Classes at Transform Yoga Pilates Barre

Go on! Stretch yourself!

Aerial Yoga and Aerial Flow

Possibly the best stretches you can ever have! You will leave class feeling stronger, extra stretchy and accomplished.

“For me, aerial yoga was like normal yoga… times 10. Not times 10 in terms of difficulty, but in terms of how effective, fulfilling and calming it was.” – Kayla Matthews

Aerial classes build core strength, reduce tightness in the body and assist immune functioning through enhancing the flow of the lymph. The inversions and relaxations also release the body’s “happy” chemicals: dopamine, oxytocin and endorphins. The surprisingly manageable inversions you will meet create space between vertebral discs and reduce spine compression which can alleviate back and neck pain.

Each class ends in a floating relaxation which lulls your brain waves into a meditation state – The gentle rocking back and forth in a silk hammock is a Savasana lover’s dream. All this helps you sleep…. and just live better.

How Does an Aerial Class Work?

Aerial classes might seem a bit intimidating at first but it can be incredibly rewarding and exciting. Here is what happens: You will sit in, on, hang from and relax in hammocks that are make out of special high-density nylon material. The fabric is weight tested to 200 kg and won’t tear until weighted beyond 1,200kg. Rockclimbing equipment is used (steel carabineers and webbing straps) and these are load tested at above what your hammock supports. So don’t worry – you’re not going to tear anything.

You will visit some traditional yoga poses using the hammock for support and enjoy funky aerial adaptations of other poses where the hammock will enhance the poses. Usually when you are inverted your head is just a few inches from the floor – not too nail biting at all! Your teacher is specially trained in helping you come in and out safely of these poses. So you can relax, focus, feel safe and enjoy the benefits.

Many who have tried report aerial classes give them greater flexibility, more focus, more strengthening, better stress relief and deeper relaxations than its earth-based friend.

“My first thought about the class was how liberating it felt: There’s an incredible lightness to soaring, stretching and floating through the air suspended by a lavender silk hammock. The inversions really get the blood flowing (extended periods of hanging upside-down will do that), which left me feeling clear-headed and energetic after the class, feeling like I was walking on air. There’s also a sense of playfulness that traditional yoga lacks — it is based in acrobatics, after all — with a freedom of movement that makes the class feel fun and energetic”. – Carolyn Gregoire

Health Check

As inversions are practiced in each class, aerial classes are not suitable during pregnancy, for those with eye pressure issues, recent surgery, heart irregularities and high or low blood

pressure. Inversions are not recommended within 6 hours of botox treatment. Aerial classes do assist some spinal issues but may not suit others, so please call us before you book to check whether aerial is for you.

What to Wear and Bring

Wear Form fitting, comfortable clothes. Your top must have sleeves – short sleeves is fine. Please remove any jewellery or hair clips as they may snag. If you are arriving at class sweaty, please change into fresh clothes before class. Bring a mat, if you have one, and a water bottle for after.