I've been an Aerial Hammock Teacher for almost a decade and in that time I've sought out every available source of knowledge and every possible avenue for personal growth. As I tasted the offerings available to me as a student I began to realise that almost exclusively the Aerial Yoga classes were all about the 'Aerial' with the 'Yoga' barely featuring. This is something I aim to change.
For me Aerial Yoga is a yoga class with an aerial sling/hammock as a prop. It's a yoga class without fancy made up names. It's a yoga class that includes Sanskrit and breath practice and Dharma talks. The aerial hammock extends the practice and supports the practice but doesn't define the practice.
This is my vision for my teacher trainings and my classes.
Aerial Hammock Certifications:
A weekend course which will gift you with the skills and insight to deepen your personal practice by addressing your individual goals, and unique physical needs.
- Beginners Series -
This is a 40-hour intensive Teacher Training which provides in-depth knowledge to cater for new students.
It examines the responsibility of being the first introduction to an Aerial Yoga practice, and the importance of ensuring that the emotional and physical wellbeing of the student is met.
This is a challenging and essential training for ALL Aerial Yoga Teachers.
- Intermediate Practitioner -
This is a 35-hour intensive Teacher Training which offers Aerial Asana options for the more experienced student.
It also explores the art of teaching through a more technical lens.
- Advanced Practitioner -
This is a 35-hour intensive Teacher Training which offers which offers Aerial Asana options for experienced students searching to extend their physical practice.
The art of teaching is explored through a creative and technical lens, with an intent to enhance the skill of the teacher and deepen the Aerial offerings.
This is a 15-hour Teacher Training to provide you with the language and skills to share an Aerial Yoga offering that meets the unique needs of children aged 2.5-12 years.
Aerial Body Conditioning
This is a 20-hour Teacher Training which employs Pilates and Yoga techniques within the aerial hammock in order to achieve strength and fitness whilst ensuring longevity of practice through correct biomechanics.
This is a 25-hour Teacher Training lead in conjunction with Occupational Therapist, Zoe Gianduzzo (creator of Aerial Therapeutics).
It offers a unique and specialised perspective of the use of the aerial Hammock as a tool for those requiring a therapeutic approach.
As a new studio owner, my business was growing and I was in need of some more teachers. I wanted excellent teachers trained by the best in the business so I invited Chantelle Rawlings to host an Aerial Teacher Training Course at my studio in Geelong.
From the very first interaction, Chantelle was delightful to work with. Accommodating, caring, professional and an expert in all things Aerial Yoga! Chantelle covered two certificate levels in a week-long Intensive Teacher Training for myself and nine students and it surpassed all my expectations.
Chantelle’s in-depth knowledge of postural alignment, refined and concise verbal cues, modifications and comprehensive discussions around student needs, combined with her magical and captivating personality made it an incredible learning experience for all involved.
I could not recommend Chantelle highly enough and am proud to say my teachers were trained by the one and only Yogagirl!
Director & Aerial Yoga Teacher
Ocean Air Yoga - Geelong
Health & Fitness Instructor Certification e.g. Yoga, Pilates etc.
A regular physical practice.
6+ months of regular aerial practice.
A willingness to receive feedback, laugh at yourself and grow as a person.
Payment Terms & Conditions
Places are limited. Carefully review the course details, dates and costs before you apply then compete the application form below. Once your application has been reviewed and accepted you will be emailed an invoice.
In order to secure your spot in the Earth & Air Aerial Teacher Training, a 30% non- refundable partial payment is required.
Complete payment by Bank Transfer is required to be paid in full two weeks prior to course commencement.
How much previous aerial experience do I need before participating in the course?
It is recommended that you have a minimum of 6 months of aerial experience and are physically fit prior to enrolling into this training.
Do I have to be a certified instructor in the Health and Fitness industry in order to gain an Earth & Air teacher raining certification?
Any applicants who are not certified instructors may still be considered for this training. If accepted, the attain a preliminary certification with the requirement that an instructor certification be completed within 12 months of the Earth & Air TT end date. All teacher trainees must complete all the modules of the course outlined above.
If I am certified in different styles of yoga/aerials/fitness training, will I be granted recognition of prior learning?
The content of this training is very specialised. It is necessary that every teacher trainee follow the same path of step-by-step learning. Extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology and movement modalities will of course be very helpful as you explore the mechanics of the body whilst moving through the elements of Earth & Air.