How Do I Prepare for an Aerial Yoga Fitness style Class? * *
Hammocks do snag. Please do not wear jewelry, belts, or clothing with grommets, gems, or anything that could potentially snag the fabric. Also trim your finger. toenails and smooth out rough feet to prevent fabric snags.
Wear a clean shirt that covers your underarms completely, especially if you have sensitive skin.
Observing good personal hygiene makes it a great experience for everyone. Please make sure your shirts are cleaned and laundered before using the hammock your feet and underarm are clean and fresh. Also, everyone wear deodorant, clean feet (we have towels if you need to wipe off there), and avoid heavy perfumes in consideration for the next person using the hammock and fabric care.
Avoid loose or short shorts or very baggy clothing.
Sports bras are highly recommended for women. Make sure your leggings are opaque. Really thin ones will show more than you want. Layering stretchy shorts on top is another option if your tights are thin.
Bring a large towel or thick sweatshirt for padding until you are used to the feeling of the fabric.
For intermediate and advanced classes. Covering midriff and the back of the knees are important. Tights capri length or full are recommended for intermediate and above classes. Compression shorts or dancer briefs for men on intermediate and advanced level will be needed.
Do not use hand lotion or sunscreen before class.
You can bring a yoga mat to class, but it is not necessary.
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 if you need a snack 1/2 apple or banana should be fine.
Some people enjoy ginger tea or ginger candy about an hour before class if they are prone to dizziness for the first couple of classes.
* * Intro to Aerial Yoga, Restorative Aerial Yoga, or a private lesson is required before attending any other Aerial classes.. Privates & semi-privates may be booked.
We are not responsible for items left in the studio.
What Happens In a Typical Class?
While practicing Aerial Yoga style exercise, 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. If you are pregnant please call instructor for modifications or request private lessons.