discover the benefits of aerial yoga
why choose aerial yoga?
Aerial Yoga is really a fun practice that will give you the perfect amount of strength, balance and flexibility workout but also a bit of adrenaline and challenges. It is a full body workout with a big focus on the upper body, legs and the core that you will need to engage the entire class to allow stability.
By allowing yourself to hang freely and with the use of inversions, you enable your spine to lengthen and decompress, as well as detox your body by massaging the lymphatic system for a stronger immune system. You will improve your circulatory system and create new neural connections as moving our body in new and different ways keeps our brains active and healthy. The mind-body connection and the focus on the breath you will experience in any yoga practice are also an integral part of aerial yoga.
Be reassured, each hammock/sling supports up to 970 kg and is made from high-density nylon material. The hardware that attaches the hammocks to the ceiling is all mountain-climbing rated. The practice is adapted for all ages, all levels of fitness, all body types and does not require initial flexibility or any gymnastics or dancing skills. The teacher will focus on alignment and safe transitions.
Even though you will find a lot of yoga-based poses, lots of people who aren’t into mat yoga or have never practised yoga really enjoy its aerial sister. Once you’re able to overcome the initial fear, you’ll be able to enjoy what the practice has to offer.
When not to practice?
If you are pregnant, opt for our mat or prenatal classes and keep Aerial for a safer time.
Also, if you have recently had eye surgery, a head injury, an inner ear condition or suffer from serious vertigo, it is recommended that you consult a doctor before trying Aerial Yoga.
What to wear/bring
For our aerial yoga classes, leave the comfy large clothes at home and pick something tight-fitting like leggings and a tight top. You must wear a shirt with sleeves (short or long) and tops/pants without zips can be a better option so you don’t pinch your skin and avoid damaging the hammock. Avoid practicing with jewellery, piercings, a watch or lotion. Also make sure fingernails and toenails are trimmed so you don’t get them caught in the sling. It is not uncommon to feel nausea during aerial yoga so an acupressure wristband or “sea-band” that aids in nausea relief can help.
If you have your own yoga mat, feel free to bring it along but please be reassured that we will have all the props necessary for your class: mats, blocks, bolsters, straps and blankets. BYO towel and a water bottle can be handy.
In general, try and avoid coming to yoga and especially aerial with a full stomach or just after a big lunch or dinner.