Tips for Beginners

Things to Know Before Your Session

How Do I Prepare for Aerial Yoga?

  • Be mindful of the silks. Please do not wear jewelry, belts, or clothing with zippers, sharp edges, or anything that could potentially tear the fabric.

  • Be prepared to practice barefoot. Trimming nails and smoothing out rough feet may help prevent fabric snags. Yoga socks may also be worn. Barre Sox are available for purchase upon arrival for $15.00 plus tax.

  • Observing good personal hygiene makes it a great experience for everyone. Please avoid heavy perfumes in consideration of those around you as well as fabric care.

  • Wear clean clothing that covers your underarms and behind the knees completely, especially if you have sensitive skin. Avoid short shorts or very baggy clothing.

  • Do not use hand lotion or sunscreen before class.

  • You should bring a yoga mat to your session. Props such as blankets and bolsters are welcome, but not necessary.

  • Eating or drinking is never recommended before yoga, but it is particularly important with aerial yoga. Avoid eating or drinking acidic liquids an hour prior to your session. If you need a snack, try something light like half an apple or banana.

  • Some people enjoy ginger tea or ginger candy about an hour before the first few sessions if they are prone to dizziness.

  • Please ensure there is plenty of space at your location. For indoor spaces, ceilings must be at least 10 feet tall. Indoor and outdoor spaces both require 50-100 square feet per participant.


What Happens In a Typical Session?

  • All sessions are on-location, so your instructor will arrive 1-2 hours prior to your session start time to set up the rig(s) and silk(s). She will also require 30-45 minutes after the session to pack up.

  • While practicing aerial yoga, students will move through the same elements of a floor practice, except that you’ll be elevated in the fabric or using the fabric for alignment during class.

  • Some poses will involve only partial support from the hammock, while others will require complete trust in the fabric as it supports 100% of your body weight.

  • When arranging your private session you will have the option to choose your class style. I recommend beginning with Intro to Aerial Yoga, where you’ll become familiar with the fabric as we cover all of the basic wraps, postures and inversions.

  • Once you’ve acquired the Intro to Aerial Yoga skills, you can expand into more advanced classes that will deepen your practice & keep your inner child wanting more.

  • Explore class variations and discover a flow you love.


Class Styles

Family (Class with Caregiver)

Junior Pilots (Ages 5 - 12)

Tweens + Teens (Age 11 - 16)

Intro to Aerial Yoga

Aerial Yoga Flow

Aerial Flips + Tricks

Aerial Fitness

Aerial Yoga Dance

Restorative Aerial Yoga

Aerial Massage


Physical Restrictions

  • We recommend not to practice aerial yoga if you suffer from any of the following: glaucoma, vertigo, recent stroke or hernia, osteoporosis, carpal tunnel, high or low blood pressure or recent surgery.

  • Please talk to the instructor before attending 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 refrain from practice or speak with the instructor about customized private sessions.

  • Maximum User Weight Limit: 310 lbs (140 kg)


There is freedom waiting for you,

On the breezes
of the sky,

And you ask
“What if I fall?”

Oh but my darling,
What if you fly?

ERIN HANSON