I am an unashamed bargain hunter. I’m always on the search for class packs and free yoga wherever I can find it (for more on that, check out this post). So when I found a sweet deal to get three aerial yoga classes for $30, I jumped on it.

I’ve always wanted to try aerial yoga. There’s something so mysterious, graceful, and sexy about it. I envisioned myself twisting in the silky fabric, weightless and beautiful.

The reality was not exactly what I pictured.

Things I thought during aerial yoga:

This fabric is cutting into my fat.

I really have to pee.

My hands hurt.

I’m sorry, you want me to do a burpee?


Is there a harness?

Woohoo I can straddle upside down!


I’m going to fall.

Glad that’s over.

Can’t wait to come back!

Let’s just say, I did not feel graceful or sexy, but aerial yoga is most definitely still a mystery to me. I’ve got two more classes left on my class pack, so I’m definitely going back. This time, I’ll keep these tips in mind:

  • Go to the bathroom before class. Even if I don’t have to go. The silk puts insane pressure on your bladder.
  • Ask for help/modifications. The instructor in my class did not these unless someone asked. I’m going to speak up next time.
  • Focus more on my practice and less on what others can do/what they look like doing it. Comparison is poison.

Have you ever tried aerial yoga or another crazy workout trend? Tell me about your experience!