By Born to Fly™ Master Teacher Julianna Hane
I recently had the great pleasure of training a group of Pilates and fitness coaches in the basics of aerial yoga. What an amazing group of women! All were excellent teachers, intelligent about movement and anatomy, and open to trying something new. After going around the circle and hearing everyone's backgrounds, I got really excited to facilitate this group of accomplished instructors.
On Saturday morning, I began with an extensive training on rigging so each instructor would be able to confidently set up, take down, inspect, and maintain their equipment. Once the hammocks were rigged, we focused on cueing aerial yoga postures for proper alignment. This portion of the training is quite extensive and took the bulk of the weekend to complete.
The instructors also developed their own sequences, participated in a group practice that modeled teaching methods, and discussed the marketing side of aerial yoga. My goal for the course was to prepare teachers to lead a gentle flow yoga class for diverse populations, and I feel confident that this group will do an outstanding job!
The instructors not only spoke about how much they learned over the weekend, but also mentioned how much better their backs felt after decompressing the spine through inversions. I am grateful and honored to have worked with such a versatile and generous group of women. I feel their work truly makes the world a better place.
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