What can Aerial Fitness do for you?

It will improve your flexibility, strength, and endurance of your body, at any age. Most importantly, the way we approach fitness, it will change the way you think about what you’re capable of doing. Our instructors are trained to infuse all fitness classes with positive psychology. You will be inspired and supported in flight in a loving community that isn’t the same without you. Aerial Yoga: Restore is a powerfully therapeutic class for those who are anxious, stressed, or have lower back issues. Mixed Apparatus classes are the most fun you can have working out. Aerial Silks will inspire you with your own beauty and grace. Classes for teens and kids too. Come give it a try! Check the workshop tab for other events. Aerial fitness parties are popular bachelorette and birthday parties. Three studios for rent to host your next event.

Learning2Fly – where the impossible becomes POSSIBLE!  After one class, you’ll be quitting your job to join the circus! :)

Kansas City’s Aerial Fitness Training,
Circus Arts, & Aerial Yoga Center

Visit www.iAMLearning2Fly.com

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Phone: 913-262-2600

Address: 4711 Lamar, Mission, KS 66202
(Conveniently located off I-35 and Lamar in the giant white geodesic dome across from QuikTrip.)

Gatorade Spotify Commercial

October 2016 – GATORADE SPOTIFY COMMERCIAL. Check out Learning2Fly’s youth boxing instructor, yoga teacher, and Health Educator Matthew Anani. Go Matthew! This commercial was filmed in Kansas City. Check out Matthew’s classes or email him for a private training session.  Matthew@iAMLearning2Fly.com...

Private Parties!!

We have 3 studios to rent for your private aerial fitness party – great for birthdays, bachelorette parties, and scout activities.  OR your team-building event with your co-workers. Email Sumya for details about a one-of-a-kind party your friends will never forget!!    ...

Try a class and get 2nd class FREE!

This is the time to stay focused on your own fitness! As we enter the holidays, we sometimes put ourselves at the bottom of the totem pole. Come try a class, and get a 2nd class free within 7 days!! No time like the present. Read more about our classes here: http://iamlearning2fly.com/classes/ Signup for class...

Learning to Fly

By contributing writer Elyse Bradley When attending any class at Learning2Fly, participants must adhere to three “flight” rules: 1. Don’t use the word can’t. (“Except,” says Anani, “in the sentence, ‘There’s nothing I can’t do.’”) 2. Only speak and think positively.

I Can Fly!…

When I saw the Groupon for Learning 2 Fly, I knew I had to try this out! I had seen it done a lot in Vegas and knew that it required a lot of upper body strength, something I lacked immensely, but I wanted to try it all the same. Once I entered the building I was in awe of my surroundings. ..

Handstand Workshop

Learn the basics or how to refine the process of achieving and developing a freestanding handstand!! Perfect for ALL LEVELS, it gives beginners the knowledge they need to begin and develop a safe handstand practice – while advanced participants learn how to refine…

Aerial workouts new trend in Kansas City

It’s the new trend in working out. And it doesn’t require lifting weights or running on the treadmill. All you have to do — is fly. “It’s like Pilates in the air, weight training in the air, it’s yoga in the air, it’s everything, one workout.

New Intro to Aerial Silks 7 Week Session Starts July 13, 2015!

Commit to yourself. Give yourself 7 weeks to see wonderful transformations in your body and your mind. Mentally, you’ll develop a “I can do anything” attitude. Build your upper body strength just in time for those summer dresses. Strengthen core, meet new friends, see what you can do. The sky is the limit here at Learning2Fly…

Summer Break Camp – A Chakra Circus of Health

“A Chakra Circus of Health” Summer Break Camps Camp Fee: $200 for the week or $60 per day. Theresa Goodman is our wonderful instructor. Signup here under the “Youth Camps” tab: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=9740 Learning2Fly is the place to be for Summer Camp. There are 7 habits in “A Chakra Circus of Health” the kids will learn about. They are: 1 – Nutrition 2 – Exercise 3 – Learning & Self-Confidence 4 – Environment 5 – Family & Community 6 – Global Appreciation 7 – Spirituality Activities during the day will include: Aerial classes everyday: Silks and hammocks Yoga & meditation Art Fort Making Working in a community garden Watching fun and educational videos Nature...

March 28, 2015 – NEW Intermediate Class For Kids and Teens

The kids classes are growing!! So we’ve added a NEW intermediate class for kids Saturday 3:45 – 4:45PM starting March 28th, 2015. ***Instructor approval to attend this class*** So this means there will be more space for some kids in the Saturday Intro class at 2:30pm! After school fitness, fun and friendship, while learning to use all of the aerial apparatus in our studio. Ages 6-10. This class is for pre-teens and teens looking to try something new and improve their strength, agility, flexibility for other activities. Aerial training is great cross training for any other sport they may be pursuing. Includes physical conditioning and introduction to aerial silks and hammocks. Students will enjoy learning the fundamentals of using these apparatus and developing new skills, and expanding on them with regular attendance. All of the work is closely supervised and done at a low level above soft landing mats. This class will give pre-teens and teenagers an expanded appreciation of their bodies. It will also increase their mental strength and confidence. Ideal for kids ages 6-15 with experience. (16 and up can join in any of the adult classes.) Signup here...

March 2015 Spring Break Camp – A Chakra Circus of Health

“A Chakra Circus of Health” Spring Break Camp March 16 – 19, Monday – Thursday Daily Camp Friday, March 13 – 1 day camp (kids are out of school) Daily Camp Monday, March 23 – 1 day camp (kids are out of school) Camp Fee: $200 for the week or $60 per day. Theresa Goodman is our wonderful instructor. Signup here under the “Youth Camps” tab: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=9740 Learning2Fly is the place to be for Spring Break. There are 7 habits in “A Chakra Circus of Health” the kids will learn about. They are: 1 – Nutrition 2 – Exercise 3 – Learning & Self-Confidence 4 – Environment 5 – Family & Community 6 – Global Appreciation 7 – Spirituality Activities during the day will include: Aerial classes everyday: Silks and hammocks Yoga & meditation Art Fort Making Working in a community garden Watching fun and educational videos Nature...

January 25, 2015 – Create Your 2015 Vision Board With Us

This Sunday, January 25th, make your 2015 vision board with us! From 4pm-6pm Bring a few magazines and a posterboard or cereal box and all your dreams for yourself. (scissors might be nice too to bring, I do have some) These vision boards are powerful ways to attract all the abundance you want in your life. KIDS ARE ALSO WELCOME TO THIS EVENT.  THEY CAN WATCH A MOVIE OR MAKE THEIR OWN VISION BOARD. We’ll supply the rest....

January 23rd, 2015 – FREE MOVIE NIGHT! “FED UP”

FREE MOVIE NIGHT! Friday January 23rd at 7PM @ Learning2Fly – “FED UP” This is the movie if you’ve ever been on a diet and tried to lose weight or just want to be healthier.  This movie exposes all the added sugar in our food which contributes directly to diabetes and obesity.   Bring anyone you love.  BRING YOUR KIDS.  THEY NEED TO SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING IN OUR SCHOOLS WITH ALL THE FAST FOOD CHOICES THAT ARE RUINING THEIR HEALTH.  THEY WILL WANT TO MAKE BETTER CHOICES AND WILL LEARN A LOT.  I DO EVERY TIME I SEE IT. If you work with children, come see this movie. If you have children come see this movie. If you want to improve your own health, come see this movie. See the movie trailer below.  Journalist Katie Couric backs this movie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNqymWYB-18   Tomato paste is a vegetable? 12 teaspoons of sugar in spaghetti sauce!!!! Fast food in our schools?! GET INSPIRED.  MAKE POSITIVE CHANGES.  Come see for yourself, if you are FED UP or not? P.S. Sunday, January 25, come make a 2015 vision board. Bring a few magazines and a posterboard or cereal box and all your dreams for yourself. (scissors might be nice too to bring, I do have some) These vision boards are powerful ways to attract all the abundance you want in your life.  KIDS ARE ALSO WELCOME TO THIS EVENT.  THEY CAN WATCH A MOVIE OR MAKE THEIR OWN VISION BOARD. BOTH OF THESE EVENTS ARE FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Oh wait, your big happy smiling face and maybe wear some tye dye if you want.  Haha All my love,...

PARENT & CHILD AERIAL CLASS SUNDAY, JANUARY 11, 2015

PARENT & CHILD AERIAL CLASS  SUNDAY, JANUARY 11, 2015 FROM 3:45PM – 5:00 Join Andrea Andrews for this awesome workout and experience with your child.  This will be offered on the 2ND SUNDAY of each month because we are passionate about health, family, and community. SIGN UP...

January 2, 2015 – FREE MOVIE NIGHT! “Let Loose!”

FREE MOVIE NIGHT THIS FRIDAY! “Let Loose!” The teachings of Abraham, with Esther and Jerry Hicks. January 2, 2015 from 7:00PM – 8:45PM How to Attract Money, Health and Happiness using the ever present Law of Attraction in Action. Make 2015 your best year ever! Each of us is as free as we allow yourself to be by virtue of the thoughts we think. Get out of your own way this year and manifest all you desire!...

Parent and Child Aerial Class – September 20, 2014

9/20/14 – Parent and Child Aerial Class is offered once a month with Karen Choun! Signup for Saturday, September 20th, from 10am-11:15am. Click here to signup:http://bit.ly/16dFUn8  Spend some time hanging upside down, climbing, straddling, and twirling in the air. You’ll both laugh and even the adult will feel like a child again. Discover new possibilities for physical and mental fitness together. Bring your pom poms! You’ll be cheering each other on. ** Children Ages 6-11 Only! **$25 for one parent/one child. What a...

Newsome Attempts Circus Act For Workout Wednesday

June 18, 2014 | KSHB 41 ACTION NEWS – Watch my interview with channel 41 TODAY from this morning! I spoke about what aerial fitness can do for you and about our summer youth camps ‘A Chakra Circus of Health.’ Learning2Fly is a community oriented studio here to serve your physical, mental, and spiritual needs. See the full video here:...

Youth Aerial, Circus, Health, & Art Camp – Every Week This Summer! Summer Break Camp!

Kid’s will learn about ways to improve their individual health, and also expand on community and global health issues. Our intention at Learning2Fly is to educate, empower, and inspire kids towards a lifelong love of health. We want to do our part in being an advocate for healthy living and to motivate young people towards a lifestyle of healthy choices for mind, body and spirit. Activities during the day will include: • There are 7 “Habits of Health” the kids will learn. • Aerial classes everyday: Silks and hammocks • Yoga & meditation • Art activities – craft making, painting, etc. • Working in a community garden in front of dome, planting and growing food in our own plot for the summer • Hula hooping • Creative Movement • Watching educational, inspiring and informative videos about the human body and environment • Nature hikes in the woods behind the dome, weather permitting • Interactive and social time with other kids • … and more! Read more and Signup under the “Youth Camps” tab here: http://bit.ly/16dFUn8...

Parent’s Night Out…Kid’s Circus Night In With Theresa Goodman

5/30/14 – Parent’s Night Out…Kid’s Circus Night In with Theresa Goodman on Friday, May 30th (4th Friday of each month). From 6PM-9PM @ Learning2Fly, 4711 Lamar, Mission, KS 66202 (In the white geodesic dome at I-35 & Lamar; across from the QuikTrip.) Parents especially need ME time. This 3 hour excursion for your kids will satisfy their sense of adventure. Each night, they have a silks class, make special art projects and just have fun, play games with other kids. This is your night to go on that special date, do your errands or just go home and take a nap. As grownups, don’t you take back all those times you didn’t take a nap as a child. What to do: Create an account for your child and sign them in here: http://bit.ly/16dFUn8 How much:...

02/28/14 – Parent’s Night Out…Kid’s Circus Night In

Parent’s Night Out…Kid’s Circus Night In with Theresa Goodman on Friday, February 28th (4th Friday of each month) from 6PM-9PM @ Learning2Fly What to do: Create an account for your child and sign them in here: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/home.asp?studioid=9740 How much: $25 Parents especially need ME time. This 3 hour excursion for your kids will satisfy their sense of adventure. Each night, they have a silks class, make special art projects and just have fun, play games with other kids. This is your night to go on that special date, do your errands or just go home and take a nap. As grownups, don’t you take back all those times you didn’t take a nap as a...

2/24/14 – Belly Dancing Class

Belly dancing with Rachel Lee, for Beginners, 6-7PM on Mondays at Learning2Fly. This class is for people with little or no experience with belly dance. Posture, basic traveling steps, and beginner’s isolations will be taught in order to prepare the body for belly dance. Simple combinations will be taught, and veils will be used occasionally. Signup...

Nemesis

Nemesis: An opponent or rival whom a person “has difficulty” overcoming. What is one of your “nemesis” yoga postures? This standing pose is one of mine. But doing it upside in the hammock, I get the benefit on the hips and additional bonus of tractioning the spine, without having to balance. I. LOVE. THIS. POSE. NOW. Okay, okay I will still practice the standing pose too. Aerial Yoga Flow is EVERY Sunday from 2:00pm – 3:15pm Signup here:...

03/17/14 – Kid’s Spring Break Camp

A CHAKRA CIRCUS OF HEALTH Kid’s Spring Break Camp -March 17 – 20. Monday thru Thursday 8:30AM – 3:30PM with Theresa Goodman. Looking for an entertaining camp, yet an educational one too? Send your kiddos to Learning2Fly for  “A Chakra Circus of Health”. Our unique camps feature a holistic model of health, all taught thru entertaining activities. Kid’s learn 7 habits of health in playful, creative ways.  They’ll make their own art projects, have daily aerial classes, hike in the woods, and play games with new friends. It’s a well rounded week of these 7 habits of...

02/01/14 – Movie Night! New Monthly Community Events

New Monthly Community Events at Learning2Fly! MOVIE NIGHT – Saturday, February 1 from 6pm – 8pm See how the circus has changed from animal entertainment to human entertainment.  Bring your dinner or a snack. We will kick off our Movie Night by showing two short movies about the circus. “Ringling Brothers” is the story of five sons of a German immigrant who came to be multi-millionaires, acquiring Barnum & Bailey and becoming the greatest circus producers in the world.  (45 minutes)  Trailer here.       “An Apology to Elephants” is an HBO documentary that explores the beauty and intelligence of elephants as well as threats to their survival.  This documentary tells the troubling story of what happens to elephants in the name of entertainment. Trailer here. Thank goodness Circus has changed!  Contemporary circus is not using animals for entertainment anymore. ...

NOW THERE ARE TWO KID’S AERIAL CLASSES EACH WEEK!

EVERY SATURDAY AT 2:30PM AND WEDNESDAY AT 4:30PM IS INTRO TO KIDS AERIAL CLUB! Back after the holidays by popular demand! This starter class for kids ages 6 – 10 years will introduce them to aerial fitness, while meeting new friends and having fun. Includes physical conditioning and introduction to aerial silks, hammocks, static trapeze, lyra (hoop), and corde lisse (smooth rope). Students enjoy learning the fundamentals of using these apparatus and develop new skills. All of the work is closely supervised and done at a low level above soft crash mats. CLICK HERE TO SIGNUP: http://bit.ly/16dFUn8...

NOW THERE ARE 2 INTRO TO MIXED APPARATUS CLASSES!

There are now 2 Intro to Aerial Conditioning, Mixed Apparatus classes for beginners! Now on EVERY Thursday at 4:15pm and Saturday at 11:30am. It’s a great way to mix in with other exercise routines to build overall strength and flexibility! SIGNUP HERE:  http://bit.ly/16dFUn8 This is another great class for beginners and more advanced students will continue to be challenged too. Conditioning is essential and each apparatus offers something truly unique. It’s a great cross training class for other sports or activities you might engage in. Imagine a playground for adults, where we flow through a circuit of different aerial apparatus; silks, hammocks, cloud swing, smooth rope, trapeze, and lyra. We will peak your interest, your funny bone, and your biceps in the same class. Men really love this class. It’s a cross between rock climbing, pilates, the jungle gym, and dodgeball. (without the ball) What I mean is, it’s a super fun, super great workout. Good news though, we never get sore here at Learning2Fly. We only become more and more AWARE of how strong we are getting. Come join your fellow flyers. Strength and flexibility meet and complement each other in this class.  It’s a pace yourself as you go class, but teachers at Learning2Fly will guide you safely to your new edges. Bring a towel, your water, your happy smiling face, and your sense of adventure too. With consistent practice, along with your regular routine, you will build muscle and confidence, lose fat, and increase your endurance!  ...

HAND AND ARM BALANCING CLASS

NEW CLASS! HAND AND ARM BALANCING CLASS: Beginning Sunday, January 19th at 10am we’re doing a hand and arm balancing class! This class will be available very other Sunday at 10am Sunday for ONLY $10! SIGNUP HERE: http://bit.ly/16dFUn8...

Parent’s Night Out…Kid’s Circus Night In

What: Parent’s Night Out…Kid’s Circus Night In with Theresa Goodman When: Friday, Jan. 24th, (Fourth Friday of each month) @ 6PM-9PM Where: Learning2Fly Why: Because kids want to climb stuff, make stuff, do stuff, and then tell their parents all the stuff they did! What to do: Create an account for your child and sign them in www.iAmLearning2Fly.com How much: $20 This 3 hour get away will visit 7 habits of health for kids in a healthy, yet playful way. Kids have an aerial fitness class, make different art projects each month, and other fun stuff....

FAMILIES FLYING TOGETHER

Back by popular demand! Parent and child aerial class. Saturday, January 18TH (third Saturday of every month) from 10am – 11:15.  Quality time with your child was never so much fun. Learning2Fly, focusing on your family’s physical, mental and spiritual health! One adult, one child from 6-11 years old for $25. Must RSVP and pay online here: http://bit.ly/16dFUn8...

Intro to Silks – BASICS

Three chances each week to get off the ground and see what aerial fitness is all about! EVERY Monday 5:30, Thursdays 6pm and Saturdays 1pm This is the place to discover your inner aerial diva, or just get a great workout, or both because we aim to please at Learning2Fly. This class will introduce you to the very basics of climbing, how to do a proper foot lock, and other skills and drills to build your strength and flexibility. You’ll be introduced to the aerial vocabulary essential to your growth as an aerialist. Flight school was never so much fun until now. Bring your camera because you will do more than you ever expected, and all with a smile and the laughter and encouragement of your new friends. Learning2Fly is the best and cheapest therapy after a long day. Typically, you will be in this class for 8-12 weeks with a minimum of once a week commitment before you can move to the next level. This all depends on you. Your discipline and level of commitment is the only thing you need to excel. SIGNUP HERE: http://bit.ly/16dFUn8...

INTRO TO AERIAL SILKS FOR BIGGER BODIES

What can INTRO TO AERIAL SILKS FOR BIGGER BODIES do for you? WEDNESDAYS 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM Ellen Kirk has no quit in her. She started classes at Learning2Fly in October, and proves there is nothing anyone can’t do with determination. From teacher, Ellen Kirk. “I have always been bigger and curvier than the average sized woman and this has been a personal struggle all my life; whether it is clothes, shopping, body image, or just fitting in. I was introduced to aerial silks by some of my friends from college. I knew I wouldn’t be as good or as flexible as them, but I was willing to give it a try; silks was something fun and something new. At the suggestion of a few friends, I decided to attend an aerial silks class regularly at Learning2Fly. I was amazed how every week I learned a new move or a new pose. My body was also changing fast: my muscles were growing stronger each week and I could build on a different pose. Silks is a personal achievement because I can do it and I can drive myself to moving in a different space. I am inspired by what I can achieve in each class.” DISCOVERING YOUR POTENTIAL, ONE TUCK, EGG, PIKE, PENCIL AT A TIME! Click here to sign up for classes today!...

THREE MORE WEEKS OF YOUTH SUMMER CAMPS!

Sign your child up today for three weeks of our Youth Summer Camps! If your child ages 6-14 isn’t into competitive sports, they’ll especially love the Learning2Fly camp. If your kids are athletes, they’ll love the physical challenges with the aerial apparatus each day. We focus on 7 habits of health, art, aerial, and yoga. Your child’s whole body, whole mind, whole spirit! Daily aerial classes, creative art projects, hiking in woods, yoga, working in a community garden, other fun activities to enrich your child’s education in a fun way. Mon – Thurs 8:30am – 3:30pm for $190. Kid’s need to bring their own lunch. Please sign up and register for classes at www.iamlearning2fly.com Learning2Fly ~ WHERE THE IMPOSSIBLE BECOMES POSSIBLE! Love and Peace,...

I AM STRONG & I AM FLEXIBLE Begins August 5th!

Private Group Classes Starting August 5th – Get 16 to 20 personal training sessions a month! I AM STRONG ! I AM FLEXIBLE ! What can I AM STRONG & I AM FLEXIBLE do for you? Here are some testimonials from women currently in the program: “I am happy to report after the 4 weeks (in June) in the I AM STRONG & I AM FLEXIBLE program, I have lost 10 pounds and 3 inches from my belly,as well as sleeping better at night. I am maintaining my stress levels levels much better, so thank you!!” “I have to tell you a story. So, I HATE clothes shopping and have for several years. I would get frustrated because everything I would try on was way too small. I was always picking out clothes for the way my body used to be. I was at Penzey’s Spices doing some shopping and decided to stop in to a new clothing shop called Ruby Rouge. I searched the whole store and found one dress to try on. In the back of my mind, I am thinking the dress is on the smaller side and I could be disappointed again, but when I tried it on, it fit perfectly and I looked great in it! I can’t tell you what that feels like! A real milestone moment there.”  Another woman has gone down one pants size! Everyone sees increased strength, flexibility, and endurance. More info at www.iAmLearning2Fly.com  August session begins Monday August 5, bright and early at 6:45AM with Mondays & Wednesdays for yoga and Tuesdays and Thursdays for strength training. $70 introductory price and then...

Aerial Yoga Offers Unique Fitness Options for New Year’s Resolutions

by Stephanie Liebergen | December 30, 2011 – KSHB CHANNEL 41 NEWS: If you one of your New Year’s resolutions includes weight loss, consider trying something new to reach your goals. At Learning2Fly in Mission, Kan., you can take classes in aerial yoga. They offer a variety of non-traditional fitness classes using props like fabric hammocks and hula hoops. MISSION, Kan. – If you one of your New Year’s resolutions includes weight loss, consider trying something new to reach your goals. At Learning2Fly in Mission, Kan., you can take classes in aerial yoga. They offer a variety of non-traditional fitness classes using props like fabric hammocks and hula hoops. Owner Sumya Anani says their unique ways definitely make exercise more fun. “People get bored of the treadmill, and they want to try something new. We’re always looking for the next thing, and this is such a way to empower you, not just physically but mentally. You start doing things you never thought you could do,” Anani said. There are a variety of class types for all age and fitness levels. Anani says some people can start see results and improved fitness after just a couple classes. To learn more or see a class schedule, go to iamlearning2fly.com or visit their Facebook page . Read the full article...

This Ex-Boxer Stretches Herself

by Cindy Hoedel | June 26, 2011 – THE KC STAR MAGAZINE: Sumya Anani of Overland Park is former world champion female boxer.  Now Anani teaches yoga, aerial yoga, and circus arts at Learning2Fly. Read the full article...

Be a Butterfly at Learning2Fly

by Chuck Kurtz | May 25, 2011 – THE SUN NEWSPAPER: For Sumya Anani, a four-time world champion boxer, trainer, and now owner of an aerial studio, everyone’s a butterfly. In fact, the butterfly is the logo of her latest venture: Learning2Fly, the first aerial fitness, circus arts and yoga center in the Kansas City area. Read the full article...

06/07/2010 – Learning2Fly on Fox 4 News – There is a New Fitness Center in Mission, KS

by Fox 4 News | June 7, 2010 – Sumya Anani is interviewed by Fox 4 News at Learning2Fly. This is the place to discover your inner aerial diva, or just get a great workout, or both because we aim to please at Learning2Fly. Watch the full video interview here: Our Aerial Silks class will introduce you to the very basics of climbing, how to do a proper foot lock, and other skills and drills to build your strength and flexibility. You’ll be introduced to the aerial vocabulary essential to your growth as an aerialist. Flight school was never so much fun until now. Bring your camera because you will do more than you ever expected, and all with a smile and the laughter and encouragement of your new friends. Aerial Yoga is a great way to enjoy the benefits of deep stretches, inversions, and backbends, while you counteract the effects of gravity. Even people with neck or back issues can safely experience the healing and restorative benefits of inversions through this...