WHAT IS IT?
Aerial yoga is a type of yoga which uses a hammock or yoga swing to allow participants to perform postures that they may not ordinarily be able to attempt on the yoga mat. It is often also referred to as AntiGravity® yoga. It combines traditional yoga with moves inspired by pilates, dance and acrobatics.
WHAT TYPES ARE OFFERED AT THE Y?
AERIAL YOGA STRENGTH & TRICKS - Safely build upper body and core strength while having fun adding tricks to your Aerial Yoga workout. Inversions, basic tricks, fitness and strength training. Aerial experience not necessary.
AERIAL ABS - Take your workout to the next level with removing the limitations the floor provides. Work, tone, and strengthen your abs in 360 degrees using an aerial hammock.
MEMBER FEE: $6 per class
- Minimum age is 11 years old.
- Must register and pay per class at least 24 hours in advance at fdlymca.org or in person at the Y.
WHY SHOULD I TRY AERIAL YOGA?
Suspension in the air releases tension on the bones and muscles, increasing flexibility and deepening your practice. Suspended yoga strengthens core muscles and increases spinal and shoulder flexibility. Balance is a key component in daily activities, and aerial yoga helps maintain a good balance both inside and out.
If taking a yoga class for the first time, here are some guidelines:
What to bring - You can bring a water bottle, towel and yoga mat. The studio does have mats, blocks and belts that you can use during class if you do not have your own.
What to wear - Your attire should be lightweight and comfortable and not too loose and should be able to stretch with you as you stretch. Short sleeved shirts are the best (no tank tops please), silky yoga pants are the best. NO jeans, ZIPPERS or jewelry.
Prior to class - Eat a small amount of food prior, DO NOT come on an empty stomach. Bring water, it's a workout!
Inform your instructor - If you have any injuries or concerns, let your instructor know prior to class.
Fitness - Yoga is for anyone trying to regain strength, muscle tone and increased flexibility. You do not need to be flexible in order to start a yoga practice; that will come with time and continued practice.