Frequently Asked Questions
Orders & Shipping - Yoga Trapeze
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The special offer we have currently is FREE SHIPPING! (USA only) when you purchase the trapeze. The trial does not include shipping, and this varies depending on location.
Unfortunately, we have no control over local taxes (although, we wish we did!). However, this item usually has little or no taxes in most countries.
The dimensions for the trapeze in the shipping box are as follows:
10 x 7 x 4 ¾ inches
4.1 lbs (1.8 kg)
If you like the trapeze and decide to keep it, you will be charged $98 after those 30 days.
The trial is limited to one per household. But you may order as many trapezes as you like.
The product is shipped from California, USA.
We have not had that problem with the Yoga Trapeze, no.
Email us at [email protected]
to receive return instructions. We do not cover return shipping costs.
Trapeze Setup - Yoga Trapeze
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The simplest way to install it is using an exposed beam in your house, garage or porch. You could also use the top bar on a swing set or a tree branch which is very simple. You just hang the rope over and hook in. View the setup instructions here
We suggest the trapeze hangs about hip height so that you can get in and out without difficulty.
From the carabiner to the base of the trapeze is approximately 50 inches (125 cm). The longest handle is approximately 53 inches (134 cm). However, you should allow for more space when hanging the trapeze, as the ropes add at least six inches or so.
Yes, many people use this as a simple way to hang the trapeze. We also sell a great removable bar that is great for people looking for an easy way to hang the trapeze.
To find the width, we recommend you stand with your arms outstretched. Bend your arms and point your hands at a 90 degree angle towards the ceiling. This should be the distance between bolts.
Yes we do! Check out this page
for more information.
Yes, of course. Because it can be set up and taken down easily, many people love to take the trapeze for afternoons in the park or in the backyard.
General Questions - Yoga Trapeze
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We have student of all ages, including in their 60s and 70s using the Yoga Trapeze. However, it’s best to talk to your doctor first.
The maximum weight on the Yoga Trapeze is 350 pounds (158 kg) and weight tested for up to 600 pounds (272 kg). Although, the strength of where you hang it is generally the limiting factor. Please be sure that wherever you hang the trapeze can support your weight.
If the trapeze is digging into either your back or your thighs, it means you have not positioned it correctly. When you sit in the trapeze, it should only cover a small area from your upper thighs to the middle of your bottom. Imagine you are sitting in a tire swing–that is how you should position yourself in the trapeze. Be sure to check out our tutorials and videos to get all the proper alignment instructions.
The trapeze can certainly help with back pain and flexibility. To get rid of lower back pain, we would suggest starting with a few minutes a day just hanging upside down. It’s good for your spine and it feels great. Also try to do daily stretching on it, even for just 15 minutes a day. That will make a big difference.
Inversions are usually not recommend for people with high blood pressure, but check with your doctor as that is not always the case.
For some people, inversions can make them feel a bit dizzy at first. Your body simply has to adjust. You should be able to use the trapeze without any nausea or dizziness after some practicing. Take your time, go slowly, and remember to breathe. Drink lots of water and don’t forget to listen to your body. Most people find this sensation passes very quickly.
There’s no reason this should be a problem, but as always, listen to your body.
Yes, it is machine washable. Remove all the carabiners before washing, be sure to wash it at a low temperature and hang to dry.
It’s not necessary. However, it’s nice to have a mat beneath your feet/arms for poses that utilize the ground.
Currently, our only Yoga Trapeze classes are in Barcelona. However, we are in the process of expanding and are looking into various opportunities.
Trapeze Exercises - Yoga Trapeze
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You can do either. To get traction on your spine, just hanging is great. If you want to start doing some passive backbends which are really powerful, you can start to do other exercises. In terms of engaging your core, you can do a lot of different core exercises such as inverted crunches and inverted dips. In all, we suggest you separate the two activities.
Supported side splits is a really intense pose you can do in the trapeze. It usually takes a minute or two just to get down in it. You use the trapeze handles to lower yourself down, reaching your arms above your head and lowering yourself down slowly.
You’ve got to be really, really careful with your neck. In terms of using the Yoga Trapeze, we would certainly suggest having someone assist you or someone nearby who can support you if needed. Be sure to take it very slow; no fast movements, no dynamic movements. Use the gravity traction (just the passive hangs) in the trapeze.
It’s easy—just take it slow and gently lower yourself back while holding the long handles. Wrap your legs around the trapeze and hook your feet. If you hook your feet correctly you should be completely secure. If you are worried, have a friend there to spot you the first time until you build confidence. Check out our tutorial videos for a better idea of how to do this.
In theory, yes, you can do a backflip. It’s not really what it’s designed for and we wouldn’t recommend it. What we do recommend are passive backbends.
Yoga Trapeze Stand - Yoga Trapeze
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Seven to 14 days after your purchase has been completed.
Yes, but it’s faster (and easier) if you have two people.
No, it goes up in stages, so it requires very little strength to stack and set up.
No. Everything is provided.
Yes, it works great. The legs are designed to give and wiggle to adjust to various surfaces. It’s very adaptable and versatile.
Yes, but we do recommend you cover it—weather will take its toll if it’s left out in the elements. We keep ours outside year-round, but the climate is very moderate in Barcelona. Dampness and sunshine can damage the metal over time.
Yes. You’ll feel safe and secure practicing on the Yoga Trapeze Stand.
The shipping cost is just too high at the moment. We’re working on solutions and international distribution. We too are outside the US most of the year, so this is important to us, as well!
Yes. It’s great for heavy bags.
Ceiling Hooks - Yoga Trapeze
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The hooks can hold up to 300 pounds each (600 lbs total)—the strength of your wooden beam or concrete ceiling is usually the limiting factor.
NOTE: You must check your mounting with a professional before using the Yoga Trapeze or other inversion device.
- Base diameter: 4.8 inches
- Height: 3.3 inches
- Ceiling bolts: 3 inches
- Wooden screws: 3.4 inches
The minimum ceiling height we recommend is 94 inches (240 cm), but 118 inches (300 cm) or more is ideal.
The Yoga Trapeze hangs 50 inches (125 cm) from carabiners to the seat. Allow for at least a few extra inches when hanging it with the ropes and using the bar. The longest handle of the Yoga Trapeze is 53 inches (134 cm) long.
- For concrete, you’ll need a 6 mm concrete drill bit and a 12 mm bit to create the bolt holes. You’ll also need a hammer drill.
- or wood, you’ll want to drill pilot holes with a 6 mm wood bit. You’ll need a standard high-powered drill.
Everyone has a different body and different preferences, but 27 inches (70 cm) is a standard width.
Every order includes two Ceiling Hooks and two sets of bolts (one set for wood and and set for concrete). You need both Ceiling Hooks to mount the Yoga Trapeze. For a punching bag or porch furniture, one hook might be enough.
Door Mount Bar - Yoga Trapeze
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The bar can hold up to 400 pounds (181 kilos), but the strength of your wooden door frame is usually the limiting factor. You must check your mounting with a professional before using the Yoga Trapeze or other inversion device.
The brackets are 2 inches by 2 inches.
You can still use the Yoga Trapeze even if it is hanging lower than hip height. You may not be able to practice all the poses, but door mounting is still a great option for people looking for a temporary method to hang the Yoga Trapeze.
The trapeze hangs 50 inches (125 cm) from carabiners to seat. You need to allow for at least a few extra inches when hanging it with the ropes and using the bar. The longest handle of the Yoga Trapeze is 53 inches (134 cm) long.
Yes. The brackets must be attached to the door with screws, but the bar can quickly and easily be removed.
The bar comes with a detailed instruction sheet. You can contact us with any questions, as well.
Wonder Wheel - Yoga Props
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- It’s bigger. A 15-inch design means you can do dozens of standing poses that are otherwise impossible with the standard yoga wheel.
- It’s lighter. The Wonder Wheel is lighter than nearly every other wheel on the market, meaning it’s easier to carry to and from the studio.
- It’s a great value. The price tag on some wheels is downright ridiculous. The Wonder Wheel is affordable and includes a free practice DVD, making it the best priced wheel on the market—trusted and used by yoga studios as well as gyms.
No problem! Use the DVD included in your package and you’ll be rollin’ in minutes.
Yes. Start with Fish Pose, holding it for one to two minutes per day. You’ll feel amazing.
The danger of slipping and falling when your whole body is balanced on top of the wheel outweighs any benefits that may be derived from these poses, so we do not teach them. If you’d like to try them, please do so at your own risk.
Yes, with a minimum order of 10 units. Please contact us
No, it’s for all levels. Many beginners actually feel the Wonder Wheel is a great tool to help them in basic poses.
We ship to 81 countries, so almost certainly the answer is yes!
Blocks are great, but the Wonder Wheel has a different purpose. It’s bigger, it rolls, and it enables you to do dozens of new and different poses. You’ll feel the difference right away.
Awesome Toes! - Yoga Props
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Yes. We recommend you wear them inside socks, slippers, flip flops, or barefoot around your house. This is one of the simplest ways to help fix your feet and it’s more effective than just wearing them while sitting or sleeping.
Most minimal footwear running shoes work great with Awesome Toes!, as they have a toe-width appropriate for natural foot shapes. Common minimal footwear include NikeFree, Lems, and Merrell. If in doubt, take your toe spacers with you when trying on a new pair. They should fit comfortably without pressure.
They do not hurt, but they can be intense, especially at first and especially if you’re sitting or lying down. The sensation is that of a deep stretch or numbness, and this is often stronger when you’re inactive. This is yet another reason why we encourage active-wear use of Awesome Toes! You’ll get faster results with less discomfort.
Initially, aim for about one hour per day. Eventually, you’ll work up to four hours or more. I currently wear mine for about eight hours daily (comfortably), but that took months to work up to.
Flexibility changes can be very long lasting, but keep in mind that if you continue to spend most of your day in restrictive footwear, you’ll very likely end up with squished feet again. If you’re able to change your daily shoes to more natural footwear and use Awesome Toes! you’ll see amazing results.
Yes, for sure. High heels wreak havoc on your feet. If you wear them daily, you’ll be fighting an uphill battle, but you still need to fight! Some of our most avid users are people who have to wear high heels every day.
Bamboo Handstand Blocks - Yoga Props
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Standard yoga blocks are made of cheap foam. They are way too big and too light. They slip around, and they don’t build grip strength because they force your fingers to spread out too far. Our blocks are completely different. They are smaller, stronger, non-slip, easy to clean, and designed specifically to build grip strength for inversions.
Great! Start practicing with the Handstand Blocks and you’ll learn to invert much faster. These blocks are not just for showing off. They are a foundational learning and training tool.
Yes. We recommend using warm water with a couple drops of tea tree oil or white vinegar to clean your blocks. The smooth bamboo finish wipes clean and dries quickly.
While you could use random blocks of wood, our Handstand Blocks are the perfect size. They’re weighted for balance (very stable) and the non-slip rubber bottom keeps your floors protected and helps you find your balance. You’ll feel the difference right away.
Yes, for a minimum order of 10 pairs. Please contact us
No, they are for all levels. Many beginners use the Bamboo Handstand Blocks as a tool to help them in basic poses, as well.
We ship internationally to 81 countries, so almost certainly the answer is yes.
Specs: 5.12 in / 13 cm (long) x 3.5 in / 8.8 cm (wide) x 3.5 in / 8.8 cm (tall).
Weight: 1.8 lbs per block (3.6 lbs total) / 800 grams per block (1.6 kg total).
Hurts So Good! Massage Balls - Yoga Props
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Athletes have used various types of balls for myofascial release and self-massage for years, but the big difference is the size and the feel of Hurts So Good! Massage Balls. Our jumbo massage balls allow you to work deeply and effectively into the biggest trouble areas of the body, such as the back, quads, and hamstrings. The natural rubber (with a firm yet soft texture) mimics a human hand or elbow, making them more comfortable and effective as a treatment tool.
Yes. These massage balls are very powerful, so you’ll want to start off slowly. If you go too deep too fast, it is possible to create soreness.
In the case of an injury, always consult a medical professional first. There is a period of acute inflammation and discomfort with all injuries, usually the first one to three days, during which time it’s usually counter-productive to do any type of massage. When inflammation decreases, intelligent and careful massage can increase circulation to the affected area, clear waste products, and help the new tissue organize correctly for proper function.
As a general rule, after is best. Deep massage encourages your stretch reflex to turn off, down-regulates your nervous system, and loosens up your soft tissue. For all those reasons, self-massage is best done after any type of speed, strength, or balance routine.
Most of our students love to use Hurts So Good! Massage Balls right before bed. Many people also have a pair in their office, which they use on their shoulders and back halfway through the day to break up tension. Do what works best for you.
Hurts So Good! Massage Balls are meant to supplement, not replace, professional health care. If you have access and financial means, it’s always a great idea to work with an in-person therapist, as well.
Yes. At YOGABODY Studios
in Barcelona, Spain, we have MyoStretch classes that include Hurts So Good! self-massage techniques.
We recommend five to 15 minutes, but anything you can do will be helpful. Self-care is always a balancing act, so just do your best. People generally find it easiest to remember and follow through with their practice before bed.
Hurts So Good! Massage Balls are made with eco-friendly, all-natural rubber. This has the best feel and practical use. Unlike plastic balls that stay shiny forever (and don’t work well), Hurts So Good! Massage Balls will age and eventually wear out—but that’s OK. They work so much better and are non-toxic, so it’s worth replacing them every couple of years.
Liquid Energy B - YOGABODY Products
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Take in the morning with or without food.
Put a dropperful under your tongue, hold it there for 30-60 seconds, and then swallow—that’s it!
Liquid Energy B contains Methylcobalamin, the same form of B12 as found in the human body. It is extracted through the natural fermentation of beet root and cranberries, hence the sweet taste. It has natural cinnamon flavoring, purified water and vegetable glycerin – no additives, no preservatives, no junk!
Yes, this product is manufactured in the United States in a US FDA-approved facility that is GMP certified (Good Manufacturing Practices). Each batch undergoes quality control analysis for contaminants and purity that are reviewed by both our 3rd party lab and our own internal staff. As a supplement, B12 is water soluble and extremely safe. There is no known toxicity, and it’s one of the top 10 vitamin supplements worldwide.
One dropperful per day is sufficient.
Vitamin B12 has been shown to increase energy, mental focus, and mood for some people. The most pronounced effects are usually felt during initial use and many indicate there was a deficiency to begin with.
Yes, it’s always best to check with your doctor before beginning any new change in diet including supplementation.
Flexibility Kit and YOGABODY Stretch - YOGABODY Products
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It comes with full access to our Gravity Yoga Video Series online, a digital copy of the YB Handbook, a bottle of YOGABODY Stretch Supplement, Corky the Block™ and 2-in-1 Super Strap.
It is best not to take the supplement throughout pregnancy and/or breastfeeding, unless it was approved by your doctor.
No, it contains a natural form of sulfur MSM, which should not be used by people with kidney problems.
We recommend taking it at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Either is fine, but if you have a sensitive stomach or experience upset stomach, take it with meals.
The recommended dose is 2-3 capsules twice daily (or as suggested by your healthcare provider) with plenty of water. Avoid taking it in the evening, as it may disrupt sleep.
Some students notice effects right away, but as a general rule, allow 1-2 weeks for results provided of course you are doing your stretches.
For some people, yes. That’s why you should not take it after 5 p.m. and if you notice disturbed sleep, do not take it after 3 p.m.
Yes, Stretch contains a safe and natural combination of water soluble vitamins and minerals to support yoga students.
This happens to some students at first but usually passes within a couple days. Do try to take it with food as that will help and consider taking fewer capsules at first as your body adjusts.
If you have kidney problems or sulfur/sulfa allergies, Stretch is not recommended.
The de-mineralization of the body happens with age, stress, and toxic exposure. For younger people, it’s rarely an issue and we do not recommend the use of Stretch.
No, it’s an all-natural formula that provides you with nutritional support specifically for connective tissues.
Stretch is nutritional support, so yes, you can take it whether you are practicing or not that day.
Most people don’t drink enough water as it is. When you’re taking supplements that are water soluble, you need to make sure you’re properly hydrated. Also, it’s crucial for flexibility.
No, stretching makes you flexible. Stretch formula provides nutritional support.
We do not use any flow agents or fillers in the capsules (99% of manufactures do). This means the color and consistency of the product varies and is not consistent. It also means you get no additives, preservatives or fillers.
We micro-batch all our formulas. Often, your purchase is less than three months old and never more than six months old. Freshness is essential for potency and effectiveness.
Absolutely – 100% guaranteed. YOGABODY Stretch is not some big pharmaceutical company trying to cash in on consumers’ ignorance or hoping for the placebo effect to carry them to the bank. YOGABODY Stretch is formulated by Lucas Rockwood, a yoga teacher himself, made specifically for yoga students to make practice easier. Period.
There is no magic pill for flexibility, but YOGABODY Stretch has been shown to optimize flexibility. Students often feel loose and limber – as though they’ve been practicing for 30 minutes or so – before they even begin class. Because of this, students say their practices are more efficient with less time spent warming up and more time spent lengthening and stretching.
YOGABODY Stretch comes in 800 mg vegetarian (microcrystalline cellulose) capsules that are easy to swallow. If you don’t like swallowing capsules, open them up, mix the powder with water, and drink quickly (the taste is quite bitter).
Each ingredient in YOGABODY Stretch is a super food in and of itself, but the combination of these ingredients is what makes it so effective. Here’s what it contains:
Triple Green Blend (organic spirulina, organic chlorella, barley grass juice extract)
Ultra-Sorb Vitamin C (ascorbic acid buffered with calcium ascorbate)
Trace Mineral Uptake Enhancers
My business is an extension of my life – I’m a vegan, an organic farm supporter, and an optimistic environmentalist – so whenever possible, we buy organic or organically-grown ingredients. If it’s not natural, we don’t use it.
Just like broccoli, YOGABODY Stretch is non-addictive. Like broccoli though, once you get into it, it’s really nice to have around the house.
It is an all-natural, water-soluble supplement. Very rarely (less than 1% of case study participants), users experience an upset stomach which can be avoided easily by decreasing the dosage or taking the capsules with food until your body adjusts.
NOTE: People with sulfur allergies or kidney disease should contact their doctor before use. Also, if you’re on medications or pregnant, seek professional advice.
No stimulants. No painkillers. No hocus pocus. Many students notice a boost in energy from YOGABODY Stretch, but not at all like the artificial, anxious energy boost like that of caffeine or other stimulants. It’s believed that the energy boost comes from increased oxygen in the blood and the blast of nutrients that YOGABODY Stretch delivers in ideal ratios.
NOTE: Avoid taking at least three hours before bedtime as it may inhibit sleep.
If you take more than 4-6 capsules per day, you’ll urinate out the excess. Taking large doses should be avoided since this will put unnecessary strain on your organs of elimination.
Absolutely, it is 100% vegetarian and vegan. We are officially registered with the Vegan Society. Change your diet, change the world.
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No, we accept PayPal, all major credit cards and bank transfers, but we're unable to accept checks or money orders.
We have one-year satisfaction guarantee for every purchase. This means if for any reasons (or no reason at all) you're unhappy, just return your purchase for a full and prompt refund.
We try to ship your products within 24 hours of purchase. Domestic orders (US delivery) usually take between 4-7 business days to arrive after the ship date. You can track your order by visiting www.usps.com and entering your tracking number (provided in your delivery confirmation email). International orders (Non-US delivery) usually takes between 7-18 business days to arrive after the ship date. With international shipping we use USPS, because it almost always means that you’ll have a lower shipping charge. However, the one downfall is that the tracking is delayed. You can use your tracking number (provided in your delivery confirmation email) to track your order by visiting: www.usps.com
We are more than happy to help you with any refunds or exchanges that you need. Just send us an email to [email protected]
and let us know how we can help.
We don’t send orders to Kenya, Mauritius, Cyprus, Italy, Bahrain, Liberia, Monaco, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Martin and Austria. Our customers couldn’t receive their orders, so we stopped sending our products there.