An Elevated Experience

Sometimes you need a different perspective to open up a new world of possibility. Our Aerial Yoga 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

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

Aerial Yoga

for Kids

It’s never too early to become a yogi! Our kids classes offer an exciting blend of mindfulness and playfulness that helps young minds discover their best selves.

Mat

Yoga

By grounding the body you’ll lift your body and refresh your mind! Our wide variety of mat classes offer styles appropriate for beginner through advanced students.

Pole

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

Securely suspended in a hammock that lets you control how deep and far you want to go while gliding, you’ll merge asanas and aerial arts 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 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.

Grounded Aerial – Earth

Beginner
Stretch therapy. This class is a fusion of mat and aerial yoga. See how the aerial hammock can be the ultimate prop in your yoga practice. One foot will remain on the ground at all times. There will be no inversions in this class. This class is at a slower pace which allows you to focus on alignment and breath. Leave feeling balanced and strong.

Flying Meditation – Earth/Ether

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Stretch therapy and reset. This unique class combines both mat yoga and hammocks of aerial yoga to prepare yourself for the week ahead. Start with 40 minutes of gentle mat yoga to open up the body then transitioning to the hammock (1 foot off the ground) for a 20 minute savasana/meditation to rest and reset the body.

Aerial Restorative – Ether

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Stretch and Reset. Take a pause from your busy life and enjoy stillness. This class takes meditation along with passive restorative poses and merges them in aerial stillness. You will leave feeling balanced, centered, and refreshed.

Aerial Recovery – Earth/Fire

Beginner, Intermediate
Aerial for Recovery is focused on aiding persons facing stressors, addictions, and mental health issues who are looking to de-stress, relax, find peace within, and surrender to just being. It is an exciting start to a wonderful journey during which you and anyone you know can experience aerial yoga while learning to embrace the beauty within through our aerial silk hammocks. Let an elevated form of yoga help you feel your Recovery and help you recover!

Aerial Pilates – Earth/Fire

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Build your core strength, improve your posture, increase your stability and balance, along with flexibility. Aerial Pilates uses the hammock at a low setting to create isometric movements and engage differently than you do in a Core class.  This class is perfect for anyone who doesn’t like to invert and is welcome to all levels of experience!

Aerial Gentle – Earth

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Stretch Therapy. This class can be enjoyed by both the leisurely yogi and the super athlete. Our most gentle format incorporates longer, slow stretching, pranayama (breathing techniques), and self-massage with hammocks, blocks and balls. Unwind, unravel and empower the body gently.

Aerial Flow – Water

Beginner, Intermediate
A flow class, this class links movement with pranayama (breath), and moves as a steady pace. Be prepared to learn yoga poses incorporating the hammocks and transitions connecting one pose to the next. No inversion experience needed!

Aerial Flips and Tricks – Air

Advanced, Intermediate
Learn the finer details of aerial technique. Get ready to go on an adventure with flips, tricks, drops, and transitions all as you build your strength, stability, flexibility, and balance.

Aerial Core/Flow – Fire/Water

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Build heat and strength through repetition of flow sequences. This class will warm you up then cool you down at the end. You will feel a lot was accomplished in a short amount of time, and you are ready to move on with your day.

Aerial Core – Fire

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Strength and Conditioning. Build your core strength, increase your stability and balance, along with flexibility. This aerial strength and conditioning class, includes repetitions, athletic sequencing, transitions, and tricks. OK if you are active and comfortable with planks.

Aerial Yoga 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!

Aerial Kids Flips and Tricks (ages 11+) – Air

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Learn the finer details of aerial technique. Get ready to go on an adventure with flips, tricks, drops, and transition all as you build your strength, stability, flexibility, and balance.

Aerial Kids (ages 6-10) – Water

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
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 be there for first class (can observe).

Aerial Kids (ages 11+) – Water

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
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.

By grounding the body you’ll lift your body and refresh your mind! Our wide variety of mat classes offer styles appropriate for beginner through advanced students.

Slow Flow Spanish – Earth/Water

Beginner, Intermediate
Spanish spoken class. Flexibility, Balance, and Strength. This Hatha flow class links movement with pranayama (breath) and moves at a slower pace. The poses range from gentle to challenging; each pose is done with a stable, grounded energy with a focus on safe alignment. Repetition of movement helps the student become more in tune with the internal rhythms of their body.

Slow Flow – Earth/Water

Beginner, Intermediate
Flexibility, Balance, and Strength. This Hatha flow class links movement with pranayama (breath) and moves at a slower pace. The poses range from gentle to challenging; each pose is done with a stable, grounded energy with a focus on safe alignment. Repetition of movement helps the student become more in tune with the internal rhythms of their body.

Hatha – Earth

Beginner, Intermediate
This Hatha class helps to bring balance and relaxation to the whole body through slow stretching, pranayama (breathing techniques), and alignment. We take the body through a full-range of motion. You can expect an emphasis on simplicity, ease of movement, and repetition to promote alignment, balance, strength, and flexibility. Steady the body to steady the mind.

Gentle Yoga – Earth

Beginner
Stretch Therapy. This class is a self-care class, it can be enjoyed by both the leisurely yogi and the super athlete. Our most gentle format incorporates long, slow stretching, pranayama (breathing techniques), and self-massage with blocks and balls. Unwind and unravel the body gently.

Flying Meditation – Earth/Ether

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Stretch therapy and reset. This unique class combines both mat yoga and hammocks of aerial yoga to prepare yourself for the week ahead. Start with 40 minutes of gentle mat yoga to open up the body then transitioning to the hammock (1 foot off the ground) for a 20 minute savasana/meditation to rest and reset the body.

Flow Beginner – Earth

Beginner
Flexibility, Balance, and Strength. This energetic class lays the foundation for the Vinyasa  format that links movement with pranayama (breath), and flows at a steady pace. Be prepared to learn a sequence of yoga poses that change from one pose to the next as if a dance.

Flow and Yin – Earth/Water

Beginner, Intermediate
Flexibility, Balance, and Strength/Stretch Therapy. The first portion of your class combines breath and movement to prepare the body for a passive Yin style ending to your class that holds poses for several minutes at a time.

Flow – Water

Beginner, Intermediate
Flexibility, Balance, and Strength. This energetic class is taught in a Vinyasa format that links movement with pranayama (breath), and flows at a steady pace. Be prepared to learn a sequence of yoga poses that change from one pose to the next as if a dance.

Core Flow – Fire/Water

Advanced, Intermediate
Strength, Balance, and Flexibility. A Vinyasa class with transitions, pauses, and holds to build strength and endurance in your body and mind. Be prepared to feel the burn!

Chair Yoga – Earth

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Flexibility, Balance, and Strength. Restore your body without straining joints and muscles. This class uses chairs and props to accommodate all levels of mobility. You can be standing or seated. Each yoga pose incorporates pranayama (breath) helping to reduce the effects of aging.  Short meditations are included to help improve concentration and sharpen memory.

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

Pole Fitness – Fire/Water

Beginner
Strength and Flexibility. Learn basic spins, combo spins, dance moves, and tricks with focus on perfecting your skills and technique.  You will learn how to concentrate on engaging specific muscles in your upper body and core, all while finding your inner confidence. Tricks and transitions will be incorporated into each class, so you can add extra flare to your spins.

CLASS SCHEDULE

See our full schedule lineup on MindBody.

PRIVATE CLASSES

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

Please contact us if you would like to inquire about 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

PRICING

Community Gratitude Special – 1 free class Limited Time Only

To show how thankful we are for our yoga family we are offering one free class to all students from now until 12/31. To claim your free class sign up for a class online and select “Community Gratitude Special” when asked to check out.

New Student Special – 2 weeks unlimited for $49

PACKAGES

Aerial/pole

 

 

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

Mat

 

 

  • $20 – 1 class
  • $76 – 4 classes ($4 savings)
  • $144 – 8 classes ($16 savings)
  • $340 – 20 classes ($60 savings)

MEMBERSHIP

$100/month

limited time only

  • 12-month contract/autopay*
  • Unlimited mat and aerial classes
  • 10% off private sessions
  • 10% discount on workshops
  • 5 free guest passes per year

*Membership requires 30-day written notice to cancel.


PRIVATE

1 Person

  • $125/class (aerial/pole)
  • $95/class (mat)

Group up to 5 people

  • $175/class (aerial/pole)
  • $150/class (mat)

Groups over 5 people

  • $175/class + $35/person (aerial/pole)
  • $150/class + $25/person (mat)

20 person maximum capacity for aerial, 14 person maximum capacity for mat, and 10 person maximum capacity for pole

10% discount*

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

*Not offered online. In-studio only.

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! 

  • Saturday, 2-4pm

    Have you wanted to start your own aerial yoga home practice, but don’t know where to start with equipment or poses? We’d like to help you get started! With aerial yoga increasing in popularity, many students want to broaden their aerial yoga practice beyond the studio and take it home with them! In this workshop, we will break down the proper equipment, teach you how to tie 3 different aerial yoga knots (and how to pick which knot makes the most sense for you!), teach you how to care for your equipment, AND teach you a dozen poses to get your home practice started! Space is limited, so please register in advance to save your spot!

    Cost of workshop: $60
    Early bird:  $50 (Deadline 12/7)

  • Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 9:30am-5:30pm, Sunday 9:30am-5:30pm

    Level 2 Aerial Yoga Teacher Training takes it up a notch and contains 80 postures and transitions! The sequence of postures warms up the body to prepare for more challenging core work, building upper body strength and deepening trust in yourself and the hammock! 

    Expect to:
    • To deepen your own aerial yoga practice! Learn challenging new poses, transitions, refreshing your own aerial yoga love.

    • To learn modifications and variations that you can share with students to make this practice accessible to all.

    • Learn how to teach to mixed levels and introduce prep and peak poses.

    • To find your teaching voice; find the confidence needed to make this practice encouraging, fun, and safe.

    • To gain a deeper understanding of aerial yoga in the body as we explore anatomy, physiology, mudras, and chakras. 

    Our Level 1 Flow and Fly Aerial Yoga Teacher Training is the prerequisite for this training. 

    Cost of Training: $850 ($250 deposit secures your spot)

    Early Bird – sign up 1 month before training, $800.00 (Deadline 12/17/19)

    *Manual is purchased separately: $125

  • Friday, 5-8pm; Saturday, 2 to 9pm; Sunday, 11:30am to 6:30pm (includes breaks for lunch/dinner)

    Expand and deepen your teaching knowledge, career & personal practice with this comprehensive wall training. Often described as the mother of all props, the Yoga Wall is an incredible tool with multiple applications. During this intensive training you will learn how to use the Yoga Wall in a variety of yoga styles and practices. Whether it is a beginners yoga class, a one on one private session or a specialized workshop the Yoga Wall will absolutely enhance your effectiveness as a teacher, broaden your client base and deepen your personal practice.

    Course Description
    Yoga Wall Fundamentals Level I- 15hrs.

    • The origin and history of the Yoga Wall and its unique uses and applications.
    • Review of the Yoga Wall equipment, usage, safety.
    • Asana-Traditional standing poses, basic folds, twists, bends and inversions.
    • Basic anatomy and biomechanics as it relates to Asana detailing proper alignment.
    • How to provide proper adjustments with the equipment and on your students.
    • Teaching demonstrations and individual practice learning how to design and teach a basic Yoga Wall class.

    Instructor: Jason Cull, B.A., C-IAYT, ERYT YACEP (www.socalyogawalls.com)

    ~Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits available as well as a certificate will be provided for both levels~
    ~Manuals for each level are included with over 200 images~

    Cost of Training: $620

    *Early Bird discount when you purchase both Rope Wall trainings (Yoga Wall Fundamentals and Yoga Wall Therapeutics) 1 month before the start of Level 1 training (Deadline 12/31/19): $1150.00 

  • Saturday, 4:30- 6:30pm

    Flow & Fly’s Jessie Hill and Traci Tufano invite you to join them as they treat you to Restorative Aerial Yoga with Hot Stones. Restorative Aerial uses the hammock as the main prop to assist the body in each pose. The hammocks are suspended less than 10 inches off the ground and are used to promote a full range of movement. The slow, quiet nature of the practice allows you to relax more deeply than you might in an aerial flow. This type of relaxation can foster better sleep, ward off depression and improve your mental health. While in each pose, Jessie and Traci will add hot stones along students’ energy lines and offer Thai yoga massage assists to encourage an even deeper relaxation and overall yumminess to the experience!

    Cost of workshop: $60
    For two people:  $100

  • Friday, 5-8pm; Saturday, 2 to 9pm; Sunday, 11:30am to 6:30pm (includes breaks for lunch/dinner)

    Expand and deepen your teaching knowledge, career & personal practice with this comprehensive wall training. Often described as the mother of all props, the Yoga Wall is an incredible tool with multiple applications. During this Intensive training you will learn how to use the Yoga Wall in a variety of yoga styles and practices. Whether it is a beginners yoga class, a one on one private session or a specialized workshop the Yoga Wall will absolutely enhance your effectiveness as a teacher, broaden your client base and deepen your personal practice.

    Course Description
    Yoga Wall Therapeutics Level II -15hrs.

    • Advanced Asana for a more advanced practice, floor work incorporating the Yoga Wall, restorative poses and inversion therapy.
    • Detailed work on the hips incorporating the highly effective use of the Yoga Wall.
    • Theme-based Asana targeting specific body areas and conditions. A strong emphasis will be put on the upper back, neck and shoulders and low back, hips and pelvis.
    • Partner work and quality adjustments learning how to deepen the effects of various asana with your students.
    • Experience and learn a one of a kind specialized sequence specific to relieving and healing back pain and common conditions of the spine.
    • Level II teaching demonstration and individual experience learning how to offer a theme-based class for certain conditions and populations.

    Instructor: Jason Cull, B.A., C-IAYT, ERYT YACEP (www.socalyogawalls.com)

    ~Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits available as well as a certificate will be provided for both levels~
    ~Manuals for each level are included with over 200 images~
    www.socalyogawalls.com

    Cost of Training: $675

  • Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 11:30am – 7:30pm, and Sunday 9:30pm – 5:30pm

    Aerial Yoga is one of the fastest growing forms of yoga practice! Take Flight and join Jessie Hill, Traci Tufano & Flying Buddha Studio for Flow & Fly’s Aerial Yoga Teacher Training!

    In this course, you will become a certified aerial yoga teacher and learn how to safely share this yoga practice with others of all levels. You can expect:

    • To improve your own aerial yoga practice! Learn new poses, transitions, refreshing your own aerial yoga love
    • To learn modifications and variations that you can share with students to make this practice accessible to all
    • To explore the range of this practice! From strength building fire, to restorative decompression of the body (and more!)
    • To find your teaching voice: find the confidence needed to make this practice encouraging, fun and safe
    • To gain a deeper understanding of aerial yoga in the body as we explore anatomy, physiology and the subtle body
    • To have access to Jessie Hill, Traci Tufano and the rest of the Flow & Fly network to support you in your teaching journey
    • To be inspired and to create some magic!

    Level 1 contains 80 beginner/intermediate aerial yoga postures, with a focus on safe transitions between them (after all, it’s FLOW & fly).

    You will leave this class ready to teach! Expect to recoup your investment with the skills you learn in this training, which will prepare you to teach aerial yoga classes, privates, and workshops!

    The Flow & Fly Teaching Manual is a full-color resource that you will be able to use long after the training is over. The Flow & Fly Teaching Manual is only available to students enrolled in the teacher training (for an additional $125.00).

    Cost of Training: $850

    Early Bird –  $750.00 (Deadline 2/24/20)

    Early Bird – $800.00 (Runs 2/24/20 – 3/24/20)

    *Manual is purchased separately: $125

  • Saturday, 2- 4pm

    Flow & Fly’s Jessie Hill and Traci Tufano invite you to join them as they treat you to Restorative Aerial Yoga with Hot Stones. Restorative Aerial uses the hammock as the main prop to assist the body in each pose. The hammocks are suspended less than 10 inches off the ground and are used to promote a full range of movement. The slow, quiet nature of the practice allows you to relax more deeply than you might in an aerial flow. This type of relaxation can foster better sleep, ward off depression and improve your mental health. While in each pose, Jessie and Traci will add hot stones along students’ energy lines and offer Thai yoga massage assists to encourage an even deeper relaxation and overall yumminess to the experience!

    Cost of workshop: $60
    Early bird:  $50 (Deadline: May 2, 2020)

  • Restorative Aerial Yoga focuses the mind inward as it floats the body through a series of gentle poses. Unlike a regular aerial class that places the hammock about hip height, Restorative Aerial places the hammock less than 10 inches off the ground. Each pose will be held for a few minutes to deeply open the entire spine, hips and connective tissues of the body. No flipping involved! 

    This training will provide a framework for sharing this practice with others. In this course, you will become a certified aerial yoga teacher and learn how to safely share this yoga practice with others of all levels. You can expect:

    • To improve your own aerial yoga practice! Learn how to use the hammock as a prop to support the body in yin and restorative postures.

    • To learn modifications and variations that you can share with students to make this practice accessible to all

    • To explore the range of this practice! From more intense yin postures to restorative, relaxing decompression of the body

    • To find your teaching voice: find the confidence needed to make this practice encouraging, fun and safe

    • To have access to Jessie Hill and the rest of the Flow & Fly network to support you in your teaching journey

    • To be inspired and create some magic!

    The Flow & Fly Teaching Manual is a full-color resource that you will be able to use long after the training is over. The Flow & Fly Teaching Manual is only available to students enrolled in the teacher training. 

    This course is open to all levels of aerial students! No prior experience needed.

    Additional Information: 

    Cost of Training: $750 ($250 deposit secures your spot)

    Cost of Manual: $125

    Hours of Training: Saturday 9-6pm, Sunday 9-6pm

FAQs

IMPORTANT INFO

We recommend you sign up online to guarantee your spot. Choose a class here. You’ll be directed to our scheduling system, where you can reserve your class. If you don’t already have an account, you’ll be prompted to create one.
If you’re reading this, the answer is an emphatic no! For our hammocks the suspension system was designed by a certified mechanical engineer and can support over 6,000 pounds. Our pole equipment is also certified and is designed for men and women of all ages, sizes, shapes, and levels.
For proper spacing and safety aerial classes can accommodate up to 20 students, mat classes 14 students, and pole classes 6 students. For a guaranteed spot, please sign up ahead of time!
We offer classes to two age ranges: 6-10 years old and 11 and older. We recommend that a caregiver or parent attend the first class for kids ages 6-10 to observe their child. For kids age 11 and older, no parent or caregiver needs to be present. For kids of any age, no previous experience is necessary!
Free parking is available and abundant in front of and around the studio. We are located at: 814 West Diamond Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, Suite 100 directly next to LabCorp and located in the same building as Bold Concepts, Inc.
Flying Buddha offers classes for every level. Each description recommends an experience level (beginner/intermediate/advanced). If you’re just getting started, any of our gentle or flow classes will be a good fit for a beginner.
If you have a yoga mat, please bring it. We do have a limited number of extra yoga mats available for rent at the studio. There is water is available for purchase in the studio and a water fountain in the building. Otherwise please bring your own water bottle.

Whatever you feel comfortable in! For aerial classes we suggest wearing a form-fitting shirt that covers your underarms and form-fitting pants that cover your knees.

For pole classes, beginners can wear long leggings; 3/4 leggings are also nice so you have a little skin to grip. You can also feel free to wear knee socks, and/or knee pads for floorwork. You should not wear any lotion on your hands and legs. Sweating will release the lotion back to the surface and you will be sliding off the pole.

Be sure you have a safe place for your rings, bracelets, and valuables!

Yes! We think gift cards are perfect for every occasion. You can purchase a gift card from our online store.
We do! We offer annual memberships, with benefits that include unlimited classes, discounted services, and complimentary guest passes.

See our membership pricing here. Or contact us for more info.

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Phone: 240.597.0020

Address:

814 West Diamond Avenue
Suite 100
Gaithersburg, MD 20878