It’s is not a destination. It’s a journey
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.
Pop in . Get Fit . & Fly
We believe that there is an aerial dancer in every single one of you out there. All it takes are the right teachers, the right environment and the right community to help you discover the aerial potential within you. Come to Skylab and discover new ways to challenge yourself, get fitter and more flexible than you have ever felt before and learn the breathtaking skill of aerial dance.
More than your average gym class
No more boring workouts – we teach you kick ass tricks that simply get more badass and fun the more you do! Develop strength and flexibility like you have never known before and do things you thought were impossible. Join our friendly community and awesome team of teachers who will support you every single step of the way.
AstraAstra 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.
"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."
"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."
"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!"
“Skylab is the meeting point of aerial skills, dance and fitness”
Four Week Aerial Hoop courses from Beginner to Advanced levels. Includes conditioning, technique and tricks. We recommend that you have some upper body strength before you start Level 1. If you find the Taster class too difficult then do some Pop Fit classes first to build strength.
Four week Aerial Silks courses from Beginner to Advanced levels. Includes conditioning, technique and tricks. We recommend that you have some upper body strength before you start Level 1. If you find the Taster class too difficult then do some Pop Fit classes first to build strength.
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.
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.
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.
An advanced aerial fitness class to turn you into an aerial badass! It’s everything you love in Pop 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 Pop Fit before you attend this class.
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. Focusing on hip and hamstring openers and exercises for splits, side splits and back bends and ending with inversions.
A floor based deep stretch class to target hamstrings, tight shoulders, splits, side splits, back bends and more. All abilities welcome as there will be modifications to work into stretches at your own pace, as well as resistance work in partner stretches. Experience your body in a whole new way.
A deep stretch class using both the hammocks and floor based stretches to target hamstrings, tight shoulders, splits, side splits, back bends alternating each week. All abilities welcome as there will be modifications to work at your own pace, as well as resistance work in partner stretches.
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. Consists of a 20 min warm up, 20 mins on silks plus 20 mins on hoop. No experience necessary and the teacher can assess you if you are in doubt which class or course to do next.
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! Works on a first come first served basis. Hoop, silks or hammocks available.
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. Time slots are mainly 5 – 6pm on a weekday or 7pm Saturday or Sunday.
Every 6 months our advanced students can participate in the much loved Skylab Showcase to show off what they’ve learnt. The event is free to all Skylab community, friends and family and is always a great celebration of student progress as well as a great excuse to socialise.
DROP-IN CLASS £20
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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.
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
Please don’t follow your sat nav as you will end up in housing estate next door! Follow the Skylab Studio signs down a small side alley (next to where you 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.
For a more detailed explanation with photographs and time lapse video click here.