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Module #1: Aerial Foundations

Taking root to Fly...
Taught by YACEP Providor Elissa Voigt
This technique is inspired by leading inversion and functional movement science while firmly grounded in creating a safe and comforting leanring environment.  Prerana Yoga Aerial foundations Training offers the opportunity of transitioning your practice into the air, defying gravity, moving freely, releasing fear, and floating into deeper understandings of your being..

This course will provide you with the techniques and structure required to deliver complete yoga classes using the aerial fabric. It will also develop the skills necessary to be a connected and dynamic teacher, bringing new dimensions to your practice and classes

Prerequisite  It is reccommended that a 200-hr yoga certification program AND some aerial experience is completed before applying to this training.


Aerial Foundations curriculum is designed to empower you with the anatomy, physiology, teaching, safety, and business skills needed to become a successful aerial yoga instructor.  Understanding the anatomy and physiology involved in using the support system of the aerial fabric will deepen your existing knowledge of human movement and yoga postures.  Most importantly, you will be able to use this knowledge to become more adept at helping with and understanding your students issues.  Aerial yoga provides an intense and challenging learning environment, from both the perspectives of student and teacher.  Aerial Foundations allows you to navigate the multiple learning styles and comfort zones of your students while keeping your room safe and comfortably working their way towards their goals.
Learn how to guide students and masterfully negotiate the following:

   ● Inversions and Safety
   ● Level 1  Aerial Techniques & Yoga Postures
   ● Sequencing a level 1 class
   ● Benefits and Contraindications of Aerial Yoga
   ● Safety in Rigging
   ● Assists and modifications
   ● Aerial Yamas and Niyamas

Firefly Aerial Yoga Teacher Training  hours count as continued education credits towards Yoga Alliance RYT requirements.  While you do not need to be Yoga Teacher Certified to take our courses, you must have training as a yoga teacher in order to receive an endorsement.

Sample Daily Schedule

 The daily schedule will be subject to change based on the day and the needs of the students.​

11a      Aerial Class (Inversions)
12p      Lunch
1p        Anatomy & Physiology/ Observations & Assists
2p        Practice Teaching
            (Yoga Postures)                       Happy Baby                (Aerial Techniques)     Straddleback:
                                                               Upavista Konasana                                            from seat
                                                               Adho Mukha Badda Konasana                        from standing

3p        Aerial Class: Grounded Standing Postures
4p        Anatomy & Physiology/ Observations & Assists
5p        Practice Teaching
                        (Yoga Postures)           Tadasana                     (Aerial Techniques)     Stabilizing
                                                               Utkatasana                                                         Forward hip harness
                                                               Vira 1                                                           
                                                                Vira 2
                                                                Vira 3
                                                                Adho Mhuka Svanasana


118 S. Washington Square
Lansing, MI 48910  
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The 1,200-square foot space in the second floor space above Kewpee Sandwich Shoppe has been beautifully renovated to accommodate the classes. The building and the restaurant have been in Weston's family for more than 40 years.


-Tuition is $600 and does not cover room or board but there are many budget choices nearby.
-Payment policy: $100 is due upon acceptance to secure your spot

Important Logistics

- Manual will be provided to every trainee covering all Section 1 topics. 
-Optional Yoga Anatomy Textbook
-Aerial Yoga Trapeze included
-Continued support and educational opportunities through Trainers/ Community/Instructional videos

For additional information please contact [email protected]

Module #1: Aerial Foundations

Taking root to Fly...
Friday May 3rd, 7-10pm
Saturday May 4th, 11-5pm
Sunday May 6th 11-5pm

Firefly Hot Yoga
118 South Washington Sq.
Lansing, MI (map)
Friday May 10, 7-10pm
Saturday May 11, 11-5pm
Sunday May 12, 11-5pm

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