Studio Policies & FAQs
Aerial Yoga Questions & Answers
What should I wear?
It is recommended that you wear a T-shirt with armpits and back of the knees covered. Not only that it is more sanitary for the apparatus, but you will have a better experience preventing chafing and more controlled movement in the slings. As mentioned above, please make sure your clothing does not have zippers, buckles or metal embellishments that can tear the fabric. It is best to practice barefoot, but if you prefer socks, the ones with grippies on the bottom work best.
Is it ok to wear jewelry?
While the hammocks are made of very sturdy fabric, the silks can get snagged and ripped, so it is best to practice without jewelry such as watches, rings, earrings with any protruding parts. This also keeps you from getting injured. It is also a good idea to make sure fingernails and toenails are trimmed. If a fabric gets snagged, we have to replace it completely. The fabrics get washed on a constant basis, but wearing perfumes or lotions can leave stains and marks on the fabric that can linger for a while, so please refrain from using them.
Is Aerial Yoga for me?
Aerial Yoga might not be for you if you have had a recent surgery or are prone to vertigo or motion sickness. In addition, it is best not to practice within 24 hours of having botox. Aerial yoga is also not for anyone beyond the first trimester of pregnancy, unless you're taking specific classes tailored for pregnancy and you've been cleared by the doctor. If you suffer from any other conditions or have injuries that you are healing from, it is always a good idea to consult with your doctor prior to taking an Aerial Yoga class.
What about food and drink before class?
Drink plenty of water, avoid soft drinks and eating at least 3 hours prior to your Aerial Yoga Class. Staying well hydrated before and during class can improve your overall experience and prevent dizziness and early fatigue. Because we will be flipping upside down, it is best to be kind with your stomach and nourish it with calming foods such as banana or oatmeal and ginger or peppermint tea.
Is there a weight limit for the hammocks?
Chances are the hammocks will hold you just fine as they are rated up to 1,000 pounds. The slings are made from a high-density nylon material that stretches only one way. Maneuvering in the fabric might not come natural and easy at first for everyone as it takes time to trust the hammock and to learn how to move your body in connection to the sling.
Where do I start?
If you don’t have any prior Aerial experience it is best to start with taking an Intro to Aerial Workshop. You can expect more individual attention and a focus on safe transitions and focus on alignment. With everyone being an absolute beginner at this level, this class is a great space to speak up and ask questions to feel comfortable to advance your practice with joining a regular practice. The teacher will guide you towards what class on the schedule would be a best fit for you.
Expect a fun workout and laughter… a lot of laughter.
- Reminder: this is Aerial YOGA, not circus
- You don’t need to have a regular yoga practice to start.
- You’ll start on the ground with plenty of time to get used to the fabric first.
- During class, the fabric pressing into you can be pretty uncomfortable at times.
- After class, you might be a little sore – similar to after a deep tissue massage (because that’s basically what you just got).
- The odds are in your favor that, if you follow your teacher’s instructions, you won’t fall out of the fabric.
- But really at the point when you’re upside down, you’re really only about 3 inches off the ground.
- You’ll leave class feeling taller and lighter (who doesn’t want that, right?).
- Motion sickness can occur in those who are prone to it.
- You will learn to let go of fear; it will make you feel free.
- You will learn to trust in the support of the fabric.
- It’s therapeutic, relieving compression in your low back, opening your hips, and stretching your spine.
- You’ll find that, with the help of the fabric, stretches are deeper and you will discover muscles you didn’t even know you had.
- You will want to buy an aerial hammock for your home.
- You will find that you’re stronger than you think.
- The Aerial Savasana is seriously the BEST THING EVER.
RELEASE AND WAIVER
Before attending a class at our studio, we require every participant to read and sign a liability release waiver. We have plenty of copies available at the studio, however, if you would like to read and sign the release before coming to the studio, a printable version can be downloaded here:
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Beaver Dam, WI 53916
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