Aerial is for ANYONE who wants to step out of their comfort zone and realise they are capable of more than they think!
Aerial is also a fantastic full-body workout designed to build strength, muscle tone and to increase flexibility. At Leeds Aerial Arts we teach aerial from the VERY beginning, you do not need to have brilliant upper body strength, be able to do the splits or be a particular shape and size. All we ask is that you arrive with a can-try mindset, ready to give it a go!
Aerial Yoga is suitable for all abilities, but for Aerial Fitness (Hoop, Silks, Sling or Straps) we recommend beginning on the aerial hoop. Here you will get a full introduction to aerial fitness, the hoop offers support and rest positions ideal for a new beginner. Here you will be able to build strength and confidence in the air, before moving on to other pieces of equipment if you choose!
We have three ways to get you started, something to suit every schedule…
Aerial Hoop Beginners Course: This 4 week beginners course is for those completely new to Aerial Hoop. This course will provide a rounded introduction to Aerial Fitness, at the end of the course you should feel armed with the confidence and strength to join any of our timetabled classes!
Within the course, you will learn the basic mounts and dismounts, static poses and even rolls in a unique, full-body workout! Our instructors are highly experienced and welcoming, we tailor all of our classes to the needs of the group and all abilities. You do not need to have great upper body strength to begin with, this will improve along the way!
The course also comes with a real sense of teamwork and community, in week one everyone arrives new together, all as complete beginners and often a little nervous! Quickly the groups form strong bonds, helping one another and working together to try the moves. For this reason aerial can be a great place to meet new people and make friends!
Aerial Hoop Taster Class: Get a taster of aerial fitness in this one hour intro class. If you are not sure that the beginners course is for you, this is your opportunity to give it a try before signing up! Your instructor will teach you how to get onto the equipment and share some of the shapes covered in the beginners course.
1-2-1 Private Lessons: If you are unable to make our timetabled classes, you can join us for an Aerial 1-2-1. 1-2-1s are a great way to try Aerial for the first time at times that don’t fall with the timetable group classes, gain additional spotting and strengthening support and progress at your own pace. You can view our availability and book a 1-2-1 here.
COVID-19 Update: Under current restrictions group exercises classes are not permitted. Available dates for Aerial Hoop Taster Classes & Beginners Courses will be listed below when these restrictions are lifted.