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Frequently Asked Questions

Am I required to take an Aerial Yoga Flow Basics class to attend any class at Atherial?

No. Most yoga classes are for all levels with the exception for Aerial Yoga Flow 2 which we require you to take a few Aerial Flow 1 classes.

We DO require for you to take Aerial Flow 1 a few times before taking an Aerial DanceFly or Sling class. Ask your instructors for more information.

When should I arrive to class?

Please arrive 15 minutes early to class so that we can size your hammock. NOTE:​ Your spot will be given to someone who is on the waiting list if you do not arrive 5 minutes before class start time.

Do I need to reserve a spot for classes?

Yes. We only have a limited number of spots for each class. Drop-ins are welcome, however, reserved spots have priority​. NOTE:​ Your spot will be given to someone who is on the waiting list, if you do not arrive 5 minutes before class start time.

What do I need to bring?

Please bring a water, towel and a mat. If you forget your mat, we rent mats for $2. For Barre classes, you may wear sticky socks though you will be asked to take them off during any inversions in the hammock.

What should I wear?

Typical workout clothing is suitable for most of our classes. Loose fitted clothing and socks are completely acceptable for our Aerial Restorative & Meditation classes. However, for our other classes, we recommend tighter fit tops and bottoms that cover the knee. With most of our classes, we require you to practice without socks. Why?. The hammocks are made up of a silk/polyester blend which makes the fabric smooth. By wearing socks and stepping into the hammocks, you can slip out. Since safety is our number one priority at Atherial, we highly recommend you take your socks off. For BarreFly, if you want to wear sticky socks, you may however, you will be asked to take them off during any inversions using the hammock.

Are the hammocks clean?

We wash our hammocks every week and freshen them up in between classes. If we find there is a hammock that needs changing, we do have extra hammocks. However, we cannot control everyone’s hygiene. So, if you feel that you need a new hammock, please ask as we are more than happy to swap one out for you!

Should I eat before class?

No. If you want to eat a light meal, please do so 1.5 to 2 hours before class. Eating right before can create a chance of feeling nauseous during your practice.

Tips to make your first experience a success!

  • DO wear tight fitted clothing in our yoga and sling classes that cover legs and midriff.
  • DO​ remove your shoes upon entering into the studio – our main studio is shoe free. There is a cubby for shoes by the front desk.
  • DO​ leave jewelry and watches at home – these items snag our hammocks and create holes.
  • DO​ shower prior to class if you are coming from another fitness workout.
  • DO​ clean your feet with our wipes before entering our hammocks – we provide wipes in the main studio.
  • DO bring a mat.
  • DO have a legal guardian or parent if you are under 18. Generally, you need to be 16 years or older to attend classes.
  • DON’T​ wear heavy makeup, hair products, perfumes, oils – this will keep our hammocks clean for the next class.
  • DON’T ​wear clothing with accessories or zippers – these items snag our hammocks to cause holes.
  • DON’T ​play around in the hammocks if you are new – this is for safety.
  • DO​ chill out in Front Seated or Air Savasana if you come to class early – we highly recommend it!
  • DON’T​ bring any food into the hammock.

Other FAQ’s:

What is the age limit?
Generally, you need to be 16 years or older. Those under 18 MUST be accompanied by a legal guardian or parent.

What class should I start with?
Aerial Yoga Basics for those who are brand new to this practice.

What classes will help my practice?
Our Aerial BarreFly and FitFly help you develop strength.

What classes have the hammocks lowered?
Our Aerial Restore and Yin classes lower the hammocks to about 8 inches from the floor.

Why are socks not permitted?
We’re asked this question a lot! Especially with our Aerial BarreFly class. It’s about safety. So, if you want to wear socks during an off-hammock exercise, this is fine. Wearing socks (even grippy socks) does have a risk of slipping. In the hammocks, socks are not permitted as we do not want you to slip out of the hammock. For some Restore and Yin classes, you can wear socks. Ask your instructors what they have planned for the class.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I required to take an Aerial Yoga Flow Basics class to attend any class at Atherial?

No. Most classes are for all levels. We do require you take Aerial Flow 1 before taking Aerial Flow 2 and we require you to take Sling Basics before taking DanceFly.

When should I arrive to class?

Please arrive 15 minutes early to class so that we can size your hammock. NOTE:​ Your spot will be given to someone who is on the waiting list if you do not arrive 5 minutes before class start time.

Do I need to reserve a spot for classes?

Yes. We only have a limited number of spots for each class. Drop-ins are welcome, however, reserved spots have priority​. NOTE:​ Your spot will be given to someone who is on the waiting list, if you do not arrive 5 minutes before class start time.

What do I need to bring?

Please bring a water, towel and a mat. If you forget your mat, we rent mats for $2. For Barre classes, you may wear sticky socks though you will be asked to take them off during any inversions in the hammock.

What should I wear?

Typical workout clothing is suitable for most of our classes. Loose fitted clothing and socks are completely acceptable for our Aerial Restorative & Meditation classes. However, for our other classes, we recommend tighter fit tops and bottoms that cover the knee. With most of our classes, we require you to practice without socks. Why?. The hammocks are made up of a silk/polyester blend which makes the fabric smooth. By wearing socks and stepping into the hammocks, you can slip out. Since safety is our number one priority at Atherial, we highly recommend you take your socks off. For BarreFly, if you want to wear sticky socks, you may however, you will be asked to take them off during any inversions using the hammock.

Are the hammocks clean?

We wash our hammocks every week and freshen them up in between classes. If we find there is a hammock that needs changing, we do have extra hammocks. However, we cannot control everyone’s hygiene. So, if you feel that you need a new hammock, please ask as we are more than happy to swap one out for you!

Should I eat before class?

No. If you want to eat a light meal, please do so 1.5 to 2 hours before class. Eating right before can create a chance of feeling nauseous during your practice.

Tips to make your first experience a success!

  • DO​ remove your shoes upon entering into the studio – our main studio is shoe free. There is a cubby for shoes by the front desk.
  • DO​ leave jewelry and watches at home – these items snag our hammocks and create holes.
  • DO​ shower prior to class if you are coming from another fitness workout.
  • DO​ clean your feet with our wipes before entering our hammocks – we provide wipes in the main studio.
  • DON’T​ wear heavy makeup, hair products, perfumes, oils – this will keep our hammocks clean for the next class.
  • DON’T ​wear clothing with accessories or zippers – these items snag our hammocks to cause holes.
  • DON’T ​play around in the hammocks if you are new – this is for safety.
  • DO​ chill out in Front Seated or Air Savasana if you come to class early – we highly recommend it!
  • DON’T​ bring any food into the hammock.