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Aerial Yoga Teacher Training

Are you a yogi or fitness enthusiast wanting to learn to adapt asanas and breath exercises in the air? Join CircAsana this summer 2018 for a fun, affordable, integrative Teacher Training Program merging two disciplines, yoga and aerials, into a comprehensive certification recognized by the  Yoga Alliance  Continuing Education Board. Student will fuse the inherent qualities of yoga (flexibility training, asanas and breath work) with those of aerials arts (performance, body awareness, core fitness). 

Aerial arts, like yoga arts, is booming in popularity. CirQus is hosting CircAsana's teacher training at an affordable price -799$- in an effort to promote the development of a knowledgeable and certified work force, therefore ensuring safe training to the ever-increasing student base. See comparative prices online.

CircAsana, experts in their mission of assimilating  aerial and yoga arts, have developed a one of a kind Aerial Yoga Teacher Certification. They will offer 30 hours of  dynamic exercises meant to "aerialize" your yoga practices (including hatha, vinyasa, lyengar, yin) adapted into suspended and inverted postures in the hammock. Beyond learning to design original classes and practicing innovative teaching techniques,  students will study scripted routines as well as dance exploration practices.

For more information visit


Ottawa Aerial YTT  @ Ottawa Circus School- 2275 Gladwin Crescent in Ottawa.

July 22 (6pm to 9pm), July 23 (9am to 4pm) and July 24 (9am-4pm)
July 29 (6pm-9pm),  July 30 (9am-4pm) and July 01 (9am -4pm)

Montreal Aerial YTT  @ Sunrise Yoga- 66 route 132, Delson, Quebec

July 6 (6pm-9pm), July 7 (9am-4pm) and July 8 (9am-4pm) 
July 13 (6pm-9pm), 14 (9am-4pm) and July 15 (9am-4pm)
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The CircAsana Aerial Yoga Teacher Training is a comprehensive, immersive, 6-day (30 hours) program specifically designed for yoga practitioners and aerialists.  It is led by Saffron Van Rossem, a registered yoga teacher, practiced aerial yoga trainer and a distinguished aerial teacher and acrobatics performer. Saffron's teaching style has been described as innovative and charismatic due to her use of a wide variety of disciplines and passions integrated within her training program including fear reduction techniques for aerial arts, positive psychology & neuroscience  and creative leadership in lesson planning. 

Note:  background in movement or yoga is recommended. 

What is CircAsana Aerial Yoga?

CircAsana a fun blend of acrobatic and aerial conditioning, vinyasa yoga and restorative therapeutics. It combines traditional yoga poses, pilates and dance with the use of two main props: an aerial hammock and gravity. Yoga in the silks can increase body awareness through the use of inversions: the practitioner explores grace, flexibility and mindfulness while upside down, learning to expand the body without compressing the joints and spine. 

Aerial yoga develops sustainable strength & core while increasing flexibility of body and mind. Fear and danger can be triggers for reaction within the aerial practice.  Beyond proper placement, cueing and body awareness, CircAsana teaches fear-reduction and confidence-building techniques through the use of positive psychology and neuroscience. These are used to prepare the aerial yogi to safely execute sequences and 'drops' and teach teachers how to do the same to ensure the safety of their own students base.  A special component of CircAsana yoga is the creative exploration process which teaching future teachers to design original routines and lesson plans. 


Topics Included

Topics include (but are not limited to): Warm-ups, Conditioning, Inversions, Aerial "Flips & Tricks",  Alignment & Anatomy, Teaching Tips,  Safety and Spotting, Lesson Planning & Design, Philosophy & Neuroscience, Aerial Yoga and Business, Leisure Therapy & Positive Psychology (Emotional healing & Confidence building), Creative Sequencing and (basic) Performance Design, Rigging & Maintenance of the Aerial Hammock

A word from Saffron:

""The acrobatic and aerial conditioning component focuses on the development of functional strength, through connected-upside-down-ness, safe flight and other creative, playful activity.  Classes incorporate pulling strength, pushing strength, core strength and active flexibility, leaving you balanced, with a happy core, and ready for any physical challenge. Join us for a week of challenge and fun"

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