Aerial Yoga is traditional yoga, supported and elevated by an aerial hammock. The hammock hangs in a U-shape from the ceiling and provides a space for anyone to deeply relax, reconnect to the body, play with incredible shapes and go upside down safely. Aerial Yoga is rooted in traditional Hatha yoga, especially the Iyengar method and Vinyasa flow – that means we pay a lot of attention to alignment and breathing. You do not need to be an acrobat or a gymnast to enjoy this type of movement; you just need an open mind and presence.
Here are some of the benefits of hanging in your aerial hammock:
1. Deep release: we use the pull of gravity to create space in your joints and a deep release in your chronically tight muscles. It feels amazing, helps undo the harm of sitting too much, and might even help you grow a little taller.
2. Support and alignment: the support of the hammock actually makes yoga poses easier, so you can develop more grace and ease in your asana practice. The hammock is like your yoga chair, belt, block, and bolster all in one.
3. Increased strength and dynamic flexibility: with practice, you will be able to make seemingly impossible shapes and transitions on the floor and in the air.
4. Relaxation and awareness: this yoga is all about deep breathing, softening all you tissues, and creating a genuine connection to your inner center.
5. Challenge your brain: when we alter our relationship to gravity, we challenge and train our entire nervous system. Scientific studies have observed increased neuroplasticity in the brain after going upside down. That means, Aerial Yoga is probably making us more intelligent!
It’s definitely rather yoga (not fitness or acrobatics). Expect a vinyasa-style yoga class with some aerial elements, as well as meditation and relaxation at the end.
Aerial Hammock offers lots of possibilities for creative movement, and some of the things I teach in my classes are “advanced”. However, fancy acrobatic tricks are never our main goal in this practice. On the contrary, I focus on simple movements connected with deep breaths. How the shape feels is always more important than how it looks. Our goal together is to cultivate awareness in the whole body and remove any tension or postural imbalances.
Aerial Yoga is for someone who:
- loves creative ways of movement, like dancing and vinyasa yoga
- wants to have a little support in challenging yoga poses
- wants to practice all those inversions safely, even as a beginner
- looks for new possibilities to grow stronger and more flexible
- wants to develop a graceful posture and liberate the body from any tension it may be holding.
CAUTION: There are conditions when Aerial Yoga is NOT recommended. Pregnancy, glaucoma, cardio-vascular issues (high or low blood pressure) are among those. If you doctor recommends avoiding inversions and only doing mild exercise, follow their recommendations. Do check in with you doctor to make sure that this or any other kind of exercise is safe for you!
You can simply follow this link here – it leads to the online booking platform I’m using. You’d need to get an account.
You can also book your spot the old-fashioned way, simply send me a message using the contact form below.
Wear something that covers your knees and armpits. Please no zippers, watches, or jewellery. Try not to eat too much before yoga.
You can read more if you download my pdf-flyer here
Aerial Yoga courses are on-going in Rosastrasse 9, Freiburg. All courses are in English .
- Wednesday 17:30 AERIAL FLOW for all levels
- Thursday 16:30 AERIAL SLOW for all levels
- Saturday 9:30 AERAL PRO for those who want to do tricks and advance their skills
PRIVATE SESSIONS are available in the morning hours or at the weekends.
The private sessions are one or two hours long. I work with small groups up to 10 people, or one-on-one. The prices vary accordingly.
To book your private session, simply write to me using the contact form below. Let’s make an aerial yoga appointment which suits us all.
Practicing yoga since 2008
Multi-Style Yoga Instructor since 2016
Aerial Yoga Instructor in Unnata style since 2019
I love Aerial practice because it offers endless possibilities to move, explore the body and challenge the mind.
Born and grew up in Siberia, moved to Freiburg in 2011. Studied Environmental Governance at the Uni Freiburg.
I’ve been a yoga practitioner since 2008 with Iyengar yoga. After moving to Germany I discovered Vinyasa flow: creative movement in harmony with breath. In 2016 I traveled to India for my 200h teacher training. Now I practice traditional Ashtanga Yoga, combined with Yoga Nidra, Yin, and of course Aerial Yoga. In my classes I always combine my insights from all these amazing styles.
With immense gratitude to all my teachers:
2009-2010 daily Iyengar Yoga with Maxim Chitaev (Tyumen, Russia)
2013 attended Vinyasa Yoga seminars with Meghan Currie in Germany and Portugal
2016 Multi-style Yoga Teacher training 200h TTC with Trimurti Yoga (Agonda, India)
2017 Ashtanga-Vinyasa training with Ajay Kumar, Pranayama training with B.N.S. Iyengar (Mysore, India)
2018 attended Ashtanga Yoga weekend seminar with Kino MacGregor
2019 Aerial Yoga 100h TTC with Unnata Yoga
When I teach yoga, I use my compassion and empathy to give the best aerial experience to my students. This works best in a private setting: one-on-one or in a small group. If this is something you’re interested in, get in touch with me using the contact form below.