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 and aerial yoga; 6 students for rope wall; and limited to 5 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

Classes

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 below. 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/pole/barre

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

Aerial/pole/rope wall/barre/lyra

  • $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

$250/month

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

$75/month

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

*Membership requires 30-day written notice to cancel.


PRIVATE

1 Person

  • $125/class (aerial/pole/rope wall/barre/lyra)
  • $95/class (mat)

Group up to 5 people

  • $200/class (aerial/pole/rope wall/barre/lyra)
  • $160/class (mat)

Groups over 5 people

  • $200/class + $40/person (aerial/pole/rope wall/barre/lyra)
  • $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! 

  • Registration has passed! Please check back or email us to inquire about the next aerial dance 6-week series.

    Tuesday, 1:15pm-2:30pm

    In this series students will be taught an aerial dance routine over the course of 6 weeks, ending with a performance for family and friends on the weekend of week 6. Students can expect to learn how different aerial moves and tricks link together to create a dance routine, how to dance with the aerial hammock, and how to add in musicality and performance elements to the routine. 

    Prerequisite: Aerial Flips and Tricks experience 

    This class is limited to 9 students in-studio and also offered via Zoom. Please be sure to sign up for the correct format!

    Cost of workshop: $240 for the 6-week series

  • Registration has passed! Please check back or email us to inquire about the next aerial dance 6-week series.

    Wednesday, 4:30pm-5:30pm

    In this series students will be taught an aerial dance routine over the course of 6 weeks, ending with a performance for family and friends on week 6. Students can expect to learn:

    • How different aerial moves and tricks link together to create a dance routine
    • How to dance with the aerial hammock
    • How to add in musicality and performance elements to the routine

    Prerequisite: Prior aerial experience and/or an Aerial Kids Fundamentals workshop (April 4th).

     Class limited to 9 students. Ages 6+.

    Cost of workshop: $240 for the 6-week series

  • 4/16 – Friday, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

    4/26 – Monday, 7:15pm – 8:30pm

    5/29 – 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

  • Saturday, 2:00pm- 3:15pm

    Flip your world upside down and build your Inversions foundation with confidence! Tonya will teach you:

    • 4 ways of getting in and out of handstands 
    • over 10 different shapes to play with
    • strengthen your shoulders, core and hips for a healthier posture 
    • learn contortion and hollow body techniques for handstands and forearm stands

     

    Tonya Letunovskaya is a movement coach, aerial performer, and former gymnast with a Masters degree in physical education. 

    This class is limited to 9 people in-studio and offered via Zoom as well. Please be sure to sign up for the correct format!

    Cost of workshop: $65

  • Sunday, 3:00pm- 4:15pm

    Learn how to create exciting sequences using just simple shapes and transitions. Explore what your body can already do without weeks of training. We will go over progressions and regressions of various moves so that everyone will be able to find something that works specifically for them.

     

    Tonya Letunovskaya is a movement coach, aerial performer, and former gymnast with a Masters degree in physical education. 

    Class limited to 9 students.

    Cost of workshop: $65

  • Tuesdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm

    In this series students will learn the fundamentals of heel clacks and how to incorporate this skill into choreography on and off the pole. Each week we will learn a new type of heel clack, work on stringing them together, and continue to focus on our heel fundamentals: such as proper weight distribution, balance techniques, and how to properly utilize the components of your heels. Proper pole heels are required (such as Pleaser brand). Shorts are recommended!

     This workshop is limited to 5 students. Sign up early to reserve your spot!

    Cost of workshop: $120 for the 4-week series

  • 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 $50 if you sign up and pay in full by March 23rd

  • Saturday, 12:30pm- 1:30pm

    Everyone can do a split. Yes, everyone, regardless of your age and physical background. We all have 2 hip joints and 1 pelvis and that’s a great place to start! If there was only one secret to unlock your split, this would be it: stop treating a split as a stretch because not all the muscles in it need to be stretched, it’s actually quite opposite. Split is a skill, therefore it requires more than just flexibility, but strength, mobility and muscle coordination. Save yourself injuries, time and frustration and let’s get you strong for your splits on the ground and up in the air!

     

    About your teacher: Tonya Letunovskaya is a movement coach, aerial performer, and former gymnast with a Masters degree in physical education.

     

    This workshop is limited to 6 people in-studio. We are offering this workshop via online as well. Please be sure to sign up for the correct format.

    Cost of workshop: $65

  • Sundays, 11:30am-12:45pm

    In this series students will be taught an aerial dance routine over the course of 6 weeks, ending with a performance for family and friends on the 6th week. Students can expect to learn: beginner aerial moves and tricks,  how they link together to create a dance routine, how to dance with the aerial hammock, and how to add in musicality and performance elements to the routine.

    Prerequisite: Aerial Arts Fundamentals (or prior aerial experience)

    Cost of workshop: $240 for the series

  • 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

  • 5/9 – Sunday, 2:15pm – 3:30pm

    5/24 – Monday, 7:30pm – 8:45pm

    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, 2pm-3:30pm

    Thai massage is all about doing something that is beneficial and healing for both the person giving and receiving in the session. It teaches us that loving kindness is making sure that we are loving and kind to ourselves first. For when our glass is full we have so much more to give!

    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 each technique. 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.

    Space is limited to 4 pairs.

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

    Cost: $60 per couple

  • Saturday, 3:30pm- 5:30pm

    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 6 students.

    Cost of workshop: $60

  • 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.

  • 4/3, Saturday, 1:30pm-3:00pm
    6/26, Saturday, 1:30-3:00pm
    8/14, Saturday, 1:30-3:00pm

    Enjoy a hot stone and restorative aerial yoga experience flying solo or with a partner. This deeply relaxing practice 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 along with the use of hot stones melts tension and promotes better circulation and metabolism. This type of relaxation can also foster better sleep, ward off depression, and improve your mental health. While in each pose, the instructors 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. 

    Luxuriate even more and add an aromatherapy eye pillow that’s yours to take home after your session!

    Cost of workshop:

    • Restorative Aerial with Thai Massage and Hot Stones for one ($60)
    • Restorative Aerial with Thai Massage and Hot Stones for two ($100)
    • Restorative Aerial with Thai Massage and Hot Stones for one with Aromatherapy Eye Pillow ($78)
    • Restorative Aerial with Thai Massage and Hot Stones for two with Aromatherapy Eye Pillow ($134)

    This is an in-studio workshop, limited to 8 people.

  • Saturday, 12:30pm- 1:30pm

    You’ve always dreamed of a middle split but your inner thighs are just not flexible at all. Surprise! You don’t need them as much as you need the hip strengthening, what a relief! Good thing you can learn how to activate those hip and core muscles for painless and lasting progress just by taking this workshop! See how working on your middle splits will magically help you to square your front splits and strengthen your backbends, not to mention that hip and core stability will noticeably reduce back, hip and knee pain.
    About your teacher: Tonya Letunovskaya is a movement coach, aerial performer, and former gymnast with a Masters degree in physical education.
    This workshop is limited to 6 people in-studio. We are offering this workshop via online as well. Please be sure to sign up for the correct format.

    Cost of workshop: $65

  • 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

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Phone: 240.597.0020

Address:

814 West Diamond Avenue, 
Suite 100
Gaithersburg, MD 20878