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Aerial Fitness and Yoga

In Ann Arbor, MI

New Clients

Brand new to our studio? Try out 4 classes for only $39 and discover the benefits of aerial fitness.

Our Classes

Experience fitness and yoga elevated to a whole new level. Select from aerial silks circus classes, Noodle Arms conditioning, and aerial yoga to synthesize your perfect aerial experience.

Getting Started

What should you expect during your first class? What should you wear? What should you bring? Find the answers to all your questions and come to class feeling confident and prepared.

What's Coming Up

(besides our aerialists)
You: (looks at the picture) Wow, I could never do that.

Me: You should try it.

 

Fall in love with your newest obsession. Aerial silks tones every part of the body, expands your body awareness, improves mental well being and posture, and provides an excellent workout without feeling like drudge work. Whatever level you’re at, we have a class for you.

See which class you should start with.

Yoga elevated to a whole new level

 

Don’t let the name fool you- it’s relaxation, not intimidation. Let the hammock be your best friend for doing yoga. It gives you easier access to challenging postures, deeper stretches with proper alignment, and the most relaxing savasana you’ll ever have.

 

We are the only AIReal Yoga certified studio in Ann Arbor.

 

Learn more about which class is right for you.

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A bald woman wearing a black unitard performs a pose on a navy blue aerial silk

Incredible. Accessible. Affordable.

 

When I was first introduced to aerial silks, I couldn’t pull myself up off the ground, but I was instantly hooked. It blew my mind that mere mortals like myself, with no circus experience and only a little movement training, could actually do this stuff!

The only option for taking classes was too far away and too expensive for my broke undergrad self to justify, so I started teaching myself from books and YouTube videos. I would “hang out” with friends who were also trying to teach themselves, and we would rig from trees and playground structures (BAD IDEA!).

In short, the only reason I didn’t break anything was mostly a whole lot of good luck.

In 2013 I opened Ringstar Studio and started teaching classes. To be completely honest, I never expected to be running an aerial and movement arts studio, so I didn’t exactly have a plan, but I knew from day one that I was going to make sure that money would not be the same barrier for my students that it was for me.

Ringstar has now offered instruction to thousands of clients, and I’ve had the honor of helping them discover that they can do incredible things. Aerial and movement arts are more than just exercise (although that’s a huge benefit)- they’re a way of experiencing how strong and how capable you really are. Every class is a combination of embracing fresh challenges and celebrating your successes.

Whether you’re looking for some quality time for yourself, or ready to take the next step in your fitness journey, we’re ready to support and empower you!

-Diane Barbeau, Founder

We need volunteers to help create the magic of the Haunted Drive Thru!
The studio will be closed 8/29-9/5.

The Haunted Drive Thru

Ring of Steel and Ringstar Studio present their third Haunted Drive Thru event! Costumed characters hand out candy and goodies while fire dancers, aerialists, and flow artists entrance and amaze. All spooky spectacles are family friendly! Everyone is welcome to attend, from the very young to the young at heart. Remember to bring your candy buckets!

One timed entry ticket is required per vehicle. Time slots are limited– reserve your space now!

The Haunted Drive Thru

Ring of Steel and Ringstar Studio present their third Haunted Drive Thru event! Costumed characters hand out candy and goodies while fire dancers, aerialists, and flow artists entrance and amaze. All spooky spectacles are family friendly! Everyone is welcome to attend, from the very young to the young at heart. Remember to bring your candy buckets!

One timed entry ticket is required per vehicle. Time slots are limited– reserve your space now!

We Now Have Morning Classes!

Start your day by feeling awesome about yourself. Take a look at our new morning lineup:

Monday
9:15- First Time Fliers
10:30- Beginning Aerial Silks

Tuesday
9:00- Beginning Aerial Silks
10:15- Mixed Level Aerial Silks

Wednesday
9:00- Noodle Arms
10:15- Beginning Aerial Silks

Thursday
9:00- Beginning Aerial Silks
10:15- Mixed Level Aerial Silks

Registration opens 3 weeks in advance, but class sizes are small- secure your spot by signing up now!

Youth Aerial Silks

A 12-class series in aerial silks for kids ages 8-13

Thursdays 4:30-5:30pm, September 15 - December 15 (See registration for exact dates)

For budding aerialists who are too young for our regular adult classes, we now have a series class just for you! Kids and early teens are invited to learn the amazing art of aerial silks including foundational concepts, conditioning exercises, and mind-blowing tricks. No experience necessary. Tuition: $185. Click here to sign up!

First Time Fliers

A 6-week aerial silks class series for absolute beginners

Mondays September 12 - October 24 (No Class 10/3)

Learn the foundational skills of aerial silks and build your strength and flexibility alongside a supportive group of students who are all starting out at level zero. Perfect for anyone who's ever worried about having to "go up against" more advanced students. Tuition: $125. Click here to sign up!

AIReal Yoga Teacher Training

Saturdays 1-8pm, Sundays 11-6pm

September 17 & 18, 24 & 25
October 8 & 9, 15 & 16

This 50 hour program grants a certification to teach AIReal Yoga, with immediate teaching opportunities available and no non-compete clause. Being a certified yoga teacher is recommended, but not required. Learn more about details, registration, and payment plans here.