Frequently Asked Questions
I've never done aerial or yoga before. Which class should I sign up for?
You are welcome to try any classes as these are designed for all levels of fitness experience. We recommend starting with the Foundations classes to become used to using the yoga postures and aerial silks in your movement. All classes focus on alignment, safety, and movement with close guidance and instruction. Once you are comfortable, you can explore our other offerings. All classes are designed with student’s goals and abilities in mind. When in doubt, ask your instructor!
What is the difference between Aerial Flow and Aerial Conditioning?
Aerial Yoga uses aerial silk hammocks that are rigged from one point and are rigged at hip height in order to act as a prop for traditional yoga poses. Aerial Bootcamp is a much more intense program focusing on cardio, high intensity type movements and strength training.
What should I wear to aerial classes?
Wear comfortable, clothing that covers to the knees and armpits to prevent silk burn. Avoid wearing baggy clothing, jewelry, and anything with hooks, zippers, or metal objects that could tear the fabric. No shoes allowed on studio floor – socks are acceptable, but many people prefer bare feet. Please make sure to also trim all nails and bath before going on the silk hammocks to respect others who will be using the silks after you!
Can I eat before yoga or aerial?
Eat a light meal 2 hours before class starts, and avoid heavy meals or acidic foods (coffee, tomatoes, soda) within 4 hours of an aerial class. Bring water to class and stay hydrated.
Can you do aerial or yoga if you are pregnant?
It is always best to speak to your physician about your own health and limitations – as every body is unique.
Can I take pictures?
Yes, please do! Be proud of your accomplishments, and make memories with them so you can share with friends and family. We ask that you use video/photos for your own personal practice and growth as an aerial practitioner. If others are in your pictures or videos, we request you do not post on social media without their permission.
Can I bring a friend or family member?
Absolutely! We believe fitness should be a fun time, and encourage you to bring your loved ones with you. Children from 16 years of age with a parent and adults are welcome to our studio. If they wish to take a class with you, you will need to reserve a silk for them separately.
What ages do you train? Do you only work with females?
We work with students from 16 years old and up Fitness is accessible to all ages, and both genders.
How big are the classes?
Om Base offers aerial classes of up to 12 students so that everyone is guaranteed their own silk. All students are given hands on instruction with classes that are catered to their abilities, skills, and goals. With smaller group classes, safety is the number one priority for all students. We ask that since you must reserve your own hammock or silk to please be courteous about signing up on our scheduling
software and cancelling classes before 24 hours so that other students on the waiting list may get a spot. ** All classes require pre-registration so that everyone is guaranteed their own hammock**
What should I wear, what should I bring and when should I arrive for my first yoga class?
For your first yoga class, be sure to bring a bottle of water, a towel and a yoga mat. If you don’t a mat, no worries, our yoga studio rent mats. And if it’s your first time at Yoga OM, your yoga mat rental is free. Be sure to wear fitted exercise clothes, ideally ones that wick away moisture. First-timers should also get to the studio 15 minutes before class starts to meet your yoga instructor and ask any questions. Yoga is practiced barefoot. We ask that you leave your shoes at the door when you enter the studio. We want to share our one-of-a-kind yoga with everyone, so come to work hard and have fun!
How do I sign up for classes?
Book through our scheduling system to reserve our classes. First-timers should arrive 15 minutes before class to meet your yoga instructor and ask questions. If you want to practice during our most popular times (early morning or evening classes), get to the studio about 10-15 minutes early to snag a spot. Students can reserve classes in advance using our website. If online reservation is available, classes will have a ‘Book’ button under the class name on the studio schedule.
I’m practicing at a Yoga OM Studio that has online reservations available. How do I sign up for class?
To reserve a class, you must sign in to your Yoga OM online account. If this is your first time signing into our website, create an account. Once you have signed in or created your account, please visit the Studio Schedule to book your classes.
Be sure to subscribe to our emails to receive your class booking confirmations and stay in the know when it comes to all things Yoga OM.
How do I get started?
Take advantage of our Newbie One-Week Pass — $29 for One-Week of unlimited yoga. You will be prompted to create a user profile and complete your purchase. Plan to arrive to your first class 15 minutes early so you have plenty of time to become oriented, settled, and ready to experience your first class. If you prefer to sign up in-studio, simply arrive 15-20 minutes before class. We are delighted to assist you.
Can I buy water at the studio?
In keeping with our commitment to reducing waste, Yoga Om does not sell water bottles, though we do have filtered water dispensers. Bring your own bottle and fill up in the studio.
Where do I keep my things?
Our studio has a coat rack and shelves for your use during class. Please leave valuables at home. Help us keep a tranquil space in the studio. Turn off your cell phone and leave it in your shelf during class. Phones not permitted in class studio at any time.
Do you have showers?
Unfortunately, Yoga OM studio is not able to accommodate showers at this time.
Can I leave early?
Out of respect towards yourself, your teacher, and fellow students please arrive early and stay through the end of class.
Do teachers offer hands-on adjustments?
Sometimes teachers and assistants teach with their hands. If you prefer not to be touched, simply mention that to the teacher before or during class.
Where are you located?
We are conveniently located at the heart of Wasilla, second floor of the Meta Rose Square Mall (yes the building with a clock on the outside), right by CARRS grocery store. We have plenty of parking and we look forward to seeing you