Aerial Yoga is one of the newest yoga styles that is a fusion of regular yoga and aerial acrobatics done in a suspended aerial silk hammock designed to deepen stretches. Aerial yoga allows the body to reap the benefits of inversions without strain to the neck or the joints of the body, allowing for more intense benefits from postures. At Tula we focus our classes on fundamentals of aerial yoga and together work our way up to more advanced poses. Our goal with each class is to find flow, comfort, and trust in your aerial hammock. With each class you will begin creating strength, flexibility, and balance to prepare for more advanced poses.
Great for beginners and all levels. Using the hammock to support your body as you lengthen your spine, open your shoulders and hips, and allow your body to decompress. This slow-flow class is a perfect way to become familiar with your hammock as well as a regular practice.
Should have at least 1-2 Decompression sessions. Student should have comfort in the hammock. This class moves a faster pace than Decompression, incorporating a vinyasa flow utilizing the aerial hammock
Restorative is a more gentle approach to Aerial Yoga. With lowered hammocks we will focus on slow, meditative stretching and core strengthening. Great for beginners or those looking to take some time and "tune in" to their bodies.
Aerial Tone (Formerly known as Aerial Core) focuses on building strength throughout the entire body. Using the hammock as a prop, we build our practice from the mat up. You should be comfortable in your hammock and be prepared to experience the hammock in a way that will help build strength in your body for everyday as well as for your practice.
Due to the high demand for our Aerial classes, we have implemented the following policies to keep the students safe, and to make sure those who arrive to class on time get to attend the class.
Students who DO NOT arrive at least 10 minutes early may not have their hammocks adjusted. This is to avoid making students who arrive on time wait and to keep the students safe by minimizing hammock adjustments after the start of the class.
Online reservation is strongly recommended. You don’t want to arrive to find yourself without a hammock.
If you do not arrive 5 min before the start of class you may lose your reservation, and you still will be charged for the class.
3-hour cancellation notice is required, or class will be deducted as a no-show.
Please sign-in with the front desk when you arrive, even if you have a reservation.
DO NOT wear anything with zippers or buttons.
Please do not wear perfumes or scented creams or oils on the hammocks.
Leave your jewelry at home, earrings or bracelets can snag the soft silk fabrics.
We DO NOT allow anyone to FLIP, SPIN, or CLIMB onto the hammocks before or after ANY Aerial classes or workshops. Teacher’s direct guidance and supervision is required for ANY use of the hammocks.
You DO need a Yoga mat. Studio mats are available.
Please arrive 15 minutes early to sign in. This will give you time to change and set aside belongings.
Please turn off your cellphones.
Remove your shoes before entering the studio class room.
If you are late please wait for the teacher to acknowledge you and find the best space for you.
If you are late your spot will be given to the next student on the waitlist.
Only leave early if you must, but we prefer that you stay through the end of class to avoid disturbing others during Savasana. This allows everyone a few minutes of quiet time after practice.
IMPORTANT AERIAL YOGA CLASS INFORMATION
You DO need a yoga mat!
Wear tight fitting, stretchy clothing
Do not eat a large meal right before class
Come 10 minutes early so we can fit the fabric to your height
Book your aerial yoga class in advance - they fill up fast
BENEFITS OF AERIAL YOGA
Creates spinal decompression
Relieves spinal pain
Improves blood circulation
Deepens stretches with minimal pressure on the joints
Makes you laugh, lifts the mood and invites a playful state of being
Complements your regular yoga practice by offering assistance to certain yoga poses
The elevation of your body in the silk creates a lengthening of muscles unlike any other kind of exercise
Supports strength building and keeps the body strong, flexible and healthy
Aerial Yoga offers supported and safe inversions which are incredibly healing
It can be a little scary...this helps you face some fears, encourages trust and allows you to let go!
IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS WE DO NOT RECOMMEND THAT YOU PRACTICE AERIAL YOGA:
Glaucoma, Untreated Hypertension, Recent Dental Surgery (within two weeks), Recent Botox (within two weeks), Recent Surgery - Neck, Hand, Shoulder (within two weeks), Hernia, Vertigo, Head Injury, Severe Arthritis, Sinusitus, Hip Replacement, Stroke, Epilepsy, Seizures, Herniated or slipped disks