Is it safe to do aerial Hammock, Bungee, Lyra and Silks?
Yes, we take safety very seriously! Our equipment has been professionally rigged and is inspected frequently. Each apparatus has a high weight bearing load, so that all can enjoy flying without worry. Our expert instructors will offer modifications and progressions to make sure each student has a safe flight at The Aviary.
What should I wear/bring to my first class?
Avoid any jewelry or metal from the ears down- including rings and zippers. These things can snag on our hammocks and be a safety concern. Leggings, sweatpants, tank tops, long sleeve T's are all great options. Loose fitting items tend to shift around while inverting, so a tighter fit is preferred.
I have aerial experience but am just new to this studio- where do I start?
Please send us a quick email with your experience so we can discuss the most appropriate
level of class for you to take! We are so happy to help you to continue to grow in your aerial journey!
Is it painful?
There can be some discomfort in the beginning. Wrapping constricting fabrics around our limbs, wearing a tight harness that lifts our body into the air, rolling bones over a small hard surface-each apparatus has its own unique sensation. Fortunately, over time, these are sensations aerialists get used to and become barely noticeable at all.
What is the difference between all of the different apparatuses?
Hammock- One continuous piece of fabric with a loop/sling at the bottom.
Silks- two free hanging/ not connected pieces of fabric
Lyra- a hanging continuous metal circle/hoop
Bungee- Stretchy rubber cords attached to a HiP harness