Aerial Yoga Certification Seminars

The Heartwood Aerial Yoga training seminar includes:

  • A detailed written syllabus for reference during the seminar and after.
  • History of aerial yoga, aerial yoga in the media.  An honest look at aerial yoga as a commercial entity verses as an authentic yoga teaching tool.
  • A chance to explore and work on both aerial silks and the om gym system to compare and contrast
  • A review of safety issues, learning about the swings and proper installation. Care and maintenance of the aerial swing.  Insurance.
  • Aerial yoga class levels – designing a safe class for different skill levels/ using aerial slings for private sessions.
  • Careful exploration and teaching techniques of more than 50 supported yoga poses based on Iyengar theory.
  • Physical safety issues and concerns – aerial yoga for students with high blood pressure, physical limitations, cataracts, taking medications, children, seniors, prosthetics,  etc….    Warm-ups, proper pose progression, class sequencing.
  • Flow sequences and graceful transitions in the aerial swing.
  • Flexibility training. Aerial Yoga fitness, exercises to build strength incorporating the  aerial swing.
  • Yoga Therapeutics using gravity and the swing for effective spinal traction and/or internal cleansing.
  • Inversion Theory of physiology and anatomy (as it pertains to gravity and inversion based asana)
  • Teaching practicum and learning hands-on assists.
  • Business  (insurance,   marketing )
  • Fun tricks and incorporating  artistry as a part of the yoga experience.
  • Exploring silks as an alternate yet similar practice.
  • Teaching aerial yoga from the “energy” standpoint – opening chakras, pressure points, bandhas, pranayama.  Meditation in the aerial swing.

Tuition & Attendance Policy: 
We pride ourselves on offering the highest level of training at the best facility for the lowest price possible to make it affordable for everyone to enjoy the powerful transformation that is result of Yoga Training. With the highest credentialed teachers, a state of the art retreat facility and an open door policy that invites students back to retrain without charge, you can't beat the value. We charge what we must, not what we can, but in order to do provide all we do at such an affordable price, we have to keep the integrity of the program intact by laying down some policies.

Tuitions paid for yoga teacher training are non refundable and non- transferable to another student and can not be reassigned to classes or any alternate program, but we do have a generous policy allowing students to repeat teacher's training when or if it becomes necessary for any reason, so in cases when you can not complete a program, or need to take it again to fully absorb the material, we are happy to extend the invitation free of charge.

For the yoga enthusiast looking to expand his or her practice or the yoga teacher seeking new material and ongoing training experiences,  Heartwood Yoga Center offers a comprehensive weekend (2o hour) Aerial Yoga weekend certification designed to explore a wealth of alternative yoga exercises, assisted postures, and safe inversion techniques using the Om Gym system of yoga hammocks and handle supports as well as traditional Aerial Silks.  Attention is give to the differences between the styles, but most of the work is interchangeable. This course includes discussion, practice, floating exploration, inversion physiology and theory, anatomy, a review of safety and health issues and teaching practicums. we invite any of our participants to retake the weekend at a future date if for any reason they need reinforcement of the material. We care deeply that our students get what they need to succeed and feel fully prepared and qualified to share aerial yoga with others.

Upcoming Seminar Dates:

Weekend programs: Friday 6-9 pm. Saturday 11-6:30 and Sunday 9-5:30 

​​​​​​​​Feb 1 - 3, 2019

​April 12-14, 2019

June 1-2, 2019

July 12-14, 2019

Aug. 2-4, 2019

Jan. 11-12, 2020

Feb. 1-2, 2020

Seminar Fee - $495.00 

(Studio owners are invited to bring a second teacher for half price)