Information on Trapeze Yoga - What is Trapeze Yoga

Inversion devices in various forms have been used in yoga studios for decades, so the exact origins of the practice are unclear and are rarely agreed upon. While there were surely yogis hanging upside down from ropes attached to trees thousands of years ago, most people credit the late yoga master BKS Iyengar with popularizing and systematizing the practice.

While modern yoga props have improved in quality and comfort for inversion sling yoga, the fundamental concept is the same. These simple devices allow you to practice new and different poses in ways that can transform your practice, and in particular, your spinal health and core and upper body strength.

A yoga practice that integrates the Yoga Trapeze, even if just once or twice a week, can include pushing, pulling, holding, hip opening, twists, backbends, forward bends, and more. Yoga students can work their shoulders, calm their nerves, and leave class floating on air.

While many of the yoga poses we do on the Yoga Trapeze look very similar to their mat-based counterparts, the dynamics are unique.

Inversion therapy and its benefits have been studied in clinical trials, primarily with inversion tables and inversion chairs.

Regularly reported benefits:

  • Instant traction on the spine (within two to three minutes)
  • Relief of back pain and possibly sciatica
  • Core strength development
  • Deeper backbends and more open shoulders
  • Functional upper body and full body strength development

What inversion therapy can do:

  • Increase range of motion, particularly in flexion and extension
  • Reduce herniated disk pain for injuries that are slight to mild (stage 1)
  • Add 1-2 mm of space between L4/L5 and L5/S1 vertebrae
  • Alleviate lordosis
  • Reduce or calm activity in spinal muscles (measured in EMG (Electromyography)


Pregnant women, stage 2 herniated discs, cardiovascular disease, hypertension,glaucoma, any surgeries – back, neck, hip, knee , shoulder, high blood pressure, headaches and migraines, travel and motion sickness, botox, colonics in the last 24 hours before attending class, faint or dizziness



You will be required to bring a towel and water bottle

You will be required to wear a soft long sleeve top and leggings or long pants and socks (preferably grip socks ) as you may get hammock marks on your skin and to allow to move easily in and out of poses

Please note jewellery cannot be worn at any time , this includes rings , wedding rings, belly rings, earrings, necklaces, watches – these damage the hammocks. You will be required to remove jewellery prior to commencing the class.

Any pointy and hard hair clips are not allowed as these will damage the hammocks

You will be required to remove any make up and no fake tan or perfume is allowed as these mark  and stain the hammocks ( wet wipes will be provided if make up need to be taken off)

We would really appreciate your understanding with the above policies to maintain and run safe classes, non adherence may result in refusal of entry to class

You are advised to drink at least 2 litres of water the day before to maintain optimal hydration levels in the body

You are advised to not consume a heavy meal , drink coffee or alcohol prior to class

Maximum weight each Trapeze can hold is 100kg