Tips for Class
How Do I Prepare for an Aerial Yoga Class? * *
You can bring a yoga mat to class, but it is not necessary.
Wear a shirt that covers your underarms completely.
Bring a large towel or thick sweatshirt for padding until you are used to the feeling of the fabric.
Do not use hand lotion or sunscreen before class.
Do not wear jewelry, belts, or clothing with grommets, gems, or anything that could potentially snag the fabric.
Avoid lose shorts or very baggy clothing.
Make sure your leggings are opaque.
Please trim your finger and toenails.
Eating or drinking is never recommended before yoga, but it is particularly important with Aerial.
Avoid eating or drinking acidic liquids an hour prior to class.
Please observe good personal hygiene, wear deodorant, and avoid heavy perfumes in consideration for the next person using the hammock and fabric care.
* * Intro to Aerial Yoga, Restorative Aerial Yoga, or a private lesson is required before attending any other Aerial classes. Aerial Yoga Series are also available throughout the year. Privates & semi-privates may be booked.
What Happens In a Typical Class?
While practicing Aerial Yoga, students will move through the same basic elements of a floor practice accept that they will be elevated in the fabric or using the fabric for alignment for the entire class. Some postures will involve only partial support from the hammock, while others will require complete trust in the fabric as it supports 100% of the body weight. Begin with an Intro class which will cover all of the basic wraps of a Aerial Yoga, & expand into more advanced classes that explore variations & flows that will deepen your practice & keep your inner child wanting more.
Please talk to the instructor before attending class if you have any medical issues that 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. If you have had botox or other skin fillers, wait 24 hours before doing inversions.
The first class is learning the wraps, then we will add variety and progressions at your level from there.