All our AntiGravity classes are designed for all levels of fitness, beginner to athlete. Though we recommend starting with a beginners class to get comfortable with the hammock. Here are a few other things to note before coming to your first class:
Please arrive 5-10 min early to ensure enough time to have everyone's hammock adjusted for their individual height.
Avoid slippery material clothing (cotton is best)
Wear a fitted shirt with sleeves to avoid both rubbing on the hammock and obstruction of vision, a t-shirt works great.
Remove any loose jewelry or jewelry that may get caught on or snag the hammock before starting class
Avoid eating an 1-2 hours before class
Yoga mat optional
Though our teachers have expert training to guide you through the class and can make recommendations and suggestions for you to reach health goals, we are not physicians. Your concerns on health related issues, medications and appropriateness of exercise should be thoroughly discussed with your personal health care provider before partaking in AntiGravity® Yoga and all suspension-training classes. We recommend consulting your medical professional before beginning any new exercise form to see if it is appropriate for you.
Your first few classes may be uncomfortable at times as your body adjusts to the pressure of the hammock. This will subside after a few classes. An alternative during the adjustment period is to use a yoga mat for padding.
Do not practice on a full stomach.
Please inform the teacher if you have any injuries, illnesses or are pregnant. Stay hydrated to help keep your muscles fluid and aid in eliminating toxins.
Do not come to a yoga class if you have used or taken alcoholic beverages, drugs, or medications of any kind (ex. prescription or over-the-counter medications, holistic preparations or illegal drugs) that may affect your judgment or impair your abilities. The hammock is around 3 ft from the hardwood if you fall.
Keep practicing! Soreness after practice is completely normal, this is your body awakening to a new form of movement. The more you practice, the better you will feel. A consistent yoga practice is recommended to receive the full benefits.