Flying Buddha in the Media
COVID Update

At this time we offer online classes via zoom, in-studio classes, special workshops, and private classes. You must register online, no walk-ins please. 

Please note, we follow Montgomery County for the latest COVID news and information. In 2020 we installed multiple UV-C lighting throughout our HVAC system to help purify the air and we are practicing strict cleaning and sanitation of common areas and equipment. For sanitation purposes we offer hammock rentals. Hammock kits are also available for those who want their own hammock or to practice from home. Please refer to our policies and procedures before coming to the studio for additional details. 

If you’re new to the studio—we are glad you found us! Be sure to check out our new student specials and FAQs, and always feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions about getting started.

An Elevated Experience

Sometimes you need a different perspective to open up a new world of possibility. Our classes are transformative, nurturing your mind, rejuvenating your body, and building your confidence in unexpected ways. You’re invited to experience how Flying Buddha lifts the concept of a movement and wellness studio to incredible new heights.

Aerial Yoga/

Arts/Bungee

By leveraging gravity – and then defying it – you’ll elevate your mind, body, and spirit in sensational ways. 

Yoga/Rope

Wall

Build strength, create length and space in your body with yoga classes on the mat or further support, open and create space in a whole new way with the Great Yoga Wall!

Barre

/Dance

Create a grounded awareness of the mind and body while improving your tone, strength, flexibility, and posture.

Pole/Chair

Fitness

Strengthen your body, turn up the heat aerobically, and build your confidence with this total body workout!

Our Philosophy

We believe in the intrinsic goodness of moving mindfully, and that a holistic approach to the alignment of the physical and spiritual is the key to an enriched life. That means nurturing a community of inclusiveness, compassion, and support. It also means celebrating the place where serious practice and serious fun converge. Whether you’re an expert yogi or complete beginner, you belong here.

Our Mantra

May I be filled with loving-kindness

May I be well,

May I be peaceful and at ease

May I be happy.

-Buddha

OUR PRACTICE

Aerial Yoga has you securely suspended in a hammock that lets you control how deep and far you want to go while gliding, you’ll merge asanas and breath for an experience that’s as exhilarating as it is empowering. From poses that improve alignment to supportive stretches that decompress your spine, Aerial Yoga takes a dynamic and safe approach to building strength, flexibility, balance, and stability.

If you’re new to aerial yoga please see our FAQs on how to get started.

The bungee apparatus is a new type of aerial fitness. This method is a high intensity, low impact workout on your joints that is a ton of fun! This apparatus requires a pack of bungee cords and a harness worn around the hips and waist to support a person while they move their body into various shapes and practice creative movements from leaping, bouncing, to lunges, push-ups, squats, handstands, jumps, etc. This cardiovascular workout will build coordination, strength, endurance and while toning your body!

Use the hammock/lyra to perform flips, tricks, and dance routines. Aerial arts is an experience that’s as exhilarating as it is empowering. If you’re a first-timer or an expert of the practice, you’ll unleash the confidence and tenacity to do things you didn’t realize were possible.

If you’re new to aerial arts please see our FAQs on how to get started.

Aerial yoga/aerial arts is an invigorating outlet for curious young minds. Using an age-appropriate balance of energizing activity and calming techniques, our kids classes help students build strength, flexibility, focus, and confidence in a safe environment. We pay special attention to fun, infusing every moment with creativity and laughter. It’s the perfect environment for a young person to develop better body awareness and find support from an encouraging community.

Classes are offered for kids ages 6 to 10 and 11 and older — no previous yoga experience necessary!

Learn to move with flow and ease! Our barre and specialty dance movement classes will tone, sculpt, and lengthen your muscles by using different techniques specific to barre and other dance modalities. These classes offer styles appropriate for beginner through advanced students.

Strengthen your body, turn up the heat aerobically, and build your confidence with this total body workout! In our pole classes you will learn proper technique and alignment to move confidently around the pole. Check out our Events page for chair and specialty pole workshops.

Although we love our apparatuses and props we also offer yoga classes on the mat. Be prepared to learn to breathe while you move through a variety of different yoga postures. Our teachers utilize the different branches of Yoga to bring mind, body, and spirit together.

The Great Yoga Wall supports your body, allowing you to experience traditional yoga poses in a whole new way. You’ll build strength, create length and space in your body, while gaining awareness in each pose. Using the yoga wall, along with its various attachments (adjustable straps, swings, and bars) offers unique support and traction in the body that you just have to experience for yourself!

CLASS SCHEDULE

See our full schedule lineup below. Are you new to aerial? Your first step is to attend one of our aerial yoga/aerial arts fundamentals workshops.

CUSTOMIZED PRIVATE CLASSES

Fly solo with a teacher or bring a group together for a special experience! Our private classes turn the studio into your personal sanctuary.

See pricing or contact us if you would like to inquire about custom private classes.

    • Birthdays
    • Moms groups
    • Bachelorette/Bachelor
    • Sports teams (i.e. dance, martial arts, swim, soccer, gymnastics, cheerleaders)
    • Corporate team building/health 
    • Families
    • Holidays
    • Couples
    • Girl Scouts

Gift cards can be purchased from our online store for any amount in a variety of designs. Check out our class packages, new student special, membership, and private session pricing if you need help deciding what how much yoga love to give!

PRICING

PACKAGES

Online
aerial/pole/
barre/mat

  • $20 – 1 class
  • $60 – 4 classes ($20 savings)
  • $80 – 8 classes ($80 savings)
  • $85 – Unlimited for 1 month

Aerial/pole/rope wall/barre/
lyra/bungee

  • $40 – 1 class
  • $120 – 4 classes ($40 savings)
  • $200 – 8 classes ($120 savings)
  • $400 – 20 classes ($400 savings)

Yoga Mat Class

  • $30 – 1 class
  • $100 – 4 classes ($20 savings)
  • $160 – 8 classes ($80 savings)
  • $360 – 20 classes ($240 savings)

Mat & Hammock Rentals

If you have a yoga mat or hammock please bring it to your aerial or mat yoga class. We do have yoga mats and hammocks available to rent for $3.00 (mat) and $10 (hammock). You can also purchase your own via our online store.

MEMBERSHIP

$250/month

  • 12-month contract/autopay*
  • Unlimited online and in-studio aerial classes
  • 10% off private sessions
  • 5 virtual visits for guests

$75/month

  • 12-month contract/autopay*
  • Unlimited online classes (aerial/pole/barre/rope wall/mat)
  • 5 virtual visits for guests

*Membership requires 30-day written notice to cancel.


CUSTOMIZED PRIVATE CLASSES/EVENTS

1 Person

  • $150/class (aerial/pole/rope wall/barre/lyra/bungee)

Group up to 4 people

  • $200/class (aerial/pole/rope wall/barre/lyra/bungee)

Groups over 4 people

  • $200/class + $50/person (aerial/pole/rope wall/barre/lyra/bungee)

Customized Private Events

Customized private events are available, please contact us for pricing.


Add On Services

  • Hot stones ($5 per person)
  • Aromatherapy ($5 per person)

Due to COVID-19 our maximum capacity for classes will be based on what is mandated by the county. 

10% discount*

We offer a 10% discount for veterans, full-time college students, and school teachers.

*Does not apply to new student specials, memberships, workshops, or private events. Not offered online. In-studio only discount only for class packages.

Events

In addition to our classes, we’re proud to offer an expansive range of events. From in-depth workshops to certified teacher training to lively special events, there’s always more to learn and explore at Flying Buddha. Check our events calendar to pique your curiosity!

Teacher Training

Take flight and join our experts to learn how to teach Aerial Yoga yourself. You’ll become a certified Aerial Yoga instructor and learn how to safely share this practice with students of all levels.

Workshops

Whether you want to dive deep on a new topic or build your expertise in a specific area of practice, our workshops are thoughtfully curated to enhance your love of movement and wellness.

Special Events

There’s always something exciting on the horizon in the Flying Buddha community. Join us for celebrations, community events, and more! 

  • 8/15, Monday, 11am – 12pm

    Let’s learn to Klimb with Kat! In this workshop we will go over how to safely climb up and down the pole using proper technique and form. You will gain the confidence and proper foundation to move up to the next level. Climbing is a full body workout and is an essential skill to be successful moving forward in your pole journey.

    Class limited to 5 students. Prerequisite: This class is for students who have already taken our Pole Spins & Transitions class.

    Cost of workshop: $55 per person

  • Monday, 1:15pm-4:30pm

    Tiny Buddha Camp is for toddlers (ages 2 to 5) and their parents or caregivers. Our goal is to create a special bonding experience for you and your child. Some camp activities are designed to be shared with a parent or caregiver and others are for your child to explore his or her own body awareness and creativity. In addition to aerial yoga some activities include tie dying a Flying Buddha t-shirt and making slime for a sensory experience. 

    Schedule

    1:15-1:30pm Arrival/Bathroom Break/Set up for class

    1:30-2:30pm Aerial Yoga Class

    2:30-2:45pm Clean-up/Bathroom Break

    2:45-3:45pm Flying Buddha Camp Shirt Tie Dye

    3:45-4:00pm Clean up/Bathroom Break/Snack

    4:00-4:30pm Sensory Activity aka Slime!

    Space is limited to 8 pairs (child and parent or caregiver). Sign up early to reserve your spot!

    Cost of workshop: $90 without hammock rental (per pair)/$100 with hammock rental (per pair)

  • 8/16, Tuesday, 10am – 11am
    8/17, Wednesday, 5pm – 6pm
    8/24, Wednesday, 5pm – 6pm
    8/28, Sunday, 10:45am – 11:45am

    For new students who have never taken pole and students just beginning their pole journey. This class is for you! Students will learn the basics of pole, proper technique and queuing, and safety practices for spins and transitions on the pole. You will leave this class feeling confident and with a solid foundation built for success. 

    Class limited to 5 students.

    Please email us at info@flyingbuddhastudio.com if our workshop days/times are not possible with your schedule or if you’d prefer a private one-on-one or private group setting, we can make arrangements for you.

    Cost: $55 per workshop

  • 8/17, Wednesday, 6pm – 7pm
    8/31, Wednesday, 5pm – 6pm

    In this workshop you will learn Sexy fun movements starting from the beginning. Spins, transitions, and floor work! Time to get back to basics and put those heels on!

    Class size limit is 5 students. Prerequisite: Pole Foundations.

    Cost of workshop: $55

  • Saturday, 2:30pm-4pm

    You have your very own aerial hammock kit. Yay you! Now what? This workshop is for students using their hammock kit in the studio or who have decided to take their aerial practice home with them! We will break down how to use the aerial equipment (i.e. hammock, daisy chain, carabiner) properly and safely, teach you how to tie 3 different aerial yoga knots (and how to pick which knot makes the most sense for you!), and teach you how to care for your equipment.
    This workshop is offered in studio and via Zoom. Please be sure to sign up for the correct format!
    Cost of workshop: $60
  • Saturdays, 10am- 11am
    8/20, 8/27, skip 9/3, 9/10, 9/17

    This 6 week workshop series (8/6 – 9/17) will help you to become comfortable in your Leg hangs, Brass Monkey, and Shoulder Mounting. After basic skills are solidified, we will explore different entries and exits into and out of these positions, so that you can feel comfortable linking longer combinations together, by adding these integral skills to your pole movement vocabulary.

    Must feel comfortable inverting, and have a desire to progress to the next steps.

    Limited to 5 students. Students are welcome to attend individual dates or participate in the entire series.

    Cost of workshop: $55 drop in

  • Mon-Fri, 1:15pm- 4:30pm

    Flying Buddha Kids Camp will teach kids to play and move mindfully through a variety of activities: aerial yoga, aerial arts (including lyra, aerial dance), acrobatics, gymnastics, circus arts (i.e. juggling), breathwork/meditation, and time outside incorporating mindfulness with art and other activities (i.e. tie dye, chalk mandalas).

    Ages 5 – 11 and older. Camp is limited to 15 students. Sign up early to reserve your spot!

    SCHEDULE

    Monday:
    1:15-1:30pm Arrival/Bathroom Break/Set up for class
    1:30-2:30pm Aerial Hammock Class
    2:30-2:45pm Clean-up/Bathroom Break
    2:45-3:45pm Flying Buddha Camp Shirt Tie Dye
    3:45-4:00pm Clean up/Bathroom Break/Snack
    4:00-4:30pm Juggling with Mufasa

    Tuesday:
    1:15-1:30pm Arrival/Bathroom Break/Set up for class
    1:30-2:30pm Aerial Hammock Class
    2:30-2:45pm Clean up/Bathroom Break
    2:45-3:45pm Aerial Obstacle Course
    3:45-4:00pm Clean up/Bathroom Break/Snack
    4:00-4:30pm Mindfulness Cooldown/Sensory Activity

    Wednesday:
    1:15-1:30pm Arrival/ Bathroom Break/Set up for class
    1:30-2:30pm Aerial Yoga Class
    2:30-2:45pm Clean Up/Bathroom Break
    2:45-3:45pm Lyra Class
    3:45-4:00pm Clean Up/Bathroom break/Snack
    4:00-4:30pm Mindfulness Cooldown/Sensory Activity

    Thursday:
    1:15-1:30pm Arrival/Bathroom Break/Set up for class
    1:30-2:30pm Aerial Hammock Class
    2:30-2:45pm Clean up/Bathroom Break
    2:45-3:45pm Acro Yoga/Yoga Class
    3:45-4:00pm Clean up/Bathroom break/Snack
    4:00- 4:30pm Starlight Meditation/Aerial Thai Massage

    Friday:
    1:15-1:30pm Arrival/ Bathroom Break/Setup
    1:30-2:30pm Aerial Hammock Class Jenga Style
    2:30-2:45pm Bathroom Break/Snack
    2:45-3:45pm Aerial Dance
    3:45-4:00pm Bathroom Break/Set up
    4:00- 4:30pm Aerial Performance w/Camp T-Shirts

    Cost of workshop: $450 for the week (includes Flying Buddha t-shirt, healthy snacks, and a take home meditation)

    Upon registering please email us your kids shirts size by 8/10/22 so we can order the appropriate amount of t-shirts for our tie dying activity.

  • Wednesdays, 6-7pm
    8/24, 8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28

    Just starting your pole journey? Learn spins and transitions while growing together with the same group of students. Every class you will learn something new and build on your skills from the week before. You will learn a multitude of spins and transitions throughout the 6 weeks. For your last class students will warm up together; everyone will have the chance to pick their own song and then perform a mini-dance routine. In addition you will have gained the strength, confidence, and skills to level up to your next pole series!

    Prerequisite: Pole Foundations. This class series is limited to 5 students.

    Cost of workshop: $300 for the series

  • 8/27, Saturday, 2:30pm – 3:45pm

    If you are brand new to aerial yoga this workshop is the start of your journey! We will introduce you to using the aerial hammock as a yoga prop. Students will learn the basics of aerial yoga; including terminology, wrist wraps, hammock placement, inversions, and safety practices. We will also help you understand the difference between the various aerial yoga class offerings. Leaving you feeling confident and ready for classes on our weekly schedule.

    Please email us at info@flyingbuddhastudio.com if our workshop days/times are not possible with your schedule or if you’d prefer a private one-on-one or private group setting, we can make arrangements for you.

    This workshop is the prerequisite to taking any aerial yoga class listed on our weekly schedule. Class is limited to 12 students. Sign up early to reserve your spot!

    Cost of workshop: $45 without hammock rental, $55 with hammock rental

    *Please note that we require a hammock rental to cover the costs of properly sanitizing our hammocks after each use. There is also the option to purchase your own hammock (payment plans are available). If you are bringing your own hammock that was not purchased at our studio please let your instructor know so they can evaluate the equipment for safety. Only climbing grade equipment may be used in our studio.

  • Tuesdays, 11am-12pm
    9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11

    Just starting your pole journey? Learn spins and transitions while growing together with the same group of students. Every class you will learn something new and build on your skills from the week before.

    You will learn a multitude of spins and transitions throughout the 6 weeks. For your last class students will warm up together; everyone will have the chance to pick their own song and then  perform a mini-dance routine. In addition you will have gained the strength, confidence, and skills to level up to your next pole series! 

    Prerequisite: Pole Foundations. This class series is limited to 5 students.

    Cost of workshop: $300 for the series

  • Thursdays, 7:30-8:30pm
    (9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29)

    Ever wanted to feel sultry and sexy in the air? Then come to our hoop in heels class. You will develop a combination of floor work, hair flips, and heel claps all while in the aerial hoop. Find your inner hoop goddess with us.

    Cost of workshop: $200 for the series

  • 9/10, Saturday, 2:30pm – 3:45pm
    9/24, Saturday, 2:30pm – 3:45pm

    If you are brand new to aerial yoga this workshop is the start of your journey! We will introduce you to using the aerial hammock as a yoga prop. Students will learn the basics of aerial yoga; including terminology, wrist wraps, hammock placement, inversions, and safety practices. We will also help you understand the difference between the various aerial yoga class offerings. Leaving you feeling confident and ready for classes on our weekly schedule.

    Please email us at info@flyingbuddhastudio.com if our workshop days/times are not possible with your schedule or if you’d prefer a private one-on-one or private group setting, we can make arrangements for you.

    This workshop is the prerequisite to taking any aerial yoga class listed on our weekly schedule. Class is limited to 12 students. Sign up early to reserve your spot!

    Cost of workshop: $45 without hammock rental, $55 with hammock rental

    *Please note that we require a hammock rental to cover the costs of properly sanitizing our hammocks after each use. There is also the option to purchase your own hammock (payment plans are available). If you are bringing your own hammock that was not purchased at our studio please let your instructor know so they can evaluate the equipment for safety. Only climbing grade equipment may be used in our studio.

  • Saturday, 4pm – 5pm

    In this workshop you will learn a series of beginner hula hoop tricks/poses. No you do not need to know how to hula hoop with your waist to join, there is so much more than just using your waist! Join Teresa as she shares the fun basics of hula hooping! You’ll be hooked! Hula hoops provided.

    About your teacher: Teresa is a certified Level 1 and 2 Aerial Yoga Teacher. She has been hooping for 10 years and fire hooping for 5 years. She loves hooping because it has helped her come out of her comfort zone and dance more! It’s also a really fun way to exercise as opposed to going to a traditional gym. Teresa also loves hooping because you have access to an entire flow community around the world with opportunities to connect, make new friends, and learn from each other.

    Cost of workshop: $35

  • Saturdays, 9:30am – 10:30am
    9/10, 9/17, 10/1

    In this 3 week series students will learn how to coordinate a variety of movements with the bungee and link the movements together to create a sequence.

    Bungee is a high intensity, low impact workout on your joints that is a ton of fun! This apparatus requires a pack of bungee cords and a harness worn around the hips and waist to support a person while they move their body into various shapes and practice creative movements from leaping, bouncing, to lunges, push-ups, squats, handstands, jumps, etc. This cardiovascular workout will build coordination, strength, endurance and while toning your body!

    Please note that this class consists of a 20 minute set up, a 30 minute class, and a 10 min cool down.

    Cost of workshop: $150 for the series or $55 per drop in

  • Sunday, 3:45pm – 5pm

    1 hour and 15 mins of fun, sexy fitness! Learn the fundamentals of High Heels Dance and sensual beginner friendly choreo to show off later. We will learn how to properly walk and dance in heels, basic dance techniques, and identify what shapes and moves look good on your body.

    Knee pads and heels with ankle support are highly recommended. High heels are not mandatory and the height of your heel is totally up to you. Wear something comfortable and sexy to help you get into character.

    Class is limited to 5 students.

    Cost of workshop: $45

  • 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16
    Sundays, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

    Nourish your mind, body, and soul with Tillie Mirsky. This workshop will teach you the fundamental principles of nutrition and wellness (sleep, stress, diet, lifestyle, behaviors, activity, etc). Focusing on enhancing your awareness of your body and its needs, developing healthy habits, and providing you with structured guidance towards accomplishing your physical and mental goals in a sustainable way.

     What this 6-week program will offer:

    • Personalized wellness plan that will help you reach your goals
    • Methods for developing sustainable behavioral changes
    • 6 nutrition lectures
    • Community for supporting one another
    • Accountability
    • Increased body positivity

     

    About Tillie: Tillie’s journey with nutrition began at an early age since she was raised on a homestead and taught how to grow food and use it as medicine. Her passion for health and nutrition led her to pursue an undergraduate degree in public health science from UMD and then a Master’s in clinical nutrition and integrative health from MUIH.  Tillie is currently practicing medical nutrition under a license with Rebecca Snow’s mentorship program. She will obtain her Licensed Dietician Nutritionist (LDN) in January 2023.

    Tillie practices functional nutrition with interventions centered around holistic healing. Her specialty is the psychology of eating behaviors and helping individuals cultivate mindfulness to develop sustainable habitual changes.

    Cost of workshop: $300 for the series

    If you are interested in a private consultation with Tillie please email tillie@nourishwithtillie.com to set up an appointment.

    • An initial consultation is an intake appointment to gain a comprehensive understanding of current health status, health history, lifestyle habits, health concerns, and goals to best determine one’s needs. This consultation is 1.5 hours ($175). 
    • Follow up consultations provide the individualized care based off of the initial consultation and are 1 hour ($125).
  • 9/12, 9/19, 9/26
    Mondays, 12pm – 1pm

    In this 3-week workshop series you will get a little taste of what it’s like to be a part of the Tricks & Transitions 6-week series. Prerequisites are climbing and a solid inversion. Together we will have FUN!! We will build off of each skill you learn, review the previous week, and learn a new skill every class. In addition, we will work on polishing tricks, poses, and transitions so we flow in and out of them smoothly. Since the same group of students will be in the class every week you are able to achieve a semi-private feel and you will have the opportunity to connect with your community, supporting each other throughout this 3 week process.

    Class is limited to 5 students.

    Cost of workshop: $165

  • Mondays, 6:15 – 7:15pm
    9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17

    This series is designed to help you improve strength and endurance for pole. After warming up we will spend 25 minutes doing conditioning drills that will build pole strength and burn calories. We will spend 25 minutes working on foundational pole moves and spins including inverts and climbs, and we will close with an extended cool down that incorporates deep stretching. All levels welcome. 

    Prerequisite: Pole Foundations.

    Cost of workshop: $300 for the series.

  • Saturdays, 2:30pm-3:30pm

    Aerial yoga is the ideal outlet for kids. Students gain strength, flexibility, and confidence while having the best time. Our classes are filled with creativity and laughter. It’s the perfect environment to find better body awareness and an encouraging community to become your best self. Parent or caregiver needs to come into the studio for the first class.
    This class is limited to 10 students. Please sign up early to reserve your spot.
    This workshop is a prerequisite to kids aerial dance.
    Cost of workshop: $40 without hammock rental, $50 with hammock rental

CONTACT

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Phone: 240.597.0020

Address:

814 West Diamond Avenue, 
Suite 100
Gaithersburg, MD 20878