Frequently Asked Questions
How hard it is?
First of all, it depends on which class you take. No matter what, you monitor your own resistance, so each class is as hard or as easy as you choose to work. Please read the Class Descriptions to see which class is the best fit for you. If you are new to Aerial yoga, we recommend that you take the FUNDAMENTALS class.
Do I need to pre-register for class?
For morning classes, we do require pre-registration. If no one is enrolled, those classes are canceled 1 hour before the start of class.
We do allow walk-ins for evening class, however we cannot guarantee that there will be space. It is always best to pre-register.
Do I need to be physically fit?
Not necessarily. Aerial Fitness is easiest for someone who is active, but is open to all fitness levels.
What if I am afraid?
During and inversion you are only 3 inches off the ground. During 75% of the moves, you are distributing your weight between the hammock and the floor. If at any point you need a spot, your instructor can assist you. Everyone works are their own pace. You WILL be successful!
Are you sure the Hammock will hold me?
Yes. Our hammocks can hold over 1000lbs.
Can anyone do Aerial Yoga and Suspension Fitness?
We highly recommend that you take at least 3 fundamentals courses (regardless of your fitness level) before trying Aerial Yoga (Intermediate-Advanced) or Suspension fitness. This is to ensure that you have a comfort level with the grips, wraps and traps with the hammock.
If you can do 3 consecutive sit ups, you can do either of these classes. These two classes are easier for those who maintain a consistent fitness regiment and has a strong core.
Please read the Health Considerations.
I practice yoga regularly and am pretty fit. Do I have to take a Fundamentals Class?
Fundamentals is less about fitness level and more an introduction to a new experience. In a Fundamentals class one learns the basic wraps, grips and traps, the basis of the practice, while becoming familiar with the hammock and inversions. Being upside down is also a new sensation and sometimes it takes a few times to get used to the feeling no matter how fit you are.
How old do you have to be to take a class?
For any of our classes, you must be at least 11 years old to participate.
Currently we do not offer classes to kids ages 5-10. However, this may be an option further down the road.
What are the contraindications for Aerial Fitness techniques?
Pregnancy, glaucoma, recent surgery (especially shoulder, eyes, back, hip, hands or wrist), heart disease, very high or low blood pressure, easy onset vertigo, osteoporosis/bone weakness, recent head injury, cerebral sclerosis, propensity for fainting, carpal tunnel syndrome, severe arthritis, sinusitis or head cold, hiatial 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).
Can taking these classes heal my back pain?
There are testimonials all around the world about healing back pain and other aliments through these AntiGravity fitness techniques. Currently there are studies being conducted to gather concrete evidence. Until then, you will only know by coming to class.
What should I wear?
Wear workout wear that covers the shoulders (Short & long sleeved) and legs. Cotton or Cotton blend fabric is best (not-slippery). Tops should be either fitted or not too loose. Remember, you will be upside down. Please make sure that your bottoms are not see through. No socks (unless they are sticky).
ABSOLUTELY NO JEWELRY MAY BE WORN.
What should I bring?
Water, sweat towel, yoga mat (we have some to borrow). No jewelry please!
Should I come on an empty stomach?
We recommend having something to stave off dizziness. However, we not not recommend a big meal.
Will I get dizzy?
This could be a challenge if one has a strong propensity for dizziness or a "hips over head" spatial awareness style dyslexia. Ginger candy before class can help.
How will I feel after?
You will fell taller and lighter. Your muscles will have a pump and you will be refreshed! Our promise to you that after class you will be stretched to your maximum height, varying between 1/4" to 1 1/2" taller. Unfortunately, the effects are not cumulative.
Are all aerial yoga classes alike?
AntiGravity® Fitness is the original aerial yoga technique. Over 7 years went into the development of the technique after Christopher Harrison created the apparatus. He created a very specific nomenclature and sequencing that can be done safely. AntiGravity® is the only aerial yoga/fitness technique certified by the AFAA.
I am no longer able to attend the class I signed up for, can I still use that class credit for a different class?
Depends. Due to the limited amount of spaces per class, all regularly schedule classes have a 2-hour cancellation policy. If they 2-hour notice is not given (early cancel), then the client will be considered as a late cancel which is non-refundable, non-transferable, and no extensions are given.
If for any reason a class is canceled, we will notify you and you will receive your class credit back to use for another day/time.