Aerial Yoga Academy - Frequently Asked Questions
Is Aerial Yoga harder than floor Yoga?
NO WAY! Aerial yoga is actually much easier than floor yoga, it just looks fancy. The hammock supports you whilst you build up strength. It also helps assist you in balancing poses. Think of it as your own personal yoga teacher!
I have never done yoga, so does that mean there is no way i can do the Aerial Yoga Training?
Aerial yoga is actually better for newbie yogis. As i mentioned above the hammock supports you 100% through each pose. It gently guides you through correcting alignment and supporting your body weight whilst you are building up strength. It also gives you a silk hand to hold through balancing poses.
How can Aerial Yoga be safe to teach online?
1st, The hammock material is made to hold 500kg. Each carabiners and daisy chain, 200kg. When one sets up a yoga studio then the points in the roof are done by a professional, as instructed in the manual!
2nd, Only 10% of the class is spent inverting. When you do invert you are only 1/2 meter off the floor. Clear instructions via the manual and video's demonstrations clearly indicate the step by step process of each pose. The fabric is wrapped around you in a certain way that if you tried really hard to slip, you probably couldn't!
What is aerial yoga?
Aerial yoga is a hybrid form of yoga that combines yoga, pilates and aerial arts.
Do I need previous yoga experience?
No previous yoga experience is necessary to enjoy aerial yoga. In fact this form of yoga can be easier than normal yoga when used correctly. To explain this further, the hammock is responsible for taking half of your body weight. This allows many students to try more challenging poses such as inversions whilst they are building strength.
Can everybody do aerial Yoga?
Yes and no, people who suffer the following conditions are not suitable to participate in an Aerial Yoga Academy Teacher Training. If you have had recent surgery, glaucoma, if you are pregnant, if you have high or low blood pressure, nurse a current injury or if you suffer a heart condition.
How often should a student come to my class?
To really reap the full benefits and feel a dramatic change in your well being, it is recommended that they attend a minimum of three classes a week.
What should students wear?
Ask students to remove all jewellery before participating to avoid snagging the fabric. A t-shirt must be worn to cover the armpit area to avoid excess sweating into the fabric and avoid the fabric rubbing on the skin. It is advised to wear leggings at least 3/4 long to avoid rubbing behind the knees and allow for easy movement within the hammock. We also advise students to have clean feet or alternatively ask them to bring a pair of socks.
How old must I be to be eligible to do the course?
You must be at least 15 years of age to do this course.
What is the exam about?
The first part consists of answering 20 questions, it is an open book exam and you may take as long as you need, when you are finished just email me back the answers to your questions. Second part consists of a 30 min. video. This can be filmed to a pretend class or with one - two students.
What are the requirements to pass the exam?
All 20 questions must be answered correctly and 85% of the practicum points we look for must be included in the presentation.
Tell me more about the practicum exam and how to film it?
The practicum exam should be of you teaching Aerial Yoga to at least one other person, if this is not possible then just pretend you are teaching and giving instruction to a class. Your full body needs to be in frame so we can asses if you are using the correct grips and transitions from pose to pose.
What if I don't have a studio to film myself for the exam?
Look for monkey bars, swing sets (at your local park) just make sure to wrap the swings up before using.
What things should I include in the 30-minute presentation?
You must have the following:
1. A short introduction (mention contraindications)
2. Demonstrate the two recovery poses
3. A 2-minute meditation/breathing
4. At least two poses from each section that flow well together (In the inversions section one of the poses must be frog)
5. A 2-minute ending meditation
What do I get points for in the presentation?
Be sure to include all of the above poses in the exam, speak clearly, be audible, use cues from the front of the class, mention a few benefits and a few muscles of each pose being used.
What if I fail the exam, then what?
You can try as many times as you need for free! 90% of students pass the exam the first time of trying. We want you to succeed!
How long does it take to find out if I have passed or not?
You will be notified via email within one month of us receiving your submission.
How long after I pass can I begin teaching aerial yoga?
As soon as you receive your certificate of completion in the mail you can start teaching private sessions, at gyms, at yoga studios, in halls, in schools, or open up your own aerial yoga studio.
How long does it take to get the certificate after passing the online exam?
When you have passed your online exam you must keep a log book of how many contact hours you have had teaching students Aerial Yoga. This means under our requirements you must teach 50 hours of Aerial yoga to anyone who wants to learn. The purpose of the log book is to help all new students gain confidence and experience. The log book does not have to be submitted after the 50 hours is completed. Your Aerial Yoga certificate will be sent to you once we are notified the hours have been accomplished.
NOTE - You can be exempt from the 50 hour log book for two reasons.
1. You have submitted a outstanding video presentation that exceeds and excels in all areas.
2. You have had previous yoga teacher training in any style.
Can I get insurance cover with this online course?
The answer is yes! We use a company called Insurance House - we find they are familiar with aerial yoga practitioners and their prices are competitive.
How much do I charge for my classes?
This depends on classes sizes, where you are in the world and many other contributing factors. We suggest you look at what others are charging in your country and determine your price structure from there.
How far will the certificate take me?
After you have completed and passed the Aerial Yoga Academy Teacher Training you will be a fully recognized yoga teacher. This will allow you to teach anywhere in the world that is looking to facilitate the aerial yoga style. Such places may include gyms, health clubs, yoga studios, personal training or even opening up your own aerial yoga studio!
Do I have to pay all at once or can I make partial payments?
We have a few options in our eshop.
1. If you choose our payment plan option please make sure there is money in your account. If there is no money available our system will automatically suspend you. If this happens 3 times you will be blocked from completing the course until further discussion.
NOTE- Students are unable to sit their exam and graduate before the payment plan is complete.
2. If you choose the upfront payment option, you can sit your exam and graduate whenever you feel ready. We also offer upto 1 year extention on the course for free if required.
Do you have to be fit to be an aerial yoga teacher?
Being fit does help in any area of life. If you feel you are unfit or unable to be the person you want to be this is the perfect opportunity to step forward towards better health, increased well-being and greater confidence whilst inspiring other students to do the same. There is nothing more powerful than a walking testimonial to the sincere benefits of this amazing yoga style.
How long do i have access to the Aerial Yoga Academy training?
Access is available one year from the date of registration. That being said, most of the content is downloadable and a free extention is available upon request.
Is there room to grow after I graduate from the course?
Yes indeed, we offer exceptional graduates the opportunity to be a associated onsite teacher trainer at their studio. More information on this can be sent upon request.
Can i do the course if my english is not very good?
Yes. We have many students all over the world do this course who speak very little english. The course is so easy to follow making it accessible to students all over the world.
The video exam can also be filmed in your native tongue.
I have done another Aerial Yoga course will I learn anything from this course?
Yes, we have many students who are already trained in Aerial Yoga do our course with outstanding feedback. If you are looking at expanding your moves menu whilst deepening your knowledge on the techniques, benefits and Aerial Yoga flows, this course is for you!
It looks hard, I really don't think I could teach this!
Did you know that aerial yoga is easier than a traditional standing yoga class? The poses are so beautiful that many people think they must be so hard to get into as they have only seen the end result. The best part to know is they are so easy! Once you learn the simple step-by-step instructions and of course practice, practice, practice, you will look, feel, be and radiate the professional aerial yoga teacher that you are destined to be. Don't let fear stop you. I am here to tell you, you can do it - the hardest part is taking the first step and investing in this life changing course. It will be love at first flight!
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