Aerial Yoga Teacher Training

Become an Aerial Yoga Teacher!

Have you been taking aerial yoga classes for a while and loving it? Are you a yoga, fitness, gymnastics or dance instructor looking to add a unique skillset to your repertoire? Or are you an avid aerial yogi searching for ways to expand your existing yoga practice? The Earth & Aerial Yoga Teacher Training is for you!

Is Aerial Yoga Teacher Training For Me?

Virtual Info Sessions

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 @ 7:00-7:30 PM
Monday, March 4, 2024 @ 7:00-7:30 PM

Curious about teaching aerial yoga? Wondering how adding aerial yoga to your teaching repertoire could not only inform and enhance your regular yoga instruction, but also provide you with an alternative revenue stream and a highly-sought-after skillset?

Join Katharine Scalora, E-RYT and co-founder of Earth & Aerial Yoga, to learn the ways you can incorporate the aerial yoga silk in a traditional yoga class and apply your existing teaching skills to an alternative specialty. Get to know Katharine, learn about our brand new hybrid training model, and ask all of your questions!

This is a virtual event, and the Zoom link will be sent out to you upon registration.

Aerial Yoga Teacher Training (50 hours)

Virtual or In-Person:
March 24-April 7, 2024

Sunday, March 24 @ 3:00-8:00 PM
Saturday, March 30 @ 3:00-8:00 PM
Sunday, April 7 @ 3:00-8:00 PM
Saturday, April 13 @ 3:00-8:00 PM

In-Person:
April 26-29, 2024

Friday, April 26 @ 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
Saturday, April 27 @ 3:00-8:00 PM
Sunday, April 28 @ 1:30-6:30 PM
Monday, April 29 @ 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

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What to Expect from our Aerial Yoga Teacher Training

Practicing aerial yoga is one thing. Teaching it is quite another. Our Aerial Yoga Teacher Training program focuses on specific techniques and strategies to equip new teachers with the skills required to lead a safe and fun class.

Got some questions? We’ve got the answers! See all our FAQ below or call us to chat at 978 257 0075.

What is Aerial Yoga?

Aerial yoga is a type of yoga in which students use a fabric hammock to practice yoga poses. Using the silk as a prop, students can get better support, a deeper stretch and the opportunity to safely enter inversions and other poses they might not ordinarily try in a regular yoga class. Although there are some similarities, aerial yoga is not the same as aerial split silks and other aerial arts. Aerial yoga is grounded in traditional yoga principles and focuses on breath, mindful movement, and sensation, rather than artistry, performance, or circus tricks.

What is the Earth & Aerial Yoga Teacher Training?

Led by our founders and expert trainers–Katharine Scalora, E-RYT and Lora Markova, E-RYT–this comprehensive aerial yoga teacher training will provide you with all the tools you need to instruct thoughtfully crafted aerial yoga classes for various levels of ability, and to share the amazing benefits of this unique practice with your students.

Our aerial yoga teacher training emphasizes safety through a combination of clear and concise cueing, coupled with careful observation and continuous monitoring of your students throughout class. Each aerial yoga pose is broken down into easily manageable steps, including instructions for how to safely enter and exit the pose, correct misalignments, and incorporate modifications or advancements, as needed.

Once you’ve gained all this knowledge, you will put it into practice, by teaching actual aerial yoga beginners. This will help you solidify the practical skills you need, in order to guide a safe, strong, and mindful practice, while gradually testing your students’ limits and providing challenges that will enable them to discover abilities they never knew they had.

Graduates of our aerial yoga teacher training become particularly skilled at encouraging their students to challenge themselves physically and explore their boundaries safely, all while maintaining a focus on breath, alignment and sensation. Through our program, you will learn how to cultivate and impart both strength and mindfulness to your students. Our aerial yoga teacher training will give you all the tools you need to guide your students through a rewarding journey that will make them feel not only accomplished and empowered, but refreshed and recharged.

Who are the aerial yoga teacher trainers?

Katharine Scalora
Co-Founder of Earth & Aerial Yoga, E-RYT 200, Aerial Yoga Instructor

Katharine is the co-founder and Managing Director of Earth & Aerial Yoga, and she is the visionary behind the Earth & Aerial Yoga Teacher Training program. Over the past decade, she has led thousands of traditional and aerial yoga classes, and, since 2018, she has trained and mentored dozens of aerial yoga instructors, 12 of whom currently teach at our studio.Katharine’s journey into yoga began in 1999 as a student, and her enthusiasm for the benefits of both traditional and aerial yoga has only deepened over the years, through continuous study and exploration of new ideas and research. She has made a lifelong commitment to learning and has studied yoga, biomechanics and strength training under notable figures in the field, including Jules Mitchell, Katherine Bruni-Young and Jacqui Bonwell. While she revels in guiding aerial yoga classes, her true passion lies in training others to become skilled aerial yoga instructors.Her teaching style is focused on providing a safe and mindful experience through precise cueing and careful observation, while simultaneously encouraging her students to embrace a sense of playfulness and curiosity. Katharine motivates you to push yourself both physically and mentally, ensuring that you’re well-equipped to deliver an exceptional experience to your future students. Under her expert guidance, you’ll have the opportunity to nurture your teaching skills throughout and beyond the formal training hours.

As the lead trainer, Katharine will be facilitating several parts of the training, focusing on poses, alignment, cueing, mechanics, teaching skills and much more.

 

Lora Markova
Co-Founder of Earth & Aerial Yoga, E-RYT 200, Aerial Yoga Instructor

Lora is the co-founder and Creative Director of Earth & Aerial Yoga, and she is one of Katharine Scalora’s inaugural teacher training graduates. Coming from a traditional yoga background, she has been practicing around the world for over 20 years and teaching in Massachusetts for more than a decade. In 2012, she studied under Yoga Arts and Rose Baudin in Sri Lanka to complete her 200-hour yoga teacher certification. She began her aerial yoga journey in 2016, and it quickly became an integral part of her vision for her own yoga studio. After training under Katharine, the two co-founded Earth & Aerial Yoga, driven by a passion to share the profound physical and psychological benefits they personally experienced.

In her classes, Lora focuses on using deep, full breaths to flow seamlessly from pose to pose, while stretching, strengthening, and opening all the areas of the body. While her classes are slow and strong, Lora always gives her students a range of options, so they can move at their own flexibility and ability levels. She uses extensive cuing and subtle hands-on adjustments to enhance her students’ practice, fostering heightened physical and emotional awareness. Her aim is for each student to leave feeling reenergized, rejuvenated, reconnected, and refocused.

During the training, Lora will lead various sessions, focusing on precise cuing, proper alignment, essential teaching skills,  and much more.

Is this Aerial Yoga Teacher Training for me?

Have you been taking aerial yoga classes for a while and loving it? Are you a yoga, fitness, gymnastics or dance instructor looking to add a unique skillset to your repertoire? Or are you an avid aerial yogi searching for ways to expand your existing yoga practice? The Earth & Aerial Yoga Teacher Training is for you!

NOTE: If you are not attending the entire training in person at our studio, you must have access to an aerial yoga silk during the virtual sessions.

What will I learn?

  • How to cue up to 150 aerial yoga poses and transitions safely, effectively and concisely
  • How to quickly identify and adjust common aerial yoga pose misalignments to maximize safety in group classes
  • How to create aerial yoga sequences, including poses and transitions, that flow seamlessly
  • How to teach full one-hour beginner, mixed-levels, and themed aerial yoga classes
  • How to modify or advance aerial yoga poses for students of varying levels
  • How to lead a centering at beginning of class and savasana at the end
  • How to develop your own style/voice for effective communication
  • How to properly rig and maintain aerial yoga equipment
  • The various benefits and contraindications for aerial yoga practice

What is included?

Total of 50 hours.

  • 40 Contact Hours, which can be counted towards your Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Requirements, as follows:
    • 20 hours virtual OR in-person live instruction
    • 20 hours in-person 4-day weekend intensive
  • 10 Non-Contact Hours (can be done in studio or virtually), which includes 10 hours of aerial yoga practice and observation
  •  A comprehensive training manual, which include photographs and step-by-step descriptions of over 150 aerial yoga poses and transitions, as well as sample aerial yoga class sequences
  • Opportunity to practice assisting and teaching aerial yoga with real students in a real class environment
  • One month complimentary unlimited aerial yoga membership ($199 value)

Can I teach at your studio after I complete your Aerial Yoga Teacher Training?

Upon successful completion of the Earth & Aerial Yoga Teacher Training program, an exciting opportunity awaits you – the chance to apply for a teaching position at our studio! To be considered for a paid teaching role, we have established a comprehensive pathway to ensure your competence in guiding students through their aerial yoga journey. This pathway includes the following steps:

  1. Assist Aerial Yoga Classes: You will need to assist in a minimum of five aerial yoga classes or private group sessions. This hands-on experience will allow you to gain insights into class dynamics, student needs, and the overall flow of instruction.
  2. Teach Under Supervision: As a next step, you will be required to teach one complete Aerial Yoga Essentials community class, while being directly supervised by the studio management, who will assess your readiness to independently lead classes.
  3. Assessment and Further Preparation: After teaching your initial supervised class, the studio management will provide you with constructive feedback. If deemed necessary, you may be advised to assist an additional five classes and attend a minimum of five classes as a student. This additional exposure will contribute to your understanding of teaching techniques.
  4. Re-evaluation: Upon accumulating additional experience through assisting and practice, you are welcome to return for re-evaluation when you feel prepared. We understand that everyone progresses at their own pace, and this flexibility allows you to present your abilities when you feel you are ready.
  5. Independent Teaching: Once you have been assessed as ready to teach independently, you will teach a minimum of five Aerial Yoga Essentials community classes. This period will be integral to further honing your teaching skills.
  6. Evaluation and Employment Consideration: Following your fifth independent class, our team will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your teaching abilities. Based on this evaluation, we may extend an offer for a teaching position at Earth & Aerial Yoga.

It’s important to acknowledge that, while we’re dedicated to fostering a nurturing environment for growth, our ultimate commitment lies in upholding the exceptional quality of instruction that sets our studio apart. As a result, the management reserves the right to exercise discretion and make decisions regarding both employment and your progression through this process.

How much does it cost?

Early Bird Pricing (Paid in Full by March 1, 2024): $999 
Price:
$1,199

A nonrefundable deposit of $250 is due at the time of registration to secure your spot. The remaining balance is due no less than two weeks prior to the start of training. All tuition fees are nonrefundable. If you need to cancel for any reason, you will have the option to apply your tuition towards a future Earth & Aerial Yoga Teacher Training or towards other services or retail in the studio. Session fees will be forfeited and will not be applicable towards future purchases if you cancel less than 2 weeks prior to the start of training.

NOTE: This training is designed as an optional hybrid, allowing participants the flexibility to engage in a blend of virtual and in-person sessions, or attending the entire training in person. Students must complete all contact and non-contact hours in order to be eligible for an Earth & Aerial Yoga Teacher Training completion certificate. Recordings of the virtual components of the training will be available for download. Any missed in-person contact hours must be made up by appointment at an additional cost.

Got more questions?

Fill out this application form and our master trainer will contact you with all the answers!