Aerial Yoga at Sky House
New Aerial Student Special!
Three Classes for $60
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Good for 60 days. Intro offer available to new aerial students only.
If you have already taken regular classes at Sky House please call our studio to
purchase your introductory class pack at 301-495-5785.
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. We offer introductory classes on the first and third Saturdays of each month and occasional workshops. During your intro class you will learn Aerial Yoga safety and the essential seven wraps. This introduction class is required for all new aerial students. If you have taken aerial yoga at other studios we still recommend attending this class. 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.
Early Registration Requirement & Student Cancellations
Due to limited spaces and a required minimum of 4 students for Sky House to host aerial classes, we require advanced registration for all aerial classes. Registering in advance ensures that have a true count of students in a given class. Sky House will cancel classes if there are less than 4 student registered ~8 hours before a scheduled class start time. There is a minimum 24-hour cancellation period for students to cancel registration for aerial classes. If a student registration is cancelled within 24 hours the student's account will be charged for the missed class.
First Time Fliers...
Aerial Yoga Intro Class (required before taking Level One or Mixed Level classes)
Offered the first and third Saturday of each month from 7:45 - 9:00 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.
$30 - Single Class
$60 - New Student Special - 3 classes for $60
Need based rates available - email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire
Weekly Aerial Classes
Aerial Yoga Level One
Saturday mornings: 2nd, 4th, and 5th Saturdays
7:45- 9:00 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 Yoga All Levels
9:15 - 10:30 am
8:00 - 9:00 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 90 days
10-Class Pack - $270
*Good for 120 days
20-Class Pack - $510
*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 teaches aerial yoga from a perspective of movement biomechanics and her class focuses on the specific and common themes that need to be addressed in the modern body. She is known for her focused, smart sequencing, and her knowledge of how to progress movement skills. She is also known for her stamina and dedication to her craft in teaching 38-40 classes and personal training sessions a week for the past 6 years. She is an experienced teacher of yoga, aerial yoga, acro yoga, Pilates, Pilates apparatus, TRX, body rolling (self-myofasical release), and bodyweight strength (think handstands and gymnastics rings). Sarah's extensive training, inordinate amount of energy, self-practice, and dedication to continued learning is only rivaled by her genuine love for sharing movement with her students and helping them to move with ease, skill, and joy. Learn more about Sarah at www.SarahHippert.com.
Jessie Hill, RYT200
Jessie Hill found her way into a yoga studio after years of athletics. While competing at the University of Maryland as a hammer thrower, Jessie never really took time to listen to and take care of her body. Once she was finally done competing, Jessie felt a void from no longer being part of a team, so she stumbled into a studio and the rest is history. What started out as a sport replacement, quickly became so much more. It wasn't long before old teammates and coworkers were asking for yoga lessons, so Jessie completed her 200-hour YTT with the intention of deepening her practice.
To deepen her inversion & partner practice, Jessie traveled to Bali, Indonesia for her 100-hour ACROVINYASA training. This practice cultivates trust and communication in a powerful way, and Jessie just couldn't get enough. After a year of teaching ACROVINYASA, Jessie returned to Bali for another 100-hours of AV to complete her level 2 training. After completing level 1 and 2 Aerial Yoga Training, Jessie became hooked to using the sling as a prop. What's most fascinating is how intertwined all of these practices are- you can practice acro to improve your solo mat practice... you can use aerial to improve your acro and inversion practice... and you can have a whole lot of fun while doing it, while also improving your functionality and mobility for everyday life. Learn more about Jessie at www.flowandflyyoga.com.