What is Kids Aerial Yoga?

What is Kids Aerial Yoga?

Kids Aerial Yoga is one of our unique programs that integrates aerial arts with kids yoga. It incorporates fun mindful movement up in the air with a twist! The twist, you might be wondering, is the incredible therapeutic and sensory benefits the kids are receiving all while having fun and strengthening their minds and bodies. Yoga in the aerial hammocks is a whole new experience and is a great tool to aid in stimulating the sensory system, body awareness, social and emotional needs, and self regulation. Each week the kids will build upon the previous week, learning new poses & flows, mindfulness techniques, breathing tools and creative ways to practice yoga in the hammocks. In each class students will have a chance to spend one-on-one time with the instructor to aid them in their specific needs.

What are some of the benefits of aerial yoga for kids?

  • The vestibular system* is activated the entire time one is suspended in the hammock. The amount and intensity of the vestibular input is variable, and controlled by the child, depending on the sensory needs at that moment.
  • The body receives an incredible dose of full body proprioception while different muscles are engaged in different poses. Additional proprioception is also achieved through ongoing joint compression and traction.
  • The use of the suspended hammock allows for an excellent opportunity to place the spine in traction.
  • Full body deep pressure touch is ongoing and variable depending on the position in the hammock. One can also simply get cozy in the hammock for a nice calming and soothing dose of full body deep pressure touch in full flexion.
  • Body awareness, body in space, and motor planning are facilitated and promoted while engaged in the poses.
  • Prone extension and full body flexion body sensorimotor positions are used throughout the activities.

What level is right for your child?

Foundations:

This class is perfect for those brand new to aerial yoga! Yogis must be in 1st grade to join this class and no prior experience is necessary.

Intermediate: (2nd-5th graders)

Students must have prior aerial experience or received instructor approval for progressing to level 2 after assessment.

Advanced: (2nd-5th grade)

This is an advanced class that may be repeated as many times as desired. Each semester, poses and curriculum changes to provide novelty. Students must have completed the intermediate class or attend weekend classes regularly. In order to register for this advanced class, students must go through a short assessment with one of our expert teachers.

Middle School & High School Aerial Yoga: 6th grade+: This is a mixed-level class that is open to beginners and returning students. Multiple variations of poses will be offered to different students. This class is not appropriate for students with moderate health conditions. Students must be able to tolerate inversions and moderate physical activity.

Specialized Classes:

Aerial Yoga for Athletes: Ages 9-14

This class is more physically challenging as we work on specific aerial flows & poses that complement different sports.

Aerial Yoga for Stress Management: Ages 9-14

This class moves a bit slower with a focus on stress reducing poses, breathing techniques, mediations and mindful practices to help this age group cope with the many stressors in their lives.

2019 After School Aerial Yoga

Classes begin Jan 14th- May 13th

Mondays :

4:00 Aerial Yoga Foundations w/ Jenn

5:00 Aerial Yoga Intermediate w/ Jenn

6:00 Aerial Yoga for Middle & High Schoolers w/ Jenn

Tuesdays

3:30 Aerial Yoga for Kinders w/ Abby

4:30 Aerial Yoga Intermediate w/ Kait

5:30 Aerial Yoga for Athletes w/ Kait

Wednesdays:

4:00 Aerial Yoga Foundations w/ Jenn

5:00 Aerial Yoga Intermediate w/ Jenn

6:00 Aerial Yoga for Stress Management w/ Abby

Thursdays

3:30 Aerial Yoga for Kinders (ages 5-6) w/ Abby

4:30 Aerial Yoga Intermediate w/ Kait

5:30 Aerial Yoga Advanced w/ Kait

Full Semester Tuition = $400 | Early Bird $350 by 12/1

*16 classes + brand new curriculum included*

Drop-in Kids Aerial Classes

Live too far and can't make it to a weekday class? Is your schedule too full? Dont worry...we got you covered! Join us every Sunday for TWO chances to hang in a hammock.

Sundays:

10:30 Kids Aerial Intermediate/advanced *yogis must be 7+ & approved to take this class*

11:30 Kids Aerial Foundations *this class is for yogis ages 6* and for those new to aerial yoga*