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Aerial Yoga

 
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There’s something really amazing about letting gravity do the work and focusing on surrendering into a position rather than pushing myself into it
— Mark B., student

Common Ground Yoga offers the premiere aerial yoga program in the Metrowest area. Introducing aerial classes at the studio in 2014, the studio has been at the forefront of this exciting and unique style of yoga, combining traditional yoga postures with acrobatic arts. Suspended in silk hammocks, these classes will help you build incredible upper body and core strength as well as develop flexibility. But most of our students are in love with aerial because it is fun. If you want to play, and quite literally get in touch with your inner child, this class is calling. Read on for tips for getting started

New clients are eligible for 3 Weeks of Unlimited Mat & Aerial Yoga for $50. Must be purchased on or before your first visit to our studio and cannot be combined with any other offer.

 

GETTING STARTED

all you questions about aerial answered

So you are ready to try aerial yoga? We recommend reading our aerial yoga FAQ before getting started.

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT CLASS

 

Set yourself up for success by choosing the right class to start with. For any first-time aerial yoga students (including those with plenty of traditional yoga experience), we encourage you to begin with either an Aerial-Flow Fusion, Aerial 101 or Restorative Aerial Class before progressing to our other options. Read on to see our class descriptions.

 

NEW TO THE AERIAL YOGA PROGRAM:

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AERIAL YOGA 101: JUST THE BASICS (MONTHLY)

Ready to get airborne? Aerial Yoga 101 offers those new to aerial to get their feet off the ground and become familiar with the aerial silk. This unique style of yoga, you’ll explore some familiar shapes and postures in new planes helping you bend a bit deeper and invert with ease. After a centering warm up, you’ll move through poses that will build upper body & core strength, You’ll cool down with some restorative stretches and perhaps one of the most blissful savasanas floating in the silk.

Recommended For: Those new to aerial, who feel comfortable being off the ground and ready to try inverting.


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AERIAL FLOW YOGA

Aerial Flow Yoga integrates the aerial hammock with a traditional yoga Flow class. Experience the familiarity of purposeful, breathe-guided movements, attention to alignment & engagement, and focusing of mind. The aerial hammock is used as a prop to support standing and balancing poses, develop core strength, and to relax into backbends with much more ease. This slower-paced class is ideal for yoga practitioners who are looking to supplement their mat practice through exploration of sometimes challenging poses like dancer and inversions with the aid of a fun prop as well as for students who want to begin to become more comfortable in the aerial silk and build strength for other aerial classes. Please plan to bring a yoga mat to this class.
Recommended For: New to aerial but would prefer to stay in contact with the ground and aerial yoga students who want to build strength required for more intermediate poses.


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AERIAL FLOW + RESTORE YOGA

Shake off the residue of the day with some light movement and stretching followed by blissful restorative poses inside the aerial hammock. This grounded aerial class blends the familiarity of traditional mat yoga Flow class and includes the aerial hammock as a prop to offer support throughout the practice. In the first part of class you'll move through slow and steady poses linked with breath to bring new life and prana to your body; the second portion of class is dedicated to peaceful restorative poses so you can completely unwind. Class ends with the best-ever savasana floating in the aerial hammock. Please plan to bring a yoga mat to this class.

Recommended For: New to aerial but would prefer to stay in contact with the ground and aerial yoga students who want to enjoy a restorative class to balance out their practice.


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RESTORATIVE AERIAL YOGA (MONTHLY)

This is our gentle and therapeutic version of aerial yoga. The extra support of a silk hammock allow the body to completely soften, surrender and invert effortlessly. Like classical restorative yoga, this class balances the elements of a slow-paced flow, breath work, and powerful guided meditation. However, a levitated yoga practice reaches muscle groups that cannot be accessed on the mat, providing a deeper dimension into organic exploration in each pose and enhances stretches and twists.

Students will enjoy a tranquil candle-lit, mantra-infused practice, grounding their energy while off of the ground. You'll explore how to remain in a meditative mindset while in motion. Students will finish their practice with a serene savasana, floating peacefully inside of a silk cocoon.
Recommended For: Comfortable with being off the ground, but wants a mellow aerial yoga experience


TAKING THINGS TO NEW HEIGHTS:

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AERIAL YOGA

Elevate your yoga practice with the support of the aerial silk hammock. In this unique style of yoga, you’ll explore some familiar shapes and postures in new planes helping you bend a bit deeper and invert with ease. After a centering warm up, you’ll move through poses that will build upper body & core strength, You’ll cool down with some restorative stretches and perhaps one of the most blissful savasanas floating in the silk. Keep in mind, the majority of the class will be in the air. Because of the techniques involved we recommend choosing a class level that matches your experience with Aerial Yoga.
LEVEL 1: Slower paced class with focus on foundational aerial yoga poses & basic transitions to build your practice. Recommended for students newer to aerial.
ALL LEVELS: Suitable for all levels: allowing newer students build their practice; modifications and step-by-step towards more advanced poses will be offered.
LEVEL 2 (INTERMEDIATE): Move through foundational poses at a quicker pace. More intermediate/advanced transitions and poses will be introduced. (Prerequisite of taking at least one other Aerial class at CGY required).


AERIAL SCHEDULE

Aerial cancellation policy 

If you need to cancel a booked class, you must do this 24 hrs or more before the class start time, otherwise, it will still be deducted from your class pass / drop-in. We have put this policy into place because of the limited space available in each class, and for anyone on the waitlist to be notified with enough time of an opening. For full booking terms and conditions please click here.