Our Full Range of Aerial Yoga Accessories & Rigs
What Makes our Hammocks Better?
One-Way Stretch Hammock ✅
A studio quality aerial hammock is normally one-way stretch made of nylon tricot material (as used and sold by Bend + Fly) – it has a beautiful stretchability sidewards, but little stretch downwards – meaning you can invert with confidence and not have to raise the hammock too high – a good feature especially if ceiling height is an issue.
Two-Way Stretch Hammocks ❌
Most aerial hammocks sold online fit into the two-way stretch category – which means they stretch sidewards and stretch downwards. The downwards stretch is mainly beneficial for aerial arts which feature drops, but they also can be used for aerial yoga, but you’ll need to raise the hammock higher to factor in inversions. Experienced Aerial Yogis can find these type of hammocks a little bouncy for waist high aerial yoga.
High Stretch or No Stretch ❌
Avoid hammocks made of cheaper parachute style material that have no stretch both ways – making it not comfortable and pliable for aerial yoga. Also avoid polyester hammocks and even nylon hammocks labelled high stretch – these are too bouncy and not suitable for an aerial yoga hammock, which sits lower than an aerial arts silk – normally at waist high.
Install Ideas for Rigging Your Aerial Hammock at Home
How to Tie or 'Choke' a Hammock
How to Prepare Your Hammock to be Hung
Portable Aerial Yoga Rig - Easy to Install
NDIS + FAQS
An Aerial Yoga Hammock Kit and Rig, perfect as a therapeutic and sensory tool, may be claimable for self-managed NDIS clients. Ask for an invoice after purchase so you can claim with NDIS.
* We always recommend confirming with your NDIS representative first
Can You Recommend a Tradesman to Install?
For rigging installs it’s recommended to use a licensed builder – who can advise the weight bearing of beams. We recommend using Hi Pages to find a suitable builder or handyman (some are a licensed builders).
What is the Weight Bearing Required to Hang a Hammock to My Ceilings?
180Kg (static load) per hanging/rigging point – 360kg in total
What is the distance between rigging points?
Shoulder width. Usually 400-600mm. We use 500mm.
What is the swing distance to allow space for the hammock?
If just inverting you wont need much space at all. If using for more dynamic poses 1.5m in front and behind and 500mm to each side of the rigging points is great.
How do I care for My Hammock?
- You can wash on a gentle cycle – in a delicates washing bag if you have one.
- Avoid machine drying
- Dry in a shady spot preferably – the sun will damage and fade the material
- Avoid wearing clothes with zippers or jewellery that can tear the hammock