Aerial yoga is a unique form of yoga using a hammock as a versatile prop and is a playful and fun way to practise yoga.
You use the hammock to support, either fully or partially, your weight whilst working on traditional Yoga postures. This can enable you to achieve advanced Yoga postures that can take years to develop without the hammock.
With the weight of the body supported you can learn how to achieve proper postural alignment through relaxation rather than effort, producing a peaceful state of mind & a wonderful feeling of lightness in the body
Aerial Yoga will improve core strength, upper body strength, balance and flexibility – all while having fun. It is almost impossible to do an Aerial Yoga class without laughing or smiling at some point – it isn’t only children that need to play!
During postures, due to the support of the hammock, you will be able to completely let go and relax which lets the body restore and regenerate and is a beautiful way to end the class.
Aerial also provides the opportunity for even beginners to Yoga to experience the benefits of inversion (hanging upside down) which is great for the spine as well as building confidence.
Aerial yoga is open to all levels and no previous experience is required.
Aerial yoga is available at Hot Lotus but isn’t included in our regular class schedule. To give you the best, personal experience and teaching, Aerial yoga is available on a 1-2-1 or small group basis.
We can accommodate sessions most afternoons both during the week and at the weekend. Just get in touch and we can set a time to suit you. Prices from £50 for a 75-minute session which can be split across 2 people. For 2+ / small groups up to 8 we can discuss your needs and agree a price on an ad hoc basis.
Discounts available for those on monthly memberships.
TIPS FOR AERIAL YOGA FIRST TIMERS:
For aerial yoga we recommend tops with sleeves (no vest tops) so the tops of your arms are covered. Sports bras are highly recommended for women. Long pants / capris or leggings are best rather than shorts. Ensure there are no zips on any clothing. If you do come to class but have zips on clothing you will not be able to take part.
You will need to remove all sharp jewellery so they do not “snag” the hammocks. Please do not wear strong perfumes or heavy make up / recent fake tans to class, as they transfer onto the hammocks.
Observing good personal hygiene makes it a great experience for everyone. Please do wear deodorant, have clean feet (we have towels if you need to wipe off there), and avoid heavy perfumes in consideration for the next person using the hammock and fabric care.
Do not use hand lotion or sunscreen before class.
PHYSICAL RESTRICTIONS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR AERIAL YOGA:
Before attending class, please let the teacher know if you have any medical issues that prevent you from inverting or putting pressure on your skin.
Before attending class, check with your doctor if you have a spinal injury or any medical condition that might be affected by an Aerial Yoga class. Contraindications include:
- Recent Surgery
- Very High or Very Low Blood Pressure
- Head Cold, Flu, or Sinusitis
- Heart Disease
- Easy Onset Vertigo
- Osteoporosis or Bone Weakness
- Recent Concussion or Head Injury
- Hiatal Hernia or Disc Herniation
- Recent Stroke
- Artificial or Re-Surfaced Hips
- Botox (within 48 hours of class)