Located in the heart of Philadelphia’s historic Old City district, Kaya Aerial Yoga offers a regular roster of aerial yoga classes, seven days a week, and circus arts classes twice weekly. We offer a unique mix of both aerial yoga and traditional yoga classes, ranging from Vinyasa flow to Yin Yoga. Our aerial conditioning classes are influenced by acro yoga, gymnastics, and Pilates.
At Kaya, we take our practice very seriously, but we’re also proud to have developed a reputation as a friendly and welcoming studio—a place where all students are treated as friends, no matter their level of skill or past experience. There is perhaps nothing that satisfies us more than seeing a new student with little or no yoga experience fall deeply in love with aerial.
How is Kaya different from other aerial studios? For starters, those of us who practice here regularly have become more than friends—we’ve become a community. We’re a caring and supportive family, and that goes for the instructors as well. If a student is struggling with a particular issue, for instance, it’s not at all unusual for a Kaya instructor to spend extra time with her both before and after class.
We try hard to facilitate a sense of community in other ways, too. On Sundays, we’ll often put out free coffee and tea with fresh fruit, and encourage the newcomers to stick around for awhile. (If you see a group of yogis laughing and caffeinating after a weekend class, you’ll know why; come join the conversation!) We also offer complimentary bottles of water seven days a week. After all, aerial yoga tends to facilitate detoxification, we can lead to dehydration.
We’re also proud of the fact that all our aerial yoga teachers hold, at a minimum, 200-hour traditional yoga certification. Our instructors also take seriously their responsibility to integrate yogic philosophy and teachings into the day-to-day lives of their students. That may involve collaborating with clients on a fund-raising project. Or it could involve looking for unorthodox ways to bring more joy, light, love and potential for personal growth into students’ lives.
The bottom line? We’re a non-intimidating safe space for budding aerialists of all ages, shapes, sizes, backgrounds, gender, and sexual orientation. We love everybody, and we can’t wait for you to come fly—or flow—with us soon. Click here to view our schedule and book a class.