Forums Discussions My studio is getting a LYRA!!!!

  • My studio is getting a LYRA!!!!

    Posted by Voodoochild on January 27, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Omg!! I’m so excited about this! I’ve been wanting to try the lyra/aerial hoop for so long! It looks like the pole knowledge will transfer over fairly easily but I’m a little anxious that when I finally get on it I won’t know what to do! Haha. If anyone can reccomend a few good Lyra tutorials on YouTube that would be amazing!!


    MissJulie replied 14 years, 3 months ago 8 Members · 11 Replies
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  • Gsylass

    January 28, 2010 at 12:13 am

    **jealous** that’s gonna be so much fun!!! Can’t wait to see the vids!!

  • Sapphirecatzeye

    January 28, 2010 at 1:48 am

    i use to be *so* into getting one , but i never was able, here is some of my favorite videos:

  • verucablue

    January 28, 2010 at 6:06 am

    ohhhh I am super jealous good for you – you will have a BLAST…I just got an aerial yoga hammock and aerial silks for my house…and I was seriously thinking about a lyra as well but I barely have enough time for the other stuff LOL

  • MilienElayne

    January 28, 2010 at 6:31 am

    Voodoochild, Ooooh. Let us know how it goes!

    Sapphirecatzeye, Great vids!

    I start my first mixed apparatus aerial classes on Monday!! Eeeek.

    verucablue, aerial silks for the house?! Do you have massively high ceilings? How are you anchoring them? I would die to have my own aerials rigs.

  • verucablue

    January 28, 2010 at 7:31 am

    haha…I wish my ceilings were high…

    no they are only 12 ft high so I am doing what I can with the aerial yoga

    this is where I ordered my fabric from; onclick=";return false;

    I got Turquoise – it’s a bit darker than their photo and much bolder, the pic doesn’t do the colour justice – I am in love!

    (we haven’t even bothered with the silks yet…the ceilings are not so high so its more about perfecting certain moves and wraps then anything with height)

    The aerial hammock hangs from two points bolted into our load bearing beam, the basic set up is this: two carabiners are attached to the ceiling mount hooks. Heavy duty daisy chains hang from the carabiners. Each end of the fabric is wraped around a Rescue-8, then the Rescue 8 is attached to a carabiner, the carabiner attached to a swivel the swivel attached to another carabiner which is in turn cliped on to the daisy chain…does that make senses lol ???

    This web site has the basic pic of my rigging – the center pic; onclick=";return false;

    my rigging is just from two points vs one…also I am using a daisy chain not a span set.

  • verucablue

    January 28, 2010 at 7:47 am

    my friend recommended this book to me…have you seen it? I figured I would check it out.

    Aerial Dance …..and it comes with a dvd of performances as well…

  • Voodoochild

    January 28, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    Thanks for all the responses ladies!!

    Here is my Favorite Aerial hoop vid. This chick is amazing!!

    I’ll definitely checkbout that book/DVD as well!!

  • polergirl

    January 28, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    This is one of my favorite hoop videos (well, there’s a bit of pole, too)–Jenyne Butterfly is apparently without limits on her talent. Argh!

    I would LOVE to learn aerial hoop! Somehow methinks the bruising would be even worse….but utterly worth it.

  • amy

    January 28, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    i’ve been doing sillks for a little while and i’ve found that silks and aerial acro (lyra, static trap, rope, etc) are MASSIVELY more difficult and much, much more forearm intensive. you will be amazed at how much easier pole is after! =)

  • verucablue

    January 28, 2010 at 9:17 pm
  • MissJulie

    January 29, 2010 at 3:12 am


    My studio in Austin has a lyra.


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