Aerial Yoga

Savasana

is offered as a class as well as a private individual or group lesson, or an enlivening team builder for you and your co-workers. This unique practice is rejuvenating for mind and body. Gentle support from the hammocks helps to lengthen the spine and relieve back and joint pain.  Aerial yoga has all the benefits of a mat practice, and some unique benefits of its own.  The support of the hammock allows you to:

  • develop upper body and core strength
  • elongate the spine with gentle suspension
  • inspire a sense of freedom and playfulness
  • find stability in inversions, improving circulation
  • relieve compression for healthy joint mobility
  • refine yoga asana, both in the air and on the ground
  • improve awareness by changing spatial orientation of poses

Due to the limited number of aerial hammocks in the classes, we ask students to please reserve online, which can be done here.  For private aerial yoga instruction, please email us at buffaloaerialdance716@gmail.com

**Please wear a shirt with sleeves to prevent friction of the fabric on the underarms.**

Handstand in the hammock

Handstand in the hammock

If you do yoga, many of the poses will be familiar, although modified to incorporate the hammock.  If you’re not currently practicing yoga, don’t worry–the instructor demonstrates each pose, and circulates through the room to assist you.

The hammock is also great for practicing classic inverted poses because the fabric supports your body, making inversions safer and more accessible to those who may be uncomfortable taking their full weight in these poses. It allows for the fine-tuning of alignment for those looking to enhance their inversion practice.

Variation on upward facing dog

Variation on upward facing dog

Holding the sides of the hammock builds strength in the forearms and hands, and for that reason, which helps to  refine an existing practice, and is great crossover training for other aerial work.

And at the end of class, everyone’s favorite part, you can relax into a savasana fully supported by the hammock. Being suspended and surrounded by the fabric feels very soothing and relaxing!

Namaste

Namaste