What is Aerial Yoga Insurance?
Aerial yoga, also known as ‘anti-gravity yoga’ is a new fitness trend taking the world by storm. Deriving from yoga, dance, pilates and callisthenics, aerial yoga involves using a silky fabric hammock to invert, stretch and strengthen while being suspended in the air.
Sounds fun, right?
The hammock supports forward and back bending and can provide a total body workout minus the overstressing and compression of the joints and vertebrae. As well as being a great form of exercise, aerial yoga is a great way to boost your energy as your body releases loads of endorphins when you’re hanging upside down in your silky cocoon.
But in addition to all the wonderful benefits that aerial yoga has to offer, there is of course, a higher level of risk involved with exercising in a suspended hammock.
Do I need Aerial Yoga Instructor insurance?
Fitness, yoga and dance studios have insurance coverage in place to protect the business and its customers, but what many business owners don’t realise is that aerial yoga requires a specialised insurance policy due to being a higher risk activity.
It doesn’t matter how experienced a teacher is or how carefully they prepare the equipment for an aerial yoga class, accidents and injuries can happen… even to the most experienced aerial yoga practitioners. Students could twist their ankle while trying to get into a pose, collide with another student while swinging in the hammock or fall out and land on their head. Although serious injuries in aerial yoga are rare, it’s not worth the risk of being unprepared for injuries and accidents.
Aerial yoga insurance covers against accidents, injury, property damage and liability, giving instructors the peace of mind to teach a higher risk fitness activity. Aerial yoga insurance policies usually cover general and public liability to protect instructors against claims for professional mistakes, misconduct or negligence.
Some aerial yoga policies also cover other aerial activities such as silks and hoops. It’s also worth noting that the type of policy you need will depend on whether you’re a fitness/dance/yoga studio owner or a self-employed instructor. Self-employed instructors usually teach in multiple locations, and it’s highly recommended to take out your own policy to ensure you’re covered wherever you teach.
How much does Aerial Yoga Instructor Insurance cost?
Aerial yoga insurance usually starts at around $350. However, there are several variables such as the number of students, the age of the students and the amount of equipment you have. It’s definitely worth getting in touch to get a more accurate quote.
Get your Aerial Yoga Insurance Quote today
InsuranceHQ is a multi-award winning brokerage with expertise in the fitness insurance industry. We have access to some of the best gym and fitness insurers across Australia, allowing us to find the best aerial yoga insurance policy tailored to your unique requirements.
To compare the best aerial yoga insurance you can request a quote online or call one of our experienced brokers on 1300 815 344. We’re here to help you get the best coverage for your business.