what is aerial yoga?
Aerial yoga is the practice of yoga using a low-hanging silk hammock that supports up to 1,000 pounds. These classes have roots in Unnata® Aerial Yoga and TYS® Aerial Yoga. With the weight of the body partially or fully supported along with the help of gravity and the fabric, we can explore and create space in our bodies as intended in traditional yoga practice. Aerial yoga is similar to a traditional floor practice, but uses the hammock as a prop to move from one pose to another. Whether it’s on the mat or in the hammock, you will find a rhythmic flow, linking breath with movement. The hammock is intended to be used to find some release and softness in the body, realign the physical and spiritual bodies, and rebuild your body and mind with strength and flexibility.
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The hammock is used as a prop during class, just as you would use a blanket, bolster, block, or strap. There are similar elements in an aerial class as there are in a traditional floor practice. Expect to explore different ways to get into poses using the hammock. Some poses may be done on the floor, and some may be done in the hammock. Each class is different, and will focus on different parts your body.
- As with any yoga class, do not use hand lotion before class.
- Do not wear jewelry, belts, or clothing with zippers or buttons, gems, or anything that could potentially snag the silk hammock. Avoid shorts or very baggy clothing.
- Bring a yoga mat to class.
- Wear a shirt that covers your underarms completely to avoid discomfort.
- Bring a large towel or thick sweatshirt for padding until you are used to the feeling of the fabric.
- Please trim your fingernails and toenails.
- Avoid eating or drinking acidic liquids an hour prior to class.
- Please observe good personal hygiene and wear deodorant.
As with any yoga practice, please talk to the instructor before attending class if you have any medical issues that may prevent you from inverting (glaucoma, heart condition, etc.) or putting pressure on your skin. If you have a spinal injury or medical condition, check with your doctor first.
Unfortunately, our insurance policy currently restricts those under the age of 15 to participate in an aerial class.
what is aerial yoga?
Acro yoga combines acrobatics concepts with a yogic consciousness, cultivating trust, community and playfulness. When you blend yogic wisdom, acrobatics and the healing arts through mindful practice the possibilities are limitless. Don’t worry if you come alone – you are sure to find someone to fly with during each practice. This partner-based practice develops your skills to work with a wide variety of people, not matter the personality, shape, size, or skill.
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No, a partner is not necessary. Arco is done in groups of three or more: a base, a flyer, and a spotter. Each role is completely interchangeable.
There are typically no restrictions that will prevent you from participating in an acro class. But if you have any medical issues or concerns, please check with your doctor first.
Neither are required. Your acro practice is like any other practice that will grow with time. Consistent attendance will result in awesomeness!
Mats are always suggested. But if you do not have one, you can always borrow one of ours. You do not need any other equipment or props to participate in class.