In offering informed consent for your participation in aerial hammock exercise and to uphold our Duty of Care, we encourage you to read this document regarding precautions and contraindications for conditions that may preclude certain movement or advise against traction and inversions. If you have any concerns regarding the presence of a condition or related condition it is important you consult your medical health professional and gain clearance for participation in this practice.


Supine Lying (lying on back) 

  • Mid to late-stage pregnancy
  • Acute nucleus pulposus herniation 

Lateral FLexion (side bending)

  • Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Facet joint syndrome 

Flexion (bending forward)

  • Acute disc herniation 
  • Osteoperosis
  • Mid to late-stage pregnancy 

Lower Extremity (weight bearing)

  • Pelvic instability
  • Osteitis pubis
  • Total hip joint replacement 
  • Trochanteric bursitis 

Extension (bending backward)

  • Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Facet joint syndrome

Upper Extremity (weight bearing)

  • Thoracic outlet syndrome 
  • Shoulder impingement 
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

Rotation (twisting)

  • This is a combination of flexion, lateral flexion, and rotation and therefore must be considered carefully for those with flexion contraindications. 

Inversion & Traction Contraindications

Whenever one is exercising the body, the process is one of building up, breaking down, and repairing. The objective is to break down tensions and scars in muscle tissue fiber while creating more flexibility and elasticity in the joints and muscles. It is also to refresh the systems of the healing body without causing any additional harm. Often, one comes to a yoga class in order to bring about healing that can be encouraged by this technique. However, sometimes their body is already in repair mode as they go through a healing crisis and requires monitoring by a health professional.  Listed below are some of the more obvious contraindications that one should be mindful of: 

  • Hypertension  
  • Recent Surgery or Spinal Fusion
  • Glaucoma
  • Gastric Reflux 
  • Hiatal Hernia 
  • Pregnancy: Pregnant individuals, particularly in the second and third trimesters, should avoid aerial yoga due to the risk of falls or abdominal compression. Modified pre & post-natal classes might be appropriate. 
  • Soft Tissue Recovery 
  • Osteoporosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Adverse Neural Tension 
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Structural Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular Conditions
  • Vertigo or Dizziness
  • Epilepsy

While participating in Suspension & Aerial techniques, you will be required to sign a waiver.  Should you choose to participate despite contraindications, please carefully monitor your own resistance. Listen to your body and know you are welcome to stop and be still at any point.  Your safety is our very first concern.