Take your feet off the ground
Aerial yoga is a combination of traditional yoga poses done on the floor and postures practiced using a soft fabric “trapeze” (called a sling) suspended at waist height. This is the same fabric that aerialists use in the circus! With Aerial yoga our body weight is distributed between the fabric and the floor allowing us to access traditional yoga postures in new ways.
Why Aerial Yoga?
Many newcomers enjoy working with the sling because with the help of gravity there is very little pressure or stress on the joints, especially the spine. Inversions are accessed easily with no strain on the neck, back, or shoulders. Gravity eases us into optimal alignment with very little effort, and deep postures can be accessed through relaxation and delicious breathing. Our relaxation response is heightened by the unique sensations accessed in aerial yoga.
Find your strength
Hanging in the sling makes our core muscles fire. It is so much fun you don’t even realize what a great workout you’re getting. Transitioning in and out of the aerial yoga postures builds upper body strength, and resting in the postures heightens relaxation for a balanced effort overall. Aerial Yoga was designed for anyone of any age or fitness level. Complete beginners to yoga and/or aerial will be right at home. Students range in age from teens up to 70’s, with everyone working at their own level. If you have any physical limitations or concerns, consult with your doctor first.
FAQ’s and Classroom Etiquette
*Please arrive on time. If you are more than five minutes late, the instructor will not permit you in to the class. You forfeit the class and no class credit will be granted. Plan accordingly.
*Cancellation policies are strictly enforced. You must cancel within the 12 hour window to save your credit. Any classes cancelled outside of that window will be charged, this policy applies to all class passes.
*No lotion or perfume at all. Lotion will make you and your pole partners slip off of the pole. Perfumes stain the fabric and linger in the silks. We love the way you smell in your street clothes, come all natural.
*Proper attire is necessary for training smart and effectively. For Lyra and Aerial classes, spandex leggings are preferable to protect the knees. For Pole classes that involve mounting the pole, please bring shorts and plan to wear a sports bra. Heels are welcome in all of our fluidity and flow classes.
*No Video recording during classes. Cell phones must be put away while training. This is distracting to the instructors and the other students. We realize that you want to document your gains and will almost ALWAYS give you five minutes at the end of class to grab a quick video or a picture. If you post on social media, please tag The Body Art Barn or Embody Pole Dance.
*All classes are co-ed. The Aerial Hammocks hold up to 2000 pounds.
*All questions and concerns should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Immediate responses to social media messages cannot be guaranteed.
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