Aerial Yoga Teacher Training

Learn the fundamentals of teaching aerial yoga including basic principles and safety as well as sequencing and restorative uses. This comprehensive 6-day training gives you the skills to confidently plan and theme classes and is structured to allow for continued development and support.

Aerial Yoga Teacher Training | Hybrid | 50 hours

29–31 October IN STUDIO & 6 Nov, 20 Nov, 4 Dec VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM with Richard Holryd

Aerial Yoga has grown in popularity over the last few years, providing a grounding and mood boosting practice that can also be deeply therapeutic and restorative. Our Aerial Teacher Training, led by Richard Holroyd builds upon traditional asana, mindfulness and body work and is inspired by the love of the effect that the Aerial Swing has on students…

This 6-day course will give you the tools and the inspiration to confidently teach Aerial Yoga. It can be attended as a stand-alone course or as an optional module on our 300-hour programme

Course Overview

This six -day course takes the form of three days in the studio and three shorter days livestreamed online. Learn the fundamentals of teaching aerial yoga including basic principles and safety as well as sequencing and restorative uses. The training gives teachers the skills to be able to teach Aerial yoga and gives you the skills and confidence to plan and theme classes.

The key benefits of Aerial yoga:

  • Alleviates muscle tension
  • Promotes joint mobility
  • Works on core strengthening
  • Helps to relieve anxiety and stress
  • Encourages connection, surrender and breaking boundaries


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Course Content

The course is accredited at 50 hours and covers the following material:  

  • Fundamentals of teaching Aerial Yoga
  • Aerial terminology, principles and safety 
  • The benefits of Aerial Yoga 
  • Using the swing for varying purposes, ie back-care, strength, flexibility 
  • Asana comparisons with the swing and without 
  • Aerial class planning and sequencing 
  • Adjustments and cueing 
  • Using the swing as a versatile and supportive prop


  • A 200-hour yoga teacher training is usually a pre-requisite for joining our Level 2 trainings 
  • Some pre-course work is required through online pre-recorded videos and some practical exercises  
  • You will need access to a yoga swing for the online component of the course. It is possible - space permitting - that you could use the Shala studio for this section of the course
  • Catch up recordings will be available for the duration of the course for live stream elements in order to recap and revisit as well as for an additional 2 weeks after completion of the course. In exceptional circumstance you can submit a request for an extension for access but note this will be at an admin cost of £25.
  • As part of the course you will be asked to keep a journal of your experiences with the swing 
  • At the end of the course, you will be asked to prepare and demonstrate a mini class that the teachers can review 
  • Circumstances permitting, you will be asked to attend Aerial classes to enhance your own learning and experience  
  • You will receive 50 accredited Level 2 hours as a stand alone course or towards your 300-hour training, 40 hours are contact hours with 10 hours of prep and homework
  • To gain a certificate of completion students need to complete at least 75% of the course

Teacher Bio

Richard Holroyd

Richard Holroyd has been teaching Aerial yoga since 2011. He originally got a yoga swing to practice inversions but found that it brought immense joy and presence to those using it and for years he had been trying to get his students to find joy and lightness and freedom in their yoga practice. Since then Richard been passionate about yoga swings and what they can do for his students.

In 2011, Richard founded “Aerial Yoga London” – the only dedicated Aerial studio at the time. After 6 years of teaching classes and workshops in London he moved to India for 9 months and in this time created a teacher training programme. He has now trained thousands of students through his classes and trainings and he considers it a great privilege to be able to teach a practice characterised by pleasure, lightness, spontaneity, presence and freedom of movement.

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    Best experience ever..I will go back for sure!!



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    Richard is an excellent teacher and a really lovely person. I would highly recommend his classes 🙂



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    Having explored different styles of yoga over the last 10 years, aerial yoga is by far my favourite. I find it fun, engaging, relaxing and provides new sensations of openness and space in the body. I feel free in classes to ask questions which allow me to explore and understand what I am doing and why I am doing it, plus I can laugh and feel at ease if I get twisted up in the swing! I have never known such exquisite blissful sleep the night after a class, like a reset button has been pushed and I wake up like a new person to the day.; gone are the thoughts that rush in upon waking and make you want to be back asleep.



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    Just attended my first aerial class, which was led by Richard. A wonderful experience from start to finish, delivered with such care and grace. I feel fabulous - very inspired and renewed. Most definitely coming back for more!



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Course Dates

The course has the following modules scheduled:

Friday 29 October 2021


Saturday 30 October 2021


Sunday 31 October 2021


Saturday 6 November 2021


Saturday 20 November 2021


Saturday 4 Dec



  • The cost is £695 for the full 6-day BLENDED training (3 days IN STUDIO and 3 days LIVESTREAM ONLINE)
  • A non-refundable deposit of £200 is required on booking.
  • To reserve your place, please >>click the PAY DEPOSIT button>> click ENROLL >> select the payment item >> after you select the payment item>>choose Hybrid for In-Studio and Virtual for Online>>choose deposit or pay in full
  • If you do not pay in full, please ensure that you save your credit card details so we can process the final payment of £495. This will happen 21 days before the start of the course and a receipt will be sent to you when the payment has been taken.
  • 300 hour students get a 10% discount on this training if they have booked three trainings with us including the core. Email us if this is the case and the discount will be applied when the balance is taken

We are fully committed to providing the most accurate experience on the course based upon the description and we encourage open and honest communication throughout. Should you wish to make any complaints or raise any issues, please follow the procedure laid out below so we can find a resolution as quickly as possible.

You may involve someone else to support you at any stage.

Stage One: Speak to the teacher training manager by emailing concerned within 3 days after your experience and try to resolve informally. The teacher training manager will aim to come back to you within 2 working days with a resolve. If you are not satisfied with the response you have received, follow stage two.

Stage Two: Outline the details of your complaint by email to the teacher training manager who will investigate the complaint. Your complaint will be acknowledged within 3 working days from the date it is received. Please include the following information in your email:

  • The date(s) that the incident happene
  • Class/course/workshop the complaint stems from
  • Why you are complaining and what resolution you would expect?
  • Whether you want to make the complaint anonymously or not ( in the case of anybody at risk we have the right to break confidentiality in order to try and prevent the risk)

  • The teacher training manager will then investigate the complaint through reviewing the details, and in some cases possibly writing to the tutor or person about whom the complaint has been made. The letter will outline the main elements of your complaint and ask for a full written response.

    At this point, if further relevant information comes to light, you may be asked for your comments to ensure the investigator has a balanced understanding. When your response has been received, the investigator will consider all the information available to them and make a decision.

    The response will include the following information:

  • Details of the investigation
  • A decision about whether the complaint was upheld or not
  • The reason for the decision
  • The re-dress, if appropriate, will be offered to you, for example, an apology, additional help or directing you to other sources of advice or support
  • Any other action that may be taken in light of the complaint

  • If it is not possible to provide a full answer to your complaint within 30 working days, the letter will outline reasons why and give a date by which a full answer is expected.

    If you are suffering from a serious physical or mental illness, please consult us (confidentially) so that we are sure we can support you safely over this weekend. As non medical practitioners the training is not intended to replace conventional medical management.
  • Deposit is non refundable but can be transferred to another person 
  • The remaining balance is refundable up to 1 month before the event.  
  • Cancellation 2 - 4 weeks before the event: 50 % of the balance in refund only
  • Cancellation less than 2 weeks before the event: no refund
  • Trainings at the Shala are run independently and all payments for training services are accepted on behalf of the individual teachers. 

    • The livestreamed elements of this training will be recorded and anyone who is unable to attend this part can email us to request a link to the recording, which will be available for 7 days after the event. 
    • Late cancellations and no shows will be charged as if you had attended. 
    • In the event that a training is cancelled by the Shala you will be offered a refund or the option to be transferred to an alternative event
    • The course leaders and the Shala reserve the right to photograph or film during the programme and to use these images for our website and marketing purposes