes on Sundays, I hope to see you around!

Happy to help!

Don't see what your looking for? Get in touch and we will be happy to help!

lorna@leedsaerialarts.co.uk