*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 and Richmond)
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.
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.
MUST HAVE TAKEN INTRO TO AERIAL ARTS.
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)!
This class combines aerial silks with contemporary dance, which draws on a variety of movement styles including modern dance and ballet. Each class, you will learn an exciting new piece of choreography that incorporates the skills from Silks L1. You will work on musicality, transitions, and perfecting your technique. Please note that you must have completed at least 2 Silks L1 classes prior to attending.
Silks Lab (L2+)
Once you have completed level 1 and 2, you can drop into 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.
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.
Aerial Hoop Lab (L3+)
Once you have completed L1-3, you can drop in to Aerial Hoop 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.
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!
Beginner Aerial Hammock
Have you taken Aerial Yoga and looking for something a bit more challenging? Are you totally comfortable inverting? If you answered yes to these two questions, you are ready for Aerial Hammock Level one. Learn the foundations of tricks and transitions in this class. There are 4 classes: Balsam, Birch, Fir and Pine. Collect all four colours as many times as you need before moving on to Level 2 Lab. Strengthen your core while you create shapes and learn tricks in the fabric. Lengthen muscles as you use this apparatus to dangle from. And most of all, have fun while you gain the vocabulary of basic aerial hammock and work on the strength you need to progress.
Intermediate Aerial Hammock
Intermediate Aerial Hammock is a non progressive course offering a variety of Hammock skills. Students must go to 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.
Aerial Hammock Lab
Aerial Hammock Lab is a non progressive course offering a variety of advanced hammock skills. Students must complete Beginner and Intermediate first. 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.
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.