Aerial Yoga FAQ

What is aerial yoga?

Aerial yoga is a new type of yoga that uses a silk hammock as a tool to help students achieve and deepen traditional yoga positions. The weight of the body is either partially or fully supported by the hammock as you move through a variety of yoga postures including inversions, hip openers, hamstring stretches, and restorative postures. The hammock provides a unique and fun take on traditional yoga, while also allowing students with limited mobility the ability to deepen or hold postures that would have previously been inaccessible.

What are the benefits of aerial yoga?

• Improves flexibility and increases strength

• Zero compression inversions relieve back pain

• Boosts brain power as you release neurotransmitters through inversion therapy

• Calms the nervous system & relieves stress in your hammock cocoon

• Improves posture by realigning the spine

• Improves joint mobility and decompression

• Improves immune function

• Boosts mood by having fun!

Can anyone do aerial yoga?

Yes! As long as you have done the Intro to Aerial yoga class and are not pregnant, have high or low blood pressure, vertigo, glaucoma or a sinus infection. We offer classes for different levels. Start out with our Intro to Aerial class, which is perfect for beginners. 

What do I wear?

Wear comfortable clothes that cover armpits and legs. Shoes or socks are not worn. We do not recommend ANY jewellery in aerial classes as it can get caught on the silks.

How hard is an aerial yoga class?

It depends on which class you take. No matter what, YOU monitor your own resistance so each class is as hard as or as easy as you choose to work.

What should I bring to an aerial yoga class?

Water, a sweat towel and a yoga mat (if you want your own).

Should I come on an empty stomach?

We recommend having something in the stomach to stave off dizziness, however, we do not recommend a big meal. 

How will I feel after an aerial yoga class?

You will feel taller and lighter. Your muscles will feel as if they were worked and you will be refreshed! Back pain may be relieved and you will feel relaxed.

 Are you sure the yoga hammock will hold me?

Yes. The rigging is rated to 6000lbs and the silk hammock is rated for 1200lbs. The points in the ceiling where our aerial yoga equipment is suspended have been placed by a professional safety rigger and certified by an engineer.

Who shouldn’t attend an aerial yoga class?

Anyone can attend an aerial class if they are mindful and respectful of their own conditions. We recommend extreme caution to people who have/are very high or low blood pressure, easy onset vertigo, pregnancy, glaucoma, recent surgery, heart disease, osteoporosis, bone weakness, recent head injury, cerebral sclerosis, propensity for fainting, artificial hips, carpal tunnel syndrome, severe arthritis, sinusitis or head cold, recent stroke or botox injections (within 6 hours). You must be under 250 lbs to attend an aerial yoga class.