SEMI PRIVATES: When booking it is
recommended that the students be of similar level. If you book with a friend who has never touched a silk and you are an intermediate student the instructor will need to teach at the level for the student with less experience.
A: An Acro Jam is an organized time and place where the Acro Community can meet, connect, play and have fun.
Not part of the community or new to Acro?
No worries! No experience or partner necessary. The Acro Community is family friendly and open to anyone to join. An Acro Jam is a great way for new people to come out and try it out, to meet new people, to try new things, and build trust.
The Community is BUILT by all of us.
We HIGHLY recommend you read the following documents on Acro Yoga Jam etiquette and safety. Click the buttons below:
Are Children Welcome?
Yes!, this is a family friendly community and a family practice. It is a great way for families to bond and do something fun together.
Is this an Acro Class?
NO! Classes and workshops taught be an official teacher are separate from jams. Classes and workshops have specific skills being taught. Check the schedule for upcoming opportunities.
We accept donations to cover the cost for the space. Not sure how much to donate? $5 or more is typical.
A: We host guest instructors that teach AcroYoga workshops and we host regular AcroYoga Jams.
Only available by appointment. A credit card is required to secure appointment. Cancellations must be made in advance (72 hours minimum) or you will b charged for the lesson. See below for more details.
PRIVATE CLASS OPTIONS:
$45 private solo lesson for 60 mins (one student)
$35 semi private lesson per person (when group size is between 2-4 students) for 60 mins.
These tips are to ensure you get the most out of your private lesson.
AERIAL PARTY OPTIONS:
All packages are subject to a minimum number of 5 guests, with a max capacity of 12. Additional charges apply for groups over 12. If your group is larger than 12 let us know for a personalized quote; this is due to staffing needs and additional equipment.
Lesson Choices: Fabric/Silks, hoop, trapeze, acro yoga - Fabrics are our most popular choice. Please email us with questions.
To book your party, we will need a $50 non-refundable deposit to secure your date and time. This can be paid online with a credit card by setting up an account on our site : SET UP A STUDENT ACCOUNT
You have up to 72 hours before your party to cancel however you will lose your $50 deposit. If you cancel after the 72 hr window has closed, you will be responsible for the full amount of the party based on your final head count that is due two weeks before the party.
After booking we will send an email that you can share with your party guests that includes helpful tips for the party and things to know like how to find our building, what to wear, etc.
We ask that you collect money from your group ahead of time. The rest of the payment can be done in two ways:
Please note: We wont be able to process multiple credit cards the day of.
Both privates and parties can be book through our online with our scheduler tool: PRIVATE PARTIES CALENDAR
If there is a specific date you are not seeing on the schedule email us with your inquiry at: firstname.lastname@example.org
A: Right HERE!
We also have copies at our gym.
A: Enrollment and Payment: Tuition for the session must be paid to reserve your registration spot. There are class size limits and classes do fill up. Credit cards, cash or checks made out to Aerial 4 Me are accepted. Credit cards must be used through our online registration. VISA, MasterCard and Discover are accepted. Sorry No AMEX. Checks returned to Aerial 4 Me for insufficient funds will be charged a $25 fee along with full payment of the rejected payment.
Refund Policy: Please take note of our refund/exchange policies. There are NO refunds. This includes classes, workshops, private lessons and open gym sessions. We do not issue refunds or credits for classes not attended. It is your responsibility to attend class. If you have already taken a beginner class with us and have schedule issues, please contact us so we can discuss possible drop in options. Drop ins are available if there is room in the class and the student has taken a 101 class in that apparatus or beginner course.
Missed Classes/Make Up Classes:
Missed classes will not result in a refund. Aerial 4 Me allows one free "make-up" class per six week session, when advanced notice is given to the instructor of the student’s absence. Make ups are intended to be used during that six week session time frame. If there is room in another scheduled class of the same level or lower, the student can make up during that scheduled time. Otherwise, make-up classes must be done through open gym.
Make-up classes are not intended to catch the student up on exact material missed but to allow them time to work on the equipment. If the student misses more and wishes to attend a make up session at their own expense the cost will be for a drop in class and must be scheduled.
Aerial 4 Me does NOT pro-rate or refund for any missed classes.
If class is canceled due to weather or instructor illness, Aerial 4 Me will offer a make-up class or pro-rate option.
Cancellation Policies by Aerial 4 Me : Aerial 4 Me, LLC reserves the right to cancel any class, workshop or event due to low enrollment, inclement weather, instructor illness or building issues. We require a minimum of 4 enrolled students for any class to be "open". If there are not at least 4 enrolled students in a class, you may be asked to choose an alternate class day/time. Earliest notification will be given via email and/or phone/text. Please make sure we have your up-to-date current contact information on file. If a single class is canceled due to an ill instructor, we will make every attempt to schedule a makeup session. If the full session or workshop is canceled before it begins the participant may choose either a full refund or account credit. Credit is valid for one year from the date of issue.
Private Lessons and Cirque Parties
Only available by appointment. A credit card is required to secure appointment. Cancellations must be made in advance (72 hours minimum) or you will be charged for the lesson.
A: Please make sure your most up to date email AND cell phone/phone number is on file through your online profile. Make sure your emergency contact info is filled out for your child and for yourself (if you are a student) in your online profile.
Sign up for our newsletter for important news, discounts and alerts. If you have an online account, your email address connected to it will receive the newsletter. If you are not receiving it, check your spam folder first, and then notify our email to be added. You can also click on the newsletter button at the top Right hand side on our website.
Follow us on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/aerial4me
A: We accept the following:
- Cash or check (made out to: Aerial 4 Me) - Credit cards through our secured online registration website: VISA, Master Card and Discover Card
A: We observe the building policies of Grand Rapids Gymnastics since our classes are in their facility. Please be respectful to all staff members.
- Students are to stay off equipment before and after class. - Students are expected to respect classmates and instructors.
- Students are encouraged to show support for their fellow classmates in the form of applause or appropriate cheering.
- No gum, food or beverages (except water in a closed container) are allowed in the training areas. - Be on time. Any student arriving more than 15 minutes late will not be admitted to class. - Remove your shoes before entering the practice space. - All shoes, jackets and clothing should be kept in a cubby or locker room and not in the gym area. Valuable items should not left unattended (Cellphones, I-pods, etc.),
we have a small basket you can place these items in.
- Aerial 4 Me or Grand Rapids Gymnastics is not responsible for any lost or stolen personal items from the locker room or public areas.
- Please avoid strong smelling perfumes or lotions (lotion can cause abrasions from the silks) - Please avoid practicing on a full stomach (You’ll thank us later!) - We welcome parents to observe from our viewing areas. Only staff and students are allowed in the training areas.
A: If Grand Rapids Gymnastics is closed, so are we. Aerial 4 Me will announce on our facebook page by 4pm if classes are canceled. www.facebook.com/aerial4me
We will also send an email to students that are registered for a class the day the cancellation occurs.
Weather Closing Protocol at GRG
IF Forest Hills Schools are closed we are closed for Morning Classes only.
By 3pm the gym will make the decision as to whether we will stay closed for classes after 4pm. IF we do close, we will have it posted on the following:
1. Website Homepage (http://grgymnastics.com/)
3. Eblast will go out to all that have class that day
4. TV8, TV13 and Fox will have it posted.
Please check one of these places first before calling the gym. If you don’t see a cancellation, you can assume we are open.
Use your own discretion regarding attendance if the driving is difficult from your area.
If your single class or conditioning class is canceled, a refund or credit will be issued. If a 6-week session class is canceled, a make-up date will be announced. If you are unable to attend the scheduled make-up date students will be responsible for arranging their own make-up classes according to our make-up policy. No credit will be given for missed classes.
A: Please let us know who you have learned from and what poses and locks you can do. We will work with you to place you in the most appropriate level for your skills. We can also schedule an evaluation during a scheduled open gym time where a teacher will work with you to see where you will best fit with our curriculum.
A: Visit our website and click on the links for registration/sign up. This will direct you to our Mind Body site. You’ll need to create an account using your email or Facebook and follow the prompts.
A: This is our student account tool that allows you to sign up for the classes and pay all online. Mind Body is PCI compliant.
A: Currently we offer evening classes which consist mostly of adults. We allow teens as young as 13. A parent will need to do the registration for all minors. When creating your account (parent creates one in their own name) you will want to click on "add a family member" and add your child's info and please fill out their profile completely. On the first day of class. Please come a little early and introduce yourself to the instructor and drop off your child's signed waiver.
If your child is under 13 you can book private lessons (either solo or group, group lessons are cheaper) however our schedule is limited. Email us to inquire if you have a child interested.
A: With any form of physical activity please consult a physician before starting any new exercise program. People with low blood pressure or poor circulation will want to consult a physician since we invert and are upside down. We also knot the silks on our feet which can be a concern for students with poor circulation. If you are sensitive to motion sickness you may be at risk for motion sickness while on the equipment. Please be sure to let your instructor know of ANY injuries or health conditions before participating.
A: No worries! We work low to the ground at beginner stages and you only go as high as you feel comfortable. All movement in level one can be done two feet off the ground. One of our instructors is afraid of heights as well and it hasn't stopped her! Just let us know if this is an issue for you so we can work within your limits.
A: Yes you can still take the class! You don’t have to be able to do a pull up to take our beginner class however being able to hold your own weight up will help tremendously and is recommended. Not sure if you can?
- Can you hold a plank for 10 seconds? (What’s a plank? It’s the “up” position of a push up)
- With the assist of a chair, can you get into a pull up position, bend your knees and hold it for 3-5 seconds?
- Can you hold yourself in a crab walk position with your butt off the ground for 5 seconds?
Even if you can’t do any of the above, with patience and the right attitude you can build the strength while taking the class and have fun doing it.
A: No, you don't have to start super strong. We will work with you to build your strength through warm ups, conditioning, stretching and working on the apparatus.
A: No. Our equipment is able to take thousands of pounds. Its limitations are measured in Kilonewtons.
A: Our beginner level is adjustable for each student’s abilities. All moves are learned low to the ground while the student builds the strength to climb. Climbing is more difficult the more a student weighs. This is because you are lifting your own body weight; however your muscles will develop and get stronger by just trying. With every attempt, you are working those muscles and the more you try the stronger you get. The best advice I can give to all students is have patience with yourself and don’t compare your progress with your neighbor’s. Every one progresses at their own pace. Your journey is just that, Yours! So enjoy it and have fun!
A: Yes! We will work on your flexibility on the ground and in the air. We’ll even give you stretches you can work on at home. You’ll be amazed how quickly your flexibility will increase if you do a little each day and do it properly. Form and body awareness are key for successful stretching.
A: Wear comfortable stretchy clothing that covers the back of your knees, armpits, and waist when arms are extended above the head.
Feet exposed, we work barefoot. Layers are recommended to adjust with temperature and some movement can cause abrasions. An extra layer can help.
Extra tips on Clothing (for the serious student):
Unitards and tights made from Nylon/Spandex, or cotton/lycra blends are preferred. Slick fabrics such as parachute pants and wind pants are not appropriate. Wear two pairs of tights or a pair of tights underneath workout pants to minimize/avoid leg abrasion. Do not moisturize or put oil on your skin before class, this causes skin abrasion. To ease floor stretching, bring socks or ballet slippers. Wear tights that end at the calf level, to ease wrapping the silk on your leg.
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