Aerial yoga is a unique technique which uses a low-hanging fabric trapeze / hammock to support the weight of the body.
With the weight of the body supported, you will learn how to achieve proper postural alignment through relaxation rather than effort, which will also enhance a relaxed and peaceful state of mind.
Preparing for Class
What should I wear?
- Yoga type clothing.
- Short or long sleeve top (no vests) – this protects the armpits from any friction caused by the fabric.
- Clothing should be snug, but and allow for movement of the body.
- Bare feet, or yoga socks can be worn.
What should I not wear?
- Tank tops / vests.
- Clothing with zips, buttons, dangling straps (anything which may catch in the hammock).
- Jewellery (this includes earring, necklaces, bracelets, rings, watches). All jewellery must be removed.
Anything else to be aware of?
- Drink plenty of water before the class to ensure that you are hydrated.
- It is recommended that you do not eat up to 2 hours before the class.
- You can bring your own yoga mat if you prefer, however there are also mats available at the studio.
Training to Teach Aerial Yoga
Are you a qualified Yoga teacher looking to add to your skills? Why not join us for Aerial Yoga Teacher Training?
Aerial Yoga FAQ's
- I haven’t tried any Yoga before, can I come to class?
- Yes, absolutely. Check out the Beginners classes or Introduction to Aerial workshops which are perfectly suited for your first time or if returning from a break.
- Do I need to be super fit and bendy?
- No, the hammock is a great tool in making this a really accessible activity. If you have any concerns, contact us to discuss them, we are happy to help.
- Will the hammock support me?
- The fabric of the hammock is certified to support up to 20st in weight. Our steel structure which the hammocks hang from has been constructed to support multiple tons in weight.
- What are the benefits of Aerial Yoga?
- There are a vast array of benefits to Aerial Yoga, the most obvious being that we use the fabric to help to support the body. This support allows your body to find a level of relaxation that can then make the muscle stretch more gentle, gradual and can take you to a new level of depth. The option to invert can bring decompression to the spine and a full cocooned body relaxation to end each session brings you a feeling of lightness and nurturing. Overall, the practice of Aerial Yoga is fun and you will most certainly leave with a smile on your face!
- Anything else I need to know?
- Read our pre-class information for how to prepare for class.