Om Factory School of Yoga's Aerial Yoga Teacher Training Program (OFSY AYTT) was developed over the past several years through the collaboration of Om Factory's Aerial Yoga Teaching Faculty. The program is intended to teach the necessary tools to teach safe, intelligent and dynamic Aerial Yoga Classes. Our particular style of Aerial Yoga was and continues to be developed by our teaching community and dedicated students. It is heavily rooted in and inspired by a traditional yoga practice. Despite the eye-catching glitz of circus-inspired acrobatics, yoga is our meat and potatoes; circus is dessert.
This 16-Hour TT Module at Kaia Yoga will cover the Foundations of Aerial Yoga. The main exploration will be the ways traditional yoga poses are altered by their interaction with the aerial hammock. It is expected that trainees already have at least a base knowledge of yoga anatomy, philosophy and class sequencing.
Additional topics covered in this course will include:
• Basics of Acrobatics and Relevant Preparatory Conditioning
• The Nuts and Bolts of Aerial Yoga Safety
• Aerial Yoga Class Sequencing
• Hands on Spotting and Assists
Upon completion of this Module, trainees will have the tools they need to begin using an aerial hammock as a prop in their vinyasa classes or to create sequences that implement this prop for the entire class.
About the Instructor: Kevin Bigger started practicing yoga in his late teens, immediately after a period of massive (less than healthy) weight loss, and just before he (finally) came out of the closet. While struggling to adapt to a new physical and emotional reality, yoga provided a pathway to organize the chaos. Over the past decade and more of study, the practice has continued to be his saving grace. He teaches with the hope that his offering affords students the same healing opportunities he received from his teachers. He started swinging around on aerial silks when he ran away from college to train with a physical theatre company in Western Mass and has been practicing Aerial Yoga now for many years. Kevin teaches at Kula Yoga Project and Om Factory NYC, where he co-leads both Vinyasa and Aerial Yoga Teacher Trainings.
aerial yoga 101 teacher training
with Kevin Bigger
Westport: Monday & Tuesday, April 24th and 25th, 9:00am-5:00pm