Aerial Yoga

“Your Wings already exist, all you have to do is fly” – Unknown.

I attended an aerial yoga class with two of my friends. All I have to say is if you’re ready to turn your workout and yoga class experience entirely upside down, this is where’s it’s at. The class is a combination of yoga, pilates, and strength conditioning. 

The moment I entered the studio, I noticed several colorful hammocks hanging from the ceiling beams. I was ready for the Cirque du Soleil!


The instructor started out with aerial poses, simple flowing sequences & basic inversions.  When trying the challenging inversion poses I initially thought I wasn’t going to make it till the end. It was becoming a bit uncomfortable, engaging my core muscles to balance and stabilize myself but I didn’t quit. 

Instructor in the black. Yes, someone was “hanging out” before class.

However, as I was hanging upside down ~ suspended in air, I felt a decrease compression in my spine and it felt good but praying the hammock wasn’t going to let me down either. We all came out of the one hour class feeling great, elongated and of course hungry.

work girls
I’m in the middle


The following day my abs and shoulders were sore. I don’t have a muscular upper body so when we had to pull down on the hammock to lift myself up, I  wasn’t landing as softly and slowly as everyone else. Ha.

This is yoga to the power of ten. 🙂




52 thoughts on “Aerial Yoga

  1. I’ve seen some ariel yoga pics posted recently and I’m intrigued by it. I’ll have to look into going to a class, but I know we don’t have that in my area. I’ll have to do some research, it does look like a workout for sure.

  2. Aerial yoga is definitely an experience. I’ve just signed up to aerial fit for September for 8 weeks so we’ll see how that goes. The beginner aerial I did was great. As you say hard but definitely a workout. Are you going to continue?

  3. Thanks for sharing this with us. I was unfamiliar with aerial yoga but it would be great since I have arthritis in my wrist and ankle. Then again I might be too old and out of shape to go a whole hour- but I will look into it. Thanks again.

  4. Just tired aerial yoga for the first time a few days ago as well…it’s becoming really popular! I think it’s an awesome activity to liven up yoga dates!

  5. It sounds like a very different experience, one that helps see things from a different perspective. And the hammocks look so comfy! I think I would be tempted to just hang out in them. 🙂

  6. I’ve been practising Jivamukti yoga for some time, a yoga form which combines Vinyasa, meditation and music. I’ve heard about Aerial yoga but I don’t think it’s available at yoga schools in Norway. It looks great, really want to give it a try! Thanks for sharing your experience! 😊

  7. Fabulous! Shared with all my yoga friends on FB!

    Thanks for adventuring into this and posting such great pics!

    Best to you all and happy flying!

    Sally Ember, Ed.D. (meditating on the ground or in the water, only)

  8. 🙂 Hmm. Most interesting. I had no idea that there was such a thing known as, “Aerial yoga,” until I visited this blog.

    Aerial yoga looks like a lot of fun!

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