What is Aerial Hoop?
Aerial hoop, also known as lyra or cerceau, is a metal apparatus resembling a hula hoop that is suspended from the ceiling and used to perform aerial acrobatics. Aerial hoop classes allow practitioners to float and create beautiful shapes in their hoop, while building strength, flexibility and confidence. Our aerial hoops are rigged on a single swivel point, which allows them to both swing and spin.
Our studio offers a variety of beginner, intermediate and advanced level aerial hoop classes that can accommodate up to 6 students. Learn more and sign up below.
Aerial Hoop Essentials – Beginner (Required)
Learn the essentials of aerial hoop safety, such as points of contact and weight placement, as well as how to build the needed strength, flexibility, and body awareness to safely mount, dismount and invert. In Aerial Hoop Essentials, you will learn and gain competency in a variety of foundational moves and simple combinations. This class is perfect for those new to aerial hoop, those wishing to practice the fundamentals or those returning to their practice after time away.
Requirements: No prior aerial hoop experience needed and all levels are welcome.
Aerial Hoop Mixed Levels
Work on building your strength, flexibility and body awareness through the practice of aerial hoop sequences. Your instructor will offer both modifications and advancements, as needed, to meet you at your level, so that you may honor your body, as well as challenge yourself at your growing edges.
Requirements: This class is open to all levels of students, who have mastered inverting and dismounting the aerial hoop safely and independently.
Aerial Hoop Flow
Combine a variety of familiar moves in new ways, as you build a choreographed routine set to music, over the course of a few weeks. With an emphasis on transitions and phrases, learn to weave, twist and turn with greater effortlessness and ease, while using all parts of the aerial hoop. Connect technique with expression and musicality, as you play and challenge yourself to fly in new ways.
Requirements: Aerial Hoop Flow requires that you must be able to safely and independently invert and dismount the aerial hoop. Competency with basic aerial hoop moves required.
Aerial Hoop Deconstructed
Aerial Hoop Deconstructed is our most advanced aerial hoop class, and it is offered to students with a solid foundation of strength, flexibility and body awareness within the aerial hoop. Learn a broad variety of challenging moves, transitions and combinations, using every part of the apparatus. Skills include drops, split strap work, and others.
Requirements: You must have significant prior aerial hoop experience or instructor approval, in order to take this class.
Open Studio Time
Wish you could practice the aerial yoga or aerial hoop poses you see on Instagram? Want to troubleshoot and master an aerial yoga or aerial hoop sequence that’s been eluding you? Come on in for our open studio time! Open studio time is an option for our more experienced practitioners who want their own hang time to enjoy using the studio space for their own practice. Self-guided practice often yields the most significant gains and is a wonderful way to turn your attention inward without distractions. A studio hoop or silk will be provided at no charge, if you do not already rent or own one. Staff will rig your apparatus and then you are on your own to explore!
Requirements: Prior approval from an instructor is required to attend Open Studio Time. Students must have a high level of fitness, feel a strong sense of comfort and safety with their apparatus, and be comfortable with working independently.