Take your teaching to the next level with Katie Tree of Soma Tree Aerial Yoga.
This training is intended for those who are already trained to teach yoga, body movement, fitness, acrobatics, or aerial arts. ST~AYTT is grounded in the teachings of 8 limbed & vinyasa yoga. ST~AYTT takes flight through an intimate understanding of & relationship with aerial circus arts. This practice lends itself to deepening levels of self exploration and self expression. Teachers will climb to higher heights in strength, flexibility, body awareness, & confidence.
1. To awaken passionate & intuitive aerial yoga teaching skills & cultivate curiosity.
2. To deepen awareness of body, mind, and spirit.
3. To be introduced to teaching Aerial Yoga from two distinct perspectives, traditional ground yoga & aerial arts, the fusion of transformation and fun.
4. To develop your personal aerial yoga practice.
5. To discover how to use your personal practice to inform your teaching.
6. To use your understanding of the principles and postures of Vinyasa yoga as a foundation for creating & teaching Aerial Yoga Classes.
7. To gain understanding of the alignment, anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology of Aerial Yoga.
8. To be able to effectively teach aerial asana, vinyasa, mindfulness, meditation, sacred embodiment, and pranayama related to an aerial yoga practice.
9. To be capable of creating and holding sacred space for your students to practice in classroom setting.
10. To obtain YAI continuing education credits.
Anatomy & Physiology of Aerial Yoga
Integrating Principles of Yoga ~ Pranayama, Mudra, Mantra, Drishti
Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Restorative Asana Using the Yoga Swing
Alignment Inside the Swing
Teaching Aerial Yoga
Personal Practice as Your Greatest Teaching Tool
Sequencing an Aerial Yoga Class
Holding Sacred Space
Safety & Equipment
Friday April 19th: 1:30-6:30pm
Saturday April 20th 12:00-6:00pm
Friday May 10th: 1:30-6:30pm
Saturday May 11th 12:00-6:00pm
Early Bird Price if paid in full by March 19th:
$666 - Non-teacher
$555 - Yoga teacher/aerial or body movement teachers or body/mind specialists
Full Price after March 19th:
$700 - Non-teacher
$600 - Yoga teacher/aerial or body movement teachers or body/mind specialists
Yoga teachers registered with Yoga Alliance are eligible to receive 25 hours continuing education credit for participation in this training.
About Soma Tree Aerial Yoga:
Soma Tree Aerial Yoga is hybrid yoga practices which combines traditional yoga asana (poses) & vinyasa (flow), performance based aerial hammock technique, general aerial acrobatic principles of balance and movement, and aerial conditioning exercises to provide you with a unique, challenging, and evolving new practice. Aerial yoga classes can range from gentle and restorative to very demanding and intense thus making Aerial Yoga suitable for people of all levels of experience and physical ability. Aerial Yoga provides the following benefits and more…
Decompression and Alignment of the Spine
Strengthening and Lengthening of the Body
Upper Body Strengthening
Body Awareness & Proprioception
Increased Spatial Intelligence
Relieving Stress and Anxiety
Increased Self Confidence
Authentic Self Expression
Makes Asana Accessible
Is Fun & Challenging for ALL Skill Levels
Aerial Yoga Values
We honor our students and our teachers.
We provide an ingeniously crafted, beautiful, & safe cocoon (our aerial yoga swing, sacred space) for people to come into themselves.
Divine embodiment of each individual’s greatness is our endeavor.
We show each other respect by being our word and having integrity.
We honor our own creativity & intelligence and that of our students as well.
We are accessing high quality, cutting edge technology for the benefit of all.
We focus on the individual first and the group next.
We are inclusive of all bodies & each one has his/her own evolving geometry.
Aerial Yoga Qualities
Freedom, Gratitude, Bravery, Courage, Fearlessness, Imaginative, Creative, Original, Curios, Loving, Joyful, Devotion, Playful, Self-motivated, Authentic, Self-expression, Harmony, Balance, Uplifting, Inspiring, Graceful, Intuitive, Elevated, Empowered, Positive, Self Assured, Confident, Concentration, Integrated, Integrity, Infinite Prism of Possibilities
Your Aerial Yoga Teacher/Trainer:
Katie Tree E-RYT 200, RYT 500 has been studying, practicing, and creating different forms of body movement for as long as she can remember. She grew up a gymnast, a dancer, an acrobat, and a seeker of deep understanding. Katie enjoys integrating her intentional collection of diverse styles of yoga including Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Restorative, Kundalini, Bikram, Aerial, Acrobatic, Chakra, Bhakti, Pranayama, and more.. over the past 20 years. She received her 200-hour Certificate while training in Italy in 2011 and went on to lead Treehouse Yoga Teacher Trainings in Joplin, MO with her sister Sharlotte. Katie is registered with the Yoga Alliance and is currently in training with Inner Peace Yoga Therapy specializing in joint hypermobility in circus performers & yogis. Katie maintains a regular, transformative, Ashtanga vinyasa practice that she reverently calls her “superhero training.” She did her undergraduate studies at MSSU in “The Study of Life,” Biology and Biochemistry. After teaching gymnastics for many years, Katie took up teaching & performing circus arts in 2014. She teaches at Voler Aerial Academy in KCK & and for inspirational events all over the country. Katie, her beloved partner Atum, her children & tribe comprise the performance collective The Sacred Circus. The focus of this group is to inspire people to embody their greatness. One of Katie’s big goals is uniting people. After all, "we are all one consciousness." To this end she co-founded the first workshop based transformational music festival in the mid west Roots in Bliss Healing Arts Gathering. She encourages students to “practice anything, that is the key to transformation.”