About Us

ABOUT US

Are you looking for a really fun way to get fit? Seeking an exciting, total mind-body workout challenge? Do you want to learn the awesome art of aerial dance? Then you’ve come to the right place.

Get Fit . Have Fun . Do Aerial

Come to our aerial hoop, silks or fitness classes and you will develop core strength, increase flexibility, learn new aerial skills and discover a fantastic way to challenge yourself! Oh and did I mention making new friends and having a ton of fun in the process…

We have a range of drop-in classes including the Aerial Taster – an introduction to aerial, for all those newbies wanting to try aerial out. Plus three different levels of fitness classes (to build strength) and three different levels of aerial yoga (to develop flexibility). As well as an Extreme Stretch class for those wanting just a really deep stretch class.

Our four week courses are for those ready to commit to a month of pure aerial skills (beginners, improvers and advanced levels available). We also hold student showcases every six months for those of you who want to take it to the next level and show off all your new routines to your friends!

Plus we have three different membership packages on our drop-ins, so if you know that you want to get really involved and do lots of classes we have some great deals on class packs too.

Private 1-2-1 classes and special group party bookings are available on request by sending an email to astra@skylabstudio.co.uk.

Location, Location

Skylab Studio is a small, urban oasis of aerial fun and fitness located right in the heart of Camden. Just a stone’s throw distance from Camden Market and The Roundhouse, and a short walk from Chalk Farm tube and Kentish Town West Overground.

Here’s how to find us

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THE TEAM

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Astra

Astra is the founder of Skylab and teaches Level 2/3 classes and the drop-ins. She has been a performer for more than a decade but now wants to focus on building her Skylab empire! See astranomical.co.uk for more info.
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Anna

TESTIMONIALS

"Astra got me ‘hooked on hoop’ from the first class. Patience, passion and imagination describe her style and she got me and my fellow beginners coming back for more in following courses. She is a gracious and inspiring performer – I have been doing hoop for four months now and she always finds something to inspire and engage me."

KATE SKOWRONSKA

KATE SKOWRONSKA

"I absolutely loved Astra's hoop classes - she encouraged me to do things I never thought possible. Now I am absolutely hooked and will be looking out for more classes in Vienna when I go back."

TINA HINTERSTEININGER

TINA HINTERSTEININGER

"I’ve been taking hoop classes with Astra for about a year now and love it! Astra’s classes are a great mix of strengthening, learning new tricks and trying out full routines. Astra is really encouraging as a teacher and I always feel really accomplished after each class!"

SOPHIE AULT

SOPHIE AULT
"Astra's lessons are great fun, and I learnt a huge lot at the same time. She is very good at tailoring the teaching to each student's level and going over the things each of us found difficult, as well as helping us go that extra mile when we felt ready. Thank you Astra and I'm really looking forward to more aerial fun!"  

ANNA FEDOROVA

ANNA FEDOROVA

 

“Skylab is the meeting point of aerial skills, dance and fitness”

WHAT’S ON

COURSES

Hoop Course

Four Week Aerial Hoop courses from Beginner to Advanced levels. Includes conditioning, technique and tricks. Recommended that you are able to do a pull up before you start Level 1. If you can’t do this try our Aerial Fit classes first!

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Silks Course

Four week Aerial Silks courses from Beginner to Advanced levels. Includes conditioning, technique and tricks. Recommended that you are able to do a pull up before you start Level 1. If you can’t do this try our Aerial Fit classes first!

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Special Event

Make your hen party, birthday party or special occasion an aerial day! We can help you celebrate by offering fun packed taster sessions in hoop, silks or aerial yoga that will make your event exciting and definitely very memorable.

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CLASSES

Aerial Taster

Want to try aerial out before booking a course to see if it’s your cup of tea? Then this is the perfect class for you. 20 mins warm up, 20 mins on silks plus 20 mins on hoop. All levels welcome.

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Aerial Stretch

At Skylab we stretch in the air. With the weight of the body supported in a soft hammock we can build flexibility and core strength with ease. Great for working on splits, side splits and backbends.

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Aerial Fit

A badass conditioning class on hammocks to get your aerial strength up to speed. Expect press-ups, pull-ups, tuck ups and straddle inverts galore. This is no ordinary gym class – be prepared to work!

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POP FIT

A beginner’s aerial fitness class to get you used to being in the air as well as develop upper body strength and a strong core. Using the hammocks, this class consists of foundational conditioning exercises including repetitions in tuck, pike, needle and straddle, how to get your first pull up, ‘death by plank’, inverting and lots more.

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POP HIIT

An improvers aerial HIIT class to develop the upper body strength plus the stamina that you need for aerial. This class consists of 1 min circuit blasts on different pieces of aerial apparatus (hoops, silks and hammocks). You must have done Aerial Taster first so that you know how to climb, invert and get on and off a hoop.

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POP FLY

An advanced aerial fitness class to turn you into an aerial badass! It’s everything you love in Aerial Fit but now we do it all in the air. Exercises such as ‘pull up like a pro’, ‘straddle like a mofo’, ninja inverts, meat hook progressions, and lots more crazy killer combos. You must have mastered Aerial Fit to attend this class.

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AERIAL YOGA FLOW

A beginners aerial yoga class to help develop flexibility beyond what traditional yoga provides. We practice linking breath with movement and fuse aerial yoga poses with the hammocks. Starting with hip and hamstring openers followed by postures for your splits, side splits and back bends ending with a short inversion sequence and relaxation.

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AERIAL YOGA FLEX

An improvers aerial yoga class that will progress what you learnt in Aerial Yoga Flow. It includes more difficult postures and power sequences that will require more stamina, upper body strength and deeper stretches to further enhance your splits, side splits and back bends. You will need to have mastered Aerial Yoga Basic before attending this class.

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AERIAL YOGA FLY

An advanced aerial yoga and fitness class focussed only on the flying poses, with the aim to have fun while stretching in the air. What are the flying poses? These are the postures where your feet don’t touch the ground, so you will be holding stretches whilst fully in the air. You will need to have mastered Aerial Yoga Basic and Aerial Fit before you can attend this class.

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Aerial Taster

Want to try aerial out before booking a course to see if it’s your cup of tea? Then this is the perfect class for you. 20 mins warm up, 20 mins on silks plus 20 mins on hoop. All levels welcome.

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Air Time

Perfect for practicing all those new found moves. Please buddy up with a training partner unless you feel safe enough for solo practice as there will be no teaching in this class. Just pure play time!

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Private

Private sessions are available where the class is tailored to your personal requirements. Perfect if you want to advance quickly or work on specific tricks or routine. Email Astra for availability.

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PRICES

4 WEEK COURSES £70 (level 1/2) / £80 (level 3/4)
DROP-IN CLASS £15
5 x DROP-IN CLASS PACK £65
10 x DROP-IN CLASS PACK £120
AIRTIME £5/HOUR
20 x AIR TIME PACK £90
PRIVATE 1-2-1 £60/HOUR
AERIAL PARTY (12 PEOPLE/2HRS) £250
PRIVATE GROUP (MIN 4 PEOPLE) £20/PERSON/HOUR

Aerial Fitness Classes Special Offers

For Skylab fanatics who love our aerial fitness classes and want to practice more regularly we offer the following class packs at a discount price:

SKY FLYER – £65 for 5 classes (£13 per class instead of standard £15) BOOK NOW
Perfect for occasional and aspiring flyers! Valid for 1 month on all our drop-in classes.

SKY MONKEY – £120 for 10 classes (£12 per class instead of standard £15) BOOK NOW
Find your inner sky monkey and get hooked! Valid for 2 months on all our drop-in classes.

SKY TIMER –  £90 for 20 x ‘Air Time’ sessions (10% discount) BOOK NOW
Practice sessions for silks/hoops/hammocks. Valid for 4 months on air time sessions.

AERIAL HOOP & SILKS COURSES ADVANCE 10% OFFER

Our next beginners courses are starting in July and cost £55 for a 3 week course or £70 for a 4 week course. There is 10% discount if you book before 18th June, after that, if we still have some spaces left, you can still join the course at the full price.

All courses can be booked directly through our online booking system, the below links will take you straight there!


AERIAL SILKS LEVEL 1
Our beginners silks courses are structured in a block of one class every week so you have time to learn, digest and practice all those amazing new moves.  The tricks get progressively harder each week as you build your confidence. By the end of course you will learn how to climb the silks and perform your first tricks in the air!  Full description of our silk courses is here.

Skylab Studio Camden Aerial Silks

Upcoming Beginners Courses Available:

Saturdays 1st – 22nd July (3 week short course £55)
Saturdays 2pm- 3pm CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW

Sundays 2nd – 23rd July (4 week course £70)
Sundays 4pm – 5pm CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW

Mondays 3rd – 24th July (4 week course £70)
Mondays 7pm – 8pm. CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW

 



AERIAL HOOPS LEVEL 1

Our beginners hoop course last 4 weeks with one session taking place each week so you can build up your strength gradually. Each week you will learn about 4 or 5 tricks (depending on the group). By the end of the course you will have enough tricks to develop a short routine that you can perform with confidence! Full description of our hoop courses is here.

WEBSITE_1 (1)Upcoming Beginners Courses Available:

Saturdays 1st – 22nd July (3 week course £55)
Saturdays 1pm- 2pm CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW

Sundays 2nd – 23rd July (4 week course £70)
Sunday 3pm – 4 pm CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW

Tuesdays 3rd  – 25th July (4 week course £70)

Tuesdays 7pm – 8pm.  CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW

 


PS. If for any reason you need to miss one session during your course, you can come to one of our drop-in classes instead (for free). Our mission is to spread the aerial love, and we know Londoners can get a little busy sometimes…

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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DISCLAIMER

Before your first class you’ll need to sign the disclaimer. Download here and bring it with you, or fill it in at the studio. For your own safety, always inform the teacher before you start if you have any injuries or medical conditions they should know about.

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CONTACT

How to find us

Address: 25A Ferdinand Street, Camden, London, NW1 8EU, UK.

Tube: Chalk Farm. Overground: Kentish Town West

Bus Routes: 24, 27, 31, 168, 393

From Chalk Farm Road, go down Ferdinand St (Camden Assembly pub is on the corner), take the first left down a small side alley after the row of shops (you will see a Chinese take away called Anise). Go down to the end of the alley, turn right and then left and then up the metal staircase you see directly ahead of you. Or simply follow the Skylab signs from Ferdinand St.

For a more detailed explanation with photographs and time lapse video click here.

Email us

astra@skylabstudio.co.uk

CALL US

07876440404