Frequently Asked Questions
I've never done aerial or yoga before. Which class should I sign up for?
You are welcome to try any Aerial Yoga, Yoga on the Mat, or Intro to Aerial, as these are designed for all levels of fitness experience. For Aerial Classes, We recommend starting with the Aerial Yoga (hammock) or Intro to Aerial Fitness (split silks) classes to become used to using the aerial silks in your movement. All classes focus on alignment, safety, and movement with close guidance and instruction. Once you are comfortable, you can explore our other offerings. All classes are designed with students goals and abilities in mind.
When in doubt, ask your instructor!
Which classes are for more advanced students?
Please review student requirements on our Class Descriptions Page. Classes that indicate permission or experience needed are designed with some basic knowledge of aerial movement in order to be successful. Some classes can be very challenging as they are high intensity and move quickly - students must be able to invert with proper form, perform air hip keys and foot locks, and single star drops without assistance. When in doubt, ask your instructor!
What is the difference between Aerial Yoga and Aerial Fitness?
Aerial Yoga uses aerial silk hammocks that are rigged from 2 separate points and are rigged at hip height in order to act as a prop for traditional yoga poses. Aerial Fitness is a much more intense program that utilizes 15 foot high silks that are split into separate pieces to be used for climbing, wrapping, and executing dance and acrobatic skills in the air.
What if I can't make it to the Intro to Aerial on Tuesday evenings or Sunday mornings?
If your schedule doesn't allow you to make it to our Intro to Aerial Class, we highly encourage you to take an OPEN LEVELS Aerial Fitness Class or any Aerial Yoga Class.
What Should I bring to class?
Comfortable clothing that you can move freely in, a water bottle, and a yoga mat. Please refrain from wearing ANY kind of jewelry- this can cause injury, and tear the silk fabric. Please arrive early to warm up and get settled in for class. Be sure to review our parking and driving directions, as the millyard can be confusing and we currently share space with SNHU.
What should I wear to aerial classes?
Wear comfortable, form fitting clothing that covers to the knees and armpits to prevent silk burn. Avoid wearing baggy clothing, jewelry, and anything with hooks, zippers, or metal objects that could tear the fabric. No shoes allowed on studio floor - socks are acceptable, but many people prefer bare feet. Please make sure to also trim all nails and bath before going on the silk hammocks to respect others who will be using the silks after you!
Can I eat before yoga or aerial?
Eat a light meal 2 hours before class starts, and avoid heavy meals or acidic foods (coffee, tomatoes, soda) within 4 hours of an aerial class. Bring water to class and stay hydrated. No gum, please!
Can you do aerial or yoga if you are pregnant?
It is always best to speak to your physician about your own health and limitations - as every body is unique. Research has shown that it is not a good idea to invert after 6 months pregnancy, but we do offer alternative exercises and stretches that are accessible to expecting moms.
Can I take pictures?
Yes, please do! Be proud of your accomplishments, and make memories with them so you can share with friends and family. We ask that you use video/photos for your own personal practice, reflection, memorization, and growth as an aerialist. If others are in your pictures or videos, we request you do not post on social media without permission.
Can I bring a friend or family member?
Of course! We believe fitness should be a fun time, and encourage you to bring your loved ones with you. Children from 13 years of age with a parent and adults are welcome to our studio. We have a private waiting room area where they can watch you during class. If they wish to take a class with you, you will need to reserve a silk for them separately.
What ages do you train? Do you only work with females?
We work with students from 13 years old and up Fitness is accessible to all ages, and both genders. We offer private lessons for students younger than 12 years of age, a legal guardian must be present during lesson.
*ALL STUDENTS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 MUST HAVE A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN PRESENT TO SIGN WAIVER AND STAY FOR CLASS**
What amenities do you have?
Our new location is right off Granite St, Exit 5 from 293 South. Nearby landmarks are WMUR, Delta Dental Baseball Stadium, and SNHU. The studio is located on the main floor of the Langer Place Mill Building at 55 South Commercial Street, and offers plenty of free parking at 33 South Commercial Street in the SNHU Visitor Parking area, large bathroom and changing rooms, kitchenette with coffee and tea bar, and a seated waiting area. We have air conditioning in the summer, and plenty of heat in the winter months. Driving and Parking Directions can be found here.
How big are the classes?
Our studio offers aerial yoga classes of up to 8 students for aerial yoga and aerial fitness for up to 6 students so that everyone is guaranteed their own silk and close guidance. Since our studio space is so intimate, all students are given hands on instruction with classes that are catered to their abilities, skills, and goals. With smaller group classes, safety is the number one priority for all students. We ask that since you must reserve your own hammock or silk to please be courteous about signing up online our and cancelling classes 6 hours so that other students on the waiting list may get a spot.
Anything else I should know?
Please check out our Studio Policies for more info. If you have any other questions, do not hesitate to call us at 603-702-3737 or Contact Us Here.
** All classes require pre-registration so that everyone is guaranteed their own silk and equipment**