The team at Valhalla Helicopters is constantly reaching further.
This summer, we’re increasing our flexibility with our new Elevate Heli-Yoga tours.
Hoping to find a higher serenity? Join us for this incredible one-of-a-kind trip. Valhalla has paired with talented local instructors trained in several types of yoga. You can choose a session in a singular method, or a general program that incorporates a variety of yogic techniques.
Our heli-yoga practices include:
RestorativeQuiet and slow, restorative yoga utilizes long-held poses and supportive bolsters (like pillows and straps). Subtle Iyengar-influenced movements are employed in this style of yoga, and most practitioners find it relaxing and rejuvenating.
YinBased on the receptiveness element of the Chinese principle of Yin/Yang, this style of yoga has very little external stimulation. A passive approach to meditation, Yin yoga asanas do not require any strength resistance. Achieve full relaxation and restfulness as you stretch, lengthen, and find your inner peace. Each of these yoga practices is perfectly suited to our majestic Okanagan mountaintops! Tranquility, clean air, and unparalleled views over the valley and lakes –few things can inspire such humility and calm.
Vinyasa FlowBased on the philosophy of linking breath and continuous movement, Vinyasa is one of the most popular types of yoga. Practiced in sequence, Vinyasa moves fluidly from pose to pose. It is a beautiful, dance-like meditation that focuses on connecting breathing and movement.
HathaThis is a thoughtful practice of yoga that is aimed at calming both the body and the mind in preparation for meditation. Spiritual balance is at the core of Hatha. Postures (asanas) are held for extended periods of time, and movement between them is gentle and contemplative.
The benefits of heli-yoga stretch far beyond warm muscles and peace of mind.
- Stress levels – When your cortisol levels are in balance, your brain can cope better with stresses, which means you can breathe easy.
- Lower Blood Pressure – Also a result of your body’s fight-or-flight stress response, cortisol influences your body’s blood pressure. Too much of the hormone (high stress) can lead to high blood pressure; too little can mean low pressure, dizziness, and exhaustion.
- Improve Digestion – Yep, cortisol even affects your gut. Meditation and exercise can help bring balance to every part of your body.