Aerial Yoga

Suitable for Beginners - Advanced

In Aerial Yoga we use a silky aerial hammock to explore explore yoga postures in a new way.

You will find yourself floating in fabric for savasana, hanging upside down, finding challenging new dimensions to standing postures and even doing flips!

This is a fun, playful practice that also allows for deep meditation - the feeling of being cocooned in the fabric can be very soothing and relaxing for the mind.

Beginners

This is a great class for first timers or anyone who likes to practice at a relaxed pace. We'll learn the foundations of aerial yoga, including different options to accomodate for individual needs. This is a fun, inclusive and nurturing class - everyone is encouraged to move and learn at their own pace.

This is popular class with limited capacity - please be considerate of the our community and only book one Aerial Yoga session per night.

All Levels

In our All Levels classes there are options for everyone - depending on your goals and level of comfort in the fabric. First timers are welcome, but there is also scope to explore more advanced postures and flowing aerial vinyasa sequences as you get more familiar with the aerial hammock.

This is popular class with limited capacity - please be considerate of the our community and only book one Aerial Yoga session per night.

Active

In this class we focus more on the strengthening and conditioning aspects of aerial yoga - often workshopping different aspects of functional movements to enhance our awareness and set up great movement and postural habits.

There is also lots of upside down time!

Even though there is a strength focus this is a great all levels class (including beginners), we have options for everyone to work at the level that is right for them. The mind body awareness that we develop in the aerial hammock translates into all of our other movements so this is also a great class to complement a floor based yoga practice, dance or other athletic training.

Benefits

You can work on strength, stability and flexibility all at the same time. The aerial hammock supports us, but it isn’t fixed, so our bodies are always working to maintain stability. We can use the fabric to cradle us in a deep passive stretch, but also to work our active flexibility range, or even for resistance.

People of all sizes can enjoy this practice and it is very adaptable for injuries.

Inversions aid in lymphatic drainage, allowing the fluids that settle in the lower parts of the body during the day to recirculate - great for fluid retention and refreshing tired feet and legs.

The support of the fabric as we hang upside down can decompress of the spine through gentle traction and hydration of vertebral discs. This can help to ease neck and back pain. Unlike some traditional yoga inversions there is no weight bearing on the neck, and you do not need a lot of upper body strength to support yourself making this practice safe and accessible for a wide range of people.

We can use the fabric as a tool for self massage as we move. This can really enhance the benefits of each posture - and can allow us to release tension from muscles that are tricky to stretch.

It’s great for your brain!

As we learn new movements we create new neural pathways and synaptic connections which increases Neuroplasticity of the brain (our ability to learn new things) - this is said to help protect and regenerate the brain as we age.

As we move the body through space (and upside down) it improves our proprioceptive and kinaesthetic awareness - I’ve noticed my own coordination has really improved since practicing aerial yoga!

What to wear

For AntiGravity Aerial Yoga, wear workout wear that covers armpits (sleeve) and legs. Cotton or cotton blend fabric is best (non-slippery). Wear something you can move easily in, that will not be too loose or floppy, remember, you will be upside down!

Leggings, tracksuit or yoga pants are great- jeans or rough stiff fabric will be uncomfortable. No socks (unless they are grip socks). PLEASE NO ZIPPERS, JEWELRY, MAKE UP OR FAKE TAN- this will damage the hammocks.

Watch out for little zippered pockets in your yoga pants or tops - these little zippers can tear the hammock fabric.

Contraindications

Pregnancy, glaucoma, recent surgery (esp. shoulder, eyes, back, hips, hands or wrist), heart disease, very high or low blood pressure, easy onset vertigo, motion sickness, osteoporosis / bone weakness, recent head injury, cerebral sclerosis, propensity for fainting, carpal tunnel syndrome, severe arthritis, sinusitis or head cold, hiatal hernia, disc herniation or acute discogenic disease, recent stroke, artificial hips, radiculitis (inflammation of nerve root in spine), severe muscle spasms, botox injections (within 6 hours). If any of this issues affect you, we may need to check with your doctor before commencing or leave certain exercises out of your program. Always let us know of any medical conditions/concerns before each session begins!

Questions

Is Aerial Yoga Hard?

No!  Antigravity Aerial Yoga is easy and accessible for nearly everyone, but if you want an extra challenge there are lots of fun core and upper body strengthening moves including handstands and flips!

Is Aerial Yoga a Good Workout?

Absolutely! You can tone, stretch and nurture your entire body!

We care more about how you feel than how you look, but if an active practice makes you feel good then we've got you covered!

What should I Wear for Aerial Yoga?

For AntiGravity Aerial Yoga, wear workout wear that covers armpits (sleeve) and legs. Cotton or cotton blend fabric is best (non-slippery). Wear something you can move easily in, that will not be too loose or floppy, remember, you will be upside down! ?Leggings, tracksuit or yoga pants are great- jeans or rough stiff fabric will be uncomfortable. No socks (unless they are grip socks). PLEASE NO ZIPPERS, JEWELRY, MAKE UP OR FAKE TAN- this will damage the hammocks.

Watch out for little zippered pockets in your yoga pants or tops - these little zippers can tear the hammock fabric.

Wear comfortable clothes you can move easily in for yoga and pilates classes.

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6:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.

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