Frequently Asked Questions
General Studio Questions
Should I pre-register for class?
We highly recommend that you pre-register for your spot in class. Walk-ins are welcome, but we cannot guarantee an open spot for you with out a reservation. We operate with a fantastic system of online reserving. Please be sure to check our policies on reserving, early and late cancelling, and late arrivals here.
Can I make a reservation over the phone or by email?
No. Classes cannot be booked or cancelled via phone call, message, or email. In order to save a spot ahead of time you must make a profile in our Mindbody system and register for the class.
When should I arrive?
We ask that all students arrive at least 5 minutes ahead of class time. 10 minutes for aerial yoga.
Students that do not arrive at least 5 minutes ahead of time forfeit their spot to anyone on a wait-list. No exceptions. Your instructor will be available at the door at least 20 minutes before the start of class, unless otherwise specified by the schedule (when there is 15 minutes between classes).
Can beginners come?
Absolutely! We have both heated and aerial classes that are suited for beginners and students of all levels! We keep a very relaxed environment and encourage students to go at their own pace. Safety is our #1 concern. Be sure to check out Class Descriptions to see which classes are suitable to your level. If you have any special concerns please feel free to chat with your teacher before class.
Can I observe class?
No. We do not allow anyone, including children, to observe class. (Do you want someone to watch you workout?) Feel free to reach out to us to book a private session or chat about what to expect in class.
What do I need to bring?
A yoga mat for all classes (we have mats you can borrow, but we recommend bringing your own)
Bottled water, we have a water cooler for you to fill up with and bottles for sale if you need one
Clothing that you feel comfortable moving and sweating in
No shoes or socks
Absolutely NO jewelry in aerial yoga classes (check out our other class policies here)
Be sure to eat at least 2 hours before class to avoid any discomfort
Aerial Studio Questions
What is aerial yoga?
Aerial Yoga is a relatively new approach to a traditional yoga practice. We use a silk fabric called a ‘hammock’ or ‘swing’ to support the weight of our bodies, helping us achieve various postures with more depth, ease and excitement. See the benefits of aerial yoga.
Is aerial yoga safe?
YES! Safety is our NUMBER 1 priority at Desert Air Yoga.
Each piece of equipment has been engineered to hold several thousand pounds. The full structure was designed, installed, and inspected by certified engineers. All exercise entails some level of risk, and aerial yoga is no different.
All instructors are 200 hour certified yoga instructors that have an additional 50 hours of training and certifications in aerial yoga instruction. It is essential that you inform your instructor of any existing medical issues, injuries, or other concerns before beginning class and review the “Can I take aerial yoga?” section below to ensure you do not have a condition that may prevent your practice.
Who can take aerial yoga?
Both men and women at least 15 years of age are able to take an aerial yoga class. Safety is our NUMBER 1 priority at Desert Air Yoga. There are a few contraindications that might keep someone away from the aerial yoga swing.
Very high or low blood pressure
Easy onset vertigo
Recent head injury
Propensity for fainting
Carpal tunnel syndrome
If anything above applies to you aerial yoga may not be the best place for you. If you're not sure send us a message and we will be sure to answer any questions you have.
What should I wear?
To avoid wardrobe malfunctions in the aerial swing it is best to wear form fitting yet breathable exercise apparel. Silky pants that work wonders in most yoga classes are not idea in aerial yoga as the fabric will slide against them and throw you off balance. Everyone has different tolerances to the pressure the aerial swing puts on your body. It is best for aerial yoga beginners to wear bottoms that completely cover the thighs (no short shorts) and tops that cover the low back.
Infrared Studio Questions
What are infrared heating panels?
Infrared (or radiant) heating is simply the transfer of heat from a warm object to a cooler object. The heat is a product of a completely safe spectrum of light that is invisible to our eyes. They allow us to safely and properly regulate the temperature in the room for the duration of each class, minimizing fluctuations in temperatures.
Is infrared heat safe?
Yes! Infrared heating panels reduce dust and emissions found in other forms of heat (like forced air heating systems). These panels do not release any chemicals or pollutants, keeping the air clean and clear!
Who should take an infrared heated yoga class?
Everyone! Infrared Heat Therapy penetrates deep into soft tissue, making it an ideal source of arthritis pain relief. Athletes and the elderly will benefit from an effective means of loosening sore muscles and stiff joints without the use of ointments or creams that can burn and have an unpleasant odor. In addition to making you perspire and removing toxins from your body, Infrared Heat Therapy serves as a means of weight loss and cellulite reduction.
Be sure to talk to your doctor if you have any pre-existing conditions and chat with your instructor before class.
What should I wear?
Be prepared to sweat! Wear comfortable clothing that you can move in. Many yogi's like to wear longer pants in hot yoga to allow for arm balances without slipping! Feel free to wear sports bras or go shirtless. However, we do ask that you are considerate of the people around you.