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.

Tweens and Teens Aerial Flow

Each term we will first put the fun into fundamentals and progress on from there. Your child will love upside down tricks, they will fly high, swing and swish while building strength and flexibility. This will be an exhilarating experience for your child guaranteed to make them smile.

Each session begins with age appropriate breathing meditation, before we progress on to flips and tricks. We close the session with a floating cocoon of guided relaxation.

This Aerial Yoga is a class suitable for ages 9-18 and is run on a term basis. Get inspired! Take a look at some of the moves here. Ask about kids birthday parties.

If your child is coming to class with us, please complete this waiver form in advance. (You can do it at drop off too if you prefer)

“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