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discover your wings

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50 hour aeraial yoga teacher training
with Holly Johnson, founder of Aviana

October 11 - 13, 2024


Aviana's Aerial Yoga Teacher Training was designed to provide you with everything you need to be successful in teaching aerial yoga while expanding upon your current yoga practice. Led by Holly Johnson, author of Soaring with the Soul: An Aerial Yoga Guide and founder of Aviana, this training course is designed to provide you with everything you need to be successful in teaching aerial yoga.

Presented as a 3-day in-depth training, this course sets you up to receive a 50-hr certification as an aerial yoga instructor and is proficient in connecting with your unique learning style to aid you in achieving success and help you stretch beyond your perceived limitations of what is possible.

Since 2015, instructors around the globe have received their Aviana Aerial Yoga Instructor Certification, and now you can join the blossoming tribe to spread your wings and shine with your talents as an empowered guide in the yoga community through body-intelligent, mindful classes infused with the principles of yoga, moving meditations, and nurturing inner child play.

dates + times

Friday, October 11th,  10 am - 6:30 pm

Saturday, October 12th, 10:30 am - 7:00 pm

Sunday, October 13th,  10:30 am - 7:00 pm


  • 200 Hour Yoga Instructor Certification OR 2+ years of teaching movement and fitness​

  • Applicants with a strong history of yoga participation and/or experience instructing students/clients in another field may also be considered



Early bird in-full price: $1275 by August 31st.

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THE curriculum

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  • Principles of Aviana Aerial Yoga

    • Aligned with the planets, moon, and sun, these principles will help you shine as a powerful instructor of integrity. They will aid you in building relationships of trust with your students and invite them to expand further in the space made available by the hammock with your guidance.

  • Principles of Yoga

    • ​We will touch base on the principles of yoga in order to ensure that as we move forward in our aerial yoga offerings, we maintain the integrity of the practice of yoga in our classes without crossing the line into the 'circus performance' application of the aerial sling.

  • Sequencing of a Body Intelligent Aerial Yoga Class

    • ​​Aviana offers guidance on structuring a class experience so that it flows gracefully from one asana to the next. This allows the body to open through the muscular chains, inviting a deeper connection and allowing one to find ease in more challenging asanas.

  • Transitions for Elegance and Grace

    • ​We will focus on the space in between each of the asanas and how to create a class that takes you out of the mind and into the dynamic functional motion of the body because yoga is not just about the pose itself but the connection of poses that move energy.

  • Modifications and Spotting

    • ​A hands-on approach will be practiced to be able to ensure your confidence in keeping your students safe as they branch into new asanas with the hammock. 

  • Over 60 Aerial Yoga Asanas

    • ​We will cover many asanas that explore utilizing the hammock for traditional yoga poses as well as the infusion of performance aerial sling shapes into a mindful yogic expression of discovery

  • 2 Full Class Sequences

    • ​We will explore two different styles of class sequencing to expand your toolbox of inspiration when creating your own sequencing to serve your class intention.

  • Aromatherapy 101

    • ​Essential oils offer a wonderful enhancement to any yoga class experience, but when infused with the sensory input of the aerial yoga hammock, it takes a practice to a whole new level.  We will discuss and explore the use of essential oils with your classes to maintain a relationship of respect for the potency of the plants' gifts.

  • Chakra Therapy

    • ​We will touch on the energy centers to bring them to the forefront of the mind while understanding the methodology of sequencing and how to enhance your classes with a deeper meaning and intentional approach.

  • The Business and Industry of Aerial Yoga

    • ​Aerial yoga is BOOMING in yoga studios and there are many opportunities to be able to share your new knowledge with communities, we will discuss the important things to consider when getting started as an instructor and how you can set yourself up for success.

  • Archetypes of Goddesses

    • Each day of the training we will learn about different archetypes of mythical goddess such a Lakshmi, Kuan Yin, and Sophia which can serve as sources of inspiration and guidance for the creation of classes or for your own personal journey of discovering your divine feminine essence. 

  • Aerial Yoga Niches Available for Specialties

when the student is ready, the teacher will appear.

-zen proverb

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