How to Hang Your Yoga Trapeze®

Indoor & Outdoor Yoga Swing Setup Options


Let me guess… you just received your first Yoga Trapeze® and you’re trying to figure out how to set it up, right? Don’t worry, we can help. Outdoor setups are probably the fastest and easiest, you just need to keep a keen eye for a great place to hang. Setup can be done quickly by hanging your rig over an exposed beam in your garage, a swing set at a park, or over a tree branch (just make sure it’s strong).

For a more permanent, weather-proof option, you can set up your Yoga Trapeze on a beam in your home. Every house is different, of course, so please use this as a rough guide and always consult with a professional builder or contractor before use. Let’s look at some options.


Exposed Beam Setup

If you’re lucky enough to have an exposed beam somewhere in your home, you’ll be set up and hanging upside down in no time.

  1. Drape your ropes or straps over the pole or beam you’re using to hang the trapeze from. The two ends of each rope will hang down on either side.

  2. Use your fingers to pull back the fabric on the carabiner clips of the main sling.

  3. Clip through both the looped end of the rope as well as through the knotted end of the rope.

  4. Now do the same with the carabiner clips on the handle sets. Clip one handle set to each side.

PHOTO: @neyu_ma always finds amazing places to hang her Yoga Trapeze.

Ceiling Hooks Setup

If you want a stable, permanent place to hang your trapeze you can get set up using ceiling hooks. You can purchase hooks from most home furnishing stores, often in the porch furniture section, but the best option is to get the official YOGABODY hooks designed for the Yoga Trapeze. They mount into wood or concrete and are rock-solid.

WOOD BEAM: You’ll need a power drill, a wrench, two ceiling hooks (check out the YOGABODY Store), and the wood screws that come with it. The screws have a bolt head so you can tightly crank them deep into your wood mount.

  1. Position your ceiling hooks 70 cm apart and press them against the wood
  2. With a pencil, color in the circle where your screws will go in
  3. With the power drill, make pilot holes for the wood screws
  4. With a wrench, screw the plate to the ceiling tight and strong, two bolts per plate
  5. Follow the same instructions above for using the ropes to hang your rig

CONCRETE: You’ll need a power drill, a wrench, two ceiling hooks (check out the YOGABODY Store), and the expanding concrete bolts that come with it.

  1. Position your ceiling hooks 70 cm apart and press them against the wood
  2. With a pencil, color in the circle where your screws will go in
  3. With the power drill, make pilot holes for the bolts
  4. Slide the bolts into the pilot holes, and tighten and expand them
  5. With a wrench, screw the plate to the ceiling tight and strong, two bolts per plate
  6. Follow the same instructions above for using the ropes to hang your rig

NOTE: Mounting into concrete is the most complicated as it requires an excellent electric drill to create the pilot holes and very solid (not flakey or aging) concrete. With the wood screws, the pilot hole is simply a starter hole. With the concrete bolts, the entire bolt needs to fit inside the pilot hole snugly.


VIDEO: Ceiling Hooks Installation Instructions


Getting In & Out of the Yoga Trapeze

  1. Adjust the height so the base of the seat is at the height of the navel
  2. Butterfly your hands behind you, grab the edge of the main sling, and push up to find your seat
  3. To exit the Yoga Trapeze, hold the handles or the main sling and slowly step down

PHOTO: Yoga Trapeze training graduate, Lynda Thoresen, shares her journey with us.


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