I thought I would try out aerials once, but then I ended up going to aerials class many times a week for a month. The instructors are supportive and thorough. The cushions on the ground really absorb shock from falls (the resident circus dog is obsessed about taking mat naps). It is easy to social distance because class sizes are small. I am confident I that the facility and instructors will keep everyone safe even while we are hanging upside down from my knees.
Rachel is a Texas-born hippie-goth circus bat with a fondness for foot hangs, weird splits, and strength conditioning. Though her first love was pole and her true love (thus far) is lyra, she has experience on a wide variety of apparatus, from chains, sling, trapeze, cube, lollipop, flying pole, to various custom apparatus that people just kinda make up names for. If the ceiling is high enough, she has also been known to strap on a pair of 6' peg stilts and practice aerial arts in them. (A lifetime of walking for hours in crazy heels prepared her well for this life choice.)
Rachel has been practicing and performing aerial arts for seven years in Austin, where she's hung professionally from night club ceilings all over town. (Often in a gothy capacity, though they say she opened for Snoop Dogg at a festival once.) She is also a teacher at Laché Movement Co, Bat City's sister studio, where she regularly practices and performs duo aerials with Laché's owner, Sonnie.