What is Lyra?
At its core Lyra is acrobatics (tricks) learned and performed on a circular, metal hoop. The hoop is suspended from various heights for training. Lyra is also known
as Aerial Hoop or Cerceaux and is a form of Aerial Fitness.
Drop In Class - $30
Lyra Six Pack - $150 (savings $30)
Lyra is not...
Lyra is not Aerial Yoga. While the two sports have crossover movements and terminology, they greatly differ due to the apparatus. Hammocks (or silks) are not used in Lyra. Please visit our Aerial page for Aerial Yoga information.
Is it Safe?
Yes, Lyra is very safe. Experienced instructors suspend the hoops with professional rigging and gear. A highly rated construction company has professionally installed our rigging. As a precaution, we place crash mats under each hoop. With that being said, it is imperative to follow the instruction of teachers closely.
What Should I Wear
Students need to wear fitted clothing that they feel comfortable in. Leggings should be full length and legwarmers are welcome.
For safety purposes we DO NOT ALLOW loose fitting bottoms, bulky tops, large earrings, bracelets or anklets.
What Should I Bring?
A water bottle.
Yoga mats are not needed.
The hoop itself can support a maximum of 280 lbs.
What will I do in Lyra?
Our Lyra 1 class covers basics including mounts, conditioning, tricks and grips. Be aware students will invert in the first class. Students will remain in Lyra 1 until the instructor approves advancement into Lyra 2. Don't worry- you will not get bored. The content of each class will vary weekly.
For your first class please arrive 10-15 minutes early. In general, for the best experience, please arrive 5 minutes prior to class start time. We suggest students do not eat right before class (i.e. vomiting, stomach ache, dizziness) and consider eating lighter fare the day of class.
No matter your level of fitness expect to be sore after the first few classes. Lyra requires us to use muscles differently. Some students may experience bruising or 'hoop hickeys' on areas of the body that put pressure or have direct contact to the aerial hoop. Be sure to drink lots of water and gently stretch wrists afterwards.
Who can Lyra?
There are misconceptions about Aerial Fitness. Many people think it is meant for only certain body types or ages. A student does not need to be strong, have a specific body type, or be flexible to begin. The class helps to build strength and flexibility.
"Circus has room for every body, every age, every creative soul who just
doesn’t feel like being bound by gravity today." - Laura Witwer
Each student must sign a waiver prior to participating.
Lyra is not appropriate for women that are or might be pregnant.
Lyra is not appropriate for students with high blood pressure, hypertension, broken bones or fractures that are healing, glaucoma, hernia, surgical implants, heart problems, and orthopedic devices.
Please consult with your physician if you have neck, spinal, back or shoulder trauma, pain or sensitivity.
Inverting for Spinal Health
If you are only seeking the benefits of inversion, consider joining our Aerial Yoga program. Inverting can greatly benefit your body; stretching the spine, providing temporary pain relief of neck and spine, decompression of spinal discs, sciatica relief, muscle spasm reduction, increased blood flow, and benefits scoliosis. Please consult with your physician before beginning a new fitness program.