*Classes may not be offered at every location. Check studio schedules for class details.
Attire: Long leggings that cover past knees for Aerial Hoop, and to ankles for Silks. Avoid loose or baggy bottoms. For tops, semi-fitted to fitted capped-sleeve t-shirt, or wear a tank top and bring a sleeved layer.
Intro to Aerial Arts (Gastown)
This introductory class is the ONLY PREREQUISITE for continuing with Silks and Aerial Hoop classes. Intro to Aerial Arts will give you a chance to try out both Silks and Aerial Hoops before taking Silks L1 and Aerial Hoop L1! You will learn basic positions and poses on both apparatuses. No experience is required. Don't forget to bring your camera for photo ops!
Intro to Hoop and Hammock (Mount Pleasant)
This introductory class will give you a chance to try out both Hammock and Aerial Hoops. This class is the prerequisite needed to continue with Hammock or Aerial Hoop L1 classes. You will learn basic positions and poses on both apparatuses. No experience is required. Please wear tights and a long sleeve shirt.
Intro to Silks (Richmond)
This introductory class will give you a chance to try out Aerial Silks. This class is the prerequisite needed to continue with Silks L1. You will learn basic positions and poses on both apparatuses. No experience is required. Please wear tights and at least a 3/4 sleeved fitted shirt. The fabric can be pinchy so you want to have a barrier between your skin and the silk. Also, please do not wear clothing with buttons, zippers or anything else than can catch or damage the fabric. Jewelry should be removed before class.
Come for a yoga experience like you’ve never had before…yoga in the air! This class focuses on fusing the principals of stability (strength) and mobility (flexibility). This class allows for creative exploration by showing various levels of difficulty and support. Because you do not have the floor to impede you, you will be able to get deeper into your poses. Then relax in the hammock at the end of class as it sways you into deep relaxation. Must be comfortable inverting/going upside down. Please wear long pants or tights and capped sleeved shirt, or something that covers under the arms.
Expect a fun, loaded, high energy workout when stepping into a harness around your waist attached to a bungee cord. The first 10 - 15 minutes of this class will be spent setting everyone up and adjusting harnesses and height. The last 5 minutes will be exiting and unhooking so the total bungee time will be approximately 35 - 40 mins. This class will take cardio and resistance training to the next level while challenging your balance causing you to engaging your core the entire time. The bungee absorb the impact making it gentle on the joints. The Bungee helps support the body weight making it high intesity but low impact on the joints. So if you have minor pre-existing conditions, you can still do this type of exercise and the load on the joints is much lighter. Whether you are a beginner or cardio experts you are in for a treat! Come experience the feeling of flying, it will almost make you forget you are doing a workout. To feel the most comfortable in your harness please wear tighter workout pants and a shirt or tank top. Bring indoor running shoes.
Ideally, no heavy meals 2 hours before class, stay hydrated and don't forget your sweat towel!
Just like any other high-intensity training you want to consult your physician if you have low or high blood pressure, any heart conditions or are pregnant.
Weight restrictions and sizes:
Small: suitable for user weights 80 -120 pounds or 36 - 54 kg
Medium: suitable for user weights 115 - 140 pounds or 52 - 64 kg
Large: suitable for user weights 135 - 200 pounds or 61 - 91 kg
The maximum weight restriction is 300 pounds, using one extra Bungee cord. Please let the instructor know if you need an extra bungee.
MUST HAVE TAKEN INTRO TO SILKS.
Silks L1 will introduce you to the foundations of how to suspend yourself in the air! You’ll get stronger as you learn how to climb the silks, lace lock in the air, and flip yourself upside-down! Sapphire, Teal, Turquoise...you don't have to do the series in any particular order, but you must have completed all 3 colours before going into Silks Lab. Each class colour will focus on a specific technique, transition, and/or aspect of Silks.
After you have completed the foundations presented in L1, we continue to build on them in L2! Skills needed for L2 are: the classic climb, foot locks and inverting starting with feet on the floor. After you have mastered those you are ready to learn more difficult poses as well as the fun (and complicated) wraps necessary to move onto Silks Lab! Be sure to collect all 6 shades of green as many times as you need (Emerald, Forest, Jade, Lime, Mint , Olive)!
Have you collected all the colours from both Silks L1 and L2? Are you looking for more of a challenge? It's time to start learning the big stuff! Not only will you learn advanced climbs, drops and wraps but you will also focus more on combo's and putting things together. Please wear long pants and a cap or longer sleeved shirt.
Silks Lab (L3+)Once you are in Level 3, you can drop in to Aerial Silks lab. It is a non-progressive course where students will be lead through a group warmup and conditioning, and instructors will present new and varying skills each week. Students may give suggestions for skill choice. *WARNING - this is an advanced class, if you are attempting this class and not quite ready for it, you may be asked to go back to curriculum classes for your own safety.
Aerial Hoop L1
MUST HAVE ATTENDED INTRO TO AERIAL ARTS.
Gain strength and flexibility as you learn the amazing art of Lyra. You must feel comfortable learning to invert to attend this course. In level 1, you will review and build on intro theories and add hanging inversions and static positions to the repertoire. Please wear tights or crops and a sleeved top.
Blush, Cherry, Crimson, Current, Garnet, Merlot, Ruby, Scarlet, Strawberry.
You don't have to do the series in any particular order, but you must have completed all 8 colours before going into Aerial Hoop L2. Each class colour will focus on a specific technique, transition, and/or aspect of Aerial Hoop.
Aerial Hoop L2
Now that you have an understanding of the fundamentals of being in the air, it's a chance to introduce some more exciting skills into your repertoire! You will learn a variety of static and dynamic tricks, classic poses and combos that will keep your mind so busy that you won't even realize how great of a workout you are getting! Why exercise on the ground, when you can play in the air! You must collect all the colours (Blush, Cherry, Crimson, Current, Garnet, Merlot, Ruby, Scarlet, Strawberry. ) as many times as you need until you feel prepared for moving into the Hoop L3.
Aerial Hoop L3
Hoop L3 is the next step in your aerial hoop journey. We will begin working with momentum and continue strength building in this class. Students must be comfortable working with single knee hang, pullover, front balance, back balance, top bar knee hang, and holding inverted positions using just their arms. We will continue conditioning meat hook, skin the cat and pull up strength and an understanding of these positions from L2 is expected.
Intermediate Hoop Lab
You must be in at least Hoop L2 to take this Lab. Intermediate Hoop Lab may include moves from the curriculum as well as new skills the teacher chooses. Due to social distancing, we will not be able to spot at this time. This class is designed so that the teacher can choose moves that will still challenge an intermediate level but are still safe at the same time.
Advanced Hoop Lab Semi Private (Richmond)
You must have completed Hoop L2 to take this Lab. This class is limited to 3 people, one per Hoop. Advanced Hoop Lab is composed of new skills the teacher chooses. Due to social distancing, we will not be able to spot at this time. This class is designed so that the teacher can choose moves that will still challenge an advanced level but are still safe at the same time.* Two classes will be removed from your pass for this semi private class.
It's the apocalypse. You want to survive. You must be prepared. Food and water are at the ready, but is your body? No previous aerial experience required but it will definitely help your plight as we use both the hoops and silks to condition and get our bodies ready for...well...just about anything. Some of the exercises will involve being upside-down using just your arms or your legs. Please wear form fitting clothes and long leggings for this reason!
Aerial Hammock L1
Students will gain a good vocabulary of basic aerial hammock tricks and transitions as well as work on the strength they need to progress. You can drop in to any class, you do not need to follow an order, but you must collect all six colours before moving to Hammock Intermediate Lab. You should try at least one Aerial Yoga class before coming to Aerial Hammock, to understand the fundamentals of using a hammock. The six colours in Aerial Hammock L1 are Blush, Cherry, Crimson, Currant, Garnet and Merlot. Please wear long tights and a capped sleeve at the least to cover the armpits. Please no buttons or zippers as well as no jewelry.
Intermediate Hammock Lab (Mount Pleasant)
Intermediate Aerial Hammock Lab is a non progressive course offering a variety of Hammock skills. Students must collect all six colours from Beginner Hammock first in order to learn the basics and gain the base strength. The course will consist of a warm up, conditioning and combos or skills that vary from week to week. Students are welcome to make requests if they want to learn something in particular.
Intermediate Hammock Lab Semi-Private (Richmond)
Intermediate Aerial Hammock Lab is a non progressive course offering a variety of Hammock skills. The course will consist of a warm up, conditioning and combos or skills that vary from week to week. Students are welcome to make requests if they want to learn something in particular. 1 person per hammock. *Two classes will be removed from your pass for this semi private class.
Advanced Hammock Lab Semi-Private (Richmond)
You must have taken Intermediate Lab and be ready for a new challenge to take this class. This class is limited to 3 people, one per hammock. Advanced Hammock Lab is composed of new skills the teacher chooses. Due to social distancing, we will not be able to spot at this time. This class is designed so that the teacher can choose moves that will still challenge an advanced level but are still safe at the same time.* Two classes will be removed from your pass for this semi private class.
Supervised Aerial Practice
This gives current students enrolled in, or students who have completed a 4-week course a chance to continue on their new skills! An Instructor will be on duty to help you with your personal wish list. The class will start with a warm-up and conditioning before you get on your chosen apparatus. Again, you must be currently enrolled in, or have completed a 4-week Silks or Aerial Hoop Course! Supervised Aerial Practice starts with a mandatory warm-up.
Supervised Hoop/Hammock Practice (Richmond)
Due to social distancing requirements, we will have one person per apparatus. You can choose whether you want a Hoop or a Hammock. There will be an instructor present but she will not be able to spot you, only verbal feedback will be offered. Please stick to moves you know you can achieve. *PLEASE SHOW UP 10 MINUTES BEFORE CLASS TO LET THE TEACHER KNOW WHICH APPARATUS YOU WOULD LIKE RIGGED. YOU ARE ALSO WELCOME TO BRING YOUR OWN BUT THE TEACHER WILL NEED TO RIG.
Supervised Silks Practice (Richmond)
Due to social distancing requirements, we will have one person per apparatus. There will be an instructor present but she will not be able to spot you, only verbal feedback will be offered. Please stick to moves you know you can achieve.