COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

At this time we offer online classes and have fully opened the studio for classes and special workshops. We will continue to update our schedule as needed; adjusting our classes and workshops to best meet the needs of our movement community.

Classes and workshops are limited to groups up to 9 students for mat, aerial, and rope wall; and limited to 4 students for pole fitness. These smaller format classes allow for social distancing and provide the opportunity for our teachers to give individualized attention to students; tailoring the practice to your needs.

In-studio you can also create your own customized class. We will coordinate a time, day, participants, class type, and teacher with you (contact us to set up an appointment).

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.

Please note that we follow the Montgomery County mandate on mask requirement; you must register online, no walk-ins please; hammock kits and rentals are available. Please read our updated policies and procedures before coming to the studio for additional details on precautions we are taking and updates to our studio policies due to COVID. Thank you for your continued support!

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

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

Rope

Wall

Build strength, create length and space in your body – the Great Yoga Wall supports your body, allowing you to experience traditional yoga poses in a whole new way!

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 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.

Use the hammock 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!

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.

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

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 on MindBody. Are you new to aerial? Your first step is to attend one of our aerial yoga/aerial arts fundamentals workshops.

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

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/mat

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

Aerial/pole/rope wall

  • $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)

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

$200/month

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

*Membership requires 30-day written notice to cancel.


PRIVATE

1 Person

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

Group up to 5 people

  • $200/class (aerial/pole)
  • $160/class (mat)

Groups over 5 people

  • $200/class + $40/person (aerial/pole)
  • $160/class + $30/person (mat)

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 aerial, mat, and pole 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 memberships, workshops, or private events. 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! 

  • 2/27 – Saturday, 1:30pm-2:45pm

    3/6 – Saturday, 2pm – 3:15pm

    3/15 – Monday, 7:30pm – 8:45pm

    3/29 – Monday, 7:30pm – 8:45pm

    4/10 – Saturday, 2:00pm – 3:15pm

    4/16 – Friday, 4:30pm – 5:45pm

    If you are brand new to aerial yoga this workshop is the start of your journey! We will introduce you to some of the basics including terminology, learning to breathe with your yoga postures, wrist wraps, hammock placement to support good alignment, inversions, and safety practices. You will leave 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 list on our weekly schedule. Class is limited to 9 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, 12:00pm- 1:15pm

    In this workshop, we will focus on climbing with proper form, muscle engagement, and conditioning exercises that will have you off the ground in no time. This workshop is ideal for those who have never climbed before, or who have limited experience doing so. Shorts required, as we need our skin to stick to the pole.
    This is an in-studio (limited to 4 students, sign up early to reserve your spot!) and online workshop. Please be sure to sign up for the correct format.

    Cost of workshop: $45

  • Sunday, 10:00am- 11:45am

    Join Dr. Sarah Caffey, a physical therapist and yoga teacher as she teams up with Flying Buddha to bring you, “Exploring Yoga Cues and the Anatomy Behind Them.” In this workshop Sarah focuses on the cue “tuck your tailbone.” Many times cues are taught within a class without much explanation of why we are engaging or moving that way within a pose. This online workshop will delve into the anatomy behind these go-to cues, what they actually mean, what compensations they are trying to prevent, and finish up with a movement flow integrating these new innerstandings. You can expect to learn about your body in new ways and how to apply this information to your yoga practice and daily life. 

    Sarah is a practicing Physical Therapist at Acro PT, a clinic that specializes in treating patients of aerial arts, as well as, a Co-Owner of Back In Action, Ergonomics and Wellness offering online desk set-up assessments to clients. Sarah graduated from the University of Maryland, School of Medicine with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2014. Sarah is a native to Maryland and grew up playing lots of sports including soccer, lacrosse, basketball, and rugby. When Sarah began her career as a Physical Therapist, her time with playing sports shifted more towards a practice in yoga for her own self-care. It quickly became clear to Sarah the connections between the postural tips of neutral spine she was teaching her patients and the alignment cues in yoga. Sarah is excited to share her unique insight within her workshops, empowering those around her with the knowledge to heal themselves.

     This is an online workshop via Zoom. If you are unable to attend the day of, we will offer this class as a recording available for 3 months to view at your leisure.

    Cost of workshop: $50

  • Thursdays, 7:45pm – 8:45pm 

    Always wanted to dance in those iconic stripper heels, but don’t know where to start? In this 4 week series, you will learn the basic essentials, such as proper weight distribution, balance techniques, and how to properly utilize the components of your heels. This class is pole specific, so please bring proper shoes (such as Pleaser brand). No street heels, please! 7” heels are ideal.

    We offer this workshop in-studio (limited to 4 students) and via Zoom. Please be sure to sign up for the correct format. 

    Cost: $120 for the 4-week series

  • Saturday,  4pm-5:30pm 

    Are you getting a little tired of your home practice during the pandemic? Are you looking for ways to move and connect with the members of your household? Would you like to have laugh out loud fun while building strength, coordination and connection with the people you love most?! Well then join us for Acrovinyasa, family addition! Grab your significant other, your kids or your bestie (whoever is in your immediate household or circle!) to partner (or trio) up for some acro yoga fun! We will start with a vinyasa warm up to get the body moving and to prepare ourselves for taking flight. Next we’ll break down bone stacking and alignment basics which will help us find success in acro, but also benefit your personal vinyasa practice! For those who come in pairs, you’ll be using a crash pad (for those tuning in from home, we’ll suggest some padding on the ground and room to move), for those who come in trios, you’ll also learn how to safely spot and assist each other in this dynamic practice.

    No experience needed. We are offering this workshop in-studio (limited to 9 students) and online. Please be sure to sign up for the correct format! 

    Cost: $50 for two people, $60 for three people

  • Sunday,  3pm-5pm 

    In this workshop you will receive a Flying Buddha massage ball and learn a series of self massage techniques for your body. We will use massage and deep supported stretches utilizing the Yoga Rope Wall. This is a total self care class! 

    This class is in-studio and limited to 5 students.

    Cost: $50

  • Saturday, 4:00pm- 5:15pm

    In this workshop students will learn:

    • The seven main chakras and what they represent
    • How to ignite and unblock chakras through movement and meditation
    • Complimentary crystals and their healing properties
    • What Reiki (energy healing) is

    When combining the ancient healing treatment of Reiki with the healing nature of crystals it can enhance, speed up and strengthen both therapeutic techniques with remarkable results.  It is a widely-held belief that crystals vibrate at the same pitch as the human body and as a result can enhance healing and combat the pitch (resonance) caused by illness. You can use crystals to balance physical, emotional and spiritual energy, channel the vital life force and remove negativity.

    This is an in-studio limited to 9 people. Sign up early to hold your spot! We are also offering this workshop online via Zoom. Please be sure to sign up for the correct format.

    Cost of workshop: $45

  • Saturday, 12:00pm- 1:15pm

    Build your confidence and strength in this workshop designed specifically for bigger bodies and their unique needs. This is a safe space where you will learn to harness your natural strength and abilities, and where you will come to realize that the body you are in is one that can do amazing things – no matter the shape or size. All levels welcome, no experience required. Pants are OK, but wear shorts underneath for poses that require skin if you feel comfortable doing so.
    This is an in-studio workshop and limited to 4 students. Sign up early to reserve your spot!

    Cost of workshop: $45

  • Saturday, 2:00pm- 3:30pm

    Float away with a unique and relaxing sound healing experience… in an aerial hammock!

    In this 90 minute workshop, you will have the freedom to float and sway to the womb-like environment of the supportive, aerial yoga hammock. You’ll learn a few restorative aerial yoga poses, so that you can explore the most relaxing shapes for you during the workshop. Poses can be grounded or flying. After taking shape with the support of the aerial hammock, you’ll enjoy deep vibrational, highly tuned sounds from perfect-pitch crystal quartz singing bowls and chimes. These powerful vibrations can balance dissonant frequencies in the body, bringing them to harmony and creating feelings of relaxation and connection. Each bowl and tone represents a different energy system or chakra, for deeply healing effects. Bring your intentions and be prepared to float away into bliss. You’ll leave feeling refreshed and relaxed in a very unique way. 

    This is an in-studio workshop and limited to 9 students. Sign up early to reserve your spot!

    Cost of workshop: $40

  • Sunday,  3pm-4pm 

    This workshop is for our aerial students aged 6 to 12 years old. We will introduce (or remind) students how to properly and safely use the aerial hammock to get their practice going! We will go over basic wraps, hangs and shapes, preparing them for other classes on the schedule.

    This class is limited to 9 students.

    Cost: $40

  • Friday, 5:00pm- 9:00pm; Saturday, 12:30pm-8:30pm (w/90 min break); Sunday, 9:30am-5:30pm (w/60 min break)

    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).

    This is an in-studio workshop. Space is limited to 9 people, please sign up in advance to save your space.

    Cost of training: $850 ($250 deposit secures your spot) *Non refundable. Transferrable to another date, training, or person.

     

  • Saturday, 3:30pm- 5pm

    Grab a friend, family member, or partner for this workshop where you can safely learn how to do a few Thai massage techniques that will be healing for both the person receiving as well as the person giving. 
     
    You will learn about the ‘sen’ which are the energy lines that map out the body and how the energy lines guide our Thai massage movements. Also, learn about the power of intention and the importance of directing our thoughts and energy when we place our hands on another person. This intentional touch fosters deeper connection and healing and also empowers participants to learn how to use their hands as an extension of their heart. 
     
    You will each take turns practicing the different Thai massage techniques on each other. At the conclusion of class there will be a brief discussion of each person’s experience through the workshop. Optional hemp oil tinctures will be available for purchase to compliment  the workshop.

    This workshop is offered online and in-studio. Please be sure to sign up for the correct format.

    Cost of workshop: $60 for 2 students

  • 3/27 – Saturday, 1:30pm-2:45pm

    Please see the “I’m new to aerial arts. Where do I start?” FAQs before signing up for this workshop.

    If you are brand new to aerial arts this workshop is the start of your journey! We will introduce you to some of the basics to help you develop proper technique for safe acrobatic movements including wrist wraps, ankle wraps, inversions, and climbs – preparing you for the other aerial arts classes on the 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 is the prerequisite for Intro to Flips & Tricks, Aerial Transitions, and Aerial Tricks along with approval from the teacher. Class is limited to 9 students. Sign up early to reserve your spot!

    Cost of workshop: $45

  • Sunday, 3:00pm- 4:15pm

    Do you have a special someone that you want to share aerial with? Are they hesitant about doing the intro workshop alone? Then this is the event for you! This workshop will give you the opportunity to share your aerial practice with your loved one and learn how to do different partner aerial poses.

    Cost of workshop: $45

  • Monday, 1:30pm- 2:30pm

    Aerial yoga is the ideal outlet for kids and parents. 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 encouraging community to become your best self.

    For ages 6+, no previous experience is necessary!

    This class is limited to 9 students. Please sign up for class in advance to hold your spot.

    Cost of workshop: $30

  • Friday, 5:00pm- 9:00pm; Saturday, 12:30pm-8:30pm (w/90 min break); Sunday, 9:30am-5:30pm (w/60 min break)

    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 (for an additional $125).

    This course is open to all levels of Aerial Students! No prior experience needed.

    This is an in-studio workshop. Space is limited to 9 people, please sign up in advance to save your space.

    Cost of training: $850 ($250 deposit secures your spot) *Non refundable. Transferrable to another date, training, or person.

    Early bird discount: save $100 if you sign up and pay in full by February 23rd and save $50 if you sign up and pay in full by March 23rd.

  • Friday, 5:00pm- 9:00pm; Saturday, 12:30pm-8:30pm (w/90 min break); Sunday, 9:30am-5:30pm (w/60 min break)

    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).

    This is an in-studio workshop. Space is limited to 9 people, please sign up in advance to save your space.

    Cost of training: $850 ($250 deposit secures your spot) *Non refundable. Transferrable to another date, training, or person.

    Early bird discount: save $100 if you sign up and pay in full by January 19th and save $50 if you sign up and pay in full by February 19th.

  • Friday, 5:00pm- 9:00pm; Saturday, 12:30pm-8:30pm (w/90 min break); Sunday, 9:30am-5:30pm (w/60 min break)

    Aerial Yoga is one of the fastest growing forms of yoga practice! Take Flight and join Jessie Hill and Traci Tufano for Flow & Fly’s Aerial Yoga Teacher Training! In this course, 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 2 contains an additional 80 postures and transitions.

    Each Flow & Fly Teaching Manual is a full-color, spiral bound resource that you will be able to use long after the training is over (for an additional $125.00). 

    This is an in-studio workshop. Space is limited to 9 people, please sign up in advance to save your space.

    Cost of training: $850 ($250 deposit secures your spot)  *Non refundable. Transferrable to another date, training, or person.

    Early bird discount: save $100 if you sign up and pay in full by August 1st and save $50 if you sign up and pay in full by September 1st.

CONTACT

Questions? Comments? Answers?

We’ll take them all!

Please email us and a member of the Flying Buddha team will be in touch soon. We look forward to hearing from you.

Email: info@flyingbuddhastudio.com
Phone: 240.597.0020

Address:

814 West Diamond Avenue
Suite 100
Gaithersburg, MD 20878