Aerial Fitness/Yoga Instructor
Samantha Orlando believes that fitness should be enjoyed, and is passionate about providing people the encouragement to keep working on their fitness journey and to help them feel good.
“Aerial yoga reminds me of playing on the monkey bars, or tumbling in gymnastics; it is in essence meant to be a fun activity that makes you feel light, challenged, happy and renewed,” she says.
What class/classes do you teach at Haven?
Aerial yoga, including beginner workshops, aerial strength, and advanced aerial yoga classes. I also teach TRX.
What do you love about teaching aerial yoga?
I love teaching aerial to beginners and seeing how much fun they have the first time they get to play in the silk! I also really enjoy teaching advanced aerial classes and seeing how excited and proud my students are when they master a challenging pose
What is your favorite type of music to listen to when teaching?
I typically play an eclectic range of music during class. My TRX classes are full of upbeat modern pop music. My Aerial classes include a variety of indie, classic rock, alternative, oldies and pop music…there’s a little something for everyone.
What inspires you?
My family; My dad’s strength, my brother’s heart, my niece, my best friend… to name a few. They inspire me to be the best version of myself.
What is a quote or mantra you live by?
“Begin again” and “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”
What is your haven?
My haven is anywhere by the water, and also in the company of good friends and family.