How To Rig your Aerial Yoga Hammock / Swing / Trapeze at Home Safely

So you are love with aerial yoga, aerial fitness, aerial hammock, aerial flips and tricks and aerial stretch and now you want to set it up at home? Setting up at home is easy to do but you need to purchase reliable aerial yoga hammocks, swings, rigging and stands.

The first thing you need is a top-quality anti-gravity hammock or swing, then you need something to hang it from. Suspending yourself in mid-air could be dangerous if your rigging fails – nobody would want to fall because their hammock fell from the sky so you need to make sure that the hammocks and swings are properly installed for your safety. 

So how do you install your yoga hammock safely at home?

There are many ways to install your hammock at home, some options are cheaper than others, some options require a bit of space and others might require you to seek expert advice from a structural engineer. We take a look at the safety issues below and reveal all the ways you can install one at home and start flying as soon as tomorrow. 

It is important to first consider if you have enough space to hang one, either inside or outside. Then make sure that you buy a high-quality yoga prop. Ensure that it will hold your weight and that the manufacturer is reputable. Read some reviews. The take a look at what you will hang it from – either a stand, door frame or ceiling hook – maker sure these are installed or erected correctly (get a professional rigger if need be) and components are purchased from a reputable firm and they will hold the weight of you and your hammock. 

We will look at these considerations in more detail.

Safety Considerations

Aerial yoga involves being suspended in mid air, sometimes upside down for at least some of your practice. You might only be a few feet of the floor but if you fell it could lead to some injuries and damage to your surroundings. Rigging your equipment should be taken seriously. Take into consideration the following:

Whether you opt for doorframe bars, ceiling hooks or freestanding yoga trapeze stands, the choice is all yours but follow safety precautions always: If you intend to install aerial yoga rigs in your house, then it’s important to follow safety precautions always.


Sophie Green has been pole dancing and aerial arts at home and in studios around the world for over 13 years. She’s taken a number of instructor courses in pole and aerial. Plus attended a course on rigging. She takes part in lots of exercise.