Silks (also called aerial tissue, tissu, aerial fabric, etc) is a specialty fabric students use to climb, wrap, twist, bend, and drop in a variety of positions and movements. Fabrics can spin, swing, or remain static depending on how the student manipulates the silks. Silks can also be used as an hammock to further help with flexibility and conditioning.
**Please wear clothing that covers the backs of the knees and torso for all aerial classes, other than pole. This will help avoid burns caused by friction with the silks or hoop.
Ready to take Yoga up a notch? Decompress your spine and your mind by practicing yoga with a hammock suspended above the ground. Classes may include inversions, upper body exercises, and adventurous tricks.
Introduction to Silks
If you have never taken a silks class this is the class for you. Class starts with flexibility and conditioning exercises that will help you feel comfortable in the air. You will work on basic skills and will learn how to create “locks” around your body with the fabric. We recommend that you take this class 3-4 times or have instructor approval to take beginner classes.
Silks Level 1 (Beginner)
**Must have taken 3-4 Introduction to Silks classes before taking this class**
Begin to build stamina, strength and stability by working with the silk. Level 1 teaches fundamental skills and tricks. Start with basic climbing and progress into various positions, inversions, drops and choreographed combinations.
Silks Level 2 (Intermediate)
**Must have Mastrey of Silks Level 1 to take this class**
This class will utilize silks to teach various skills and tricks. Start with basic climbing and progress into various positions, inversions, drops and choreographed combinations. For Intermediate classes, students must be able to climb, creating foot locks and have the strength to invert at the top of the fabric.
Aerial Conditioning & Flexibility
This class will incorporates silks or lyra and floor exercises. You will build the strength to help with aerial and acrobatic skills and increase flexibility to help create longer lines.