To ensure you have a pleasant, rewarding FLYING YOGA
experience, please observe the following guidelines
when attending FLYING SESSIONS
Allow yourself some time to sign in and get ready for class.
Arrive 10-15 minutes early
Please remove your shoes before entering the studio room
Only leave early if you must and before Savasana for a quiet experience for everybody; preferrably stay through the end of class. It is always appreciated knowing ahead of time when you intend to leave early: inform your instructor in advance. If you are late please wait for the teacher to acknowledge you and find the best space for you
Observe final Savasana. You may feel ready to talk and walk around, but some yoga practitioners like to seal off their practice in complete silence
Flying Yoga is best practiced on an empty stomach. Wait about two hours after a large meal, one hour after a light snack or breakfast before practicing. It is highly recommended that you do not eat or drink heavy smoothies an hour before. Drink plenty of water after your practice
Wear a sleeved shirt that covers the armpits! This is a MUST
Wear comfortable, lightweight clothing that is form-fitting and flexible, made of cotton; no baggy clothing. Flying Yoga requires freedom of movement; be prepared to sweat
Remove all jewellery, watches and hair clips. Ensure that your clothing is zipper and velcro free. These items can snag and damage the soft silk hammocks
Avoid wearing lotion, oil or strong perfumes. Wash your hands to remove any cream; this helps you gripping the hammock better. No heavy Make-Up, observe good personal hygiene, clean feet, wear deodorant, no Gum or Candy
Communicate openly to your instructor if you have any injury. During class if you feel any discomfort, please let the instructor know right away so that we can adjust and help you. If you would prefer not to be assisted during class for any reason, communicate this with the instructor
Listen to your body and take care of yourself. Rest when needed by coming to child’s pose on your mat or resting in the hammock in a neutral position that feels good to you. The most common cause of discomfort when beginning an aerial practice is due to the fabric itself and you may experience some minor irritation, discomfort, and even bruising as you condition your body to the sensation and pressure of the wraps.
Flying Yoga has many benefits and can be very exciting. It is an opportunity to bring your body awareness to a higher level. SAFETY is of utmost importance. Be courteous for the next person using the hammock. Do NOT do poses or tricks different from what is being instructed.
Listen attentively to your teacher instructions
Please turn cell phones off or silence them.
Please do not leave your phone on vibrate
If you are early maintain peace and a soft tone in the studio; some might want to rest on the mat or hammock before the Flying session starts and are looking for a calm atmosphere. Relax in the lounge, have a tea or water, connect with the community while letting others enjoy their moment of stillness before class. Some students practice yoga in a meditative state, so please honor and respect everyone's practice by remaining quiet and peaceful inside the yoga room
After class, please help to maintain a tidy practice space by returning all props (blocks, straps, blankets, etc.) to their proper place orderly and nicely. Clean your mat before hanging it up
Respect the instructor. Each instructor has its own way and will guide you through your practice accordingly, so be mindful and respectful to each person's style and technique. Our guides welcome constructive criticism after each class; you are welcome to give them feedback. Instructors also welcome gratitude, so thank them as you leave.
If you have any physical or emotional health conditions which may be affected by any physical activity, it is best to check with your physician before participating
Examples of conditions requiring physician consent
pregnancy, vertigo, heart conditions (including high or low blood pressure), uncontrolled diabetes, seizure disorders, recent eye surgery or eye conditions related to pressure, any communicable infections which could spread via the fabric (colds,
flu, etc), Disc Herniation, Hiatal Hernia, Artificial or Re-surfaced Hips, Osteoporosis,
Botox within 24 hours of class