Feel free to browse our most frequently asked questions below.
We recommend comfortable clothing that will allow you to move freely. Tights and a slim fitting top or singlet are favourable amongst female clients, any loose clothing can interfere when inverting in the silks. For men we recommend pants or shorts that have stretch in them to allow a free range of motion. Any sharp jewellery such as watches, rings and necklaces are to be removed prior to class as they can potentially damage the silks.
On your first visit to Airspace mats are provided and complimentary, after that they are $1.00 to hire for each visit. Clients are welcome to bring their own mat granted that they are heavy enough to not slide on the studio floor and provide a safe landing pad.
Parking is available down the side of the studio, to ensure a parking spot clients are advised to arrive early as there are limited spaces. There is also paid street front parking located outside the studio on Newcastle Street.
We advise that client’s pre-book classes using the online MindBody booking system located on our web page. This ensures your spot in the class as spaces are limited. If the class is full there is a waitlist available, if a client cancels out of the class you will be notified and added to the class list.
To ensure that classes start on time and run smoothly we ask that clients come to class at least 15 minutes prior to the starting time. This allows us plenty of time to adjust hammocks to each client’s heights.
If you cancelled using our online MindBody booking system at least 12 hours prior to class you will be credited the class pass. If you did not cancel the class, no refund will be provided.
Our Airyoga classes focus on a progression of movements designed to build muscle tone and flexibility while enjoying the use of the hammock for support and assistance. The class includes ground based stretches and strengthening positions, an inversion sequence and finishes with some relaxation inside the hammock. The structure is designed to accommodate every client’s fitness and flexibility level.
There is no experience required to attend the Beginners AirYoga class, just an open mind and willingness to learn new movements. To attend the AirYoga class however, clients are required to be able to safely invert without the instructors assistance.
Beginners Airyoga class gives you the fundamental skills you need to invert safely. It also allows you to learn the correct movements that will be challenged and progressed in the AirYoga class. The requirement for our AirYoga class is that clients can invert confidently and competently without any help from our instructors.
No, these classes are designed to cater to every level, beginners are welcome.
Grounded is an innovated ground based class which challenges people’s range of motion and spatial awareness. The class explores the body’s movement and encourages us to delve into our capabilities using various forms of locomotion, spatial awareness games and multi-directional movement. Disciplines such as Yoga in many ways teach a “movement vocabulary” Grounded is an opportunity to use the movements you’ve learnt in Yoga/Martial arts/dance etc in a challenging, improvisational, but safe environment. We all have a “movement vocabulary” built up from years of moving our bodies. Grounded teaches you to use those “words” and write poetry.
Our hammocks are made from exactly the same material as the silks used by Cirque Du Soleil, they didn’t bust at over 20KN ( ~2000KGS) when we tested them for strength and each strap didn’t break at 10KN ( ~1000KGS).
Most people are fine when first inverting, however we find that people who are prone to motion sickness are likely to get a little dizzy when upside down. Inversions are something that can become easier and more comfortable over time through patience and practice.
We recommend having something in the stomach to stave off dizziness, however, we do not recommend a big meal.
No, our AirYoga class is a mixture of inversions and ground based work with the assistance of the hammock. At any time during an inversion clients are allowed to come up and rest if they are feeling any symptoms of dizziness or nausea. We encourage everyone to work within their own capabilities.
The hammock can pinch in places such as the hips and armpits however overtime it will become more comfortable.
As with any workout routine this is dependent on other factors such as, diet, genetics, medicines, how frequently you attend class etc.
It is always appropriate to talk to the instructor about any existing physical conditions and concerns you have about them. Yoga benefits many people with chronic pain by helping the body regain its balance between strength and flexibility, movement and awareness. If you are under a doctor’s care for an acute situation, please be sure to discuss taking yoga classes with him or her.
The exercises that are practiced in our AirYoga classes can be regressed and adjusted to client’s needs. We do recommend for people who have injuries to attend our AirRelease class. In this class we focus on myofascial techniques with foam rollers and balls combined with stretches and inversions in the hammock.
Yoga can be very beneficial during pregnancy, but make sure to let your instructor know you are pregnant. Make sure to avoid twisting, inversions, pranayama, any abdominal strengthening pose and lying on your belly. Remember, balancing poses may get tougher as you progress in your pregnancy so use the wall or blocks to keep yourself balanced and stay in the pose longer. Make sure to drink plenty of water and take bathroom breaks whenever needed.
We have an age limit of 15 for our classes, exceptions can be made however for children who have an extensive background in gymnastics or ballet.
We believe that children should be exercising/playing/training with other children. If you think your child would enjoy AirYoga, perhaps consider enrolling them in gymnastics/dance/circus classes specialising in coaching children.