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Aerial Yoga / Pilates

Aerial yoga is yoga that uses a silk hammock as a tool to help students achieve and deepen poses. It combines traditional yoga poses with moves inspired by pilates. Your body weight is supported by the hammock as you move through a range of yoga postures including hamstring stretches, hip openers, inversions, core-stregthening exercises and restorative postures. Aerial yoga is thought to be particularly beneficial for those who spend time sitting for extended periods, or who have back pain because it has a decompressing effect on the body.


Love and praise: I just participated in my first aerial yoga class last night at Penticton Classical Pilates and I was blown away! It was amazing and I feel longated and stretched and worked out plus I had the most blissful night of sleep! Huge bonus. I highly recommend it.

Thank you Tracy and Sharon, you are the best!

Aerial benefits

  Suitable for beginners. Increases strength and improves flexibility  Zero compression inversions relieve back pain. Improves posture by realigning the spine  Improves joint mobility and decompression  Calms the nervous system & relieves stress  Inversions promotes lymphatic system function. Detoxification increases and improves immune function  Inversions increase the blood flow to the brain, giving it more oxygen and nutrients. This improves concentration, memory, observation and boosts clarity of thought. Inversions can help improve digestive function 

Who should opt out

We recommend extreme caution to people who have/are very high or low blood pressure, easy onset vertigo, pregnancy, glaucoma, recent surgery, heart disease, osteoporosis, bone weakness, recent head injury, cerebral sclerosis, propensity for fainting, artificial hips, carpal tunnel syndrome, severe arthritis, sinusitis or head cold, recent stroke or botox injections (within 6 hours).

More questions? Contact us!

  • It is essential that you are comfortable with inverting/going upside down.


  • Avoid loose or baggy bottoms.  Tops should be semi-fitted or fitted with capped or short sleeves, or opt to wear a tank top and bring a sleeved layer for personal comfort. Aerial classes will be barefoot.


  • For your own safety, please remove any jewellery that might snag or catch on the hammocks.


  • There is a weight limit of 250 lbs. for aerial hammocks.