First and foremost it’s fun, so no matter what the age or objectives of your clientele, it will keep them coming back. Classes emphasizing spinal alignment and postural awareness are perfect for children and their developing bones. The therapeutic benefits of low impact joint mobility and spinal decompression can be tailored towards classes for the elderly. Practitioners at every level can access the benefits of asanas like handstand, headstand, arm balancing postures, and enhanced back-bends – all of which can otherwise be unattainable and possibly even dangerous. It’s also conducive to rehabilitative classes, allowing those who have sustained injuries to gently and safely reintegrate the benefits of physical activity into their lives.
Instructor-trainees of the Suspension Yoga Teacher Training program will learn to instruct from a whole new perspective. Experiencing gravity in a new way can be both liberating and, at times, a little scary. Emphasis is placed on integration of proper form, support, stabilization, and safety throughout the duration of each exercise as well as effective spotting techniques for clients of varying abilities. In addition, you will learn how to confidently coach students out of their comfort zone and into the freedom and exhilaration that exists on the other side. With the YogiGym Suspension Sling, clients at any level or age can learn to use gravity as their greatest tool. By implementing simple, customized strategies, you can teach students to release muscular tension, increase joint mobility, enhance core development, improve coordination, and slow down the aging process…all while having a great time!
Adding a Suspension Yoga Certification to your list of qualifications will enhance your professional recognition for being educated about leading training strategies. When effectively integrated into a full exercise regimen, the playful techniques and remarkable results are reported to increase client loyalty and training consistency.
What Others Are Saying “I am so happy that I took my training with you! I have been looking at video’s online and other products and nothing compares to the training you provided.” LBM
“The 36 hrs teachers training certification at The Flying Yogi is an awesome course. Not only did I learn so much, I walked away 5 lbs lighter and a couple of inches taller. My balance has improved and I’m standing straight up and I feel great. Thank you Trixie!” JW FERGUS KICKBOXING
*The Suspension Yoga Teacher Training is accredited by Canadian Yoga Alliance and eligable for CECs as well as a component of the The Flying Yogi’s 200 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher Training.
COURSE OVERVIEW The Flying Yogi Suspension Yoga Teacher Training is a 4 day, 36 hour course. This includes:
A comprehensive full colour instructional manual providing a generous resource of Suspension Yoga postures with index Duplicatable sample class templates and guidelines to creating your own class Forms for logging practicum hours and Video Presentation Guideline Eligibility to purchase Suspension Yoga equipment at a discount Class Pass for 6 Suspension classes
All equipment used during the course is provided by the studio and students may purchase their own YogiGym Suspension System at a 20% discount. Wholesale pricing options are also available.
The teacher training is open to anyone but due to space restrictions preference will be given to certified yoga instructors or movement professionals.
Day 1 9:30am – 6:30pm Introduction to Suspension Yoga – Theory. Overview of terminology, equipment & set up options, safety & form, aerial principals, fabric placements and height options, working with individual equipment components and, benefits of Inversion Therapy.
Day 2 9:30am – 6:30pm Suspension Yoga Grounded Asanas – Technique Study. We will explore classic asana alignment, aspects and applications of grounded poses, how to advance some of the more challenging yoga postures such as arm balances, head-stands and more.
Day 3 9:30am – 6:30pm Suspension Yoga Aerial Asanas – Taking Flight. Focus is on developing stability and ease during airborne poses as well as examining how to “Structure and Cue a Suspension Class”. More invertion poses, hip openers, back-bends, aerial play and approaches to sequencing. Day 4 9:30am – 6:30pm Becoming an Instructor – Master Class. A look at strength training and therapeutic restorative poses. Students will be called upon to conduct 20 minute presentations that will incorporate the fundamentals of class structure with poses that incorporate the 4 basic movements of the spine as well as all the other movement principals touched upon in the previous days. Practicum requirements for certification will be reviewed. The course will end with a Q & A session on becoming a successful Suspension Yoga instructor or studio owner.
Prerequisites for class include familiarity with common yoga poses and an understanding of basic anatomical principals.