In order for everyone to have a positive, fun experience, Kama Fitness asks that you review these studio guidelines:
Please arrive 15 minutes before class begins. Doors will be locked DURING class time to protect student privacy and belongings.
Late Cancel Fees – full price of class to packages and single class purchases 6 hours prior to class beginning. Unlimited Members charged $15.
Be Aware of the Expiration Date on your Class Passes.
Only under extenuating circumstances will we extend class pass 60 days for a fee of $50.
Avoid eating a heavy meal 2 hours before working out; avoid acidic foods before aerial workouts.
No Jewelry or sharp metal accessories on clothing or bodies is allowed, as this will tear the aerial fabrics.
Shoes must be removed before class begins. Our classes, except for POUND, require bare feet.
Clothing Guidelines – Avoid baggy clothing and keep hair securely held back from face. Aerial clothing must have no snaps, hooks, or zippers. Wear shirts that cover underarms and pants that cover to the knee to prevent silk burn.
Come to class bathed and in clean clothing – please be considerate of
others who will be using the hammocks and mats after you.
Never come to class after smoking or drinking any substance that will affect your behavior or have a strong scent.
Do not mount apparatus (silks, hammocks, lyra, trapeze) before class has begun, An instructor should always be present, and a proper warm up should take place to avoid injury.
Do not teach moves to other students. This can be very dangerous, and lead to bad habits.
Open Studio is for students who have been taking aerial classes regularly; no formal instruction will be given.
Review Class Descriptions and Guidelines – some classes require experience or instructor permission. When in doubt, please ask!
Drink lots of water!
Frequently Asked Questions
You are welcome to try any Aerial Yoga, Yoga on the Mat, or Intro to Aerial, as these are designed for all levels of fitness experience. For Aerial Fitness Classes, We recommend starting with the Aerial Yoga (hammock) or Intro to Aerial Fitness (split silks) classes to become used to using the 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 students goals and abilities in mind.
When in doubt, ask your instructor!
Please review student requirements on our Class Descriptions Page. Classes that indicate permission or experience needed are designed with some basic knowledge of aerial movement in order to be successful. Some classes can be very challenging as they are high intensity and move quickly – students must be able to invert with proper form, perform air hip keys and foot locks, and single star drops without assistance.
When in doubt, ask your instructor!
Aerial Yoga uses aerial silk hammocks that are rigged from 2 separate points and are rigged at hip height in order to act as a prop for traditional yoga poses. Aerial Fitness is a much more intense program that utilizes 15 foot high silks that are split into separate pieces to be used for climbing, wrapping, and executing dance and acrobatic skills in the air.
If your schedule doesn’t allow you to make it to our Intro to Aerial Class, we highly encourage you to take an ALL LEVELS Aerial Fitness Class or any Aerial Yoga Class.
Comfortable clothing that you can move freely in, a water bottle, and a yoga mat. Please refrain from wearing ANY kind of jewelry- this can cause injury, and tear the silk fabric. Please arrive early to warm up and get settled in for class. Be sure to review our parking and driving directions, as the millyard can be confusing.
Wear comfortable, form fitting 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!
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. No gum, please!
It is always best to speak to your physician about your own health and limitations – as every body is unique. Research has shown that it is not a good idea to invert after 6 months pregnancy, but we do offer alternative exercises and stretches that are accessible to expecting moms.
Yes, please do- but only within Aerial Fitness classes! YOGA and AERIAL YOGA classes we discourage electronic devices as this takes away from the experience for yourself , the instructors, and those around you. Within Aerial Fitness classes, we want you to be proud of your accomplishments, track your progress, 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, reflection, memorization, and growth as an aerialist. If others are in your pictures or videos, we request you do not post on social media without permission.
We work with students from 13 years old and up. Fitness is accessible to all ages, and both genders. Please review our Teen Aerial classes for ages 12-18 years of age. We offer private lessons for students younger than 12 years of age, a legal guardian must be present during lesson.
*ALL STUDENTS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 MUST HAVE A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN PRESENT TO SIGN WAIVER AND STAY FOR CLASS**
Our new location is right between Granite St, Exit 5 and Exit 6 from 293 South within the Waumbec Mill, located at 250 Commercial Street in Manchester, New Hampshire. The studio is located on the third floor best accessed from the NORTH door entrance. There is free visitor parking within the lot, and paid meter parking along Commercial Street. There are bathroom and changing rooms down the hall, a kitchenette inside the studio with coffee and tea bar, as well as light snacks. We have air conditioning in the summer, and plenty of heat in the winter months. Driving and Parking Directions can be found here.
Our studio offers aerial yoga classes of up to 8 students for aerial yoga and aerial fitness for up to 6 students so that everyone is guaranteed their own silk and close guidance. Since our studio space is so intimate, 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 online our and cancelling classes 6 hours so that other students on the waiting list may get a spot.