Birth of a Genre
“I can now see every step of my life, personal and professional, leading me to this point and the birth of an entirely new genre of movement exploration. It is extremely satisfying.”
Christopher Harrison, AntiGravity® Founder
Great ideas easily gather momentum. With the notoriety of our performances AntiGravity’s wings grew and everyone wanted to join in the fun. Some Team AntiGravity® performers as well as people who auditioned for his company began utilizing the techniques Harrison had developed as aerial trainers around the city and Harrison was getting pressure to expand it beyond The AntiGravity® Skyloft Rehearsal space. Before Harrison chose to share it with the public he codified all the moves and modified the apparatus yet again in order to make certain the technique was safe and accessible to a wide population. He took inventory of the moves as a hybrid form and determined that yoga was the best way to share this with the most people. Harrison’s yoga practice of eleven years informed the class format and gave him the ability to include healing philosophy within it. He had the AntiGravity® Yoga program approved by AFAA, the governing body for physical fitness in the U.S. and launched it for the public in 2007 through an international fitness chain. The Suspension Fitness and Aerial Yoga Genres were born. As a Broadway Aerial Designer who developed safety standards for aerial arts on the Broadway stage and as the person to introduce the first approved aerial yoga technique to the world, Harrison’s safety record is impeccable. AntiGravity® is respected worldwide in both the Entertainment and Fitness sectors. He takes pride in this and in anyone who is inspired enough by his work to enter into this exciting new genre. As the Founder of Aerial Yoga and Suspension Fitness Christopher Harrison is proud to proclaim that Love is in the Air and the sky is the limit!
As a Broadway Aerial Designer who developed safety standards for aerial arts on the Broadway stage and as the person to introduce the first approved aerial yoga technique to the world, AntiGravity's safety record is impeccable. Harrison's company is respected industry wide. AntiGravity® takes pride in this and hopes that anyone who is inspired enough by Harrison's work to enter into this exciting new genre maintains similar high standards.