Below are some of the most commonly asked questions I get in regard to my lyra classes. If you have a question that’s not answered here, just drop me a line and I’ll get back with you.
Lyra & YOU
How do I know if I can do it?
You can. It’s a whole-body workout, with emphasis on the upper body (arms, abs and back, especially). Many women, especially, are intimidated because of this and because of preconceived notions about what their bodies can do. Basically, as you progress, you’ll find yourself able to lift your entire body weight – even if you can’t do a pull-up when you begin. I’ve worked with men and women of all ages, sizes and shapes and been delighted as they find strength, beauty and grace in themselves they’d never known.
Why do I have to sign a waiver?
The waiver releases me from liability and confirms that you acknowledge that there is indeed risk involved in taking aerial classes. It is a sport. There is always a risk that you can hurt yourself. You’ll need to sign a waiver at your first class. Or you can complete it in advance – it’s here.
What happens in a class?
Generally, the class is structured in three phases. The beginning and end (about 10 minutes each) is free-form, for students to get up in the air and play, warm-up and review things. The bulk of the class is spent working on moves, transitions, conditioning, or some combination of these. I do not specifically guide warm-ups and cool-downs; however, I do encourage each student to do this as part of each class.
What should I wear, and what else do I need to bring to class?
Wear comfortable, close-fitting clothes that offer a full range of motion. This could mean leggings and a sports bra, a leotard, or something like that. You’ll likely want something that protects the backs of your knees, such as tights or over-the-knee socks.
Feel free to bring:
- Water, if you’re particular about it. I do have filtered water, though, to which you’re welcome.
- A yoga mat for stretching, if you don’t want to do it on concrete.
- Rosin, chalk, Eco ball, etc. if you need to assist your grip. Often, I have one or more of these available, but not always.
- A camera. If you want evidence.
- A friend. To share the class, to take photos, to be your cheerleader, or all of the above.
Class Schedule & Booking
When are classes?
To see the current schedule and book your class, check my class calendar. There aren’t any unscheduled drop-ins. If you’re new, please contact me before booking a class. I’ll probably have a specific time I’d suggest for you.
Do I really have to book online?
Yes. Click here and select the class/course you’re interested in booking. You will be asked to either pay a deposit or pay in advance when you book. If the online scheduling system isn’t working, email, call or text me and we’ll work it out.
None of your class times work for me. Can I book a time that’s not on the calendar?
YES – just drop me a line and we can find a time that works for both of us.
What if I need to cancel?
If you know ahead of time that you can’t make a class, please cancel via the appointment system. If you’re unable to cancel online, you can email, call or text me.
What makes private classes different?
Private classes are all about you. We focus on what interests you and proceed at the speed that works for you. Some people schedule a private to see if they’re really interested in pursuing lyra; some people schedule time to work on choreography.
Can I share a private session with a friend?
Certainly. A private session is your time, and if you want to split it with a friend or two, that’s fine.
One class or a multi-class course?
You can schedule a single private class anytime you’d like. However, if you want to have regular classes I do recommend booking a course. Course offerings change every few weeks, so check out the calendar.
How much does it cost?
Here’s the scoop:
- Group course and workshop prices are listed within the booking system, as they often vary due to length, maximum number of students, etc.
- Private class pay-as-you-go – $60 per hour (can be split with another person). Package of 6 sessions, pre-paid – $300 ($50 per session). Please contact before booking.
- I can travel to teach at custom locations, as well. All traveling classes must be booked in six-class courses, paid in advance. For six hours of private or shared private sessions, this is $480 total. It’s $120 total per student for six one-hour classes of 4 students (or six 90-minute classes of 6 students).
Can I buy a gift certificate or pay for someone else?
Yes. If that doesn’t work, contact me and we can discuss the specifics. Vouchers an be redeemed by entering the code here.
What about refunds?
Refunds are handled on a case-by-case basis. Generally, students are rescheduled rather than pursuing a refund.
I want you to come to my place to teach. Can you do that?
Yes. I need to confirm that the location can be rigged, or if you already have a lyra there. When I travel to teach, I prefer a six-session commitment or a single, longer workshop format class.
Why should I commit to six sessions if you teach at my location?
Traveling to teach involves a significant time commitment. When you commit to six sessions, it makes it easier to plan my schedule and to map out a path for your class progress.