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Yoga is a Practice because it is never Mastered

“Yoga is like music. The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul creates the symphony of life.” B.K.S. Iyengar

Aerial Yoga

We offer Aerial Yoga and Regular Mat Yoga Classes

Aerial Yoga is a young practice and it differs from aerial fitness. In aerial yoga the focus is on using the fabric as an integral prop rather than on the "flips and tricks" of aerial fitness. Using the support of the aerial hammock in traditional yoga poses enhances the ability to increase stretching and strengthening in the body.

Gravity stresses our bodies by compressing the spine and joints, aerial yoga counteracts those effects by allowing decompression, releases muscle tension, and improves circulation. Unlike traditional yoga, aerial yoga allows for a deepened overall practice.

We will be offering 2 types of classes: Aerial FLOAT and Aerial FLY. We will explore four categories of poses: Grounded, Flying, Inverted, and Floating.

Aerial FLOAT is open to all levels and the lowest hammock height is knee level. Most poses in this class will utilize the floor for grounded as well as floating. Examples: Floating Side Seat and Floating Corpse Pose.

Aerial FLY class cannot be taken until a student has completed the *Aerial FLY Workshop. Hammock hip height is most common for Aerial FLY. Full inversions will be taken in this class, meaning that inverted poses are performed completely suspended in air with the head below the heart. Examples: Inverted Hip Hang and Inverted Straddle. Flying pose example: Flying Locust.

*Aerial FLY Workshop is a prerequisite for Aerial FLY class. It is a 45 minute workshop detailing safety, poses, do's & don't, and much more to prepare the student for this dynamic practice. We will offer pop-up workshops each week at different times to meet everyone’s availability; please keep an eye out on our new Fitli app. Free for Apple I-phone users or Fitli.com for Android users. Cost of workshop is $35.

To protect and maintain the quality of the fabric, NO jewelry is allowed while participating in an aerial class or workshop (this includes rings, bracelets, watches, earrings, facial piercings, etc). Sleeved tee shirts are required and students are welcome to wear socks. We do wash the fabric regularly as well as disinfect between classes. It is advisable to not eat a heavy meal 1.5 to 2 hours before aerial class.

Benefits of Aerial Yoga:

  • Develop upper body and core strength
  • Intermediate and advanced poses become better accessible
  • Some poses become more challenging
  • Inversion therapy enforces proper posture and helps ease back pain
  • Conquer fear and build self esteem
  • Decompression of the spine through inversions
  • Pressure provides myo-fascial release
  • Inversion therapy can help treat varicose veins and increase circulation
  • Compression provides sensory feedback

Contraindications for Aerial Yoga:

  • Pregnancy
  • Glaucoma
  • Recent surgery
  • Heart disease, very high or very low blood pressure
  • Easy onset of vertigo
  • Recent head injury or concussion
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Disc Herniation
  • Recent stroke
  • Artificial or Re-surfaced hips
  • Botox (within 24 hours)
  • Brittle or weak bones such as in osteoporosis

We highly recommend, especially if you have had a spinal injury or any other medical condition, you check with your doctor before participating in an aerial yoga class.


All Classes 60 Minutes Unless Otherwise Noted


Class Schedule

Our new schedule listed below starts January 1st, 2018



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Location

202 First Street, Benton, LA 71006

(318) 655-2211