Enjoy a birds-eye view with Aerial Yoga at Sky House Yoga!
Sky House is excited to offer aerial yoga with a third floor view of the treetops. Aerial Yoga is a modern style of yoga that incorporates a low-hanging soft fabric hammock to explore alignment, release chronic tension, hang around upside down, and experience lightness and freedom.
Aerial yoga helps you to move more freely, with less effort, by counteracting gravity. Suspension in the air releases tension on the bones and muscles, increasing flexibility and deepening your practice. Suspended yoga strengthens core muscles and increases spinal and shoulder flexibility.
Where do I start?
For students who are new to aerial yoga you'll start with an introductory aerial yoga class or workshop. We offer introductory classes on the first Saturday of each month and occasional workshops. View our schedule here.
Who is aerial yoga for?
Aerial yoga is for every body! With the support of our low hanging hammocks you will find freedom and ease in your joints and enjoy a cocooned savasana/relaxation experience at the end of class. Aerial yoga can be enjoyed by new yogis as well as seasoned practitioners. With small class sizes and highly trained staff each student will be cared for in every pose.
What should I wear to aerial yoga classes?
Short sleeves or long sleeves are required for aerial yoga. Underarms must be covered so no tank tops please. We ask that you do not wear clothes with zippers or buttons and remove all jewelry prior to class. This will help us maintain clean and snag free hammocks for all.
It says the "class is full" how do I get on the waitlist?
Due to high demand and a limited number of spaces our aerial yoga classes and workshops will often sell out. If you are trying to register for an aerial class or workshop and it is sold out you can join the waitlist. Payment is required to be added to the waitlist and you will recieve an automated email if a space opens up. Since last minute cancellations sometimes happen we recommend that waitlisted students also come to Sky House 10 minutes early in case there is an open hammock. If there is an open hammock our front desk will let you know and students will be admitted in the order of the earliest waitlisted registrant first.
If you register and pay for the waitlist and there is no space available a credit will applied to your Sky House account for future use. If you prefer to have a refund to your credit card please email us or let the front desk staff know and we will process this promptly. Have more questions? Email us!
10- Minute Early Arrival Requirement for All Aerial Classes
Regular and waitlisted students are required to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of class. Our aerial teachers need time to get each student measured for their hammocks and to set up the room. If you are running late we ask that you call our front desk at 301-495-5785 to let us know. If you are not signed in 10 minutes prior to the scheduled class start time your space may be given away to a waitlisted or drop-in student.
First Time Fliers...
Aerial Yoga Intro Class (required before taking weekly classes)
Offered the first Saturday of each month from 8:00 - 9:15 am
Students will learn the 7 fundamental wraps in this class, specifically where to place the fabric for maximum comfort, support and compression benefits. Aerial inversions will be covered step by step and with spotting if necessary. Time spent upside down will be brief for each occurrence to build up tolerance. This class will also reinforce the benefits of feeling heaviness in the fabric so students gain proprioceptive awareness of feeling grounded while flying. All safety elements will be reinforced for beginners or those needing a refresher.
*Appropriate for all levels.
*Need based rates available - email email@example.com to inquire
Weekly Aerial Classes
Aerial Yoga Level One
8:00- 9:15 am
The level one class will build on the foundations gained in Aerial Intro and reinforce the placement of the 7 fundamental wraps, explore gravity-assisted alignment in yoga postures, deepen postures using traction from the fabric, and improve upper body and grip strength by incorporating many pulling variations. Students will see how aerial yoga is able to enhance and complement their mat-based practice.
*Level one class is cancelled the first Saturday of each month for a general intro class.
Aerial Yin Yoga
7:45 - 9:00 pm
Aerial yin is a slow moving class that utilizes the support of the hammock for deep stretching and release of tension. In this class the aerial hammocks are lowered closer to the ground and are used for deep restorative stretches focusing on the hips, shoulders, spinal release, and the upper back.
Aerial Yoga All Levels
9:30 - 10:45 am
In this all levels class students will learn how to flow through all 7 fundamental wraps in an alignment-focused, breath-based, slow flow. Students will reap the benefits of inversions without compression in the cervical spine or compensating tension in the supporting musculature. The hammock will facilitate complete surrender in a safe and supported way, which brings about new benefits of traditional yoga postures and allows the mind to find the space to become more aware and present. This practice will allow students to feel deeply grounded with the support of the hammock in balancing postures and float and extend more effortlessly in inversions and backbends without risk of injury. It’s the perfect balance of effort and ease!
Aerial Yoga Passes
Drop-In - $30
*Good for 30 days
3-Class Pack - $85
*Good for 60 days
10-Class Pack - $270
(10 classes for the price of 9)
*Good for 120 days
20-Class Pack - $510
(20 classes for the price of 17)
*Good for 180 days
*Aerial class packs cannot be used for regular yoga classes. Class packs are non-refundable and non-transferable. Monthly memberships do not include aerial classes. Please register in advance for all aerial classes. Students must arrive 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to be measured for their hammocks.
Sky House Aerial Yoga Teachers
Sarah Hippert, ERYT200
Sarah is known for her focused, smart sequencing, her ability to motivate with a smile, and knowledge of which exercises are the most efficient to achieve maximum effect. She is also known for her track record of teaching 38 fitness classes a week for nearly 2 years ranging from high intensity interval formats to body rolling to yoga. Her focus now is treating training like a practice, not a workout. Skill development is the name of her game. She uses foundational progressions, namely pulling and grip strength, unilateral work, scapular positioning and correctives, handstand training, hollow body isometric holds, strength at end rage, and functional hip mobility, to develop a movement quality that is recognizable in that it combines strength with mobility, form with fluidity, and control with freedom.
She is an experienced registered yoga teacher, and holds certifications in group exercise, Pilates, Pilates apparatus, aerial yoga, and TRX. She is a master aerial yoga teacher and conducts teacher trainings in the style of Vaihayasa aerial yoga. Learn more about Sarah at www.sarahhippert.com.