Aerial Silks & Hoop Classes
Aerial Fitness is fast becoming a popular form of alternative movement. Pol-arise Newcastle offers both aerial hoop and aerial silks fabric classes.
Aerial Hoop is also known as Aerial Lyra & Ring but we mostly referred to it as a hoop. Beginners aerial hoop classes start out in a low hoop so students are able to focus on simple poses & beautiful shapes that when added together create amazing combinations that are guarenteed to build your strength and confidence. We'll cover the safetly aspects and how to get down from the lyra safely so then after your have finished the Level 1 Essentials course, you can progress onto Level 2 where the hoops are raised higher and we challenge you with new tricks, inversions and fun ways to mount the aerial hoop.
Aerial Silks (includes Aerial Fabric/ Aerial Tssue, Aerial Sling/ Aerial Hammock and Aerial Yoga). Popularized by Cirque du Soleil, the beauty of the aerial silks make it an awe inspiring and highly sought-after art form. Students will gain strength and increase flexibility learning to wrap, climb, spin, twist and drop, all while suspended in beautiful, soft aerial fabric hanging from the ceiling. The aerial silks may be hung as two pieces, or folded to make a loop - classified as Silks Hammock or Aerial Sling.
The average newbie will find tradition silks (hung as two pieces) very difficult to master in the beginning as it takes a great deal of strength to be able to lift and hold yourself in the fabric so instead, our beginners students start their journey in the Aerial Silks Hammock. The loop in the bottom will support your bodyweight so it is perfect for students of ANY fitness level. You will learn the same silks poses seen in the circus and with regular training, your upper body & core strength will improve so that you are ready to take on new heights in our advanced Aerial Silks levels.
BEGINNERS AERIAL COURSES
Level 1 - Aerial Silks Hammock Essentials With the support of a soft suspended fabric, Aerial Silks Hammock explores what happens when you combine traditional yoga poses with elements of aerial acrobatics. You do not need to be a circus star, lifelong yogi, or natural-born acrobat to come play! Students of all levels can learn to flip, fly, and flow through Aerial Hammock sequences.
Everyone who enjoyed swinging on the monkey bars as a kid is encouraged to try out this fun fusion of yoga and aerial arts!
Level 1 - Aerial Hoop (Lyra) Essentials Learn the art of the Aerial Hoop (aka. Lyra) and have fun getting fit while twirling around in the air.
Our Aerial Hoop courses have been designed for everyday people who are looking for an exciting and unique workout that will build upper-body, core strength & flexibility – none of this is required to get started though!
Beginners start with our Hoop (Lyra) Essentials course where we teach you to spin, swing, stretch and twist around the hoop creating beautiful shapes.
Initially you will learn basic moves and how to get you up and down safely and then we will move onto more challenging poses & skills which will help build not only your guns but your confidence too!
INTERMEDIATE AERIAL COURSES
Level 2 - Aerial Hammock - Silks Evolution Take your Aerial Silks Hammock to new heights with our Intermediate Course! You'll get to learn lots of new tricks, flips & inversions in this class which are not only exhilarating but will also help to build your core & upper body strength. Enjoy a lovely stretch session at the end and feel your body melt away under zero-gravity.
Pre-requisite: Must have completed Aerial Silk Essentials course and be confident in Hammock Fundamentals such as Inverted Straddle, Flying Coffin, Crochet Legs & Baby Meathook
Level 2 - Aerial Hoop (Lyra) Evolution After you have completed Aerial Hoop Essentials and feel ready to progress onto more challenging tricks in the hoop, the next stage in your training is our Evolution course.
We set the aerial hoops higher in this class and start working on ways to mount and climb up in the lyra.
Expect more inversions, more beautiful poses and lots more fun flying in the air!
ADVANCED AERIAL COURSES
Level 3 - Aerial Hammock - Silk Junkies Take your Aerial Fabric skills to new heights with our Advanced Course! You'll get to learn lots of new tricks, flips & inversions in this class which are not only exhilarating but will also help to build your core & upper body strength. Enjoy a lovely stretch session at the end and feel your body melt away under zero-gravity.
Pre-requisite: Must have completed Aerial Hammock Silks Evolution course and be confident in Fabric Fundamentals such as Aerial Invert, Meathook & Nappy Wrap
Level 3 - Aerial Hoop (Lyra) Junkies You live & dream aerial hoop and by this stage, it's safe to call you a Junkie!
Our Aerial Hoop/ Lyra Junkies course is suitable for those for have completed Aerial Hoop Evolution and can confidently mount the lyra from Pike, Straddle & Pull-Over without assistance.