This program is designed for all levels of fitness, beginner to athlete. We recommend starting with a beginners class to get comfortable with the hammock.
- Arrive 15 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.
- Avoid eating an hour before class
- Yoga mat optional
- Bring water!
PRECAUTIONS & REQUIREMENTS
Our staff has expert training to guide you through the class and can make recommendations and suggestions for you to reach health goals, but 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.
Recent surgery (esp. shoulder, eyes, back, hips, hands or wrist) Heart disease
Very high or low blood pressure
Easy onset vertigo
Osteoporosis / bone weakness
Recent head injury
Propensity for Fainting
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Sinusitis or head cold
Disc herniation or acute discogenic disease
Radiculitis (inflammation of nerve root in spine)
Severe muscle spasms
Botox (within 6 hours)
* Notify instructor before class if you have any contraindications so they can help you modify your practice.
If you find yourself unable to attend a class you have signed up for, please alert us as soon as possible. Because we can only accommodate a small number of students we must implement a strong cancellation policy. Cancellations 12 or more hours prior to the start of class will receive a full refund. Less than 12 hours will be charged the full class fee. We do not retroactively discount purchases that have already been purchased. Rates are subject to change without notice. Uplift Yoga & Sound Healing Arts reserves the right to cancel classes at any time.
Please email us at info@uplift-yoga-.com if you have any further questions, as we would be happy to answer them :-)