Aerial Yoga

Flow in Mid-Air.

Aerial yoga uses a silk hammock to allow students to perform postures that they may not be able to attempt on the yoga mat. 

Anyone can practice aerial yoga

Aerial yoga is beneficial for students who spend a long time sitting, or who have back pain. It has particular benefits for strengthening and stretching the whole body, decompressing the spine, improving circulation, boosting digestion and lifting one’s mood. Aerial strengthens the core, arms, and lower body.

We offer the following aerial yoga classes

Aerial Yoga

Level 1
Aerial Yoga is a combination of traditional yoga poses done on the floor and postures practiced using a silk hammock. It helps to deepen postures and range of motion. This class is an all levels class and is great for beginners. Class will start with a warm up from head to toe, making sure you feel safe and confident. This class will consist of instructions on how to use your silk safely and trust yourself. Class will include aerial yoga flows, individual poses, inversions and suspensions.

Aerial Flow

Level 2
This class is a step up from the traditional “Aerial Yoga” class. We will work on going deeper into the postures we learned in Level 1, increasing flexibility, strength, and trust. The yoga flows will be longer, working to build mobility and strength within the silk.

Intermediate Aerial Skill

Level 3
This class focuses on strength and conditioning to tackle more advanced tricks. More complex strength poses will be introduced. These poses will require core and arm strength, therefore we recommend taking at least 3 aerial classes beforehand. This intermediate class will help get you prepared to take “Advanced Aerial Skill” or Level 4.

Advanced Aerial Skill

Level 4
This is a high level intensity class. It is upbeat and focuses on very advanced tricks. You will learn a sequence of skills. These poses will incorporate lifts, drops, and advanced inversions. We recommend taking at least 3 Intermediate aerial classes beforehand.

Frequently Asked Questions

There is no wrong question to ask.

 Below you’ll find a list of frequently asked questions for aerial yoga at Light on Yoga Fitness.

Yes!! Anyone may try out Aerial Yoga. Our aerial silks are strong and securely fastened to the ceiling of our studio.  They are rated to hold up to 1,000 pounds.

Not unless you want to! Light on Yoga Fitness has yoga mats and props students can borrow that are thoroughly cleaned after each class.  Many of our students who own their own yoga mats bring their mats to practice with as well! 

Please arrive 5-10 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin. This gives ample time to meet your instructor, settle in, and answer any additional questions you might have.

Please feel free to share any conditions or past injuries with your instructor before class starts. Always, always, always honor your own body when you practice. Students should never feel in any sharp, shooting or pinching pains while practicing yoga. 

Feel free to wear any sort of activewear that you feel comfortable in. For Aerial Yoga, we typically recommend pants to be worn and no hand jewelry is allowed to protect our silks from accidental rips or tears.

Students must be 13 years or older to attend class.

We like to think of our studio as a special place. We ask all cell phones be silenced when brought into the studio and stored with your belongings in the cubbies provided.