Frequently Asked Questions

 
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What are the benefits of Aerial classes?

Hanging freely provides you many physical benefits and allows you to perform deeper stretches whilst strengthening your core. You will walk away from an Aerial class 1/2 – 1 1/2 inches taller due to your spine completely decompressing throughout inversions.

Hanging upside down is not only just fun, but it refreshes your lymphatic, digestive and circulatory systems, allowing your body to release serotonin, endorphins, oxytocin and dopamine – also known as the happy hormones.

The other major physical benefits that Aerial classes provide include;

  • Realigning the spine,

  • Alleviating pressure from your joints,

  • Hydrating the discs in your vertebra that become tired & dehydrated with age.

Do I need experience to join?

All of our classes are designed for all levels of fitness including beginners. Our instructors will be able to provide modifications for varying levels of fitness.

It is recommended that newbies attend an Aerial Beginners class prior to singing up for a regular class. Prior to commencing your first class, please let your instructor know that it is your first time flying.

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I’m an experienced Yogi, should I still attend an Aerial Beginners class?

It is recommended that anyone who has not practiced aerial classes before to attend the beginners class regardless of your ability. This class is an introduction to a new experience and allows you to become comfortable and familiar with inversions and how to use your hammock.

What should I expect?

Aerial classes are a new experience to most people, it requires you to have an open mind and trust in the hammock and instructors throughout your practice.

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If I have an injury can I still participate in Aerial classes?

Clients with injuries must consult with their doctor before beginning Aerial classes. Please notify your instructor prior to the class commencing, as they may need to modify some of your movements depending on the injury.

What should I bring to a class?

You are not required to bring any equipment as mats and props are provided for classes. When attending medium to high intensity classes you may get sweaty, so please bring a small towel if required.

It is also important to stay hydrated during classes, so please bring along a bottle of water.

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What should I wear to a class?

Please wear comfortable active wear that wont ride, remember there will be times that you will be upside down, please also refrain from wearing clothing with zippers.

To ensure our hammocks looking their absolute best at all times, please ensure all makeup, jewellery and fake tan are removed prior to an Aerial classes.

We will provide face wipes at the studio for you convenience. 

Please also ensure that if you have recently painted your nails, these are completely dry before attending class.

Can I eat before I participate in a class?

It is recommended that you do not eat or drink (aside from water) approximately 1 hour prior to attending class.

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Who should not practice Aerial classes?

If you have one or more of the following conditions it is important that you consult with your doctor or heath professional prior to attending a class:

  • Pregnant

  • Very high or very low blood pressure

  • Recent Surgery

  • Tendency for fainting

  • Vertigo

  • Epilepsy

  • Glaucoma

  • Heart disease

  • Disc herniation

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Sinusitis

  • Hiatal hernia

  • Recent stroke

  • Cerebral Sclerosis

  • Botox (within 24 hours of class)

  • Any recent surgery (esp. shoulder, hip, eyes, back, hands or wrists)

  • Severe arthritis

  • Muscle spasms

  • Osteoporosis/Osteoarthritis/severe arthritis

Prior to participating in our Aerial classes, you are required to sign a waiver. It is important to notify the instructor of any of the above or other conditions you may have if you do choose to participate with approval from you a health professional so that your practice can be modified to suit your needs,

Do the hammocks have a weight limit?

Throughout your aerial practice, the hammock will support you freely in the air. To ensure safety at all times it is recommended that participants should not exceed 150kg.

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