Why practice ordinary yoga when you can be extraordinary with aerial yoga?
Take your yoga off the mat, and into flying…..
This teacher training welcomes yoga teachers, Pilates teachers, dedicated yoga practitioners, dancers, physical therapists, fitness enthusiasts and people who thrive on the challenge and excitement this practice brings. Many fitness places, gyms, and yoga studio’s are now hiring teachers who bring this unique style of fitness that includes, Pilates, yoga, and strength/core training to their facility. Be a part of this exciting and growing community!
Only 9 spots are available
Anahata Yoga Center was a forerunner in creating aerial yoga arts to Ohio. Paula, Anahata’s studio and director of teacher training has approached the teaching the hammock as a unique prop to open and realign the body. Classes here can be playful and fun in their approach, therapeutic in realigning the body, or restorative and relaxing. One of Ohio’s first comprehensive aerial yoga training of it’s kind. Anahata Yoga Center Aerial Yoga Teacher training program’s mission is to provide each applicant with the foundation to teach skillfully with compassion, safety and integrity, while honoring his or her individual voice and style.
This 50 hour Teacher Training Program will include:
- Theory and Practice of Aerial Yoga
- Instruction of an Level 1 Aerial class incorporating fun tricks and safe dismounts
- Level one aerial conditioning for upper body and core strength building
- standing postures (on the floor and in the hammock)
- suspended inversions, handstands, back bends, forward bends, hip openers
- Using the hammock to realign and for restorative yoga
- opening warm-ups and creative sequencing
- How to “read” your students
- Hands on safety and adjustments
- The benefits of inversions and practicing with silks
- Aerial safety and different attachment rigging’s
Aerial yoga defies gravity and allows you to perform various yoga poses that may be difficult to do on the ground, but easier in mid-air. It’s fun and acrobatic, so for those of you who dreamed of being a trapeze artist as a kid, this can give you a taste of what it is like.
Here are just some of the amazing benefits of aerial yoga
- Total body workout: Due to the nature of aerial yoga movements, almost all the body parts are forced to move and stretch. Muscles are toned and redefined, and joints are regenerated and strengthened due to these movements. Just the simple movement of coming up out of an inversion is like an upside down sit up. It’s CORE, CORE, CORE!
- Psychologically beneficial: Aerial yoga helps rebuild your emotional system because it clears the mind and relieves stress due to its meditative state. It also helps you combat stress throughout the day and increases your creativity, which leads you to develop your own artistic skills. At the end of class, we rest inside of the hammock, which is womb like, allowing healing of all parts: physical, mental, spiritual.
- Improves flexibility: Aerial yoga helps you to move more freely, with less effort, by counteracting gravity. Suspension in the air releases tension on the bones and muscles, increasing flexibility and deepening your practice. Suspended yoga strengthens core muscles and increases spinal and shoulder flexibility. This is a sure-fire, fast way to open difficult areas of the body, such as your hips.
- Heals back problems: It gives you the chance to hang freely, allowing your spine to lengthen. Paula, director of teacher studies, has grown 2 inches with this practice. With less strain on your back while doing the exercises, it eases tension in the spinal cord and hip joint, helping you feel better.
- Increases strength: Aerial yoga improves strength and flexibility, which carries over into other daily activities. The core workout is a beneficial cross-training, as it helps runners increase stamina and be able recover faster. I have noticed that people get their heart rate to cardio levels, just by inverting.
- Puts you in a great mood: Another key benefit of doing aerial yoga is that it gets your adrenaline going while going against gravity. It also releases “happy” hormones like serotonin, endorphins, oxycontin, dopamine, which boost your mood and help you feel more energetic. Yoga call the headstand and shoulder stand the king and queen poses for a reason. They are incredibly beneficial.
- Improves balance: While going against gravity can be exciting, aerial yoga also helps with balance and stability in daily activities. Balance is a key component in daily activities, and aerial yoga helps maintain a good balance both inside and out. Paula, director, used to have an inner ear imbalance which caused motion sickness and other side effects. Going upside down in the hammock, swinging in the hammock, has cured this issue.
- Aids digestion: The different types of stretches and movements help improve the digestive system, thus helping in healing various digestion-related issues, including constipation and indigestion.
- Old age and heart disease: Aerial yoga improves the circulation of blood, thus combating aging and its symptoms. Aerial yoga also helps detoxify the circulatory and lymphatic systems, which lowers the onset of various cardiovascular issues. Where the hammock supports you is often a place in the body where there is lymph node concentration. This practice is a super cleanse!
- Improves memory: Aerial yoga fortifies your neural connections, thereby, rendering better memory power. In a way, practicing aerial yoga can make you smarter!
$200 non-refundable, non-transferable Deposit to hold your spot for training, along with this registration application.
The total cost of 50 hour training is $1800. (less Deposit)
If payment is made in full with cash/check by 6 weeks ahead of training, August 18th, 2017 you get a $200 in savings.
Fees paid in full include the Anahata Yoga Center
Aerial Yoga Teacher Training Manual
Easy Bi-Weekly payment plan (using Credit cards, includes deposit) of 8 payments of $200 See application.
2017 Dates Friday hours 6-10 pm / Saturday hours 1-5 pm
September 29, 30
October 27, 28
November 17, 18