What equipment do I need to practice Airo Yoga?
All you need is the Airo Yoga Swing, a metal or wooden beam to hang it from and a yoga mat. Ensure that you order your swing online at least two weeks before you plan to begin the course. Swings are currently available in Australia, Kuala Lumpur, and Indonesia, and shipping takes between 10-14 working days. For other locations, please send us an email. The mat you use should have enough grip that your hands do not slip. You can also place a towel over the mat for some extra grip.
Where can I install the swing?
The swing can be installed at home, in a park or at the gym.
Try to find a beam or a crossbar in your house, garage, cellar or attic, and ensure that the structure is stable. If you hear the structure squeak or see the structure bend and submit to your weight, find somewhere else. A metal structure is usually best. You can also place two mental hooks in the ceiling. They need to be hip-distance apart. This will differ from person to person, but is usually between 50-65 cm wide.
You can find a strong tree in the park. Test the strength by hanging from the swing. If you hear a creak or think that the branch won’t hold, find a thicker branch.
At the gym, use the pull-up bar.
I already have some form of aerial equipment. Can I just use that?
If you already have a hammock, yoga belt, or something similar, you are able to complete the course using that. It is, however, recommended that you purchase the swing prior to the course. The Airo Yoga Swing has been custom-designed specifically for this practice and is safe, durable, and easily adjustable.
I have not exercised in a long time. Can I still do Airo?
Airo Yoga is the perfect form of exercise to get you started. The swing is a supporting tool that will help you build strength and stability in a safe and supported way. The practice is also super fun and playful, which will keep you motivated, and get you into the practice.
I am not fit. Can I practice Airo?
Airo will help you build the fitness you feel you may not have.
Is Airo Yoga safe?
All physical practices come with their risks. If you follow the instructions carefully and ensure that your swing is properly installed, the swing and the practice are safe. It is recommended that you at least do the Foundations Course or attend a class or workshop before practicing on your own. It is also essential to know where your limits are. Do not do anything that does not feel right in your body. Ensure that you take rests in the practice when you need to, and do consult a doctor or physician if you suffer any pain or injury prior to the practice.
Inverting is not really my thing. Is Airo Yoga still for me?
The practice combines elements of on-the-mat practices and off-the-mat practices. If you feel that going upside down is not good for you, there are still many standing poses and sequences for you to follow and practice. Inverting is just one part of the practice and you will still be able to obtain physical benefits from the on-the-mat practices.
Am I too heavy for Airo?
The maximum weight capacity for the swing is 90kg and is reliant on the structure of the beam or bar where you hang the swing, so ensure that you find a stable and strong beam before hanging up your swing. The great thing about Airo is that it makes you feel light and supported. There is less tension on the joints, which means that you could potentially practice poses with a lot more ease.
I am pregnant. Can I practice Airo?
Yes, you can! Stick with the sequences and leave the inversions for after the pregnancy. It is generally recommended that women do not invert during pregnancy, and I recommend the same, and encourage you to try a more restorative and gentle practice with the swing.
Can kids practice Airo?
Kids love Airo! It’s playful and they seem to find the natural swing. Ensure you show your children the inversions first and check that they are able to get into the swing safely. Kids should always be supervised during the practice.
Do I need to have done yoga before to try Airo Yoga?
No, but this will definitely tickle your curiosity about yoga and help you create a solid foundation for a future yoga practice.
I am not flexible. Can I still practice Airo?
“I am dirty. Therefore I will not take a shower.” – said no one ever. Same applies to this. If you’re not flexibile, then you SHOULD definitely try Airo.
Do you offer online classes?
We will be offering Airo Yoga online classes very soon. If you want to start right away, send us a message.
Do you offer private online classes?
We offer Virtual Private Classes over Zoom with Airo founder Natalie, and soon with our qualified teachers in Australia, Germany, Kuala Lumupur or Casablanca. Check out the details here: Virtual Private Class.
Do you offer individual assessments?
Yes we do. You can either submit a video and receive feedback, or you can schedule a Zoom session for a live assessment.
How is Airo Yoga different to other forms of Aerial Yoga?
We’ve developed set sequences to help you grow in your practice. The foundations remain the same as traditional yoga, Pilates, and aerial, but it is the combination of these poses and exercises that is unique to Airo Yoga. Airo Yoga also uses a custom-designed swing, which is durable, light-weight, and easy to install.
I want to offer Airo Yoga at my studio or gym?
Awesome! That’s great news, and totally encouraged. Students love Airo! Check out our Teacher Training offerings or get in touch for more info. Due to current circumstances, it is possible to complete a training online for you and/or one of your teachers. This includes the full 50-hour qualification which will allow you to teach Airo safely and correctly at your studio.