The Joy of Yoga™ Flight School teacher training at Breathe Together allows you to take your students to new heights in their practice. Aerial yoga offers immense opportunity to heal, strengthen, and stretch the body. Using the aerial hammock as a prop, students can deepen their mat practice and find support in asanas that might otherwise be inaccessible. Beyond the physical aspects, aerial yoga provides the opportunity for students to explore a vast range of emotion, from tapping into the joy and childlike feelings of play and discovery to facing fears while attempting what may seem like the impossible.
This aerial yoga teacher training is geared towards experienced yoga teachers. As such, we provide the opportunity for you to customize how you utilize aerial yoga mechanics in your class instead of dictating a certain curriculum. After you attend the Basics module, which is offered four times per calendar year, you can choose which additional modules to complete that are most suited to your teaching style. From restorative and alignment-based offerings to modules focused on the more acrobatic components of aerial such as flips, transitions, and aerial conditioning, this aerial yoga teacher training allows you to shape your own curriculum and work at a pace that suits your schedule and resources.
Modules are offered once per month throughout the year, and each module consists of two sessions.
Joy of Yoga Flight School trainees must first attend the Basics module, which is offered four times per year: January, April, July, and October. After you have completed the Basics module, you choose a minimum of 3 additional modules to attend that align with your interest. Modules will be focused on categories of poses and anatomy (Core, Hips, and Backbends are some examples) or on styles of yoga (Vinyasa, Alignment-based, Restorative, and aerial-specific classes). This approach allows you to start the Joy of Yoga Flight School training when it suits your schedule, and to tailor your training to your interests. See a full list of upcoming modules here.
Teachers are of course allowed to complete additional modules either prior to scheduling their test out class or after completion of the Joy Flight program to add to or refresh their knowledge. Modules will be offered at a discount for graduates of the Joy of Yoga Flight School.
Our number one objective is that teacher trainees leave this program feeling confident they can provide a safe aerial environment for their students. The best way to learn all of the variables that exist within the aerial classroom is to be in the aerial classroom. The Joy of Yoga Flight School teacher training requires that trainees apprentice 10 Flying Lotus™ classes with Pearl or Courtney. Here you will have the chance to demo, assist, and teach as you grow more comfortable with your skills and ability to handle the intricacies of a class in the hammocks. Currently Flying Lotus classes are held on Saturday and Sunday, so you will need to be available to assist on at least one of these days.
Joy of Yoga Flight School YTT students will have access to the Luna studio at least one time per week to practice the mechanics learned in the modules.*
*Liability Insurance must be current and on file with Breathe Together.
The Joy of Yoga Flight School training program is geared toward teachers who are already comfortable teaching yoga and holding space for students. At a minimum, students must have their 200RYT certification and be working towards a 500RYT certification. In addition, you must have attended at least 10 aerial classes, 5 of those being Flying Lotus classes. This allows us to offer the most comprehensive curriculum to our trainees in a shorter amount of time.
If you are an aerial enthusiast and would like to learn more about your aerial yoga practice, but you do not yet want to teach, you are welcome to join our monthly workshop offerings.
We offer two pricing options for the Joy of Yoga Flight School program.
Option 1: Students can pay up front for the entire 45-hour program and receive a discount. This price includes the Basics module, 3 other modules of your choice, your practice time, apprenticeship, test out, the Flying Lotus Aerial Yoga student handbook, and additional supplemental materials provided in the modules.
Total cost: $975 one-time charge
Option 2: Students can choose to pay as they go, paying on a per module basis. An upfront program fee will be charged to cover the cost of the Flying Lotus Aerial Yoga student handbook, and a portion of the hours dedicated to practice time, apprenticeship, and test out. The remaining hours will be bundled in with your module price.
Program fee: $300
Price per module: $200