Aerial yoga is a practice that incorporates an aerial hammock (also referred to as silks or swing) to enhance a floor-based yoga practice, and adds the elements of suspension and decompression. The hammock provides support to the yoga practitioner so that they can perform poses that are normally difficult to accomplish, like back bends and inversions. Firefly aerial classes incorporate both grounded and lifted elements for an innovative, challenging and total body workout!
Aerial yoga is safe inversion therapy with zero compression on the spine! Hanging upside down decompresses the vertebrate of your spine from the long-term effects of gravity. It will help create space between your vertebral discs for the nerves of your spinal cord. Realign and open up your physical body by using gravity!
You do not need to be a circus star, lifelong yogi, or natural-born acrobat to come play! Students of all levels will build strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, coordination, and body awareness as you learn to flip, fly, and flow through aerial yoga sequences. Take your fitness to the next level. Use gravity to your advantage—Give yourself much deeper stretches, give yourself full back extensions, give yourself freedom in the silks.
Yes! No prior yoga or aerial experience is needed.
Wear workout wear that covers your armpits and pants that cover the backs of your knees. Wear snug fitting clothing. Avoid shorts or very baggy clothing. Cotton or cotton blend fabric is best (non-slippery). Remember, you will be upside down. PLEASE NO JEWELRY
We recommend having something in the stomach to stave off dizziness, however, we do not recommend a big meal and it’s good to avoid eating or drinking acidic liquids an hour prior to class.
You will feel taller and lighter. Your muscles will have a pump and you will be refreshed!
At Firefly Hot Yoga Bar, the Gravatonics suspension apparatus are used; the combination of the sling and handles make for unlimited possibilities of movement. At Haslett Hot Yoga, aerial silks are used; the fabric is soft and extremely stretchy that can be tied off to the desired amount of fabric for your practice.
The swings we use are made to hold up to 330lbs and the system they are supported on is set to hold over 2000lbs.
Bring a yoga mat to class. Wear sleeves that cover your armpits and pants that cover the backs of your knees. Wear snug fitting clothing. Cotton or cotton blend fabric is best (non-slippery). Avoid shorts or very baggy clothing. Please refrain from wearing perfumes, lotions, oils, and jewelry that may snag the fabric, or clothing with snaps, zippers or buttons. We also recommend that you avoid eating or drinking acidic foods and liquids an hour prior to class.
Please arrive early to set the height of your hammock with the teachers’ support and to do any necessary paperwork. Classes’ start on time and unfortunately late arrivals will not be allowed to enter once the class has started since the swings require setup.
- You will quickly see how the hammock adds an entirely new dimension to your practice
- Decompress your spine and tight joints
- Inversion increases blood flow to your brain, boosting brain power and improving mood
- Promotes lymphatic drainage and blood purification
- Perform advanced yoga inversions without neck or back compression
- It’s fun and a great conversation starter at parties!