Level 1 or Beginner classes are designed for new students who may not have a lot of core or upper body strength. All levels, ages, and body types are welcome. Students must be in good health, and in proper physical condition to participate in such activity. Students with the following physical limitations should consult their doctor prior to participating in aerial fitness:
- Recent surgery (shoulder, eyes, back, hips, wrists, knees, hands)
- Heart/Cardiovascular conditions (such as much not limited to heart disease, high or low blood pressure, at-risk or recent stroke, syncope/propensity for fainting)
- Compromised bone health (osteoporosis, osteopenia)
- Joint laxity (weak ligaments, compromised joint integrity)
- Recent head injury/history of concussion
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Severe arthritis
- Sinusitis/Head cold
- Disc herniation or acute discogenic disease
- Joint replacement, full or partial
- Diagnosed Neurological conditions
- Severe muscle spasms
- Botox injections (with 6 hours)
What are some of the risks of Aerial Fitness/Aerial Arts?
Aerial Fabric Yoga is a potentially dangerous activity involving acrobatic work at various heights. The most common injuries are overuse injuries of shoulders and back, pulled muscles, bruises, fabric burns, and dizziness/nausea (from upside-down/inversions and spinning). Possible risks include but are not limited to sprains, broken bones, paralysis or death.
Aerial fabric techniques & asanas involve complex wraps and positions that if executed incorrectly or slightly off could have consequences including falling out of the air. It also involves subjecting the body to large impact forces that may cause sprains, strains, overuse injuries and other potential injuries if done incorrectly. Unsafe aerial instruction can result in major physical medical consequences such as paralysis or death.
Prior to any participation in any workshop or class, students complete a waiver form and agree to participate at their own risk.